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Creative flavors and a funky vibe: Pivotal Brewing brings new life to former Bristol mill

Published December 16, 2021

Todd Nicholson and Rebecca Ernst woke up one day and decided that owning a brewery was what they'd always wanted to do. 

Then they did it.  

Last month, the co-owners opened Pivotal Brewing Co. at 500 Wood St. in Bristol. It was more than two years in the making. 

That opening "was jam-packed," said Nicholson. The appetite for new breweries is big. They had many followers on Instagram even before they opened. 

They did a business plan. They worked with SCORE, the Service Corps of Retired Executives. They found their perfect space, in the historic Bristol Industrial Park, a former mill that made aircraft wire, and now called Unity Park.

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