Brewer Will Isley of Steel String Craft Brewery - Biography

Carrboro, NC

December 2013

Brewer and co-owner Will Isley began brewing beer especially for co-owner Cody Maltais’s home-coming after his time served as a Marine Core Captain. After some traditional fund raising and a crowd funding campaign organized on kickstarter.com, the totally American made brewery and pub offers refreshing seasonal brews such as Exile on Weaver Street, a hefeweizen referring to the main public space in town—a grassy knoll outside of a market that attracts hipsters, hippies, musicians, families, pets, students, professors, hula-hoopers, and beer enthusiasts. Maltais and Isley opened the Brewery in spring 2013 and started barrel aging some of their brews that fall. In the heart of downtown Carrboro—the Williamsburg of North Carolina—Steel String had set up shop only a few months before we arrived. With a small beer garden street-side that leads to a taproom, this brew pub is all party in the front and business the back.