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Bob and Lise Dews, Whiteside Brewing Company, Cashiers, North Carolina
 
 
 

Meet The Owners

 
We are Bob and Lise (pronounced Lisa) Dews. We gave up the big city and corporate life in 1995 to move to Cashiers, NC. Our twin daughters, born in 1993, were a big reason for wanting this lifestyle change. We purchased The Laurelwood Inn and have been innkeepers ever since. When the property adjoining our inn came up for sale, it was a natural extension to develop it for use as a restaurant and brewery.
 
 
 
 

Meet Brewmaster: Stephen Streeter

 
Stephen was born and raised in Colorado and was part of the booming craft beer scene there. Prior to that he served our country in the US Coast guard and Navy Reserve where he was called up to serve after 9/11. Stephen has extensive experience working in breweries of various sizes, primarily in brewpub settings. In addition to practical industry experience, Stephen is also a national ranked beer judge and is Siebel Institute trained in sensory evaluation and brewing technology
 
 
Master Brewer Stephen Streeter, Whiteside Brewing Company, Cashiers, North Carolina
 
 
 
 
 
Meet Front of House Manager, Sara Franz, Whiteside Brewing Company, Cashiers, North Carolina
 
 
 

Meet Front of House Manager: Sara Franz

 
Sara was born and raised in Orlando, FL. She moved to western NC in 2017 to attend WCU and is earning an environmental degree. Sara has 3 years of restaurant experience and is the brains behind keeping our computer systems operational and updated. Sara's warm personality keeps our staff and customers alike with smiles on their faces! She is an avid hiker and dog lover, exploring mountain trails with her pup, Billy Jean. Sara's main goal is to create a long-lasting impression on the development of WBC's experience and growth.
 
 
 
 

Meet Front Of House Manager: Chelsey Cronkrite

 
Chelsea Cronkrite, has years 8 of restaurant experience and is also an outstanding creative artist. WBC is blessed to use many of her photographs for our advertising and social media! She is originally from Flagler Beach, FL and is the mother of two beautiful, sweet girls and wife to a successful local business owner. Most days you will find Chelsea welcoming you to Whiteside Brewing with her beautiful smile and bubbly personality. Chelsea and her husband are raising their family on their micro farm just off Lake Glenville with their chicks and pit bull named Miller.
 
 
Master Brewer Stephen Streeter, Whiteside Brewing Company, Cashiers, North Carolina