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  • Four on the Floor - Fullsteam

    Win with the Four on the Floor Raffle: You could win a Barley's Buddies Gift basket by entering the Four on the Floor Raffle. If you win and are attending the APS Walk for the Animals, you can pick up the basket at our table, AND you'll get a special surprise gift.

    This week's Four on the Floor feature is one that is near and dear to our hearts. 

    It's Fullsteam Brewery

    From delicious beer to a space where you and your pups can hang out, Fullsteam has it all. So when we started this business, Fullsteam was the first brewery we thought of when we were sourcing spent grain for our dog treats. Thankfully, Chief Executive Optimist Sean Lilly Wilson liked the idea and we were, pardon the pun, fullsteam ahead!

    Not only is Fullsteam a dog-friendly spot, they also support APS of Durham through yearly adoption events and serving as a pick-up spot for the APS Walk for the Animals event.

    Fullsteam Events Manager, Farm Sourcer and Merchandiser and owner of two Blue Merle Australian Shepherds (pictured below: Oscar - age 7 and Poa - age 9) Emily Francis shares her thoughts on dogs and the Triangle through our Four on the Floor questions:


    1) What do you love most about dogs? Poa and Oscar are our adventure buddies. Their excitement every time we leave the house is infectious. It doesn’t matter if we’re summiting a mountain or walking down the block to Fullsteam, they take on every day as if it’s the best day ever.

    2) What is your favorite thing to do with your dog? Our dogs are very active and they love to run and swim, so we take them on trail runs along the Eno or by Falls Lake so they can go crazy. It’s awesome to see their joy once they’re in the woods.

    3) Favorite dog-friendly spot in the Triangle: Fullsteam of course! No really, it’s pretty awesome to have a workplace and neighborhood bar that lets our best friends hang out and do a little socializing of their own.

    4) Favorite person-friendly spot in Triangle: See above:) I work at Fullsteam because I love spending time there.

    About Four on the Floor
    We love the Triangle, and a major reason for that is because of how dog friendly the area is. So we decided as part of our "training" to get ready for the APS Walk for the Animals, we would start a new blog series called "Four on the Floor." From now until the walk on May 18, we'll roam around looking for great local businesses and ask them four questions about their love for dogs and the Triangle. Then, we'll post the answers so that you learn more about dog friendly places! And you can get in on the action and win a gift basket through the Four on the Floor Raffle!

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