When Jon Guza opened Hi-Fi Records in Graham three years ago, he just wanted to sell records. As Guza began to imagine his clientele, however, he thought beer might be a perfect pairing. Guza found a kegerator for sale, and the next thing he knew, he had a bar to go around it. Hi-Fi now serves six different varieties, from a watermelon beer to a brown ale, for customers to sip as they shop.

North Carolina boasts more than 300 breweries, and nearly half a dozen in Alamance County alone, so Guza has plenty of local beers to choose from when selecting which beverages to serve. “As the popularity of craft beer grows, I’ve noticed that people are a lot more willing to try different types of beer,” he says. “Everyone loves to talk about the breweries they’ve found, how much fun each one is.”

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