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Roughhouse Brewing San Marcos Daily Record

Davy and Alex Pasternak next to one of their massive 900-gallon oak foudres, which are visible to guests from the second story loft in their barn-turned Roughhouse Brewing. Their official opening is Saturday. Daily Record photos by Lance Winter

Tapping into a long-held dream

Brewer Davy Pasternak decided he’d waited long enough to “tap” into the trendy world of craft beer making. 

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Tracey Wilson holds a cocoa bean, the origin of all the magic. The company’s cocoa comes exclusively from a farm in Ecuador. Daily Record photos by lance Winter

Chocolate With A Mission

There’s no Willy Wonka on the premises — and you won’t find Oompa Loompas working on the family’s modest factory floor. But what you will find at the Dripping Springs

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Blue Santa (aka Laray Taylor) and a band of helpers took a moment out of their Sights & Sounds celebrations to pose with some of the toys people have donated to their effort. Blue Santa delivers toys annually to San Marcos families who need a helping hand. Blue Santa will be on hand each night of Sights & Sounds accepting donations. Daily Record photo by Lance Winter

Blue Santa and helpers at Sights & Sounds

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Day one of this year's Sights & Sounds of Christmas was one for the books. Santa Claus arrived on Ol' Betsy, a vintage 1926 fire engine that was restored by The Leadership San Marcos Class of 2015. Santa will keep to tradition and make his entrance in a different vehicle each night. In previous years, these entrances have included arrival by helicopter, firetrucks and even a canoe. Sights & Sounds continues this weekend through Dec. 1 and then resumes next week from Dec. 5 through Dec. 8. Daily Record photo by Lance Winter

Santa hitches a ride on Ol' Betsy


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