If You Build It - Celebrating Our Gold Sponsors


The business plan for Around The Horn Brewing Company, written 2019 p.c. (pre-covid) waxed so lyrically about the future potential of building a craft brewpub at the northern gateway to Yosemite, the bank bought it. So Rachel and Andrew Sabatine built it. And they came. Just like in the movies.


Just like in the movies, there was drama, comedy, victories and defeats. The brewery opened two months into the pandemic and out-of-town visitor numbers to Yosemite plummeted. But the locals came. When all they could do was buy crowlers to go, they came. And when they couldn’t drink a beer unless they bought food, they came.


Around The Horn’s original plan called for cultivation of relationships and partnerships with the locals and to make the brewery a family-friendly, community gathering place. Around The Horn built that, too, even though they’re still considered a start-up by most standards. Glassblower Maggie Bean creates custom beer mugs for Thirsty Miner Mug Club members, yoga instructor Nicole Dickensen-Smith (BrightFire Wellness) holds yoga and zumba classes every Saturday morning. The brewery has been host to fundraising events for ROOFBB, and a co-host of the annual Big Oak Block Party with Pine Mountain Auto Supply. Local artists and crafters are regularly invited to participate in special events.


It’s that kind of attention to our local community that makes us proud to have Around The Horn Brewing Company as a Gold sponsor of the 2022 49er Festival. Stop by the beer booth in the morning when Rachel will be pouring their own gold medal-winning Gateway to Gold.


Pat Leahy Construction does build it. Whatever you want built. In the few short months that Pat Leahy Construction has been a member of the Yosemite Chamber, we’ve seen him build out a downstairs space into a beautiful family entertainment room, create a deck with simple, clean lines, and put up a handsome new garage lickety-split. And those are just some of the projects underway at any given time.


Leahy likes to work with clients who have a vision, whether it’s to build a custom home from the ground up or to upgrade a new property to their lifestyle needs, or to replace an aging deck with sustainable materials. He takes pride in making the process of vision-to-reality smooth and as enjoyable as possible, which in turn gives his clients peace of mind.


Pat Leahy’s own vision is to build his own business in a way that allows him to give back to the community where he grew up and learned his trade, and to be a positive influence on our young people. He plans to build a legacy that goes far beyond pointing to a house and saying, “I built that,” rather, one that is rooted in community for growth. Thank you, Pat Leahy Construction, for being a gold sponsor of this year’s 49er Festival.


By the way, if you want to build it, Pat Leahy Construction will come.


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