Construction is now under way on Cathlamet’s own microbrewery. The Wahkiakum County Eagle reports that ground was broken last week on the Drop Anchor Brewery. Brewers and investors joined with the contractors who will work on the project for last week’s groundbreaking ceremony at the Elochoman Slough Marina. Better Home Construction of Longview is working on the project, which is expected to take about ten weeks to complete. Richard Erickson with Drop Anchor says that they hope to add to the Cathlamet community, adding to the local restaurants in the area. Erickson says that they plan to start with an IPA, an Irish Ale, a Porter and a Hefeweizen, along with seasonal offerings. It’s hoped that the Drop Anchor Brewery will be open by the beginning of next year.