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Cheers! Kelsey Grammer to open brewery named after youngest daughter

Kelsey Grammer may be known to many of us as a "Cheers" and "Frasier" alum, but this multi-faceted actor will soon be able to add brewmaster to his list of skills.

The actor, who achieved fame for sitting on a bar stool on the hit 1980s sitcom, has had his own complicated history with alcohol: He entered rehab in 1996 for drug and alcohol addiction, but the actor admits he now drinks again. “I no longer go to AA and I still enjoy a drink,” he said in an interview with The Times UK in 2016. “People need to know how to move on and put things in another place. Drinking is not a vice.”

Clearly the actor is ready to move on and the new brewery, Faith American Ale, will be located in Delaware County, near the Catskill Mountains in Upstate New York. The brewery, which is being built on land Grammer currently owns and spent much of childhood, is actually named after his youngest daughter — Faith Evangeline Elisa.

"It's very hard because (the property) is in the watershed, so you have to do a lot of stuff for water treatment, waste disposal... and it's important," he told "Live! with Kelly and Ryan" Tuesday. "So we're doing that and it's taking a little longer, so we've actually started the beer first, which will be released in a little while. (It's called) Faith American Ale."

"It's a great beer, it's fantastic," he added. "We did our first tasting (last week)."

Social media is already brimming with excitement at visiting what could very well be a real life "Cheers" experience:

Of course, Grammer is not the first actor of his generation to get into the booze business. Bill Murray played bartender at the opening of his son’s bar in Brooklyn, New York and is set to open a new "Caddyshack"-themed restaurant and bar with his brothers in the Chicago suburbs soon.

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