It was just after 2 p.m. on Friday (March  15, 2019) and Tracy Schmidt is in the middle of a conversation with Sharon Dent. They are on the second floor in the new Burlington Beer Works microbrewery and restaurant overlooking Front and Main Streets in downtown Burlington. Schmidt, the general manager, and Dent, president of the Beer Works board are going over a few details following a head-spinning morning and early afternoon on the road, in Raleigh, then back in Burlington. It was already a long week, and it still had a good way to go.