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In addition to pitching for the White Sox, Chris Volstad also co-owns not one, but two breweries

Chris Volstad has already started his post-baseball career, even as he joined the White Sox bullpen when his contract was purchased from Triple-A Charlotte Thursday.

Volstad, his cousin, Karl, and another friend own Civil Society Brewing Co. in Jupiter, Fla. The right-hander mentioned Thursday that a second venue is currently in the works for West Palm Beach, Fla., about 15 minutes away.

"So yeah, it's definitely getting more hectic," said the 6-foot-8 Volstad with a smile. "Be kind of nice to be around it I guess, but this is the better alternative. It's cool to get updates and talk with them."

The Civil Society website features info about their beers, the brewery, the story of how it all began and Civil Society products that can be purchased.

Volstad, 31, is beginning his second stint with the White Sox after posting a 4.66 ERA over 19 1/3 innings last September.

Scott Merkin has covered the White Sox for MLB.com since 2003. Read his blog, Merk's Works, follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin, on Facebook and listen to his podcast.