His name is Greg Whiting, but he says most people know him by Hightower because of his 6′ 7″ and 300 lb. size. As you can guess, that’s where he got the name for the brewery. Continue reading “Hightower Brewing opens in Ohio near Wheeling”
Last night in Charleston, I ran into John Gartner, Oskar Blues Brewery’s east coast market manager, and came away with a plethora of newsy items from this popular brewery with a base in Appalachia. Continue reading “Oskar Blues news for West Virginia”
While the festival had a very solid selection of craft beer from across the country, local Pittsburgh area breweries were the real stars at last weekend’s Pittsburgh Winter Beerfest.
Roughly one year ago, with its new Asheville brewery getting ready to brew Fat Tire Amber Ale, New Belgium Brewing Company opened up the state of West Virginia. Things have come a long way in one year. Continue reading “New Belgium celebrates one year in West Virginia”
Nationally, collaborations are still one of the most often used methods to create a buzz about a beer and the craft breweries involved. They work because they’re fun and the beers often step outside the regular offerings of the breweries. Continue reading “Collaborations: could they rouse WV beer?”
I’m sorry to report that there were no West Virginia breweries pouring beer at the Great American Beer Festival (GABF 2016) this year. Though several did enter beers in the medal competition, none received a medal. Continue reading “Breweries from our region at GABF 2016”
Don’t let the crazy name fool you. Yee Haw Brewing Company in Johnson City, Tennessee, is as sophisticated a brewery as you’ll find anywhere in the country. A brewery doesn’t come out of the gate making lagers this good unless it has some very talented brewers and awesome equipment. Continue reading “Yee Haw Brewing makes you need to stop in Johnson City”