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Appalachia food news

Swover Creek Farm Brewery opens Nov. 26

Swover_Creek_Farm_brewery_logoSwover Creek Farms officially opens its new farm brewery this Wednesday (Nov. 26) from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. The farm is located about six miles west of Edinburg, Virginia in rural Shenandoah County.

On tap will be a Blueberry Wheat and a Dark Cascadian Ale. The Blueberry Wheat features blueberries raised on the farm.

Farm owner Dave St. Clair, who also handles the brewing duties, says they are only able to open with two beers; however, he has more brews in their final conditioning stages, including a Black IPA, that will be available real soon.

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September farmers market and Bramwell Oktoberfest

Sept Farmers Market
September is a great month at the local farmers market. It’s the change out between summer and fall crops. You get some of both.

I love to visit a farmers market this time of year here in Southern Appalachia, but I also know that the summer garden season is coming to an end.

Apple harvest is in full swing and cider production is well underway. Local wineries and cideries are busy places now. It will likely be a few months though before we get to taste the magic of the 2014 vintage, especially for the red wines and hearty ciders that need a good bit of time in the barrel to mature. Continue reading September farmers market and Bramwell Oktoberfest

Kölsch Bier Bratwurst hits market

Kölsch Bier Bratwurst: it’s what results when a local craft brewer visits a local meat processor’s trade show.

Lincoln Wilkins, owner/brewer at Blackwater Brewing Company in Davis, West Virginia, says a few months back he was attending a Continue reading Kölsch Bier Bratwurst hits market