Preparations are almost complete for the 20th anniversary of Bramwell Oktoberfest. When the gates open at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 10, the longest-running craft beer festival in West Virginia will hit a milestone. Continue reading Bramwell Oktoberfest prepares for 20th anniversary
I can’t imagine a better way to kick off West Virginia Craft Beer Week than what we experienced at the Rails & Ales Festival in Huntington on Saturday. In its third year, this festival has hit a serious good stride. Continue reading Rails & Ales Festival hits new high
Around the country, the continued acceleration of craft beer sales and brewery start-ups raises a good question: Is West Virginia keeping up?
The craft brewing industry continued a strong pace of growth in the first half of 2015, according to new mid-year data released by the Brewers Association (BA)—the trade association dedicated to small and independent American craft brewers. American craft beer production volume increased 16 percent during the first half of the year.
Here’s why WV grew faster than 16%
To call him a hop-head is putting it mildly. The owner of this upcoming brewery likes his hops big, up-front, and juicy.
“We’re hop-centric,” said Jonathan Robeson when concisely defining the DNA of his Stumptown Ales brewery project in Davis, West Virginia. Continue reading Stumptown Ales hopkicks WV beer scene
Craft beer had its own themed event in Charleston, West Virginia, during FestivALL, which is something new for the all-everything-arts hoopla week that takes place in the city each June. Continue reading Sold-out FestivAll event features craft beer