The countdown is over. Devils Backbone Brewing Company (DBBC) is launching its line of award-winning beer in West Virginia starting now, and continuing over the next few weeks. The date products hit the shelves may vary in each local market. West Virginia will be the fifth state market to receive beer from the Roseland, Virginia-based craft brewery.
Watch your local craft beer bars’ Facebook pages for announcements of launch parties and other DBBC events.
Word from Huntington, WV, is good news for craft beer fans. With Drew and Megan Hetzer’s Backyard Pizza and Raw Bar now open for business, the couple’s focus will turn to building out The Peddler brewery and restaurant in the space next door. Continue reading Focus shifts to Peddler brewery restaurant→
The article below is reprinted from a news release by the OktoberWest event in Charleston, West Virginia. It’s indicative of the rapidly growing interest in local beer and regional craft beer all across the Appalachian region. Twelve of their 19 featured craft breweries are from West Virginia or surrounding states, with seven having breweries located in Appalachia. In past years, OktoberWest focused mostly on light macro-brews.
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.