Regional Round Up – November 21

News bits on craft beverage across Appalachia

A summary of relevant information on developments in Appalachian beer, wine, and spirits.


image001Hops – First Friday Tour on Saturday, December 5

This tour is for anyone interested in growing hops. The free program  will cover:

  • hop yard construction
  • establishment cost
  • bine training
  • irrigation
  • variety selection
  • fertilization
  • and more.

OSU South Center
Ohio Agricultural Research and Development
1864 Shyville Rd., Piketon, Ohio

Contact Charissa McGlothin at or 740-289-2071 ext. 132

West Virginia

Wheeling_BrewingWheeling Brewing Company announced that the soft opening of its new brewpub will be the week of December 1st, with a big grand opening shindig scheduled around St. Patrick’s Day next March. Wheeling Brewing Company is located in Wheeling’s historic Centre Market district in downtown Wheeling, WV.


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Appalachian breweries score at GABF

Appalachian regional breweries took home eight medals in addition to a top brewery honor from the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) last Saturday in Denver.

Devils Backbone Brewing
The Devils Backbone Brewing crew as they won the title for best beer at the Virginia Craft Brewery Festival in 2013. They are recognized as one of the top small breweries in the U.S.

Devils Backbone Brewing Company’s Outpost brewery in Lexington, Virginia, won the prestigious title of Mid-Size Brewing Company and Mid-Size Brewing Company Brewer of the Year for 2014.  This was not the brewery’s first success at the festival. Devils Backbone’s Basecamp brewery in Roseland, VA,  had won small brewery of the year in 2012 and 2013, but this was the first win for its Outpost brewery. The Outpost is located in Appalachia, while Basecamp is not.

Other Appalachian region brewery winners included:

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