A summary of relevant information on developments in Appalachian beer, wine, and spirits.
Hops – First Friday Tour on Saturday, December 5
This tour is for anyone interested in growing hops. The free program will cover:
hop yard construction
OSU South Center
Ohio Agricultural Research and Development
1864 Shyville Rd., Piketon, Ohio
Contact Charissa McGlothin at email@example.com or 740-289-2071 ext. 132
Wheeling 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.
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 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: