Largest congregation of WV beer ever coming to Rails & Ales 2017

UPDATE: Due to unexpected delays getting through state beer registrations, there will be no beer from Stone or Dark Horse breweries. Also, The Peddler’s brewery will not debut its beer at the festival.

Tickets are still available to the largest-ever congregation of West Virginia breweries, which will be found at the Rails & Ales craft beer festival on August 12 in Huntington. Continue reading “Largest congregation of WV beer ever coming to Rails & Ales 2017”

Chestnut Brew Works approaches a crossroads

Chestnut Brew Works fermenters

In the fast growing West Virginia craft brewery environment, Bill Rittenour is seen as a senior member of the industry, even though he has only been brewing commercially for four and a half years.

Bill Rittenour

“We started selling beer in April of 2013,” said Rittenour,  owner and head brewer at Chestnut Brew Works in Morgantown. “At that time, we were the 7th brewery in the state.”

Today, there are 26. Continue reading “Chestnut Brew Works approaches a crossroads”