Two brewery taproom grand openings highlight weekend

If you like a party featuring locally brewed beer, you are in luck this weekend. Two new West Virginia brewery taprooms hold their grand opening events this Saturday.

Weathered Ground Brewery of Cool Ridge and Short Story Brewing of Rivesville will both be festive locations on August 5. Continue reading “Two brewery taproom grand openings highlight weekend”

Chestnut Brew Works approaches a crossroads

Chestnut Brew Works fermenters

In the fast growing West Virginia craft brewery environment, Bill Rittenour reigns 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”

Berkeley Springs Brewing looks for growth in Year 3

In his first two years as a commercial brewery owner Karl Wagenbrenner, of Berkeley Springs Brewing Company, learned a lot about operating a brewery and selling beer. And he feels good about that. Now, looking ahead to Year 3, he wants to move toward wider distribution and a new, larger brewery. Continue reading “Berkeley Springs Brewing looks for growth in Year 3”