An oversized portrait titled “happy hunty” is one of the first things you notice when looking into the room containing the beer brewing system at The Peddler restaurant. It’s a likeness of Collis P. Huntington holding a mug of beer. Continue reading “Peddler Restaurant brewery opens, Huntington’s beer drought to end”
Brilliant Stream picked up a bunch of West Virginia brewery news at last Saturday’s Rails & Ales Festival. Here are some of the highlights. Continue reading “Brewery News from Rails & Ales Festival”
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”
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.
“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”
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”
The much-anticipated grand opening of Abolitionist Ale Works began last Saturday, June 17, and continues this weekend, Thursday, June 22 through Sunday, June 25 in Charles Town, WV. Continue reading “Abolitionist Ale Works opening event details”
If you want to see a true corner brewery in West Virginia, Mash Brewing Company is the place. Its prime corner location in a good looking building in the middle of Charles Town makes it a place you want to drop in. Continue reading “Mash Brewing brings corner brewery to Charles Town, WV”