Close up view of keg taps


Blackwater Brewing Company: 912 William Ave.  Davis, WV 26260, (304) 209-8118,

Blackwater Brewing Company is an independently-owned nano-brewery, located near the entrance to Blackwater Falls State Park in Davis, WV.  Owners Lincoln and Amanda Wilkins focus on producing high-quality, small-batch craft beers.  As the brewer, Lincoln specializes in European-style Session Ales & Lagers.  Our rotation of authentic German, English, and Belgian brews includes Canaan Valley Kölsch, Laurel Run English Pale Ale, Mountain Märzen, and Angus Macker Hardy County Sweet Oatmeal Stout.

Mountain State Brewing Co.: 1 Nelson Blvd.  Thomas, WV 26292, (304) 463-4500,

At over 3,000ft in elevation, Mountain State Brewing Co. sits at the top of the watershed, allowing beer to be brewed with the purest water possible. Starting with just a 3-barrel brew system, the brew house quickly needed to expand to more than double that capacity to meet increasing demand. Since then they’ve established one of the largest microbrewery distribution footprints in the state of West Virginia.    Attached to the Thomas brew house is Mountain State Brewing Co.’s tap room and music hall. Seasonal kitchen offerings, brewery tours, a live music & events schedule and the freshest brews available make MSBC a destination stop for locals and travelers alike. Complete with a dry stacked stone base and copper top bar, locally sourced hand-hewn locust posts and original sawhorse bar stools, much effort was made to create a genuine comfortable atmosphere for family, friends and pub patrons.

Stumptown Ales: 390 William Ave  Davis, West Virginia, (304) 259-5570,

Located at the corner of William Avenue and Fourth Street, Jon and his wife, Cindy, served up eight of his handcrafted beers ranging from an Easy Blonde to a Lefty Lucy amber to a Bewildered Hippie IPA.  The brewpub’s furnishings pay homage to the former timber town. A shiny, 21-foot-long, red oak bar welcomes visitors as two large black walnut trunks frame the brewery’s eight taps.   Stumptown dared to break away from the common small-brewpub syndrome of producing a short list of easy-drinking beers. Instead, they jumped out of the gate flaunting double and triple IPA hop bombs.