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Appalachian Grown: Weathered Ground Brewery


COOL RIDGE, W.Va. — Just past the bustle of Beckley was Weathered Ground Brewery. The brewery was situated on a ranch, with enough space to brew all the beers on tap, as well as a large indoor taproom and larger outdoor seating area.

Aryn Fonda and her husband, Sam, opened Weathered Ground Brewery in 2017. The couple moved to West Virginia from Charlotte to be closer to Aryn’s family in the Mountain State.

Since the opening, Weathered Ground Brewery has been more types of beers than it can handle. While there are signature beers, Fonda said that the brewery rotates the selection so often, a customer could see a different lineup every time they walk into the brewery. That kind of rotation is unorthodox for a brewery trying to lay down its roots, but it allowed customers to get to know everything Weathered Ground had to offer. So far, it was met with nothing but positivity.

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