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Craft: A Farm to Bottle Summit


The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) at Marshall University, Brilliant Stream and the West Virginia Food & Farm Coalition will host a statewide virtual summit August 24 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. to discuss strategies for strengthening and expanding the craft beverage industry in West Virginia.

Craft: A Farm to Bottle Summit will focus on ways to streamline the relationships between breweries and the farms that supply them in order to improve efficiencies, as well as the cradle-to-grave technique of turning waste into fuel, food and ultimately profit.

Guest speakers John Garcia, owner of Lookout Brewing Company of Black Mountain, N.C.; and Aryn Jane Fonda, co-founder of Weathered Ground Brewery of Cool Ridge, W.Va., will share their experiences in building strong farm-to-brewery connections and implementing measures to reduce waste in their brewing operations.

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