Over the past decade, West Virginia has evolved into a destination for craft-beer enthusiasts. Microbreweries have popped up all over the state, including Bad Shepherd Brewery, Greenbrier Valley Brewing, The Peddler and Big Timber — just to name a few. Now, you can add another name to that list: Fife Street Brewing.
The new brewery and restaurant opened its doors in March on Charleston’s Summers Street. In addition to house-brewed beers, the brewery serves up gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches, salads and appetizers.
“We love sports, and my husband, Derek, always wanted to own a sports bar,” said Lisa Godwin, co-owner of Fife Street Brewing. “I never wanted to have anything to do with a sports bar because I didn’t want to be involved in hard liquor. One day in 2019, my husband and I were visiting Green Bench Brewing in St. Petersburg, Florida, and I told him that if he ever wanted to open a brewery, I would be OK with that. So that was our start.”