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Chestnut Brew Works
voted best brewery in morgantown in 2022
Unofficial polls say Chestnut Brew Works’ Halleck Pale Ale is a go-to for a good third of Morgantown beer drinkers. CBW founder Bill Rittenour is the Walter White of the Morgantown brewing scene—a scientist who applies his chemistry skills to making clean, consistent, finely crafted beers we can’t get enough of. The Halleck is always flowing at CBW’s taproom, along with a lighter Class II Wheatwater or Chico’s kolsch and an IPA like Your Best Hoption or Stunt Hawg. You might also find the South Park Porter, Berry Me in WV, or another seasonal favorite. CBW primarily distributes to bars and restaurants and started canning just in time for COVID. Grab a fourpack at Ashebrooke Liquor Outlet or Everyday’s a Party, or stop by the taproom—Rittenour loves being part of a collaborative local business community and invites you to bring a pizza from Phoenix Bakery across the street to enjoy with your beer.
This is why Chestnut Brew Works was voted best brewery in Morgantown in 2022.
444 Brockway Avenue, @chestnutbrewworks on FB
Morgantown Brewing Company
voted best brewery in Morgantown in 2022
Alongside reliable pours on the brewpub light-to-dark spectrum, half of Morgantown Brewing Company’s 10 taps are devoted to its signature inventive sours. Most popular is the fruit-forward “Listen to” series, like Listen to Missy Elliot, a sour conditioned on raspberry and lime puree, and Listen to J.Lo, conditioned on passionfruit, blood orange, and pineapple. Brewers Chris DeFazio and Cody Cheesebrough love experimenting and recently concocted their astounding 100th original recipe since buying the brewpub in 2018. Check out MBC’s Dead of Winter Fest in February. And in 2022, look for more indoor seating, heaters on the deck, and a membership program.
Morgantown magazine started Best of Morgantown in 2011 to let our readers recognize and celebrate the excellent dining, shopping, and services that make Morgantown a great place to live. We awarded the winners for the first time in 2012, and the competition has since grown to 101 categories. Click here to learn more about BOM.