When Mountain State Brewing Company opened its Morgantown restaurant almost a decade ago, it was only Morgantown’s second source of fresh-brewed beer—from its microbrewery in Thomas, to be sure, but fresh and West Virginian.

The local craft brew scene has since exploded, but Morgantown still loves Mountain State for its flagship blonde, amber, IPA, and stout and its seasonal brews, as well as for its wood-fired pizza and two-tiered riverside deck. Mountain State grows an acre of its own hops and distributes in cans; in town, it hosts a popular trivia night on Tuesdays. The brewery plans to open a location in Bridgeport in 2018. — PK

54 Clay Street, 304.241.1976, mountainstatebrewing.com

Pam Kasey
Written by Pam Kasey
Pam Kasey has traveled, brewed, farmed, counseled, and renovated, but most loves to write. She has degrees in economics from the University of Chicago and in journalism from West Virginia University. She loves celebrating Morgantown and West Virginia as executive editor at New South Media.