By Sarah Richardson
Hawk Knob Appalachian Hard Cider & Mead shared an exciting update on Thursday with the news that there will be a “resurgence of Greenbrier Valley Brewing.” Josh Bennett, the owner and founder of Hawk Knob, said that they are signing the final papers this Monday to acquire GVBC, and they will be bringing back the four most popular GVBC beers.
Devil Anse (IPA), Wild Trail (pale ale), Mothman (black IPA), and Braxxie (blonde ale) are all planned to return to the market.
“After the first four we plan to brew some other stuff on the small batch system,” said Bennett. “And as soon as we have beer to serve, the taproom will be open.”
Bennett explained that they hope to get a tavern license for the GVBC taproom so guests can also purchase Hawk Knob Cider products, and a selection of guest taps. With a tavern license, they also plan to also serve some assorted foods.
“I’m really excited for the opportunity to bring these beers back into West Virginia,” said Bennett, “and we look forward to being also to serve everyone in the tap room again.”
Hawk Knob is located at 2245 Blue Sulphur Pike in Lewisburg, and the GVBC taproom is located at 862 Industrial Park Road in Maxwelton. Hawk Knob currently offers tours and tastings at their location, and a variety of styles of locally grown artisanal hard cider and seasonal meads.