As Natives of West Virginia, it has long been our dream to bring quality hand-crafted beer back to our state.

Originally from Elkins and Helvetia, we were raised on easy drinking beers and homemade wine. Curiosity eventually got the best of us, and we combined the two – our first batch of homebrew was conceived in the early 90’s with home brewing equipment, books, and some ingredients handed down from our parent’s home brewing days in the 70’s.

Since then we’ve learned a lot about brewing professionally. We’ve developed easy drinking and well rounded beers with our own state of the art brewing equipment. We sold our first beer in October 2005 and now we’re distributing throughout the Canaan Valley, Davis, Thomas, Elkins, Morgantown and Fayetteville.

That’s our story so far. And thank you for all the great support we’ve received pursuing our dream.

– Brian & Willie

Meet our founders!

Willie Lehmann | Mountain State Brewing Co. Founder

Willie Lehmann

Owner & Co-founder

Brian Arnett | Mountain State Brewing Co. Founder

Brian Arnett

Owner & Co-founder