ABOUT BIG DRAFT

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Our little corner of West Virginia is known for the sulfur springs that first beckoned the native tribes, then later Europeans, and finally newly minted Americans to its healing waters. The Greenbrier Resort, situated less than a mile from our front door, exists because of those springs. People came from every corner to soak in the sulfurous water believing it healed rheumatism and every other manner of disease. It’s hard to say for sure.

At Big Draft Brewing, we draw our inspiration from other histories. Our name comes from Big Draft Road. Long ago, red spruce grew abundantly on our sloping mountainsides. With the expansion of the railroad, loggers began dragging the valuable timber down the valley—down Big Draft Road, specifically—to load onto railcars and ship it to big-city markets. Our small rail towns fattened themselves on the export of West Virginia’s plentiful resources. This was the place to be in the 20s, 30s and 40s, but it wasn’t without the labor of thousands and the sacrifice of the red spruce. Today, we’ve learned hard lessons. The red spruce is on the brink of a come back and so is White Sulphur Springs.

JW Groseclose

J.W. Groseclose

Founding Partner and Brewmaster

Clay Elkins

Clay Elkins

Founding Partner

David Bostic

David Bostic

Founding Partner

Dave Barron

Dave Barron

Head Brewer

Caleb Arwood

Caleb Arwood

Executive Chef

Sarah Elkins Director Of Marketing

Sarah Elkins

Director of Marketing

Bridget Morrison

Bridget Morrision

Director of Hospitality

MISSION

Big Draft Brewing is a purpose-driven, community-centered brewery producing exceptional beer with integrity and artistry.

VISION

Big Draft Brewing seeks to restore the bygone tradition of the community pub, to be a place where people gather to hear the news, meet friends, and organize. We know that with care, a brewery can by synonymous with community. Big Draft Brewery endeavors to be a vital part of the revitalization of White Sulphur Springs.

VALUES

Big Draft Brewing values and employs local resources and artisans whenever possible. We support the charities that most directly impact and strengthen our local community. We believe being an employee-centered company improves our service and the quality of our product. Above all, we promise to do what we say we are going to do.