Brewhouse set to open in Woodstock

On Saturday, Woodstock Brewhouse will open its doors to the public, after more than a year and a half of development, planning and building.

Karl Roulston, one of the company’s eight owners, said, “We know there’s a lot of buzz in our local community about, because they’ve been waiting for a long time.”

The Brewhouse will be the second craft brewery to open up in Shenandoah County, following Swover Creek Farm’s decision to add a brewery in December of 2014.

Woodstock Brewhouse is located at 123 E. Court St. in Woodstock, where the Casey Jones jeans factory and WAZT-TV were once housed.

For the Brewhouse, Roulston noted that they decided to retain the old floors, larger windows and original storefront from the building’s roots.

“We wanted it to be and look a certain way, and that takes time to do,” Roulston said.

The brewery also contains many valley-infused elements in the names of its craft beer.

Two of the company’s initial beers reference the valley’s history – Beckford Parish EPA and Crow’s Provender IPA – while two others refer to Woodstock’s outdoor attractions – Seven Bender American Pale Ale and Tower Stout.

Roulston noted that they wanted to have a full spectrum of beer variety available for customers to taste.

Along with tasting the company’s first brews, visitors to Woodstock Brewhouse will also be able to enjoy food that will be cooked onsite by 1752 Barbeque.

Roulston said, “We’re looking forward to seeing folks and hope that we do the valley proud.”

The grand opening of Woodstock Brewhouse will take place from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday. More information on the brewery can be found on its Facebook page: http://on.fb.me/1eH4g2W.