The park's official brewery, Greenbrier Valley features several of its flagship beers at restaurants in the park, which also supports regional West Virginia craft beers from Weathered Ground Brewery and Sophisticated Hound Brewing Company.
Park superintendent Brett McMillion said Pipestem is emphasizing native West Virginia products, including art, food, and beverages.
“We’re proud to showcase West Virginia-made products in our parks—from the work of talented artists and artisans in our gift shops to locally grown and produced foods and beverages in our restaurants,” he said.
35 Parks WV Pale Ale is the result of a collaboration between West Virginia State Parks and Greenbrier Valley Brewing Company in recognition of the “Almost Heaven” scenery and outdoor opportunities at West Virginia’s 35 state parks.
The ale features 30 percent unmalted wheat sourced from Hillsboro, West Virginia and is noted for its rocky head, robust orange and grapefruit flavors, and notes of toasted biscuit and cracker.
The ale will be available year-round statewide and featured at select state resorts, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Nature Conservancy’s efforts in West Virginia.
Pipestem is among West Virginia’s many family adventure resorts and offers a wide range of activities, including rock climbing, zipline canopy tours, guided trout-fishing trips, and tubing and kayaking trips on the Bluestone River.