The legend is back!
Greenbrier Valley Brewing Company offers new seasonal craft beer in January, 2018
Making legendary craft beer named after unique West Virginia legends is what Greenbrier Valley Brewing Company does best. Their latest seasonal, the Cardinal Red 93 Shilling, due to be released early January 2018, continues that tradition in a collaboration with one of West Virginia’s pioneers in craft brewing, Cardinal Brewing Company.
A Scottish Ale, the 93 Shilling honors the history of Cardinal Brewing Company who helped the state of West Virginia trail blaze a path into an exponentially accelerating craft brewing industry by becoming the first brewery in the city of Charleston to open since State Prohibition forced the Kanawha Brewing Company to close in 1914. Formed in 1993, which Greenbrier Valley Brewing brings to the naming of this beer, Cardinal began selling their beer in 1994. They also bring Sam Walker-Matthews, one of the original brewers from Cardinal, together with their own brewer Will Guðmundsson to create and brew the recipe for the 93 Shilling.
The Seneca Red Scottish Ale, an early Cardinal flagship, was a huge success; selling out 3-4 kegs a night throughout Charleston’s pubs and bars. Greenbrier Valley Brewing chose the Scottish Ale style of beer both as a nod to the Seneca Red as well as to stand out as an unusual craft beer full of flavor. A strong Scottish Ale is a rich malty beer, slightly higher alcohol content than others, with a beautiful mahogany red color. The Shilling name is related to the Scottish tradition of naming beer on a system reflecting the price of a barrel of beer based on its alcohol content.
The future of craft beer is uncertain, but the history of craft beer is far from over, most especially in the state of West Virginia where craft breweries remain Independent and free from the confines of big box suppliers. Greenbrier Valley Brewing Company is on its way to becoming much more than a footnote in that history.
Look for the Cardinal Red in restaurants and pubs at the end of January 2018.
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