SEVEN SISTERS, WYTHEVILLE’S FIRST CRAFT BREWERY, COMING SOON TO HISTORIC DOWNTOWN

May 10, 2018

WYTHEVILLE, VA. (Tuesday, May 8, 2018) – Seven Sisters, Wythe County’s first authentic craft brewery, will soon be opening in downtown Wytheville. The brewery, which will be located in the historic R.P. Johnson building on Main Street, is set to open its doors in early autumn. Seven Sisters owner David Clark, a native of Wytheville, graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a B.S. in business and a specialty in finance. For the past four years he has worked with investment firm Dorsey, Wright & Associates (a Nasdaq company) in Richmond, but always knew he would return home one day to open his own business. “My dream has always been to come back to Wytheville and start my own business,” said Clark. “I have always enjoyed exploring the local breweries in the areas where I’ve lived and traveled. Plus, I have always aspired to have my own place. When you combine that with my love of craft beer and the love I have for my hometown, you get Seven Sisters.” Why call it Seven Sisters? “It’s a tribute to the Wytheville area,’’ Clark explained. “Seven Sisters is the name of some mountain peaks and a hiking trail located in the county. I just wanted to pay homage to my one of the many natural attractions our area has to offer.” The brewery will offer a number of high quality craft beers with the names of each playing off the Seven Sisters theme. It will utilize as many ingredients and products as possible from local growers and vendors and will be open Tuesday through Sunday with special events and activities occurring Thursday through Sunday. One aspect of Seven Sisters that will differentiate it from many breweries is that it will provide a relaxed, family-oriented atmosphere, where patrons can even bring their children for food, fun and games. Pets will also be welcomed. The brewery will serve gourmet snacks, have food trucks on site and utilize outside food vendors as well. Seven Sisters will serve up a variety of live local and regional music, as well as feature large television screens so customers can watch sporting events. The brewery’s game hall will include Tic-tac-toe, Connect Four, and corn hole. “I want Seven Sisters to be a place where everybody can come and have a great time, or just relax if that’s what they want,” said Clark. “Yes, we’re going to have some amazing craft beer, but it’s very important to me the brewery be family friendly where kids, and even pets, are welcome too.” Joe Hayes, who has more than two decades of brewing experience in New York and Texas, will serve as brewer for Seven Sisters. Hayes holds a B.S. in Food Science Microbiology from the University of California at Davis. He recently relocated to Wytheville. Seven Sisters Brewery was one of four businesses in Wytheville that received grants ($20,000) from the Evolution Wytheville business idea competition. For more information, contact David Clark at sevensistersbrewery@gmail.com or 276.920.1796.

 

 

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