Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College Foundation Sponsors Potomac Highlands' Farm to Bottle Event

To maintain momentum in the emerging craft-beverage economy - including the production of sodas, teas, beers, wines and spirits - Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College (EWVCTC) Foundation and Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) will present the Potomac Highlands' Craft: A Farm-to-Bottle Summit.

The event is free and open to the public, and will be held on Thursday, December 5 from 5 pm until 8 pm at Swilled Dog Hard Cider, 28 Pendleton County Industrial Park, Upper Tract. Attendees can register at tinyurl.com/PotomacHighlandsFarmtoBottle

Participants will explore ways that craft producers can partner with and engage various interests in agriculture, hospitality and tourism to build markets for this growing business sector, according to Bill Woodrum, RCBI director of entrepreneurship and agricultural innovations.

"This event is a must for brewers, farmers, retailers and others in the region who are interested in becoming part of this rapidly expanding market," says EWVCTC president Dr. Chuck Terrell.

The event is part of RCBI's statewide effort to build the region's craft beverage economy.

For more information, contact Tina Metzer at (304) 434-8000 or tina.metzer@easternwv.edu.