After traveling across multiple states for a few months, we found ourselves driving out to Bucks County Brewery in Pipersville, PA for our milestone 100th brewery visit on Saturday, 4/5/14. The brewery first opened on Super Bowl Sunday weekend this year after spending two years in planning, ran out of almost everything immediately, lost power for eight days, then got snowed out for two days. They did not let that slow them down, though, as they brewed all seven days the following week to get back on their toes. Normally Bucks County brews two to three times a month in order for them to continue “Making the World a Better Place, One Beer at a Time.”
On the morning of 3/6/14 we kept ourselves busy playing catch up with some writing before driving a couple hours to Kinston for a tour of Mother Earth Brewing. After our detailed tour courtesy of Kevin Graham, we chatted with the Account and Taproom Manager, Sean Maloney, over a flight and also had to opportunity to speak with the brewery founders, Trent Mooring and Stephen Hill. Mother Earth has been making award winning beers since they opened for business in October 2008 with experienced Brewmaster, Josh Brewer, at the helm. Of special note, after three years of renovation and hard work to increase environmental sustainability, in February 2012 they were the very first brewery in the country to become LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) gold certified by the US Green Building Council.