Our Story

Our Story

In 1997 Wolaver's became the first certified organic brewery in the United States. We have combined a passion for crafting exceptional ales along with a strong belief in the benefits of organic farming and local sourcing. We are proud to produce the finest organic ales using the highest quality local and domestic ingredients. In 2014, Wolaver's received Non-GMO Project Verification.  


The Environment

Nestled in the Green Mountains of Vermont, Wolaver's put down roots in 2002 when we consolidated our brewing operation at Otter Creek Brewing Co. in Middlebury. Prior to 2002, Wolaver's Fine Organic Ales were brewed at three separate locations across the country. Of these three satellite breweries, Otter Creek produced the most consistent product. In addition, Vermont's attitude towards organic, sustainable agriculture made Middlebury the ideal spot for Wolaver's to call home.  


Know Your Brewer

Just like the widespread Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food movement, we believe it's equally important to know the people behind the beer. Our brewers work around-the-clock to ensure our fine organic ales remain at the forefront of the organic movement. It's not uncommon for our production team to get down and dirty for the cause. Whether it's standing on top of a fermenter to "dry-hop" Alta Gracia Coffee Porter with fresh ground coffee beans or handpacking seed packets in every 12-pack of Wildflower Wheat; our team is dedicated to the principles that have sustained Wolaver's as an industry leader for nearly 20 years. 

Meet Our Team

Local, Responsible

From pumpkins grown up the road by Will and Judy Stevens (pictured) of Golden Russet Farm in Shoreham to locally roasted, fair-trade coffee; we use only the finest ingredients --sourcing locally whenever possible-- in our environmentally and socially responsible brewing process.