Hidden away in small towns, on family farms, down winding roads, are uplifting American stories of innovation and strength — stories of what this country makes, and what makes this country great. We survive the toughest of times and we celebrate our victories. That’s the essence of being Made in America.
Glass Half Full: A Couple’s Hometown Brewery
Matt and Ashley Kwasniewski of Big Timber Brewing see untapped potential for Matt’s hometown of Elkins, West Virginia, so they’re leading by example, moving their already sizable brewery down to the Tygart Valley River to show the town and entire country what a wonderful place West Virginia can be.
Farms Across America: The West Virginia National Guard’s Patriot Guardens
Patriot Guardens builds resiliency for veterans and civilians across West Virginia, bringing them back to the land to heal themselves, and the economy.
Farms Across America: A Family-Run Saltworks
We meet up with co-founder and CEO of J.Q. Dickinson Saltworks, Nancy Brun, in West Virginia to learn more about the family business and sustainability across America.
American Innovators: Apple Orchards on Abandoned Coal Mines
The West Virginia National Guard is leading the charge to develop infrastructure across the state by turning abandoned coal mines into apple orchards. As the coal industry shifted, mountain-top removal flattened the landscape. Now there are great swaths of land lying empty, some with no electricity or water, not the most attractive real estate investment. And with coal production declining over 50% in the past decade, West Virginia could use some investment, in their land, and their workforce.
Glass Half Full: Brewing Beer in West Virginia
Beer brings people together and Greenbrier Valley Brewing Company is leading the charge to build a strong brewery community across West Virginia, creating new jobs, forging new ties, and making a name for WV beer. With beers like Mothman Black IPA, Bat Boy Black Lager, and Old Ran’l Pilsner and Devil Anse IPA, named after the legendary Hatfield & McCoy feud, Greenbrier brews heritage into each and every drop.