Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich was joined by Greece Town Board Members Mike Barry, Mike Bloomer, Bill Murphy, and Diana Christodaro for Proclamation Ceremony during the June 22, 2023 meeting of the Greece Town Board recognizing the achievements of Wood Kettle Brewing.
Wood Kettle Brewing is located at the corner of Manitou Road and Latta Road. The business is owned by Mark Miles and Joey Baldwin. The business opened in December of 2017, shortly after the passing of business partner, Bill Allen.
Wood Kettle Brewing has a 7-barrel brewing system and has brewed approximately 70 unique beers in the five years they have been operational. In early 2022, they decided to enter their first beer competition: the 2022 New York State Brewer’s Association Craft Beer Competition. Approximately 170 breweries participated and over 1,200 beers were submitted for judging. The Brother Bear Brown Ale, named after Mark’s grandson, Bear, won the Gold Medal in the American Brown Ale Category. This beer also won the 2022 Governor’s Cup for “Best in Show”, which is the highest honor awarded a beer in this competition. This year, they again entered the New York State Brewer’s Association Craft Beer Competition. Approximately 190 breweries entered the competition and over 1,300 beers were submitted for judging. Their Pearl to the Pine Weizenbock, which they brewed in collaboration with Nine Spot Brewing in Rochester, won the Gold Medal in the Wheat Beer Category. It also won a Gold Medal for Best Collaborative Beer at the show.
“It is wonderful to see local businesses succeeding!” said Supervisor Reilich. “I am proud of what Wood Kettle Brewing has been able to achieve over the past several years and honored to present them with a proclamation recognizing their accomplishments”.