Jarfly Brewing Company, a craft brewery based in Somerset, was given the New Business of the Year Award by the Somerset-Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce last week, according to a news release from the brewery.
“It’s through this demonstration of unity and community outreach, combined with careful attention to detail, that Jarfly has been able to offer Somerset a new take on going out and drinking a beer,” Chamber executive director Bobby Clue said.
Jarfly is Somerset’s first craft brewery. It opened Aug. 4. Some of Jarfly’s beers include Baxter’s Coffee Stout, which is brewed with an infusion of locally roasted coffee, and a dry-hopped India pale ale called “Nice Day Session.”
The company also helps local farmers. According to the news release, Jarfly regularly donates hundreds of pounds of spent grain each week to feed livestock.
Delaney Stephens, a co-owner of the brewery, said he was pleased with the award, but he gave credit to Pulaski County residents.
“Connecting with our patrons, I think, has been the most notable and meaningful accomplishment,” he said in the news release. “Most people that come through the door, either for the first time or the 20th time, see and understand what we’re trying to do. It’s more than just making good beer.”