Pen Druid Fermentation focuses on native and spontaneous beer and cider fermentation. Established in 2015 by the three Carney brothers, Lain, Van and Jennings, Pen Druid seeks to find the character and taste of the native microbiology unique to the Blue Ridge Mountains and Rappahannock County.
Originally, the operation began in the old Copper Fox apple-packing warehouse. In 2020 the brothers moved the operation to Eldon Farm and established a permaculture orchard.
The new orchard and location’s mission is to grow apples, plums and pears without the use of pesticides, herbicides or fungicides and to create a unique micro culture environment within the orchard.
Additionally, the brothers have been working with local and state wildlife resources to restore the native wetlands and grasslands with the use of prescribed burning in the late winter and planting native riparian fruit and nut trees.
Several bee colonies are also on the farm.
Find more information at: Pendruid.com
3863 Sperryville Pike / Sperryville, VA 22740
- The farm is located very near the intersections of highways 522 and 231.