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Planting the seed

Founder and Head Brewer Mark Goodwin first began dreaming of creating a farmhouse inspired brewery in 2011 while brewing in Portland, Oregon. He always planned to bring this vision back to North Carolina where he was born and raised. Asheville, with its dynamic culture and cultivars, seemed the obvious home for the project to begin.

Fresh hops
Cellarest Beers in the woods

Back To The Roots

Cellarest Beer Project found its roots during a camping trip in the Blue Ridge mountains in the summer of 2018. Here Mark and fellow Appalachian State graduate, Harrison Fahrer, bonded over craft beer, the value of community, nature, and the commonality that all three share. Shortly after this trip they joined up with Bill Zimmer who is also a veteran of the North Carolina beer industry with the knowledge and experience they needed to make this dream a reality.

New Growth

Since then the three of them have worked diligently to breathe life into a brewery that would ultimately allow them the creative space necessary to provide thoughtfully crafted, regionally focused and barrel-rested beer that inspires their community to relax and enjoy each other's company.

Cellarest Beers with bark

it Takes Time

For the Cellarest team, this project is all about time.  Like a fleeting moment, once the beer has run out, it is gone forever. The time brewing beer is just as important as the time spent enjoying the final product with loved ones. The purpose of the Cellarest Beer Project is to make connections, slow down, and enjoy every moment. It’s about damn time we did!

Meet The Team

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Mark Goodwin

Co-Founder and Director of Fermentation
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Harrison Fahrer

Co-Founder and General Manager