Couple using brewery to educate Walla Walla community about craft beer

Our Town: Burwood Brewing Company

WALLA WALLA, Wash. - David and Jennifer Marshall first met in 1996 while working at a brewery in Seattle. It was then that their mutual love of beer brought the two together.

The Marshall's got married in 2000 and always dreamed of starting their own brewery. Then, in 2014, the couple made that dream a reality when they opened up Burwood Brewing Company in Walla Walla.

It was a rocky but successful start for the Marshall's. Their goal was to introduce the community to a variety of beers and quickly became known for the German-style brews they prepared.

"We try to educate the community about different styles of beer," Jennifer said. "They don't all have to be IPAs or pale ales or stouts. So it's been kind of fun."

But as the company started getting a reputation and things got busier, the Marshall's knew they needed to expand. In October 2017, Burwood Brewing got a new location that is more than triple the size of their old one.

Now, the new building has a production area, a tap room and outdoor patio for customers to enjoy the beer and get to know the Marshall's behind the scenes. David said none of this would be possible without the community's support.

"We've had a lot of support from everyone here in Walla Walla," David said. "We're just trying to become our community's brewery."

The Marshall's are always hosting events at Burwood Brewing, which you can find on their Facebook page here.

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