Inland Wharf Brewery
HOW IT ALL BEGAN
Our Passion For The Perfect Brew Runs Deep. Inland Wharf Is A Veteran Owned Independent Craft Brewery With A Rotating Draft Menu, Cask-Conditioned Real Ales, Patriotic Tasting Room and Games To Keep Everyone Entertained.
MEET COMMANDER DURANT
Inland Wharf Brewing Co. was founded by Commander Robert Durant when he retired from the Navy following 23 years of service.
Even the military understands the importance of celebrating accomplishments and traditions with beer. While in Iraq, during the Marine Corps birthday celebration I was allowed to enjoy two beers, and when sailing across the Indian Ocean on our 40th continuous day at sea, we celebrated the Navy’s traditional beer day. Beer is best enjoyed when shared between family and friends, whether that is in Tallin, Estonia, South Hampton, United Kingdom, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, Yokosuka, Japan, or Temecula, California.
— Commander Robert Durant, Founder of Inland Wharf Brewery
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Robert has been a home brewer since he was in college during the early 90’s, and although he never got past extract brewing due to multiple deployments and moves during his Naval Service, he was able to explore and experience the wonders of beer throughout the world. During his world travels, Roberts beer experiences range from UK expats home brewing the most unpleasant non-hopped beer in Kuwait to visiting the world renowned brewery U Fleků, which is the only brewery in Central Europe that has been brewing continuously for over 500 years.
In 2014, Robert expanded his brewing science foundation by attending the American Brewers Guilds “Intensive Brewing Science and Engineering” course that lasted 22 weeks including a week of residency at Drop In Brewery in Middlebury Vermont. Robert used the knowledge gained from ABG to set up a nano-brewery in his garage. Investing in a 15 gallon pilot system he developed recipes and formulated SOP’s (military speak for “Standard Operating Procedures”) that are used today at Inland Wharf Brewery.
At Every Event You Are Guaranteed To Have A Great Time. Come Spend Some Time At The Inland Wharf & You’ll Find Your Perfect Cask.