Wharf Hill Brewing Company

25 Main Street
Smithfield, VA 23430


About Us:

Wayne L. Duncan Sr, (we called him Opa) grew up in Smithfield and married Betty Little (Oma) and had my Dad, "Bussa", or Bus to his family. My Dad was (is) a great businessman and left me money to do with as I saw fit. The Elk's building was for sale and falling apart, so it became my fit, and I've been falling into it ever since. (May 2011 to present) Now there's a brewpub in a 1906 building that has more stories than the packing plant has hams, and if you'd like, here's a bit about it:

I like old material it's full of character and forgiving for the imprecise carpenter and we've got it in Spades. Every board and nail hole in WHBC is a century-old or more and originated from the building itself or some doomed structure nearby. I don't take stuff from restorable buildings, only from places that the owners wanted down and gone. Because the structures were built a century ago or more, they are American-made, cut from older, slow-growth trees, and unique to the area (yellow pine!)

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