After home brewing for more than 20 years, Clan Chief Brewer Court Ruppenthal, came to Washington’s Walla Walla Valley to learn the art of winemaking. He quickly realized that what the valley really needed was beer – really good beer. And that was the start of Laht Neppur Brewing Co. After all, winemakers in the valley are often heard saying, “It takes a lot of good beer to make good wine.”
Court may be the person behind the creation of our delicious award-winning brews, but his wife, Katie Ruppenthal, runs the show at the Brewery. You’ll find her working behind the counter most days alongside our wonderful (and often hilarious) service staff.
We’ve won gold medals for our beers at the Washington Beer Awards® in 2013 and 2014, The North American Brewers Association Awards in 2010, and People’s Choice Awards from the Ellensburg WinterFest in 2008, the Strange Brewfest in Port Townsend 2010, the Washington Beer Commission’s Winter Beer Festival in Seattle 2012, and Palouse’s Cabin Fever Festival in 2014,2015, and 2016.