Our Story

Banner Elk Brewing Company

Beer has been made here since 2013. In the spring of 2017 the current owners, Mark and Yumiko Ralston, purchased the brewery. They eventually decided to solidify the new brand by renaming the brewery Kettell Beerworks. Kettell is a family name, which goes back for many generations originally meant kettle or cauldron. 

Banner Elk, NC

"Every year for Thanksgiving we would find a cabin in North Carolina for our extended families to meet and spend the holiday. We fell in love with Banner Elk, and after testing the  excellent mountain water quality knew we could make superior beer here."