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This is our seventh annual unveiling of 50 amazing women who are raising the bar in their communities, serving as beacons of light in their industries, and forcing change for the greater good. Meet this West Virginia Wonder Woman, Cindy Robeson, and many more that are creating a better West Virginia with their can-do attitudes and Mountain State spirit.
Brewing People Together
After tending to all the paperwork and lending a hand at her husband’s law firm by day, Cindy Robeson works the front of the house serving beer by night at their brewery, Stumptown Ales in Davis. Robeson’s nights, beyond slinging beer, are also full of marketing efforts and working as the sole sales force for the brewery—not to mention making beer labels, hand labeling every can, and caring for five kids. Although her days might be unpredictable, she says Stumptown is her happy place.
Stumptown Ales is not only a community staple but it’s also a tourist attraction. “It’s a great place for tourists to come and sample what West Virginia has to offer, but it also has become a nice local hangout.” The brewery provides a laid-back atmosphere specializing in IPAs, pale ales, and heartier beers—brewed in-house—that leave a lasting impression on anyone who visits.
In addition to Robeson’s day and night jobs, she serves on the town council, belongs to the chamber of commerce, and helps with town beautification efforts. She makes community-wide donations and sponsors local sports teams, too. “We try our best to give back to the community as much as we can.”