Robert Dettinburn opened his long-anticipated Dig Deep Brewing Co. last fall, and the joint is, well, jumping. On the ground floor of the historic Footer’s Dye Works Building along the Potomac River in Cumberland, Dig Deep’s soaring ceilings and open-air layout means views of the brewing process. Above the pinewood bar made by a local company, a 17-foot red canoe has been repurposed into a rustic chandelier.
The brewery missed a few of its anticipated opening dates, but Dettinburn says such challenges are expected in the industry.
After traveling around the U.S. visiting breweries and listening to live musicians, Dettinburn says, “I thought, ‘Why doesn’t Cumberland have this?’ So, I decided to try and do it myself.”
Dettinburn’s advice to the fledgling brewer? “Take your time, do your homework and talk to someone else who has already done it,” he says. “Leaning on the people who have ‘been there, done that’ will save you time, money, and heartache in the long run.”
While you’re in the area, check out 1812 Brewery, Charis Winery, and the coming Locust Post Brewery.