Aaron Rote is the Co-Owner of Short Story Brewing located in Rivesville, West Virginia – in Marion County.








  • 1:58 Take a minute, fill in some gaps from that brief intro and give us a little behind the curtain look into your company.
  • 3:05 How many gallons of beer are you brewing?
  • 3:50 How did you get started in this line of work?
  • 5:15 What is your 30 second pitch for Short Story Brewing?
  • 6:30 Is this your first entrepreneurial adventure?
  • 7:05 Did this start as a hobby?
  • 8:20 Talk about your beer variety.
  • 11:02 What is the thing you’re most excited about for your organization – right now?
  • 12:07 What is the geographic market you serve?
  • 13:15 How many employees do you have?
  • 14:25 What would you say is the best thing about being in business in West Virginia?
  • 16:19 How is your beer made?
  • 18:05 What is your worst business moment?
  • 19:34 In one sentence – tell us the one take-away from that experience.
  • 20:14 Positively West Virginia Commercial Break
  • 20:48 What’s the vision for your company – long term?
  • 22:05 How do you attract new customers?
  • 23:27 What’s one of the biggest challenges you face?
  • 25:52 What is one piece of advice you would give to young business owners and entrepreneurs in West Virginia?
  • 27:08 What is one thing you do every day that contributes to your success?
  • 27:58 What’s one resource you use in your business that you can’t live without?


  • 28:49 What is one book you would recommend for aspiring entrepreneurs?
  • 29:50 What qualities make an effective leader?
  • 31:19 What qualities make an effective follower?
  • 32:50 Where can people find your beer?
  • 33:36 How can our listeners learn more about your company and contact you?