Pete Ballou, entrepreneur
Pete started BrewHaha Tours, later to become BrewHaha Comedy Tours®, in 2014. His goal with these tours was to provide customers with a brewery tour experience they’ll never forget by combining live comedy and expertly crafted brews.
After doing this for a while, Pete got to thinking, “Why not start a brewery myself?” And thus, BrewHaha Brewing Company was born.
With the help of his friend, Aaron Argenbright, Pete took the first steps toward opening the doors of BrewHaha Brewing Company. It was the first craft brewery approved in Rockingham County in December 2017. Pete is now brewing and creating many of the new beers that are out today.
In 2021 & 2022 with the help of Aaron, Pete learned many of his brew techniques and picked up on some of his own. Out of the total 78 barrels brewed in 2022 Pete brewed 24 on his own. Now in 2023 Pete has brewed 12 barrels to date (3/4/2023) of which 3 are new beers and 3 are re-brewed from created recipes. 2023 is going to be a great year…distribution is coming soon and brewery expansion is in the works!