Founder

Pete Ballou

Pete Ballou, entrepreneur and veteran, founded BrewHaha Brewing Company out of his passion for beer and love for comedy. Inspired by his company, BrewHaha Comedy Tours®, Pete decided to take his passion for beer to the next level.

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 March 2018.

Head Brewer

Nick Branson

Nick Branson started homebrewing in 2015 and soon found a passion for the craft. In 2018, he joined the Harrisonburg Homebrewer’s Club, where he met Pete and Aaron, and won the group’s annual brewing competition, getting to brew his winning berry IPA with Brothers Craft Brewing in Harrisonburg, Va.

Nick was elected the president of the Harrisonburg Homebrewer’s Club in December of 2018. His passion is the science and art behind brewing from constructing the recipe to perfecting the process.

Nick received his Bachelor’s of Music from James Madison University in 2017. He teaches voice privately in Harrisonburg and Staunton and performs regularly throughout the Shenandoah Valley.