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.
A former Eagle Scout with an associates degree from Blue Ridge Community College, Aaron started his ventures in homebrewing in early 2017, after Pete came to him with a basic homebrew setup and the idea of creating test batches to start a craft brewery.
As Aaron’s interest in brewing grew, he strove to expand his brewing knowledge even further. By the winter of 2018, Pete and Aaron had constructed and brewed four beers, two of which they intend to have on tap once the brewery is open and another offered in bottles.
Aaron and Pete have since continued to test many batches and plan out ideas for the craft brews they will offer at BrewHaha Brewing Company.