What does the Chamber do?
We support our businesses and organizations and help them to thrive in our community.
We promote and advertise the Winterville community so others will know what a great “slice of the good life” we have.
We are committed to promoting excellence in business and community.
Chamber Champion - Nauti Dog Brewing Co.
The Winterville Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce our next Chamber Champion is Nauti Dog Brewing Co.! Although they’ve only been open a little over a year, there are not many who aren’t familiar with their name! This popular, family-friendly brewery has so much to offer the community. Of course, their hand-crafted brews are top of the list, and their skilled brewer Janis will inspire you to create something yourself the moment you speak to her. The inviting environment and sense of community that you’ll experience here makes it so much more than just a brewery though.
When asking the group at Nauti Dog to describe what makes them different or special – no one was quick to answer. They all hesitated, with co-owner Jon Tart expressing that it feels too close to saying something negative about other breweries – something they all feel strongly about not doing! It took some insistence – after all, every business has something special that sets them apart. Co-owner Chuck Smith said that he thinks it has to do with their brew style. Many breweries branch out to more eclectic tasting beers, but Nauti Dog likes to stick to more classic flavors – often drawing the crowd that is very specific about the beers they like. Their brew master, Chuck’s wife and co-owner Janis Smith, says…
A town is also its people. In 1880, Amos Graves Cox brought his barefoot bride to a log cabin near what is now the road to Renston. He began clearing land and eventually built their home and a store there. Like most of his neighbors, Mr. A.G. was a cotton farmer. Earlier, his father, John C. Cox, had invented a cotton planter, which Mr. A.G. improved and began to manufacture in a shop next to his store. The planters were soon in great demand and several hundreds were shipped by steamboat into the deep South each year.