Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Bottling Begins

Excitement is building here at Shooting Creek as we prepare for our very first bottling day with our very first batch of beer- Buffalo Brown Ale.

Our dedication to provide the area with premium craft beer remains undiminished by the long hours spent laboring over the many details of the brewing process. It has been a real treat to learn all of the particulars and nuances of our equipment these last several weeks and I feel that the small scale of our operation has really fostered a level of commitment at every level of the business.

The families that support the Shooting Creek staff (Brett and myself) have endured many challenges with the building of this business and continue to stick by us as we work to bring you and the region our interpretation of American Farmhouse Ales. We hope that you will taste the results and judge for yourselves.

Please continue to track our progress as I will be posting many more updates in the coming weeks.

Best Wishes,

Jason Anderson
Manager/ Assist. Brewer
Shooting Creek Brewery

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Calendar of Events for Shooting Creek Brewery

Greetings and Salutations Shooting Creek devotees!

Just an update on upcoming events and happenings around the brewery. We've been feverishly readying ourselves for the indelible mark we're going to make on the Virginia beer scene this summer. So we've now got 2 batches of beer under our belts. Our first batch of Buffalo Brown is conditioning in our bright tank and our Rebel Ale is in its primary stage of fermentation. Bottling should start in a couple of weeks. Translation- you'll be able to find us on the shelf at the grocery store by the end of next month! We're greatly looking forward to your feedback.

Details on our forthcoming CSA are still being worked out. I'll get you a launch date as soon as I can.

So without further ado, here's the list of events we're scheduled to attend :

*May 9 - Brew Ridge Festival in Pembroke, VA at Mountain Lake Conservancy and Hotel. Live music, food, and beer! Contact Emily Woodall at 540.626.7121 for more details. Also, check out their website at

*June 13&14 - Blue Ridge Wine Trail We'll be joining our friends at Foggy Ridge Cider in Dugspur, Va. For coming out and saying hi to us you'll be rewarded handsomely with award winning cider and American Farmhouse Ale. For directions and more details go to Other stops along the tour include Chateau Morrissette Winery, Villa Appalachia Winery, Black Snake Meadery and Amrhein Winery.

*June 27- Magic In The Mountains in Covington, VA For more details contact Kristen at 540.968.0156

*July 4-5 - Floyd Fandango - More details available at

*July 23-26 - Floyd Fest - More details available at

*August 8 - Microfestivus in downtown Roanoke. More details available at

*August 29-30 - Blue Ridge Wine Trail- We'll be presenting our hand crafted nectar of the grain gods with the good folks over at Amrhein Winery in Bent Mountain for the second installment of this genuine Floyd affair. For directions and more details go to

So there's our calendar of events for this summer. We look forward to meeting those of you who can attend.