Boondocks Brewing’s History

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The Dream was Hatched

1983 – While stationed at Ft. Campbell, KY as a member of the 101st Airborne Division, our founder and Head Brewer, Gary Brown, started to..Read More

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Craft Beer

Fast forward to 2001 – The Bank in which Gary worked as Head of Information Technology was acquired by RBC (Royal Bank of Canada) and..Read More

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Boondocks

Fast forward to 2010 – Gary’s passion for Craft Beer and customer service had become somewhat of an obsession and he became very involved in..Read More

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Frasers Restaurant 2010

In 2010 Gary began spending some time at one of only a few decent places to go to in West Jefferson, Frasers Restaurant and Pub. ..Read More

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Getting Serious

As 2011 rolled around, Boondocks Brewing became more of an obsession than a hobby and when the US franchise of RBC was acquired by PNC out..Read More

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West Jefferson as is was right before Boondocks Brewing

The following is a 2011 video posted by David Rush as he rode through downtown West Jefferson.  This short video provides a unique glimpse of..Read More

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Boondocks Brewing Tap Room & Restaurant

On August 1, 2012 we officially opened the doors as Boondocks Brewing Tap Room & Restaurant. Instead of having a big grand opening, we instead..Read More

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NCDOT Features West Jefferson in Video

In 2013 the North Carolina Department of Transportation published a video about the work that had been done in Downtown West Jefferson with the recently..Read More

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NC Beer Guys

Also in 2013 we were honored to be paid a visit by the NC Beer Guys and even more honored by their generous review of..Read More

 

 

 

In early 2014 Gary gave his first TV Interview in which he spoke about how Boondocks Brewing was started and some of the plans for the future.  Boondocks Brewing also created their first TV Commercial which ran throughout 2014 on Mountain TV

       

In Late 2014 Dave and Glenn from The NC Beer Guys paid Gary a visit at the New Brew Haus which was still undergoing rennovations.

Gary also found himself back in the Mountain TV Studio for a live interview in September 2014

In early 2015 a new TV Commercial was created to highlight the addition of the new Brew Haus location

Between April and June 2015 Gary was able to acquire and install a larger Brewing System to include several large Fermentation tanks.  During this time brewing capacity went from 1bbl (approve 30 gallons) to 3bbls per batch.  This was accomplished by installing a gas fired 3bbl brew system, 3 5bbl fermentation tanks, 1 3bbl fermentation tank and 1 3bbl brite/conditioning tank.

 

 

In July 2015 Boondocks Brewing was featured in a video produced by one of the area's top Real Estate companies.

In September 2015 The NC Beer Guys once again visited Boondocks and reviewed 3 of our beers

  

During the year Gary continued to look for more distinctive branding for the growing number of beers that were becoming popular both at the Restaurant and off the Mountain.  While reaching out to graphic artists across the Country, Gary was contacted by a talented graphics artists right around the corner in Statesville.  Brian Niblock at Graphics Galore sent Gary a couple of ideas and after a few email exchanges they arranged a face to face meeting in West Jefferson.  From there, the ideas and friendship took wings.

 The following are the graphics that were created in a few short weeks.  Others are currently in process and will be released in 2016.  

Boondocks Brewery New Brewing Equipment Commerical Photography photos

On August 1st, 2016 Boondocks Brewing celebrated it's 4th Anniversary and also officially brought online their new 5bbl Brewing system.

This new system had been in the planning stages since Gary and his wife Debbie purchased the property now known as the Brew Haus.

On Monday July 25th Gary and his Brew Haus team made the short trip to Charlotte, NC and loaded 2 trailers and trucks full of new equipment that had been custom manufactured specially for Boondocks and the space at the Brew Haus.  Prior to taking delivery of this new system Gary and his team along with the help of Jon Parker of Parker Electric and WC Rouse of Greensboro were hard at work putting critical infrastructure in place to support the new Brew System.  This included the installation of a new boiler to produce the steam required to heat the new system and electrical required to both run the boiler as well as the new control panel for the new Brew System.

By the end of the day Tuesday, the new Brew System was in the building and was being assembled.  The following week proved very productive and by end of day Monday August 1st, all systems were GO.

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