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 the North Carolina Craft Beer movement, becoming quick friends with a number of soon to be Brewery owners. By this time Gary had honed is home brewing skills and started operating his home brewing out of a second home that he and his Wife owned in Rocky Mount, NC. Gary then rekindled his idea of “Boondocks” and he started branding his home brewed beers as “Boondocks Brewing”. He also began focusing a lot of his time and attention to the Ashe County area where he and his wife’s family had a vacation home. Gary would actually transport Spring water from Creston, in Ashe County, back to Rocky Mount for brewing – he recalls, “there was just something about the naturally fresh and tasty water of the area that turned normal recipes into something special”.
The following are some of the early branding ideas and beer labels that Gary began working on as the dream of Boondocks Brewing continued to develop.