Information has come down that Floyd County’s very own Shooting Creek Brewery will be shutting its doors for good. (The link to their website was not working at the time of this post.) Apparently assistant brewer Jason Anderson left the ranks back in the fall, which meant that brewmaster Brett Nichols has been going it alone since that time. It appears that personal matters have caused the farm to be sold and the brewery to be closed.
It’s a shame that this upstart brewery from Southwest Virginia that was beginning to gain steam, even making headway here in Richmond, has to call it quits. In a time of growth and expansion, the closing of Shooting Creek is certainly a setback for Virginia beer.
However, you can still request to get some of the last drops the brewery has to offer around town. Be sure to ask for it by name, before it’s all gone.