Updates from the #StarrCity

Construction is rolling along at our Starr Hill Roanoke Pilot Brewery & Side Stage!

Since our July update, major steps have been taken in the Pilot Brewery’s build. The bar has taken shape, and the gorgeous red padauk wood for its front has arrived and is awaiting assembly offsite. The keg cooler has been built and will be adorned with the same Subway tile that embellishes the back bar.

Where Starr City's draft system was born

“The back bar will feature 23 taps, the majority of which will eventually be filled with beers brewed just a few feet away,” reports Allie Hochman, Manager of Retail Operations.

She stands with Pete Barry, Manager of Operations Maintenance, in Starr Hill’s Crozet facility’s offices drawing along a measuring tape held against a white board. This is where the draft system is born, a plan fueled by dry erase ink and local cold brew. These plans are due for installation within the next couple of weeks.

Once the final piece of drywall is up, the fun part starts!

“We’re so excited to start designing and filling the space! We’re going to carry over inspiration from our Crozet brewery, featuring old screen print concert posters and working with a Virginia muralist,” says Hochman.

Jaimie Phillips is a Roanoke native, known for her murals throughout Roanoke and Hampton Roads, Virginia. Phillips will add color and lush imagery to the wall of the Side Stage, which has just finished construction.

Among these uniquely Roanoke touches is an actual rail that Barry receives word has just arrived in the Starr City. This rail is over a hundred years old and will be repurposed as a footrail for the bar. This is one of many touches that incorporate Roanoke’s rich railtown history.

Fans and friends of Starr Hill Brewery will be thrilled to know that the Starr City opens its doors on Saturday, September 16th. Click here for more information on the Grand Opening.