The only way to brew great beer is to have great people working together.
Meet our team is full of passionate beer lovers who help share Starr Hill with the world.
Double Platinum and Spinach & Ricotta Pizza
Road trip to Smooth Ambler in West Virginia to pick up bourbon barrels.
The Love and Fried Chicken
Laredo by Band of Horses
Widespread Panic at LOCKN'.
Grateful Pale Ale and Fish Tacos
"Fat Lip" by Sum 41
Road trippin’ to Smooth Ambler Spirits in WV in the sleet and snow with Robbie. We got a private tour of the distillery and awesome cocktails with John and Nik, then loaded up a trailer with 20 empty bourbon barrels to bring back to Crozet.
Oysters on the half shell and Dark Starr Stout
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Still makin' 'em.
Reviver Red IPA & Citizen Burger
Beatles, Nirvana, Radiohead, Wilco, Motion City Soundtrack, Tame Impala, War On Drugs, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Diarrhea Planet.
Our team building a house in Crozet with Habitat for Humanity
Whiter Shade with Mexican or Thai food.
Coheed & Cambria
Enjoying my first pint in the new Tap Room.
Northern Lights with a burger (preferably Jack Brown’s) & sweet potato fries
Any outing with the crew, my first Bonnaroo experience, birthday celebrations & working Floydfest, bringing Starr Hill to Front Porch Fest, and the list continues….
There’s too many! Double Platinum and pizza, Soul Shine and anything BBQ, Dark Starr with (and in) brownies.
Depending on the day, you can hear old school hip-hop, orchestral, today’s pop music, punk rock, 80’s rock or a variety of other genres coming out of the lab. Music is awesome, and I love it all!
My first week here was during the World Cup. We had a packed tap room for one of the USA games. It was a lot of fun getting to know all the people that work here.
Little Red RooStarr Coffee Cream Stout + homemade waffles
Fiona Apple, Frank Ocean, and White Reaper
GABF 2017 in Denver with the crew!
Front Row Golden Ale and Hot Wings
Mutemath, IAMDYNAMITE, Eagle of Death Metal, Katy Perry, Pearl Jam, Run the Jewels
Going to GABF in Denver for the first time with the Marketing and Brewing team.
Northern Lights and tacos of any kind, preferably spicy!
Bruce Springsteen, Avett Brothers, Love Canon, Queen, HAIM, Amos Lee
I have many more to make, but I've loved getting to know the awesome people that work here!
Whiter Shade and Pork Tacos
Aesop Rock.. and many more.
Winning a medal at the Chili Cookoff for Reviver Red IPA with Habañero.
Dark Starr and Carolina Barbecue
George Jones, Dwight Yoakam, Bluegrass
Catching a snake in the brewery.
Chicken wings and any cold beer--like Pale Ale or Northern Lights
"There Must Be a Better World Somewhere" by B.B. King
Getting to work with Trey McCoy and Skip every day.
The Love with a spicy Thai or Indian curry
"Career Opportunities" by The Clash
My favorite experiences at Starr Hill have been hearing all the great, enthusiastic responses from our customers and fans at beer festivals and special events.
Starr Pils and Sushi
Anything from Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, The Budos Band, Charles Bradley...most of the Daptones label.
I was on summer vacation with my family the day that Brian called me and offered the job as a brewer at Starr Hill. When you believe in yourself and take risks, your dreams become reality.
Brats and beer is always a great pairing!
Judging a home brew competition down at the new Roanoke taproom
Cream cheese and lox on an everything bagel with rauchbier.
Tom Waits, Captain Beefheart, Motörhead, and The Sonics.
Defending our fried chicken stash from UVA kids at the Starr Hill plot at Foxfield.
Soul Shine and Mexican Food
"Paranoid Android" by Radiohead
Kegging all the beer for LOCKN' Festival.
Grateful and Hot Wings
Playing Yahtzee in the Tap Room
Dark Starr Stout and Gorilla Tots
Zac Brown Band, Lindsey Stirling, Skrillex
Stumbling to the Starr Hill tent at FoxField, watching Dio chase a mouse, and befriending and then trapping Ricky the Raccoon
Boxcarr with Porter Cheesecake (great job Black Bear Bistro)
Right now I am really feeling some Zac Brown Band
The first time I went to the brewery on West Main Street, back when I was in college living behind The Corner. I never knew seeing that local band live there and drinking my first Starr Hill Jomo was going to change me so much! But that is what Starr Hill is all about. As Mark would say, his hope is that everyone tries a Starr Hill for the first time listening to a local band, and that is exactly how my journey started. I am sure that there will be many more to come, and I look forward to seeing several others try their first Starr Hill beer the same way!
Northern Lights and Grilled Baja Fish Tacos
Older stuff like the Dead and the Allman Brothers, right now I’m listening to a lot of Railroad Earth, Greensky, and The Infamous Stringdusters
So far, it’s been a great ride working for Starr Hill. Being able to drink a Northern Lights at the Dave Matthews Band Concert when they came through Philly in December was pretty amazing. It was one of the best concerts I’ve seen in a while. The whole culture and environment that Starr Hill has created is definitely something I’m proud to be a part of.
The fact that I have a job that supports my love for live music is amazing, every show I get to see is my favorite...
Learning that Jason Porter (our Quality Assurance Manager) worked with my craft beer hero, Charles Bamforth (the “Pope of Foam”), at UC Davis. It was like meeting Michael Jackson’s best friend.
Reviver Red IPA and Triangle's Drunken Noodle because it's the best.
"Bartholomew" by The Silent Comedy
I arrived early for my job interview, and after driving for two hours, I felt parched and ordered a nice cold and refreshing Grateful. Before finishing the beer, I was called in for the interview and off of habit I brought my beer with me. It wasn't until a few minutes in did I notice I was drinking a beer at a job interview. No one batted an eye at what I thought was socially odd behavior; it was that moment I knew I was home.
Northern Lights and dive bar tacos are the way to go. You know I’m right.
This is the most difficult question one could ask me, but I would have to say Mastodon is my favorite band.
While attending college, I had a class that started at 7:00pm and lasted 3 hours. In the middle of class, we would break for 15 minutes. During said break, a classmate and I would sprint across the street to have a pint of Northern Lights.
Bringing my dog Winchester to his first brewery experience, sitting outside of the tasting room in 2015
I make a living selling some of the best beer in the country--every day is a new favorite memory.
Going from Brand Ambassador to full-time Starr Hill Sales Rep.
Christmas party bottle share!
My first sale! And tasting all of the beers in the Tap Room during training.
Grateful and spicy Thai food
Ryan Adams, Jason Isbell, American Aquarium, and so so many more!
Getting to attend my first LOCKN' as a member of the Starr Hill family.
The Hook and Blue Crab from Hatteras, NC.
Nathaniel Ratliff and the Night Sweats, Dave Matthews (duh), and The Sheepdogs
Dancing to Phish at Lockn' 2016 with the ultimate Phish fan, Henry Young.