A new business is preparing to set up shop in the downtown area of Main Street. Residing in the lower level of the Liberty Building, Angry Troll Brewing will be the newest edition of craft beer breweries to call Elkin home.
According to a press release supplied by the brewers, Angry Troll Brewing’s name contains humor as well as homage to a once prevalent landmark in the community.
“We are ready and dedicated to crafting amazing brews for our downtown here in Elkin, the Yadkin Valley region of North Carolina, and beyond,” said Kevin Stainback, a partner and the head brewer in the new venture. “Our group was formed months ago and, after much consideration, we came up with our name and moniker based on our incredible downtown location. Our brewery will be in the lower level of The Liberty building, a local historic site recently brought back to life by one of the company’s partners where a beloved landmark bridge passed which was demolished in 2011. And, thus the Angry Troll story began.”
Angry Troll Brewing was established when a group of local business owners and home-brewers united in their mutual love of craft beer. The logo, which features an up-close view of the troll’s angry eyebrows, beady eyes, nose and partial face, is displayed in black and white and will be prominently displayed on all Angry Troll merchandise.
“We have spent this past year trademarking our name, creating our logo, refining our recipes, and ensuring that we have what it takes to join the burgeoning craft beer industry. We are so excited to bring this project to our vibrant downtown,” stated the press release.
While the wine industry has remained prominent in the Yadkin Valley region, craft breweries and restaurants specializing in them are continually increasing across the state. According to NCBeer.org, “North Carolina is home to 132 breweries and brewpubs — the most of any state south of Pennsylvania and east of Texas. We are the State of Southern Beer.”
Angry Troll will mark the second brewery for Elkin, joining Skull Camp in their passion for hops and barley.
Among the six partners involved in the brewery, Kevin Stainback and Louis Jeroslow will be the head brewer and brewer/chemist, respectively, teaming up to bring their combined years of fermentation experience. Other members of the Angry Troll team include Cicely McCulloch, Dee Coley, Bob Puckett and Jeff Gibbs.
For more information on Angry Troll, their construction, and eventual opening date, follow them on social media at www.facebook.com/angrytrollbrewing and www.twitter.com/angrytrollbrew. Angry Troll also may be found on the web at www.angrytrollbrewing.com where visitors have the opportunity to sign up for the up-to-date newsletter.
Karen Holbrook may be reached at 336-258-4059 or on Twitter @KarenHolbrook00.