Twin Creeks Brewpub

at Explore Park

A Destination

Twin Creeks Brew Pub is a brewery and restaurant located in the historic Brugh Tavern within Explore Park. Amenities include gourmet burgers, sides and shareable appetizers, outdoor fire pits, a Virginia wine and cider bar and outdoor music events. Additionally, the brewpub can host private events, showers and parties. Spend the day enjoying the wonderful activities found in Explore Park and relaxed afterwards in this rustic and quaint brewpub.

On Tap
Here's what we have on tap right now!
Look and ask for Twin Creeks Brewing around town at your favorite restaurants!
Hop Springs
NA Hop Water
Hop Springs is a delicious hop-infused sparkling water that is crisp, refreshing and non-alcoholic with bright citrus flavors from Citra and Amarillo hops. 0 alcohol, 0 calories, 0 carbs, 0 sugar.
Tres Locos Cerveceros
Mexican Lager with lime
Perfect for summer, this golden Mexican lager is brewed with real lime peel and juice as well as flaked corn for a crisp and refreshing finish.
Lil Hef
Lil Hef is a hefeweizen that has a soft mouthfeel with notes of clove and banana. Perfect for spring!
Margarita Inspired Gose
Our take on the classic margarita in beer fashion! A tart and refreshing combination of lime and orange puree along with pink Himalayan salt in this German style sour.
Hail to the Pale
American Pale Ale
Hail to the Pale Ale is a deliciously well-balanced beer with notes of tropical fruit, and a little pine on the finish.
West Coast IPA
This hop forward WCIPA has delicious notes of tropical flavors and a rounded bitterness come from generous additions of Amarillo, Simcoe, Cascade and Citra hops.
Cosmic Outburst
Cosmic Outburst is the newest edition to the Cosmic series. True to its name it is bursting with tropical fruit with notes of white grapes due to the thiols in the hops and malt that are unleashed by the yeast strain utilized.
Peanut Butter Abyss
A rich and big and roasty dark stout with incredible notes of chocolate and peanut butter.
RVA Cider - Buskey
Hard Cider
RVA cider is a classic. 100% Virginia apples fermented the right way. This cider is refreshing and drinkable like a cider should be.
Live On the Tavern Stage
Live Music at Explorer Park
06/09/237-9Summer Music Series - Empty Bottles
07/14/237-9Summer Music Series - Eric Wayne Band
08/11/237-9Summer Music Series - JoJo Stockton & Solacoustix
Our Story
Brugh Tavern History

The Brugh Tavern was built between 1792 and 1800 as a private residence in Botetourt County. The home served as a tavern for thousands of migrating settlers during the early 19th century as they traveled along the Great Wagon Road. The structure is a monument to the German speaking people who settled in the Virginia’s Blue Ridge region in the late 18th century.

*Original tavern operator Daniel Brugh served in the Revolutionary War in 1782 as a member of the 8th Company, 1st Battalion York Militia, under the command of Captain O’Blain. Sometime after his military service he married Elizabeth Dierdorff, probably about 1784, and they ultimately produced twelve children. On March 2, 1791, Daniel swapped land in York County with Anthony Deardorff in exchange for land in Botetourt County, VA. Sometime between then and October 10, 1792, when he appears as a witness to a Botetourt deed, he moved his family to Botetourt County. His land at the time totaled 550 acres, on which he established a farm and built a saw mill. On October 9, 1805 he petitioned the Court and the following year built a grist mill. On December 12, 1809, Daniel was licensed to operate a tavern, which occupied the lower, or basement level of the building. Sleeping accommodations were maintained on the second floor, and the family occupied the third floor. Daniel died on December 26, 1825. Family tradition holds that he was "bled" to relieve a wound, the "cure" and not the wound causing his death.

Brugh Tavern was relocated to Explore Park and dedicated on April 28, 1998 as an upscale, historic-ambiance restaurant. The main body of the building facing the central lawn is original construction, while the back portion of the building and industrial kitchen were added when the building was relocated. Brugh Tavern was been leased to several restaurateurs from 1998 to 2007, until the Virginia Recreational Facilities Authority ceased park operations. The last vendor in the space was Bountiful Blessings Catering, which operated from July 2004 until June 2007 offering a full-service family restaurant, group dining and special occasion dining as well as on-site catering.

* Information in this paragraph is from, "The Brughs of Early Botetourt" by George E. Honts III,