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!
Apple Fire Barely
Hard Seltzer
A crisp and clean hard seltzer with warm notes of fresh apples and cinnamon. At 7.5% ABV, this is a real warmer.
Spring Water Kolsch
German Kolsch
A classic German Kolsch-style ale with aromatic fruity esters and a sweet malty finish. A smooth and easy drinking beer that is the perfect for all occasions.
Cranberry Tart
Fruited Gose
This tart and refreshing combination of cranberry and pink himalayan salt in a German style sour is perfect for the holidays!
Session IPA - Maui Relief
Kokusa Session IPA is one beer, brewed by many to support those impacted by the tragic wildfires in Maui with all proceeds going to the Maui Brewing Co. Fire Fund. This refreshing beer has notes of mango, pineapple, orange with a clean, crisp finish.
Cosmic Daze
New England IPA
A New England IPA and the first in our Cosmic series of creative IPAs. Hazy and smooth at 5.8% ABV with notes of orange and pineapple. The hops profile gets it flavor from additions of Cascade, Comet, El Dorado and Simcoe hops.
Double Oh Seventh
Double Oh Seventh is a well balanced DIPA brewed specifically for our 7th anniversary. Double Oh Seventh is a powerful force of grapefruit, pine and smooth bitterness and complimentary malt backbone.
Vienna Lager
Vienna Lager
Vienna Lager is a traditional German-style lager delicious, smooth, crisp amber lager that is full of toasty, bready notes,
Cross the Tracks
Munich Dunkel
This Munich-style Dunkel dark lager that is smooth with notes of chocolate, roast, and caramel with noble hops to balance into an easy-drinking experience.
Winter Night Milk Stout
Milk Stout
Winter's Night Milk Stout is a creamy stout packed full of chocolate and coffee notes build the foundation with residual sweetness from the lactose. This rich, robust, and creamy stout is perfectly balanced for those winter nights.
Live On the Tavern Stage
Live Music at Explorer Park
No music scheduled at this time
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,