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!
Toulouse Mongoose
French Saison
Brewed in collaboration with our friends, Sidecar. This effervescent French saison is named after a city in France. It pours golden with a beautiful white head and was brewed with spelt malt, an ancient wheat varietal, and fresh orange peel. Flavors of clove, pepper, and citrus round out this delicious brew.
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.
Bold Rock Pineapple
Pineapple Cider
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.
Cosmic Collision
South Eastern IPA
Cosmic Collision is a SEIPA that is perfect for the hot days of summer, crisp and dry due to the addition of corn/grits in the mash. Notes of reminiscent of a juicy NEIPA, grapefruit, citrus, and melon with the resinous piney bitterness from a West Coast IPA round out this crushable beer.
Hazy Creekbank
This hazy, juicy, and smooth NEIPA is bursting full of pineapple, stone fruit, and summertime perfect for alongside the Creekbank!
Oktoberfest is a Marzen lager that is malt forward, full bodied, light amber colored, and finishes crisp!
Ctrl + ALT + Bier
German Altbier
A classic German-style Altbier ale. This is a well-balanced, clean, and malty copper colored beer.
Summer Crush
Golden Ale
Summertime's crushable beer is here! Summer Crush is a bright, crisp straw colored beer with notes of citrus, and stone fruit. It has a mouthfeel similar to a lager.
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.
Live On the Tavern Stage
Live Music at Explorer Park
10/01/232:00-5:00Star City Ceili Band
11/05/232:00-5:00pmStar City Ceili Band
12/03/232:00-5:00pmStar City Ceili Band
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,