Floyd resident, Thomas Bailey, is looking for supporters to help him open up a local micro-brewery company. He’s started with a campaign on popular crowd funding site, www.kickstarter.com.
Beermaking started as just a hobby and now the work-from-home Internet project manager sees an opportunity to run a business, Bailey explained on a telephone interview.
Last summer Floyd’s Shooting Creek Farm Brewery closed. It was one of a handful of licensed brewers in the area.
Bailey wants to provide local beer to small restaurants in Floyd.
“I don’t have dreams of becoming another Dogfish Head or Sierra Nevada – I just want to make good beer for the residents of my community, all the good folks who visit our little mountain town each year, and steadily expand to Blacksburg, Roanoke and beyond,” he says in his campaign.
So far he’s raised about $2,700, his campaign will be active about another month. You can view Bailey’s campaign here.