The Roanoke Times is reporting that neighbors opposed to the opening of the Shooting Creek Brewery have appealed the operation's license. Virginia ABC granted a license to the Floyd County brewery after a contentious hearing in September. A group consisting of David Elliott, Jean and Paul Lacoste, Gloria Underwood and the Rev. Warren Brown of Faith Baptist Church will present their appeal on Tuesday, November 2.
The brewery's license allows them to brew up to 10,000 barrels of beer a year for off-premises consumption. However, patrons are only allowed to sample up to 4 ounces of beer at the on-premise tasting room. Despite the limited on-premise consumption, the local neo-prohibitionists claim that the brewery would "disrupt the peace and tranquility of the neighborhood."
No matter what the decision on Tuesday, either side will be able to appeal to the Floyd County Circuit Court.
The complete Roanoke Times story here.
Previous Shooting Creek coverage here.