Throughout North Carolina, the craft beer industry is growing by leaps and bounds. Elkin is new to the craft-brew scene with the opening of Skull Camp Brewing at 2000 N. Bridge St. in Elkin. Skull Camp is a small-batch microbrewery specializing in innovative brewing and fermentation techniques.
Skull Camp Brewing traces its origins to—Round Peak Vineyards—which launched its craft-brewing operation in 2012 in northwest Surry County where the owners began selling its beer on tap at the winery's tasting room ranging from pale ales to dark varieties. The Skull Camp name comes from Skull Camp Mountain which sits past Round Peak's 13-acre vineyard.
In June 2014, Skull Camp Brewing opened in Elkin in an effort to increase its output and offer more craft beer at various venues in the area. Tastings are available on Fridays and Saturdays, from noon until 6 p.m. and growlers and kegs are available. The owners also have plans to open a restaurant alongside the brewery in the former Basin Creek property.
Feb. 19, 2018
Hit the Trifecta with Beer, Barbecue & Wine at Elkin's Skull Camp Brewery & Smokehouse
“It’s an old general store and a beautiful building with a long history in Elkin,” says owner Ken Gulaian, who also owns Round Peak Vineyards in nearby Mount Airy.
April 21, 2017
The Upcoming Budbreak Wine and Craft Beer Festival
“We’re in the heart of the largest wine-growing area in the state; we have a strong musical heritage, and the mountains are our backdrop for it all,” says Bob Meinecke, festival director.
Feb. 22, 2019
Craft Beer on Tap in Yadkin Valley
Although NC's Yadkin Valley is wine country, there are nice options for lovers of craft beer. Within the past few years several breweries have bubbled up in the small towns of Surry County, serving excellent beers in interesting environments.
Oct. 4, 2019
Yadkin Valley Wine & Beer Passport is Your Ticket to Winter Fun
“It’s an enjoyable way to celebrate winter – a treasure map to great wineries and breweries throughout Surry County,” says Louis Jeroslow, winemaker at Elkin Creek Vineyard.