Every craft beer has a story behind it. Our beer has a brewmeister who is the artist behind our beer and the story of its origin. Seth Shelton is our brewmeister, beer brewing artist and craft beer aficionado.
Born and raised in Ellijay, GA, Seth is a local who enjoys the mountains, a dip in the river and a hike on the trails. Early in life he realized his calling was in the creative arts. His creative juices started to flow in the theater. Off he went to the prestigious American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York city. This small town country boy got a big dose of culture and life experiences in the Big Apple. Singing was his passion; and now you might just hear Seth singing show tunes while brewing a batch of your favorite Heffeweisen. After a year and a half of honing his artistic skills it was time to return home.
Now back in Ellijay, Seth spent several years taking care of his grandparents until their passing. Looking to make a change again, he moved far away to Blue Ridge, GA. In this beautiful mountain town he found a wonderful network of friends and family who introduced him to the Blue Ridge Brewery. Seth was looking to combine his love of culture, arts and all things creative. He began working under the tutelage of Pat Walker and Tom Finnel to learn the trade of Brewmaking.
After six years, countless beer recipes, and hobnobbing with his peers in the industry, Seth Shelton is now our head Beermeister. He has developed many delicious brews and enjoys a well-known cult beer following. His spontaneous, creative energy and artistic background blends together in the creative process which produces our delicious beers each week. He draws inspiration from his artistic background, the unique trends in the craft beer market and the feedback we receive from our customers.
“I will continue to make delicious brew and wonderful memories with our loving customer base” he says. Seth’s story starts here, but doesn’t end just yet. You can taste many styles of beer, with unique flavors and characteristics that make for an enjoyable complement to your food, or an afternoon sipping with your friends.
Come say Hi to Seth and let him regale you with his showtunes, or have a sip of his next delicious brew.