SUCCESS STORY FOR
Patrick Keenan of Buck Bald Brewing
Buck Bald Brewing, located in beautiful Copperhill, Tennessee, began as a home brewer’s dream business. In 2008, Patrick Keenan began to build his skills and knowledge as a brewer under the tutelage of a few local brewery owners. In 2017, he had become more confident of his ability and wanted to move forward with opening his own craft brewery. Before embarking on the journey, he reached out to the TSBDC at Cleveland State Community College.
Keenan worked with the TSBDC staff to strategize location, funding options, and basic startup operations. Though Keenan lives in Georgia, he wanted to open his brewery in nearby Copperhill. A former service station in the heart of the small downtown was the perfect site, providing a small courtyard where patrons could enjoy the latest offerings among friends.
Since opening day in September 2018, Buck Bald Brewing has made it a priority to give back to the rural community that is largely dependent upon its tourist-driven economy. The company’s initiatives include donations to local schools’ food programs, animal rescue organizations, families impacted by autism, veteran support organizations, local farmers, Toys for Tots, and United Way programs.
With Buck Bald’s tag line and mission of “Fill a Pint … Fill a Growler … Fill your Mind,” you know you will find a unique experience once across the threshold into the brewery’s world. The finely crafted beer and the colorful, clever graphics easily capture and hold your attention. Sit down with a pint, relax with soon-to-be friends, and experience the good life in Copperhill, Tennessee!
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