Bedford’s Salt Creek Brewery is looking for a buyer for its craft beer business

An old garage located off a major highway might seem like an unlikely place to start a craft brewery, but Brad Hawkins saw opportunity in Needmore’s garage. You could say he saw untapped potential.

By 2011, Hawkins, owner of his own construction company, was well into the craft brewing hobby and pretty good at it. Lawrence County had nothing in the way of craft brews, and Hawkins was eager to introduce people to new flavors and styles.

After scouting places in Bedford, he settled on the old Cotton Evans garage on Trogden Lane in Needmore. It had the character he was looking for and plenty of parking space. He and co-founder Darby Jordan set about renovating the station into a brewery, incorporating many car parts and pieces into the decor.

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