About Cedar Creek Brewery
Cedar Creek Brewery started as an idea in October 2010, and became a reality in 2012. When founder Jim Elliott and his wife, Cindy, moved to the lake area in 2008, he became frustrated with the lack of craft beer available and set out to remedy the situation. Jim began his hunt for a brewer and found the right man for the job in Damon Lewis.
Due to some wacky zoning laws, there were a few false starts before the brewery found its current home in Seven Points, a small town on Cedar Creek Lake about 50 miles southeast of Dallas. Both Jim and Damon initially kept their full-time jobs while getting production up and running—there were a lot of late nights involved. As demand grew, the two quickly realized the fledgling brewery would require much more time and energy than they were able to give while working elsewhere. Both took a leap of faith in early 2013 and went full-time at the brewery, with Jim focusing on sales and operations and Damon doing the brewing and packaging. Their risk paid off later that year when the brewery took home a gold medal at the 2013 Great American Beer Festival in the Belgian-Style Abbey Ale category with its Belgian-style Dubbel. The national recognition put the brewery on the map, so to speak, and greatly increased demand for its products.
In early 2015, the entire operation moved two doors down to the building once occupied by Plowboys Club. The building has a lot of local history and gives us much more room for future expansion than our original location.
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