Story by Kellie Gunderman | Photography by Jeff Heeney
Every Thursday, Hops N Shine hosts a popup menu, courtesy of their future sister restaurant Chalkboard BBQ. During a recent Chalkboard BBQ Thursday event, Catoctin Creek was on-site to chat with guests about their selection of distilled spirits.
Catoctin Creek's John Shope told VIP, “I always love partnering up with C.J. and his team over at HNS. Their Secret Garden Patio is the perfect place to set up a table of Catoctin Creek swag and samples. Hops N Shine easily has the largest eclectic collection of one-off and limited releases Catoctin Creek has to offer.'
On this evening, guests enjoyed Jamaican jerk chicken and pork belly and beef brisket sandwiches, as John worked with the Hops N Shine team to create the perfect cocktails to pair.
C.J. Cross of Hops N Shine said, “As many folks know, we love our collaborations whether it’s with Catoctin Creek, any of our local breweries, fun photoshoots with VIP, or even our local animal rescues like Project Second Chance. Coming up we’re even starting to use Catoctin’s barrel staves in the smokers for the Thursday meals, and we’re about to start lining up some holiday market pop-ups for next month to support local artisans.'