The Roanoker - January/February 2018 - 58
knew [Bedford] would be a cool place
to do something like Beale's."
McCormack and Srsic joined forces, and along with James Frazer, master brewer at Trapezium Brewery in Petersburg (another of McCormack's small
town entrepreneurial projects) they created Beale's Brewery: a family-friendly, community gathering hole, combining great traditional beers and delicious
Texas-style barbeque. Oh, and the mystery of the Beale's Treasure story woven
Srsic has elevated the diner's experience at Beale's from standard bar fare
to masterful culinary experience. "People are going to breweries to get really
good food," he says of a new trend in the
American craft brewery experience. "No
matter the type of food ... people expect
a certain quality. They aren't treating the
brewery as a brewery."
Srsic's way of threading the treasure
story into Beale's food was to create a
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