The idea for Uptown Brewing Company began when Billy Dunn saw a need for a quality craft brewery that Greenville could call its own. Where craft beer was concerned, Greenville had been underserved for a long time. Billy and his brother Donald were already experienced entrepreneurs (and experienced beer drinkers) who had lived, worked, and invested in this community all their lives. But they needed someone with a craft background to make the product. Ben Self had worked in quality control and consulting for the craft brewing industry for several years when Billy and Donald approached him with the project. The three agreed that a brewery with the right beer, the right location, and the right culture could become something truly special in the burgeoning Uptown District. With continuing expansion, Billy's son Brad has come on board as well to help with the deep thinking and heavy lifting.
"We want to quench your thirst with delicious, drinkable beer. We are fascinated with the evolution of the American craft movement, and we're proud to produce great beer for the fine folks of Eastern NC."