Meet the Crew

-Meet the Crew-

Eric and Jeff
Jeff Eaton, the owner of Barley Island in Noblesville, IN partnered with Eric Smith to open Deer Creek Brewery in the fall of 2015.

Jeff and Eric were long time friends and colleagues at Roche Diagnostics for years, working on projects together in marketing and finance, respectively.  In between projects the two always enjoyed a beer together, talking about how to bring the great Barley Island beer to a larger market.  Finally, in the fall of 2015, the time was right, and Deer Creek Brewery was born.

Brock Chapman is your favorite bartender. He’s been with Deer Creek Brewery since day 2. He works hard to provide you with a welcoming environment in our taproom. Brock is the heart and spirit of Deer Creek Brewery

Jonathan Couch was hired as Assistant Brewer in June 2018. Besides performing a variety of cellar work in the brewery, he pours beer at many of our festivals, visits local establishments on sales visits, even works to update the website and email campaigns.