We here at DUST OFF Brewing Co. are focused on making the brewery the center of neighborhood life, and not simply just a place to eat and drink. We strive to be your “Third Place”, which is a cornerstone of gatherings and friendships.
According to DUSTOFF.ORG, “The call sign “DUSTOFF” comes from the radio call sign given to the first aeromedical helicopter evacuation unit in Vietnam, the 57th Medical Detachment (Hel Amb), which arrived in-country in 1962. The 57th initially communicated internally on any vacant frequency it could find. In Saigon, the Navy Support Activity, which controlled all call words used in call signs in South Vietnam, allowed the 57th to adopt the call sign DUSTOFF. This call sign epitomized the 57th’s medical evacuation missions. Since the countryside was then dry and dusty, helicopter pickups in the fields often blew dust, dirt, blankets, and shelter halves all over the men on the ground. Nearly all evacuation helicopters throughout the Vietnam War assumed the call sign DUSTOFF followed be a numerical designation, the exception being the air ambulances of the 1st Calvary Division, and no one ever attempted to change this during the remainder of the conflict. Though other call signs regularly changed, both ground and aviation units refused to refer to these evacuation helicopters by any other call sign. By adopting DUSTOFF in those early stages of the Vietnam War, the legend was born.”
We chose the name as an homage to our Armed Forces and a nod to one of our founders, Josh, who was a Blackhawk pilot in the South Carolina National Guard. We hope to honor the name and grow the legend by delivering great beer to our community!
Simply put, we want to deliver high-quality craft beer in a comfortable and inviting setting. Although we have our favorite beers, we also appreciate many different beer styles. We want to offer a few well-balanced go-to beers that are available year round, as well as some more interesting limited-production and seasonal offerings. When you come to our taproom, we want you to be able to discover great new beers but also get a beer that you already love. So come on by and check out our latest offerings as well as our tried and true favorites!
DUST OFF Brewing Co. was founded by craft beer enthusiasts Josh and David. Initially, their love of beer was limited to consuming it. More recently, Josh put that enthusiasm into action when he started home-brewing in his garage. After brewing on his own for a bit, he invited David to join him. Through trial and error, and through brewing many batches, they produced some great beers that they shared with friends and family. Eventually, they decided it was time to take their extensive amateur experience and turn professional so they can share their beer with the larger Rock Hill community. They would love for you to come on by and try a pint or two and let them know what you think!