WHO ARE WE?

Heliotrope is a majority woman-owned business, with community at the core of all that we do.

We strive to cook and brew with as many local ingredients as possible, from produce grown within a few miles of the brewery, to barley harvested and malted here in Virginia.

Our walls are hung with rotating local artwork, not televisions, and our taproom is set with community tables intended to promote conversation with friends, new and old, over a shared meal or a round of beers.

Everyone is welcome at Heliotrope. We are family friendly, queer friendly, and we stand against racism and discrimination in all its forms.

We love soccer, 80’s bands, and dogs.

We’re proud to partner with artisan producers and our local farmers

 
Lexington Coffee Roasters, Hermitage Hollow Farm, Singing Earth Produce, Sunflower Flats Farm, Murphy & Rude Malting, Riverbend Malt House, Whistle Creek Apiary, Epiphany Craft Malt, Seasons’  Yield Farm, Halcyon Days Cider, Edible Landscaping, Verdant Acres Farm, Buffalo Creek Beef, Castle Hill Cidery, Hearthstone Farm,  Farmer Focus Paradox Farm, Olympia Provisions, Mama Lil’s, Gracious Day Grains, Papa Weaver’s Pork

MEET OUR TEAM

Erik Jones
Co-Owner/Brewer
  • Hometown: Portland, OR
  • Favorite Band: The Clash, Spiritualized, The Jesus and Mary Chain
  • Favorite Beverage & Food Pairing: Pilsner and Low Country Boil
  • Fun Fact: In my spare time, I guide treks for my friends at Embark Exploration Company. I’ve climbed Kilimanjaro twice, and have been to Everest Base Camp more than ten times.
Jenefer Davies
Co-Owner
  • Hometown: Montoursville, PA
  • Favorite band: Billy Joel/Elton John
  • Favorite Beverage & food pairing: Lasagne & Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Fun Fact: I perform and teach aerial dance 50 feet in the air and recently wrote a textbook about it.
Danny Carter
  • Hometown: Lexington
  • Favorite band: Green Day
  • Favorite drink & food pairing: Water and stir fry (I have lots of food allergies)
  • Fun fact: I cannot burp the alphabet
Emma Davies-Mansfield
  • Hometown: Roanoke/ Lexington
  • Favorite band: I can’t pick one! Here are my top three in no particular order: David Bowie, Depeche Mode, Spiritualized
  • Favorite drink & food pairing: Tequila-barrel aged gose and barbacoa tacos (with all the toppings)
  • Fun facts: I’m an aerial silks teacher, and I speak German! I’m currently studying at the University of Virginia.
Mary Kathryn Field
  • Hometown: High Point, NC
  • Favorite band: Fleetwood Mac (favorite artist: James Taylor)
  • Favorite drink & food pairing: Mansplaining the Patriarchy & Za’atar Pizza
  • Fun fact: When I was a senior at Carolina, I won a radio competition and the prize was Flo Rida performing a private concert at my house during the Carolina-Duke Basketball game.
Danny Carter
  • Hometown: Lexington
  • Favorite band: Green Day
  • Favorite drink & food pairing: Water and stir fry (I have lots of food allergies)
  • Fun fact: I cannot burp the alphabet
Emma Davies-Mansfield
  • Hometown: Roanoke/ Lexington
  • Favorite band: I can’t pick one! Here are my top three in no particular order: David Bowie, Depeche Mode, Spiritualized
  • Favorite drink & food pairing: Tequila-barrel aged gose and barbacoa tacos (with all the toppings)
  • Fun facts: I’m an aerial silks teacher, and I speak German! I’m currently studying at the University of Virginia.
Mary Kathryn Field
  • Hometown: High Point, NC
  • Favorite band: Fleetwood Mac (favorite artist: James Taylor)
  • Favorite drink & food pairing: Mansplaining the Patriarchy & Za’atar Pizza
  • Fun fact: When I was a senior at Carolina, I won a radio competition and the prize was Flo Rida performing a private concert at my house during the Carolina-Duke Basketball game.
Ryan Larsen
  • Hometown: Mesa, AZ
  • Favorite band: John Mayer/ Jimi Hendrix
  • Favorite drink & food pairing: Heliocene and muffuletta pizza
  • Fun fact: Aspiring Bob Ross paint along expert
Whitney Larsen
  • Hometown: Mesa, AZ
  • Favorite band: Blake Shelton
  • Favorite drink & food pairing: Milk and cookies
  • Fun fact: My left arm is 3 inches shorter than my right arm
Will Murdock
  • Hometown: Lexington
  • Favorite artist: Mac Miller
  • Favorite drink & food pairing: Seltzer and Heliotrope falafel pizza
  • Fun fact: I use paint to customize shoes
Jared Shelley
  • Hometown: Lexington, KY
  • Favorite band: The Avett Brothers
  • Favorite drink & food pairing: 18th & Morrison and Roasted Grape
  • Fun fact: I’ve lived in two Lexingtons!
Corey Smallwood
  • Hometown: Lexington
  • Favorite band: Panic! At The Disco
  • Favorite drink & food pairing: New Boots Goofin (Heliotrope) paired with Fish Tacos
  • Fun fact: Third Degree Black Belt, dancer, and can say the ABCs backward
Jeff Turner
  • Hometown: Lexington
  • Favorite band: I enjoy everything from classic rock to rap, just depends on my mood.
  • Favorite drink & food pairing: I love a good scotch.
  • Fun fact: I enjoy spending time with family and making shoes (amateur cobbler).