Food Trucks

Welcome the Harvest

Fall is here and we are celebrating the harvest season with a bounty of bodacious beer events! More information to come, but please see below for our plans for the first half of the wonderful month of November. And don't forget, we have a food truck on site EVERY day that we're open! 

Visit our family friendly taproom & pet friendly beer garden every Wednesday through Sunday for beers & cheers! 

BIG Weekend

TWO beer releases, TWO food trucks, TWO events, TWO days. Kinda loving this weekend so much that we're adding hours on Sunday!

Things kick off Saturday at Noon with Belgians & Bro's and Wit & Measure! Bro's Fish Tacos will be serving 'til 9ish and we're open until 9:30 pm!

But don't sleep on Sunday...at least don't sleep in! We are opening EARLY for Fans on the Run | June. We'll be up & pouring at 9:30 am after the run, joined by Paradise Bistro @ The Virginia Beer Co who will be serving BREAKFAST on the beer garden! And we'll be bringing back Fans favorite Rob Your Head Imperial Red for the occasion.

Later on Sunday Barley's Visits Virginia Beer Company at 1 pm for a guided tour + tasting with our brewmaster. AND Paradise Bistro at The Virginia Beer Co. continues to dish for lunch & dinner. Open until 7 pm!

Happy/hoppy weekend, all!

Quick Hits & Food Trucks, Part 2

It's been an amazing start to the new year in the Greater Williamsburg area. The biggest news (at least for us) is that The Virginia Beer Company's buildout at 401 Second Street is practically complete! With the exception of a few odds & ends on our punch list, we've been working steadily along to make this facility into the brewery of the future. With the wrap of construction and the start of brewing (maybe that's bigger news!), we've been busy getting ready for a grand opening in the spring, and find ourselves trying to take a moment to recap the amazing start to the year.

In our last update, we provided a few notes on the delivery of our brewing equipment and the progress of our buildout. In addition, we were getting hungry over the prospect of food trucks being allowed in York County. The December vote that was set to allow food trucks was tabled due to a complication (per WYDaily), but the New Year's resolution stuck early and the Board of Supervisors passed the updated regulations in January (per WYDaily) (almost a year after we first started the conversation)! We had initially worked to design 401's beer garden so that food trucks could pull alongside the space and provide access to their sumptuous morsels while our patrons were enjoying the outdoors with a Virginia beer in hand in front of the brewery. We're now excited about the opportunity to work with Williamsburg's amazing culinary artists and introduce the area to some new flavors (such as from our friends at Karnage Asada) now that we can formally host food trucks at 401!

Meanwhile, the Hampton Roads craft beer scene continued to grow in new and exciting ways. Future openings by fellow newcomers were announced and upcoming moves and expansions by other known brewers were unveiled. In addition, the year-end brought with it a time of celebration for the amazing brewing going on around the area. We were thrilled that our Public Frenemy No. 1 collaboration with fellow York County brewery Alewerks Brewing Company received a silver medal for Best Collaboration at the VEER Magazine Golden Tap Awards! To play even a small role in the HRVA craft beer scene in 2015 before we open was a great thrill. We CANNOT WAIT to get even more involved when Spring 2016 rolls around!

Quick Hits & Food Trucks

It has been a whirlwind around 401 Second Street the past few months. We have been working steadily through our buildout and site work, and after many months are mere weeks away from the completion of these tasks. All of our major brewing equipment is now in house, and if all goes well Virginia Beer Co. will be brewing in a few (comparatively) short weeks! We had a quick mention in a recent business notes section in The Virginia Gazette to mark the milestone of our equipment delivery.

We've also been working closely with York County on their food truck regulations. After many conversations about the viability of food trucks in the area, and our desire to host them at 401, we are happy to report that York County's Planning Commission came out in support of food trucks in November! We're now less than a week away from a final vote on the topic by the York County Board of Supervisors on 12/15. If all goes well, we'll be seeing some tasty trucks roll in to Williamsburg (with many frequent stops at 401) in 2016!

Exciting times around Williamsburg and around 401!

Food Trucks in York County, VA?

There's been a lot of recent news in York County about the potential for formalizing rules that would allow food trucks to operate alongside businesses in the county...such as microbreweries! The Virginia Beer Company was recently approached by two local news organizations inquiring about our thoughts on food trucks (Cliffs Notes: we love the idea!): 

WYDaily.com:  York Planners Examine Possibility of Pairing Food Trucks with Microbreweries

Daily Press:  York County is open for beer; where are the food trucks?

Craft beer AND food trucks? Williamsburg is going to be one hopping place in 2015! We're looking forward to updates on the topic in February!