Local Scoop Gets The Scoop On VBC

We're all really excited (understatement) about the start of brewing at The Virginia Beer Company. Just as we were preparing for our very first brew day in January, The Local Scoop swooped in and got the scoop (so to speak) on our plans to get brewing and get open in 2016. Excerpt below and the full story can be enjoyed here

Amid the hustle and bustle of preparations last week in anticipation of Winter Storm Jonas, the team at Virginia Beer Co. was busy preparing for another momentous, albeit less apocalyptic, occasion.

After years of planning, co-founders Robby Willey and Chris Smith, along with brewmaster Jonathan Newman, worked despite the backdrop of snow to get ready for the first brew day at their Second Street brewery in Williamsburg.

If all goes to plan, the new craft brewery will have its first beer completed by mid-February, with a goal to finish seven more beers ahead of a grand opening tentatively scheduled for March.

“We’re all really excited,” Willey said.
— Amanda Kerr, The Local Scoop Magazine

Hampton Roads Enjoys A Good Beer

We've been working hard at The Virginia Beer Co. to get up & running. Buildout and site work at 401 are ongoing and our bigger pieces of equipment (including brewhouses!) and kegs are arriving soon. With all that's going on, it can be nice to take a step back and admire the amazing craft beer landscape that is developing in the Hampton Roads area. Virginia is already a beer destination in it's own right, and we love seeing HRVA get its due as well. The Daily Press recently published an article on the breweries, current and future, working to build the area's craft reputation. And they were kind enough to put together an interactive map of what's here and what's to come! Get your road trips planned!

Hampton Roads breweries reach out to customers in new ways

Map: Breweries in Hampton Roads

Hampton Roads Class of 2015

Vaunted company! We here at The Virginia Beer Co. can't wait to join The Bold Mariner Brewing Company, Coelacanth Brewing, BenchTop Brewing Company, Rip Rap Brewing Co., Wasserhund Brewing Company, The Oozlefinch Craft Brewery, Commonwealth Brewing Company, and Tradition Brewing Company as members of the Hampton Roads Class of 2015.

VEER Magazine:  21 Craft Breweries in Hampton Roads by End of 2015

Along with the great breweries already up & brewing this could lead to one heckuva future HRVA collaboration brew!