A Richmond brewery soon will turn off the taps at its Hooville location.
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery will shutter its Charlottesville taproom at the end of 2019, the company announced Monday.
It opened the 3,300-square-foot location in February 2017 in the Uncommon Building at 1000 W. Main St., roughly equidistant to the UVA campus and Downtown Mall. It was dubbed Hardywood Pilot Brewery & Taproom, and operated a 3.5-barrel brew system to experiment with new brews.
In a post on its Facebook account on Monday, Hardywood wrote that the 2-year-old outpost has been central to its research and development, but is going to close on Dec. 23. It will relocate the pilot program to its West Creek facility at 821 Sanctuary Trail Drive in Goochland.
Co-founders Eric McKay and Patrick Murtaugh weren’t available for comment at press time.
Hardywood invested about $300,000 into the location.
Per the social media post, all Hardywood employees in Charlottesville have been invited to remain with the company.
Hardywood’s announcement comes a few weeks after it closed on a $766,000 capital raise to help fund a restaurant it’s building at its West Creek location.