A brewery from the city is taking a flight out to the suburbs.
Triple Crossing Beer is preparing to open a location in Blackwood Development’s 25-acre Winterfield Crossing mixed-use project in Midlothian.
The brewery will open in a 3,000-square-foot standalone building designed by Perretz & Young Architects. Blackwood’s Nolen Blackwood said the brewery also will have a few more thousand square feet of outdoor patio space facing a pond in the development.
“We’re creating a boardwalk on the pond, and want it to be an entertainment area,” Blackwood said. “Hopefully, we can get a couple more restaurants over there.”
The brewery is aiming to open in late 2021 or early 2022. Both of its locations in the city remain open.
Triple Crossing co-owner Adam Worcester was not available for comment by press time.
Since opening on Foushee Street downtown in 2014, Triple Crossing has built a dedicated following of fans — thanks in part to its popular Falcon Smash IPA.
The brewery, in a social media post Monday, wrote that the new Midlothian spot will have offerings similar to its other two outposts, though the Midlothian location will pour beers that have been fermented in an open setting, a process that it says will produce more unique brews.
Winterfield Crossing, which has been in the works since 2015, along Midlothian Turnpike and Winterfield Road, includes over 400 apartments that are mixed as market-rate and age-restricted, 100,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space, and about 20,000-square-feet of office space.
The development has been able to hook both local and national commercial tenants. Its other local tenants include Carytown Bicycle Co., coworking chain Gather and Hot Chick, a restaurant from EAT Restaurant Partners.
Also in the works in the Moseley section of the county is Hidden Wit Brewing Co., run in part by Brad Cooper, whose Steam Bell Beer Works was among the first breweries to open in Chesterfield since the modern boom.