Citing a slowdown in the craft beer industry, a local brewery is looking for more time to hold up its end of a 2017 economic development deal.
The opening marks a career change for owner Thomas Pakurak Jr., who got into homebrewing years ago while working in IT.
An increasing popular libation is giving rise to a pair of new regional booze brands.
Dozens of mask-wearing guests helped toast the launch last week of the region’s newest winery.
“It’s not a long-term solution at all, but it’s breathing some life back into our business after the complete disintegration of on-premise sales.”
Work on the farm brewery, the first brewery planned in Moseley, has been slowed down by tweaks to its designs and the pandemic.
A bit of extra regulatory breathing room from loosened ABC restrictions during the pandemic has opened up new, and in some cases potentially business-saving revenue streams, for many local liquor makers.
The neighborhood’s newest offering had to delay its opening due to coronavirus, but now is looking to take advantage of its bevy of outdoor space.
The pandemic’s effects reverberate in a peculiar way for coffee shops, which in normal times rely on the human connection and community – and customers sitting and often staying a while.
The local brewery has permanently closed its satellite location in Shockoe Bottom after less than three years and now plans to expand into distilled liquor at its rural Goochland headquarters.