As it looks to go into capital-raising mode, a local homebrew equipment startup has struck a deal with an industry giant.
The Shockoe Slip brewery has closed after just a year in business, but its wares are likely to wash up down in Prince George County.
A decade ago, there were no neighborhood brewery tours in Richmond. The term “triple crossing” was still just the name of where some railroad tracks intersected downtown. And out-of-town breweries certainly didn’t have eyes for local outposts.
The Richmond brewery this month released Coffee Cake Stout, to be sold primarily at the Pennsylvania-based gas station chain’s locations throughout the Richmond region.
There soon may be about 12 million reasons for a local distillery to raise a glass this holiday season.
The 8,500-square-foot location includes a stage, a 10-barrel brew system and 24 beers on tap, both inside and on the roof.
Another new brewery is in the planning stages for Hopewell, this time with a Florida-based beer maker eyeing an outpost along the city’s riverfront in the former Dockside Restaurant.
The latest recognition of Richmond’s beer scene is putting the spotlight on a brewery dating back 150 years, highlighting a history that present-day enthusiasts expect to boost area beer tourism.
Good Ship Brewing, a brewpub with a $2 million development budget, is in the works in the city’s downtown, across from the Beacon Theatre.
Charlottesville-based Grit Coffee is taking over a former Sweet Frog fro-yo shop in Richmond’s West End, after vacating its downtown spot on East Grace Street this month.