The tower would rise on the site of an existing gas station in the heart of VCU, while the Ownby project will take shape around the original location of Hardywood brewery.
The brewery is preparing to consolidate and renovate its home base in the city to help make way for a potential new development.
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.