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48″ Stainless Mash Paddle – $12.82, Best Price

Homebrew Finds - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 08:05
48″/4 Foot Stainless Steel Mixing Paddle by Winco. Use as a mash paddle. 7/21/15 10:02 AM Central:  Lots of small price drops has dropped the price on this highly rated paddle $9.82 from $22.36 to this down to $12.82.  That’s the best historical Amazon price I found.  For comparison… the smaller 24″ and 36″ versions […]
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2,000 mL Erlenmeyer Flask – $14.99

Homebrew Finds - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 08:01
2,000 mL/2 Liter Borosilicate Flask for making yeast starters Product Description – Here  Use coupon code BEERDEAL to get this discount. Erlenmeyer Flask (2000 ml) Y430 – $14.99 + Free Shipping with a $59 order Availability: This is a More Beer Deal of the Day.  Quantities are limited. Check the Deal of the Day section – Here – to see if this is still available. Related: Yeast Starters & Fermentation · StirStarter Stir […]
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Book Of Beer – A Book for Beer Lovers, Kindle Edition… Free

Homebrew Finds - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 08:00
Book of Beer – A Book For Beer Lovers – Kindle Edition by David Webb.  This short title on beer and brewing covers background, some history, beer in different countries along with some material on homebrewing. Kindle Edition books can be viewed on your Kindle Device or on free reader applications available for your iPhone, Android or Windows smart […]
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Ends Soon: Christmas in July Sale

Homebrew Finds - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 07:21
This great sale ends soon…. Adventures in Homebrewing has a short “Christmas in July” sale going on right now.  They have a variety of products on sale with prices matches their Cyber Monday (Cybeer-Monday) Sale. Sale Items include… Brand New NSF Ball Lock Kegs – $69! AIH Gingerbread Brown Spiced Ale – $20 CyBier RyBier […]
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Brewery Organization – Label Printer on Lightning Deals

Homebrew Finds - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 06:20
Backlit display.  14 fonts to choose from.  Efficient label use – 62% less waste vs other brands.  Store 50 designs for easy re-printing. Label keg lines, kegs, manifolds, storage bins and more. 7/21/15 8:18 AM Central: This is marked down to $30.99 as an Amazon Lightning Deal.  Shipping is free with Prime or a qualifying $35 order.  Check […]
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Reader Tip: Digital Thermometer… $3.99

Homebrew Finds - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 06:13
Thanks to HBF Reader Matt for this tip!  There are 8 Ways to Connect with HBF Digital thermometer with 5″ stainless steel stem.  Large digit readout.  Hold feature.  10 minute auto off.  Includes protective storage sheath.  Reads -58 to 572 deg F.  Powered by an included LR44 battery. 7/21/15 8:12 AM Central: This is selling for just […]
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Beer In Ads #1622: Chair Painting

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 22:03
Monday’s ad is for Budweiser, from 1950. This is from Bud’s long-running “there’s nothing like it … absolutely nothing” series. At least in this ad, the man is serving a beer to his wife, as there are two bottles and glasses. But she seems to be the only one...

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WeighMax Digital Scale… $8.95, Best Price

Homebrew Finds - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 21:00
WeighMax 4801 Digital Multifunctional Kitchen Scale by WeighMax.  11 lb capacity.  Displays ounces/lbs/grams/kgs.  Weighs in .05 ounce/1 gram graduations.  Powered by the included 4 AAA batteries.  5.5″ diameter platform.  Tare features zeroes out container weight.  Put on the container you’ll use and hit the tare button to zero out the scale. Use for grain, DME and […]
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Update: Inkbird Pre-Wired Dual Stage Temp Controller – $35.50 Shipped

Homebrew Finds - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 20:17
Itc-308 by Inkbird Inkbird, manufacturers of the ITC-1000 Dual Stage Temp Controller (and lots more gear), have released a plug and play, pre-wired, dual stage temperature controller! Dual Stage Digital Temperature Controller.  Controls both a heating and cooling device.  Alternatively, it can control a heating or a cooling device.  Displays in Fahrenheit and Centigrade.  Maximum […]
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Homebrew Fermentation Heater – $19.99

Homebrew Finds - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 20:02
Electric Fermentation Heater used to help regulate fermentation temperature.  Can be used with glass, plastic or steel fermenters.  Use in conjunction with a temperature controller to dial in fermentation temps. 7/20/15 10:02 PM Central: The price on this highly rated fermentation heater has dropped $5 to $19.99.  Shipping is free with Prime or a qualifying $35 order.  Check […]
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Odell Brewing moves to shared ownership

BeerPulse - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 18:15

From left: Wynne, Doug, and Corkie Odell in the new brewhouse

Press Release:

(Fort Collins, CO) – Doug, Wynne and Corkie Odell founded Odell Brewing Company in 1989 as a family owned, community focused Colorado business, committed to making great beer and empowering outstanding co-workers.

26 years later, the Odells are selling majority interest in the brewery to these co-workers who have created the company’s success. The founders will remain in active management, with Wynne continuing to serve as CEO.

The Odells were clear about what they wanted as their legacy: continuation of the brewery’s cultural fabric, its financial stability and its independent control. As Doug Odell stated, “the craft beer industry is changing dramatically and we have seen several of our friends and neighbors selling their companies, in whole or part, to major brewers and private equity firms. While these options are more lucrative than the one we chose, we believe that the people who built OBC are the best ones to lead us successfully into the future.”

Doug, Wynne and Corkie sold 19% of the brewery’s stock to a newly formed Employee Stock Option Plan (ESOP), in which all co-workers participate. The stock in the ESOP will change in value as the company grows, creating a direct reward for the efforts of each co-worker.

A majority of the company’s stock has been sold to the company’s executive team, including Eric Smith, CSMO, Brendan McGivney, COO and Chris Banks, CFO. This team collectively shares 52 years of experience with the Odell family and the Brewery. The remaining stock will be retained by the individual co-founders to continue the Odell family legacy.

About Odell Brewing – Founded in 1989, Odell Brewing was started by Doug Odell, his wife Wynne, and his sister Corkie. Today, the culture of family and collaboration still thrives fostering a brewery full of beer-centric people. It is this passion for beer that inspires Odell Brewing to create quality, hand-crafted, innovative brews. As a regional craft brewery, Odell Brewing is committed to serving the communities in which it distributes by minimizing its environmental impact, sourcing local raw materials, and through its charitable giving program known as Odell Outreach. Odell Brewing was named a “Best Company to Work For” in 2013 by ColoradoBiz Magazine and is an award winning brewery, nationally and internationally: 2014 World Beer Cup® – gold for Runoff, 2013 Great American Beer Festival® – gold medal for 5 Barrel Pale Ale, 2012 Brewers Association Recognition Award, 2011 Great American Beer Festival® – gold medal for Friek, 2008 World Beer Cup® – gold for IPA. 2007 Great American Beer Festival® – gold medal for IPA.

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Odell Brewing moves to shared ownership

BeerNews.org - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 18:15

From left: Wynne, Doug, and Corkie Odell in the new brewhouse

Press Release:

(Fort Collins, CO) – Doug, Wynne and Corkie Odell founded Odell Brewing Company in 1989 as a family owned, community focused Colorado business, committed to making great beer and empowering outstanding co-workers.

26 years later, the Odells are selling majority interest in the brewery to these co-workers who have created the company’s success. The founders will remain in active management, with Wynne continuing to serve as CEO.

The Odells were clear about what they wanted as their legacy: continuation of the brewery’s cultural fabric, its financial stability and its independent control. As Doug Odell stated, “the craft beer industry is changing dramatically and we have seen several of our friends and neighbors selling their companies, in whole or part, to major brewers and private equity firms. While these options are more lucrative than the one we chose, we believe that the people who built OBC are the best ones to lead us successfully into the future.”

Doug, Wynne and Corkie sold 19% of the brewery’s stock to a newly formed Employee Stock Option Plan (ESOP), in which all co-workers participate. The stock in the ESOP will change in value as the company grows, creating a direct reward for the efforts of each co-worker.

A majority of the company’s stock has been sold to the company’s executive team, including Eric Smith, CSMO, Brendan McGivney, COO and Chris Banks, CFO. This team collectively shares 52 years of experience with the Odell family and the Brewery. The remaining stock will be retained by the individual co-founders to continue the Odell family legacy.

About Odell Brewing – Founded in 1989, Odell Brewing was started by Doug Odell, his wife Wynne, and his sister Corkie. Today, the culture of family and collaboration still thrives fostering a brewery full of beer-centric people. It is this passion for beer that inspires Odell Brewing to create quality, hand-crafted, innovative brews. As a regional craft brewery, Odell Brewing is committed to serving the communities in which it distributes by minimizing its environmental impact, sourcing local raw materials, and through its charitable giving program known as Odell Outreach. Odell Brewing was named a “Best Company to Work For” in 2013 by ColoradoBiz Magazine and is an award winning brewery, nationally and internationally: 2014 World Beer Cup® – gold for Runoff, 2013 Great American Beer Festival® – gold medal for 5 Barrel Pale Ale, 2012 Brewers Association Recognition Award, 2011 Great American Beer Festival® – gold medal for Friek, 2008 World Beer Cup® – gold for IPA. 2007 Great American Beer Festival® – gold medal for IPA.

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Brand New NSF Certified Ball Lock Kegs… $69 + First Looks

Homebrew Finds - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 18:08
Adventures in Homebrewing has a short “Christmas in July” sale going on right now.  They have a variety of products on sale with prices matches their Cyber Monday (Cybeer-Monday) Sale. As part of the sale, they’ve marked down brand new, NSF certified 5 gallon ball lock kegs down to… $69.  This is an amazing value. […]
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Atlanta Brewing Company (Red Brick Beer) names Garett Lockhart as President

BeerPulse - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 17:00

Press Release:

(Atlanta, GA) – The Atlanta Brewing Company, Georgia’s oldest craft brewer and the maker of the Red Brick and Laughing Skull brands, has named Garett Lockhart as its new president, effective immediately.

The brewery, which is better known as Red Brick Brewing, prides itself on award-winning craft brews and its reputation for great beer. As such, the promotion of Garett from Brewmaster to President makes great sense. According to Bob Budd, who had been President of Atlanta Brewing Company‘s since 2005, “We are excited about selecting Garett Lockhart, our current Brewmaster, to lead Red Brick Brewing. He has shown tremendous talent and commitment to make our beers ‘great.’ Garett has the respect of the team to take the company to the next level of our craft.” As Lockhart takes the reigns as president, Budd will remain on the Red Brick board and continue to be active in Georgia’s Craft Brewers Guild.

The 35-year-old Lockhart has been at Red Brick for almost five years. He grew up in Southern California, where he first fell in love with craft beer. Since joining Red Brick in 2010, he worked his way up to Head Brewer and has been recognized for numerous award-winning brews, including a silver at the U.S. Open Championships in the specialty category.

According to Lockhart, “I’m proud of where Red Brick is now. We’ve made many improvements over the last few years that have really elevated our product. The team here at Red Brick is the strongest I’ve seen in my time with the company. Production is staffed by talented, hard-working pros. The sales team is clicking on all cylinders and the supporting roles are contributing to the overall success of the company. As president, I will continue to keep everyone focused on quality and consistency. Most importantly, when people see Red Brick, they’ll know that they are drinking a well-made, high-quality craft beer.”

Founded in 1993, Red Brick Brewing Company began its brewing odyssey at a small building in downtown Atlanta. Since then, the brewery has established a more than 20-year tradition of producing fresh, interesting, and delicious brews. Red Brick prides itself on crafting a variety of year-round and seasonal offerings, including its exclusive Brick Mason series.

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Atlanta Brewing Company (Red Brick Beer) names Garett Lockhart as President

BeerNews.org - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 17:00

Press Release:

(Atlanta, GA) – The Atlanta Brewing Company, Georgia’s oldest craft brewer and the maker of the Red Brick and Laughing Skull brands, has named Garett Lockhart as its new president, effective immediately.

The brewery, which is better known as Red Brick Brewing, prides itself on award-winning craft brews and its reputation for great beer. As such, the promotion of Garett from Brewmaster to President makes great sense. According to Bob Budd, who had been President of Atlanta Brewing Company‘s since 2005, “We are excited about selecting Garett Lockhart, our current Brewmaster, to lead Red Brick Brewing. He has shown tremendous talent and commitment to make our beers ‘great.’ Garett has the respect of the team to take the company to the next level of our craft.” As Lockhart takes the reigns as president, Budd will remain on the Red Brick board and continue to be active in Georgia’s Craft Brewers Guild.

The 35-year-old Lockhart has been at Red Brick for almost five years. He grew up in Southern California, where he first fell in love with craft beer. Since joining Red Brick in 2010, he worked his way up to Head Brewer and has been recognized for numerous award-winning brews, including a silver at the U.S. Open Championships in the specialty category.

According to Lockhart, “I’m proud of where Red Brick is now. We’ve made many improvements over the last few years that have really elevated our product. The team here at Red Brick is the strongest I’ve seen in my time with the company. Production is staffed by talented, hard-working pros. The sales team is clicking on all cylinders and the supporting roles are contributing to the overall success of the company. As president, I will continue to keep everyone focused on quality and consistency. Most importantly, when people see Red Brick, they’ll know that they are drinking a well-made, high-quality craft beer.”

Founded in 1993, Red Brick Brewing Company began its brewing odyssey at a small building in downtown Atlanta. Since then, the brewery has established a more than 20-year tradition of producing fresh, interesting, and delicious brews. Red Brick prides itself on crafting a variety of year-round and seasonal offerings, including its exclusive Brick Mason series.

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Nebraska Brewing Co. names Nate Sellergren as new National Sales Director

BeerPulse - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 16:48

Press Release:

(Papillion, NE) – Nebraska Brewing Company is pleased to announce Nate Sellergren has joined the company as National Sales Director. In his role as National Sales Director, Nate will focus on developing and growing sales in Nebraska Brewing Company’s expanding portfolio of regional and national accounts.

Nate brings a wealth of industry experience, having spent the last 7 years working for Stone Brewing Company including the past 4 years in the role of Midwest Regional Brewery Representative. Nate was instrumental in state openings, new product launches, development of market business strategies, and the construction of annual business plans for those distributors in his assigned regions. Nate’s entire career has been spent in sales and marketing and most recently, his region was ranked #1 in Case Equivalent growth for overall Stone Brewing Company sales in the first half of 2014.

Paul Kavulak, President of Nebraska Brewing Company stated: “We’re at a stage in our business development where a little beer in a lot of places no longer fits our desire to more deeply penetrate existing markets.” Adding, “We intend to utilize Nate’s skillset to not only broaden our strategy of becoming THE beer of Nebraska, but to also finally become a much stronger supplier and have a more communicative presence in those markets that have supported us when we didn’t have much beer to sell. We’re thrilled that Nate and Nate’s experience will be added to our growing team.”

Kim Kavulak, Vice President of Nebraska Brewing Company added: “As our team and company continues to grow, it is important to attract and develop individuals that will contribute to our long term success. We feel very fortunate and very excited that Nate will be an instrumental part of that success.”

Nate Sellergren adds, “From the first time I visited Nebraska Brewing Co. brewpub, I was impressed with, not only the great beer, but the amazing people as well! Since that time Paul, Kim and everyone at NBC have treated me like family and continued to innovate and make killer beer. I am thrilled and honored to be apart of this amazing team!”

Nebraska Brewing Company was formed in November of 2007 and has established itself as a Midwest Innovator of quality Craft Beers and artisanal Barrel-Aged Products. Building on a reputation for quality, flavor, and creativity, Nebraska Brewing Company strives to be a stand-out in an ever growing field. Nebraska Brewing Company is proud to be locally owned and locally operated.

Small, independent, and pushing the envelope.

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Nebraska Brewing Co. names Nate Sellergren as new National Sales Director

BeerNews.org - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 16:48

Press Release:

(Papillion, NE) – Nebraska Brewing Company is pleased to announce Nate Sellergren has joined the company as National Sales Director. In his role as National Sales Director, Nate will focus on developing and growing sales in Nebraska Brewing Company’s expanding portfolio of regional and national accounts.

Nate brings a wealth of industry experience, having spent the last 7 years working for Stone Brewing Company including the past 4 years in the role of Midwest Regional Brewery Representative. Nate was instrumental in state openings, new product launches, development of market business strategies, and the construction of annual business plans for those distributors in his assigned regions. Nate’s entire career has been spent in sales and marketing and most recently, his region was ranked #1 in Case Equivalent growth for overall Stone Brewing Company sales in the first half of 2014.

Paul Kavulak, President of Nebraska Brewing Company stated: “We’re at a stage in our business development where a little beer in a lot of places no longer fits our desire to more deeply penetrate existing markets.” Adding, “We intend to utilize Nate’s skillset to not only broaden our strategy of becoming THE beer of Nebraska, but to also finally become a much stronger supplier and have a more communicative presence in those markets that have supported us when we didn’t have much beer to sell. We’re thrilled that Nate and Nate’s experience will be added to our growing team.”

Kim Kavulak, Vice President of Nebraska Brewing Company added: “As our team and company continues to grow, it is important to attract and develop individuals that will contribute to our long term success. We feel very fortunate and very excited that Nate will be an instrumental part of that success.”

Nate Sellergren adds, “From the first time I visited Nebraska Brewing Co. brewpub, I was impressed with, not only the great beer, but the amazing people as well! Since that time Paul, Kim and everyone at NBC have treated me like family and continued to innovate and make killer beer. I am thrilled and honored to be apart of this amazing team!”

Nebraska Brewing Company was formed in November of 2007 and has established itself as a Midwest Innovator of quality Craft Beers and artisanal Barrel-Aged Products. Building on a reputation for quality, flavor, and creativity, Nebraska Brewing Company strives to be a stand-out in an ever growing field. Nebraska Brewing Company is proud to be locally owned and locally operated.

Small, independent, and pushing the envelope.

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Limited Edition – Plinian Progeny Triple IPA – 3 Hop Shops + 19 Ounces of Hops

Homebrew Finds - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 16:24
Upscaled version of Northern Brewer’s Plinian Legacy (think Pliny the Elder).  Plinian Progeny is being called a Triple IPA.  Citrus, Pine, Grapefruit.  Rings in at 10% ABV.  Used three “hop shots” (90 minute bittering addition) along with a whopping… 19 ounces of hops. This limited edition kit is available in both extract and all grain […]
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Hardywood West: Hardywood Park to invest $28 million into Goochland County brewery

BeerPulse - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 13:51

Press Release:

(Richmond, VA) – Hardywood Park Craft Brewery is ecstatic to announce it has secured a site in Goochland County, Virginia as the future home of Hardywood West, a destination brewery campus. The 24 acre plot in West Creek Business Park sits along Tuckahoe Creek, providing phenomenal views of the lush Virginia landscape. The new campus, which will be built in phases, will accommodate 60,000 square feet of brewing and packaging facilities, a taproom and beer garden, agricultural fields, a food truck plaza, bocce courts, a natural amphitheater for live performances and walking paths connecting to a planned creekside trail system.

Hardywood president and cofounder Eric McKay said, “our vision has always been to provide an exceptional work environment for our team members, sufficient scale to keep pace with demand and sustain competitive forces, and a truly unique visitor experience. We’re thrilled to be able to accomplish all of that with this new facility.”

Averaging 100% growth per year since opening in 2011, Hardywood is on track to brew 15,000 barrels in 2015, and is rapidly nearing capacity. A custom, 60-barrel brewhouse and state of the art packaging equipment will allow Hardywood to increase initial capacity to more than 40,000 barrels per year, enabling expanded distribution beyond Virginia’s borders. Hardywood’s current headquarters, 13 miles east of West Creek in the City of Richmond, will continue to operate as a taproom and community events space, while brewing in the City will shift more toward research and development projects.

“Sophisticated instrumentation and better process control on our new brewing system will elevate our quality assurance and consistency to world class levels, delivering more value to our customers, and hopefully earning their loyalty,” explained brewmaster and cofounder Patrick Murtaugh. “At the same time, opening the new facility will enable us to dedicate our 20-barrel brewery in the City of Richmond entirely to creative brewing, experimentation and collaboration,” Murtaugh continued, “which are hallmarks of our brewing team that have driven the national recognition of the Hardywood brand.”

Hardywood explored dozens of site options throughout central Virginia and North Carolina, but selected the West Creek location in Goochland County because of its balance of industrial utilities, highway access, proximity to a growing population of young professionals and an idyllic setting with ample space for growth.

Hardywood will create 56 jobs at the new location and will bring more than $28 million in private investment to Goochland County with the multi-phase project. The largest purchaser of Virginia agricultural products in the brewing industry, Hardywood will be able to further develop its numerous partnerships with local farmers and artisans through its expansion. The project was made possible through the support of the Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development Fund, the Virginia Investment Partnership Grant and the Commonwealth’s Opportunity Fund, with matching support from Goochland County.

Speaking at the economic development announcement today in West Creek, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe said, “Hardywood has built a strong reputation for their award-winning beers and the integrity of their ingredients and business practices. I am thrilled to help them launch a new chapter in their business’s growth. Craft beer is an integral part of my plan to build a new Virginia economy, and Virginia is quickly becoming the most significant player in the craft beverage industry on the East Coast. Investments like this create jobs, tourism opportunities, and markets for Virginia’s farmers.”

The first phase of the project, consisting of a brewery, packaging hall and beer garden, is scheduled to open by the spring of 2017. The facility will retain Hardywood’s commitment to utilizing 100% renewable energy through solar, biomass and wind to power the brewery. Irrigation water will come from a rainwater retention system, natural light will be used extensively within the brewery, wood timbered for site grading will be reused in building out the taproom and ultra high efficiency equipment, mechanical systems and lighting will be employed.

Partners in the construction of Hardywood’s new brewery include Union Bank, general contractor Loughridge & Company, architect Price Studios, landscape architect Waterstreet Studio and civil engineer Kimley-Horn.

About Hardywood Park Craft Brewery:
Founded in Richmond, Virginia by lifelong friends, Hardywood has been soulfully brewing beer since 2011. Sourcing 100% of its power from renewables, including solar, biomass and wind, Hardywood is committed to minimizing its impact on the environment. Hardywood’s beers have earned international acclaim with medals at the World Beer Cup and Great American Beer Festival, a rare 100 rating by BeerAdvocate Magazine, was rated Virginia’s Top Brewery by RateBeer.com users and was recognized as Virginia’s Best Brewery by Thrillist.com. The company was awarded the Greater Richmond Chamber Business Council Business of the Year Award in 2013. Hardywood currently distributes throughout Virginia, Washington, D.C. and eastern Pennsylvania. Learn more about Hardywood at www.hardywood.com.

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Hardywood West: Hardywood Park to invest $28 million into Goochland County brewery

BeerNews.org - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 13:51

Press Release:

(Richmond, VA) – Hardywood Park Craft Brewery is ecstatic to announce it has secured a site in Goochland County, Virginia as the future home of Hardywood West, a destination brewery campus. The 24 acre plot in West Creek Business Park sits along Tuckahoe Creek, providing phenomenal views of the lush Virginia landscape. The new campus, which will be built in phases, will accommodate 60,000 square feet of brewing and packaging facilities, a taproom and beer garden, agricultural fields, a food truck plaza, bocce courts, a natural amphitheater for live performances and walking paths connecting to a planned creekside trail system.

Hardywood president and cofounder Eric McKay said, “our vision has always been to provide an exceptional work environment for our team members, sufficient scale to keep pace with demand and sustain competitive forces, and a truly unique visitor experience. We’re thrilled to be able to accomplish all of that with this new facility.”

Averaging 100% growth per year since opening in 2011, Hardywood is on track to brew 15,000 barrels in 2015, and is rapidly nearing capacity. A custom, 60-barrel brewhouse and state of the art packaging equipment will allow Hardywood to increase initial capacity to more than 40,000 barrels per year, enabling expanded distribution beyond Virginia’s borders. Hardywood’s current headquarters, 13 miles east of West Creek in the City of Richmond, will continue to operate as a taproom and community events space, while brewing in the City will shift more toward research and development projects.

“Sophisticated instrumentation and better process control on our new brewing system will elevate our quality assurance and consistency to world class levels, delivering more value to our customers, and hopefully earning their loyalty,” explained brewmaster and cofounder Patrick Murtaugh. “At the same time, opening the new facility will enable us to dedicate our 20-barrel brewery in the City of Richmond entirely to creative brewing, experimentation and collaboration,” Murtaugh continued, “which are hallmarks of our brewing team that have driven the national recognition of the Hardywood brand.”

Hardywood explored dozens of site options throughout central Virginia and North Carolina, but selected the West Creek location in Goochland County because of its balance of industrial utilities, highway access, proximity to a growing population of young professionals and an idyllic setting with ample space for growth.

Hardywood will create 56 jobs at the new location and will bring more than $28 million in private investment to Goochland County with the multi-phase project. The largest purchaser of Virginia agricultural products in the brewing industry, Hardywood will be able to further develop its numerous partnerships with local farmers and artisans through its expansion. The project was made possible through the support of the Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development Fund, the Virginia Investment Partnership Grant and the Commonwealth’s Opportunity Fund, with matching support from Goochland County.

Speaking at the economic development announcement today in West Creek, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe said, “Hardywood has built a strong reputation for their award-winning beers and the integrity of their ingredients and business practices. I am thrilled to help them launch a new chapter in their business’s growth. Craft beer is an integral part of my plan to build a new Virginia economy, and Virginia is quickly becoming the most significant player in the craft beverage industry on the East Coast. Investments like this create jobs, tourism opportunities, and markets for Virginia’s farmers.”

The first phase of the project, consisting of a brewery, packaging hall and beer garden, is scheduled to open by the spring of 2017. The facility will retain Hardywood’s commitment to utilizing 100% renewable energy through solar, biomass and wind to power the brewery. Irrigation water will come from a rainwater retention system, natural light will be used extensively within the brewery, wood timbered for site grading will be reused in building out the taproom and ultra high efficiency equipment, mechanical systems and lighting will be employed.

Partners in the construction of Hardywood’s new brewery include Union Bank, general contractor Loughridge & Company, architect Price Studios, landscape architect Waterstreet Studio and civil engineer Kimley-Horn.

About Hardywood Park Craft Brewery:
Founded in Richmond, Virginia by lifelong friends, Hardywood has been soulfully brewing beer since 2011. Sourcing 100% of its power from renewables, including solar, biomass and wind, Hardywood is committed to minimizing its impact on the environment. Hardywood’s beers have earned international acclaim with medals at the World Beer Cup and Great American Beer Festival, a rare 100 rating by BeerAdvocate Magazine, was rated Virginia’s Top Brewery by RateBeer.com users and was recognized as Virginia’s Best Brewery by Thrillist.com. The company was awarded the Greater Richmond Chamber Business Council Business of the Year Award in 2013. Hardywood currently distributes throughout Virginia, Washington, D.C. and eastern Pennsylvania. Learn more about Hardywood at www.hardywood.com.

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