Thursday, May 29, 2008

Virginia Brewing Company, May 2008

After several starts and stops by the Virginia Brewing Company, things may be moving forward, as just posted at Musings Over a Pint:

the Virginia Brewing Company [has] finally received their brewery license from Virginia ABC.

Earlier this month, the company announced that John Hovermale, Jr., previously of Harpoon Brewery in Vermont, had returned to his native Winchester to brew at Virginia Brewing.

As pointed out to me by another Virginia beer scene observer, the Virginia Brewing Company website has the phrase "a division of ZeroPak" prominently displayed on its homepage. Even though ZeroPak is the Winchester, Virginia development site of the brewery, the wording seems to imply that the brewery itself is not an independent entity.

Loudoun County, Virginia: at Bluemont, looking east
Ironically, I was in the Winchester area today while doing a 250 mile sales sojourn through various stops in Montgomery County, Maryland, then the District of Columbia, and finally the northern Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, before returning home.

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