Recently I reported on the demise of the Virginia Brewing Company. After several false starts, all indications were that VBC would not be opening as planned. However, like the mythical Phoenix, it appears that VBC lives on. I received updated news today from owner Jim Justice. Jim tells me "Virginia Brewing Company is not dead." He is now the sole owner of the company. The bar/restaurant reported on previously has been spun off as a separate company, with a different owner. Jim says his plan now is to open only the brewery, with perhaps a tasting room and tours in the future. Currently the majority of the equipment and facility are in place and he is soliciting bids to complete the installation of the 20bbl DME brewhouse.
The Virginia Brewing Company saga has been an interesting one to say the least. Let's hope things work out and we soon see yet another Virginia brewery producing beer for local fans.
UPDATE: This post gets a lot of hits from Google, so I felt an update was in order. This Virginia Brewing Company is dead, finished, nada, ain't happening. Oh well.