Friday, February 25, 2011

New VA Brewery; It's Hard to Keep Up

But that's a problem I'm okay with having. Richmond beer blogger, E.S. Delia who blogs at Relentless Thirst, brings us word of another Virginia Brewery soon to open. Hardywood Park Craft Brewery has plans to open this year in Richmond. From the press release put out by the brewery:
Craft beer industry veterans and lifelong friends, Eric McKay and Patrick Murtaugh are preparing to launch the Hardywood Park Craft Brewery this summer on Ownby Lane, smack between the Diamond and the Fan. “With loads of creative energy, ample opportunities for adventure seekers, a rich history, and a growing appreciation for natural, local foods, Richmond has all the makings of a great beer city” states McKay. With a few major new beer events, including the World Beer Festival and Richmond Beer Week, and rumors of an expanding lineup of brewing talent slated to join local craft beer pioneer, Legend Brewing Company, Richmond’s beer culture is certainly on the rise.

Owners Eric McKay and Patrick Murtaugh have been brewing on a 5-barrel system to perfect their recipes in anticipation of the delivery of their 20-barrel system in June. Eric McKay is the creator of and the BeerCloud mobile app for iPhone and Android. Patrick Murtaugh is Richmond’s first Certified Cicerone™. A summer opening is planned.

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