The rumors of an impending sale have been going around since a sales announcement for an unnamed brewery "located 1 mile from a very historic downtown in central Virginia" was seen on Craigslist a few weeks ago. I suspected Blue & Gray was the brewery being offered but had no confirmation, until now. Fredericksburg.com reported on Friday that Adventure Brewing has purchased Blue & Gray Brewing.
According to the report, the Adventure Brewing tasting room in Stafford will remain open, while the Blue & Gray facility will become Adventure’s production brewery. Some of Blue & Gray's beers will continue to be produced by Adventure.
This is exciting news for the craft beer scene in the Fredericksburg area. Congratulations to Adventure owners Tim Bornholtz, Stan Johnson and John Viarella on their success. And a big thank you goes out to Blue & Gray founder Jeff Fitzpatrick for his pioneering efforts with craft beer in Fredericksburg. His brewery, founded in 2002, was the first in the Fredericksburg area. Best wishes in your future endeavors Jeff!
See "Adventure Brewing purchases Blue & Gray Brewing" for more information on this exciting news.