Virginia’s Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery announced last week its plan to invest $14 million as part of a three-year expansion that will result in an expanded 50,000-square-foot production facility in Goochland and a second brewery focusing on sour barrel-aged beers in Lynchburg.
“Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery is proud to be Virginia’s first farm brewery,” Lisa Pumphrey, ceo Lickinghole Creek, said. “We are excited to expand, and getting ready to share our world-class products—grown, crafted and brewed with love, right here in the heart of the Commonwealth—with the rest of the country.”
The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) worked with Goochland County, the City of Lynchburg, and the company to secure these projects for Virginia. It is expected to add 59 new jobs.
Gov. Terry McAuliffe approved a $250,000 grant from the Governor’s Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development (AFID) Fund for the expansion in Goochland, and a $50,000 AFID grant for the new facility in Lynchburg.
The increase in production at the Goochland facility includes the introduction of a lagered-beer program, a dramatically expanded tasting room and an event space.