Governor helps tap Ballast Point’s first keg of beer from its new East Coast brewery in Botetourt


Botetourt County Administrator Gary Larrowe, Gov. Terry McAuliffe, other state officials and Ballast Point and Constellation Brands officials gathered in the Governor’s Mansion last week to tap the first keg of Ballast Point’s f East Coast beer.
Photo courtesy of Gary Larrowe

Ballast Point Brewery and Spirits sent the first keg of beer made at the company’s Greenfield facility to Gov. Terry McAuliffe last Monday, then held a ribbon cutting and tour of the new operation Thursday.

“Our very first keg of Virginia-brewed Sculpin is currently on tap in the Governor’s Mansion!” Ballast Point officials announced on Facebook. “We are so excited to celebrate this milestone and ‘officially’ open our East Coast brewery. Cheers, Virginia!”

The brewing process opened pretty much on schedule in the facility that will eventually employ about 175 people in the brewery and restaurant.

The restaurant opened early in the year and allowed customers to keep up with work progress on the…

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