Hardywood Park to expand to Goochland with “Hardywood West” as ‘destination brewing campus’

by | Jul 20, 2015 | EAT DRINK

The folks over at Hardywood Brewery have grown rapidly, so rapidly it seems they cannot stay contained at their Scotts Addition location alone.

The folks over at Hardywood Brewery have grown rapidly, so rapidly it seems they cannot stay contained at their Scotts Addition location alone.

“Our vision has always been to provide an exceptional work environment for our team members, sufficient scale to keep pace with demand and sustain competitive forces, and a truly unique visitor experience,” said Hardywood president and cofounder Eric McKay in a press release posted on their site today. “We’re thrilled to be able to accomplish all of that with this new facility.”

The new 24 acre facility located along Tuckahoe Creek at the West Creek Business Park aims to add to their brewing and packaging operation, but also serve as a taproom, beer garden, food truck plaza, bocce court, amphitheater and walking path for the local creek system.

“Sophisticated instrumentation and better process control on our new brewing system will elevate our quality assurance and consistency to world class levels, delivering more value to our customers, and hopefully earning their loyalty,” explained brewmaster and cofounder Patrick Murtaugh in the same release. “At the same time, opening the new facility will enable us to dedicate our 20-barrel brewery in the City of Richmond entirely to creative brewing, experimentation and collaboration,” Murtaugh continued, “which are hallmarks of our brewing team that have driven the national recognition of the Hardywood brand.”

Hardywood said the new space will create 56 new jobs and bring $28 million in private investment to Goochland County.

The facility as an estimated opening date of 2017, just in time to put pressure on Stone when they open up shop.

Here’s to healthy beer competition, folks!

Brad Kutner

Brad Kutner

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