Ballast Point Brewing Co. opens tasting room and kitchen in Botetourt County
Ballast Point Brewing Co. has opened a tasting room and kitchen in a run-up to the completion of a $48 million East Coast brewing operation in Botetourt County.
The 18,000-square-foot tasting room and kitchen, located at Botetourt Center at Greenfield in Daleville, can accommodate about 200 for lunch and dinner. There’s also a 100-person banquet room and a 14-tap growler filling station. The interior includes a bar area, retail store, merchandise shop and outdoor fire pit patio overlooking Greenfield Lake.
“This is an attractive asset for people who live here and a major draw for tourists,” Jack Leffel, chairman of the Botetourt County Board of Supervisors,said in a statement.
Ballast Point, based in San Diego, plans to complete its production facility later this year. It will include 100- and 300-barrel systems that will enable the company to produce more than 50 styles of beer.
The company said 47 people work in the tasting room and kitchen, and it plans to employ about 145 in manufacturing and associated functions once the full production facility opens.