Smartmouth opening Virginia Beach location
Norfolk-based Smartmouth Brewing Co. is adding a second location in Virginia Beach.
“While many regional breweries are expanding into remote new cities, our desire was simply to expand within the community where we live, work and play,” Smartmouth said in a statement on Tuesday. “Our company and customers include residents from all over the 757 [area code] and this new location is intended to solidify that bond.”
The second brewery site is expected to open in the fall 2017 at 313 32nd St. Smartmouth’s Norfolk brewery, located in the Chelsea neighborhood, will remain the company’s primary brewing, packaging and distribution facility. The new space spans 7,957 square feet inside plus a 1,500-square-foot porch/loading dock in the back.
“In addition, near term investments to improve quality and efficiency are planned for our Norfolk location, and a few surprises as we prepare for its five-year anniversary in 2017,” the company added in its statement.