Heritage Brewing Company Expands Craft Brewery in Manassas, Virginia
The company is relocating and expanding its operations into a 35,000 square foot facility allowing it to triple production of its craft beers. The expansion will also support growing the distribution of Heritage Brewing’s craft beer to the meet the surging demand for its products.
“We chose to start our business in the Commonwealth of Virginia for its business-friendly environment toward veteran entrepreneurs,” said Sean Arroyo, owner, Heritage Brewing Co. “The City of Manassas is a beacon for small businesses and helped us to become the company we are today. We had a big dream and thanks to amazing partnerships we are excited to bring this one-of-a-kind experience to our community. This will be a truly unique destination for the region.”
The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services worked with the City of Manassas and Heritage Brewing to secure this project for Virginia. Governor McAuliffe approved a $250,000 grant from the Governor’s Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development (AFID) Fund, which Manassas will match with local funds. Additional funding and services to support the company’s employee training activities will be provided through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program.
“Heritage Brewing’s new job creation and investment in Manassas, along with its commitment to purchase Virginia-grown products, underscores the crucial role that agriculture plays in the economies of both rural and urban areas of the Commonwealth,” said Governor Terry McAuliffe.
“With its focus on training and hiring veterans and its pledge to donate a portion of its profits to the families of fallen soldiers, Heritage Brewing stands out in its efforts to serve those who have served our nation. Today’s announcement is a great win for Virginia’s veterans, our craft brewery industry, and our ongoing efforts to build the new Virginia economy,” he added.
Heritage also opened a Brewpub & Roastery in Arlington in April of 2017 with a chef-driven menu that incorporates its brews and coffee into several dishes. Plans are in the works to open several more brewpubs, including one in the new production facility.
“Heritage Brewing is further supporting Virginia’s growing craft beer supply chain through its commitment to sourcing ingredients from Virginia’s agricultural producers,” said Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry Basil Gooden. “I am pleased the Commonwealth could partner with the City of Manassas through the AFID Program to support this local business in a rapidly growing industry.”
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