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James City County is pleased to announce that Alewerks Brewing Company is opening a new tasting room at the Williamsburg Premium Outlets. The new venture will be an open-concept retail store and micro-brewing facility in 3,000 square feet. The tasting room will allow shoppers a place to sample the many beers that Alewerks has to offer with ten beers on tap as well as a three barrel system for on-site brewing.
Alewerks Managing Director and longtime Brewmaster Geoff Logan stated, “The new brewing system is a long-awaited playground for us as brewers. It’s an opportunity to be creative, making smaller batches than previously possible.”
“The addition of Alewerks Brewing Company brings an added value to Williamsburg Premium Outlets,” said Brandy Coffee, general manager of Williamsburg Premium Outlets. “After a long day of shopping and saving at our sought-after outlet retailers, guests can unwind and enjoy local sips with friends, coworkers and loved ones. We are delighted to host the second arm of this local brewery that is already well-loved in the community.”
The new tasting room will also offer non-alcoholic beverages and pre-packaged snacks. It is slated to open later this summer.
Alewerks opened in York County in 2006 and is not far from the Williamsburg Premium Outlets. Their current taproom will continue to be the sole location for new releases, community events and entertainment. Alewerks has received numerous awards including a recent gold medal in the 2017 Virginia Craft Brewers Cup in the European Pale Lager category for their Weekend Lager.
Williamsburg Premium Outlets is located at 5715 Richmond Road and has more than 135 stores including Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, J. Crew, Michael Kors, Nautica, The North Face and more. Williamsburg Premium Outlets has been open since 1988.
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