Champion Brewing Announces Expansion
October 08, 2013
Owner/Head Brewer Hunter Smith and staff are excited to announce their plans to produce their popular flagship beers on the statewide level and to provide retail packaged goods. the purchase of a 30-barrel (930-gallon) Premier Stainless brewhouse, Champion Brewing Company will operate the largest brewhouse in Charlottesville’s history and one of the top 5 largest brewhouses in Virginia. The financing, tank order, and construction of the brewery's tenfold expansion will take place before its first anniversary.
According to an article recently released by TheStreet.com, this expansion will also place Champion Brewing Company as one of the fastest growing breweries in the country, by volume.
Beer drinkers can expect popular beers such as the Missile IPA, Killer Kolsch, and Belmont Brown on draft and in cans, as well as other seasonal releases.
The Charlottesville production facility is being financed in part by Wells Fargo Bank N.A., and the company will continue to operate its 3-barrel brewhouse and popular Tap Room in the Belmont neighborhood, serving and brewing rotating additions and experimental beers. The brewers will utilize its small brewery for more barrel-aged beers and sour beer production.
Construction will take place upon lease commencement with plans to commence brewing by late Spring of 2014.
About Champion Brewing Company
Champion Brewing Company opened its doors on December 21, 2012. Champion Brewing Company was founded by Hunter Smith, a Charlottesville native who opened the brewery after several years of homebrewing and formal training from the Siebel Institute in Chicago. Champion Brewing Company has produced over 35 different beers in its first year of operation with great feedback and has made over a dozen collaborations with local chefs, suppliers, restaurateurs, and breweries both local and national. Champion's Tap Room has become an incubator for Charlottesville's food truck and craft beer scene. Champion Brewing Company is currently distributed by Hop and Wine Beverage Distributors.
Hunter Smith, President and Head Brewer
324 6th St SE, Charlottesville, VA 22902
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