Vibrant Shore Brewing coming to Virginia Beach

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Vibrant Shore Brewing Co. will open a craft brewery and tasting room in Virginia Beach’s ViBe Creative District.

The brewery, which will be the 12th in the city, will be located at 505 18th St.

Vibrant Shore is purchasing the property for a 10-barrel brewing system. The 2,584-square-foot building will house a tasting room, seating area and manufacturing space. A matching addition will be built in the rear that will include a walk-in cooler, malt-storage room and a low-pressure boiler room.

An elevated 609-square-foot outdoor seating area will be added to the roof of addition.

The brewery is expected to open in June next year.
The building, constructed in 1958, is currently occupied by Red Flag Athletics, a cross-training gym. Vibrant Shore will make a capital investment of $827,800, including real estate, furniture and fixtures, and machinery and tools.

The Virginia Beach Development Authority has awarded an Economic Development Investment Program grant of $20,000 based on the company’s capital investment. The brewery is expected to have 10 employees.
ViBe Creative District was established to attract creative industries to a section of the Virginia Beach oceanfront that was identified for revitalization.

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