James City County getting its first craft brewery
James City County is getting its first craft brewery, Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s office announced Thursday.
Billsburg Brewery will invest $1.4 million to open in the county. The project is expected to create 9 jobs.
McAuliffe approved a $100,000 grant from the Virginia Tourism Growth Fund (VTGF) to assist with the project. The funds will be used for infrastructure improvements and tourism assets at the brewery, which will have views of the James City County Marina.
“We will offer a unique visitor experience through small- batch beer and food, educational brewery tours, and a tasting room,” David Baum, Billsburg’s owner, said in a statement.
Billsburg joins more than 225 breweries in Virginia.