We published this just a few minutes ago in RVA Beer Explorer but didn’t want it to get lost in the shuffle.
Dogtown Dish has the details (along with Richmond BizSense.com) on another brewery coming into Manchester. Once Dogtown Brewing opens up there will be three breweries in the area. The great brewery arms race is on and the Southside will defeat Scott’s Addition.
The name of the brewery and the name of the publication aren’t just a happy coincidence. The husband and wife team of Michael C. Hild & Laura Dyer Hild own both.
The Hilds are making quite the impact on Manchester. According to Richmond BizSense.com, the couple has spent $4 million in and around Manchester. On the commercial side they’re developing The Butterbean, Hot Diggity Donuts and now Dogtown Brewing. Dogtown Brewing is planned for 1209 Hull Street.
The Hilds are sharing a good number of details on the proposed brewery.
The first floor brewpub component of the brewery will be located in the old Thalhimer’s department store and will feature live music. A two-story brewhouse will be located in the rear addition of the main building. The brewhouse is designed to enable the brewery to offer 20 different beers all made on site, and a canning line for those who want beers to go. Many of the beers will be piped straight from tank to tap in order to avoid the need for kegs, similar to how many brewpubs operate in Europe.
The rooftop deck located on the fourth floor atop the building will offer 360 degree views including that of downtown Richmond. The rooftop will feature beer and wine on tap, a limited bar menu for food, and dim sum carts for featured items.
The brewery hopes to open late 2018 or early 2019.
Here’s the forthcoming menu as well.
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