E-Malt.com News article: USA, VA: Black Narrows Brewing Co. to become Virginia’s Eastern Shore first craft brewery
Virginia’s Eastern Shore is poised to gain its first craft brewery, Black Narrows Brewing Co., Inside Business reported on January 25.
The company will create five new jobs and invest more than $350,000 to open the brewery in Accomack County. Black Narrows also plans to source 72 percent of its agricultural inputs from Virginia farmers, according to a news release from Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s office on January 25.
“We couldn’t be more proud of what this moment represents,” Jenna Chapman, co-founder of Black Narrows Brewing, said in the news release. “When state and local governments support small business, as the Commonwealth and Accomack County have done for us, the effects ripple throughout the surrounding communities.”
The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services worked with the county and Black Narrows to support and secure the project. McAuliffe approved an $11,000 grant from the Governor’s Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development Fund, which Accomack will match with local funds.
“The Accomack County Board is proud to partner with the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to provide support to the family-owned Black Narrows Brewery located in Chincoteague, Virginia,” said Robert Crockett, is chairman of of the Accomack County Board of Supervisors.
“Black Narrows plans to work closely with other local business to secure ingredients and products to be used at the brewery, which will provide positive economic benefits to the area well beyond the brewery.”
26 January, 2017