On Tuesday, May 17, 2016, Tim Ryan and the Newport News Rotary Club hosted the founders of The Virginia Beer Company, Chris Smith and Robby Willey. The Virginia Beer Company is a brewery, taproom, and beer garden located at 401 Second Street in Williamsburg, VA, focusing on a small, high quality core lineup, a boundary-pushing rotation of limited edition beers, environmental sustainability, and active philanthropy in the community. Chris and Robby shared the story of their journey from initially meeting as students at the College of William and Mary, through their concept of starting a brewery to finally opening their doors in March of this year. Thanks Chris and Robby for sharing your story! You can learn more about The Virginia Beer Company at their website: www.virginiabeerco.com/. (Virginia Beer Company beverages will be available at Shrimpfest this coming Friday, May 20!)
Pictured l-r: Mac Williams, Chris Smith, Robby Willey and Tim Ryan.