Stable Craft Brewing to Expand, Tripling Production
Posted on August 24, 2017
AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. – Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Stable Craft Brewing will create thirteen new jobs and invest half a million dollars to expand their craft brewery in Augusta County. The expansion will support growing distribution of the company’s craft beer to the meet the surging demand in Virginia.
“The increased production capacity and bottling line will allow our packaged beers to reach more consumers in more places convenient to their travels, in addition to Stable Craft Brewing’s current availability in restaurants, taverns and dining establishments.” said Craig Nargi, Stable Craft Brewing owner. “The expansion will also allow our award-winning, head brewer, Christopher Fann, more flexibility with new beers, experimentation, and ultimately delivering a quality farm fresh product.”
In addition to using hops grown on its own property, this farm brewery will purchase 88% of their agricultural inputs from Virginia farmers.
Speaking about today’s announcement, Governor McAuliffe said, “Today’s announcement of Stable Craft Brewing’s new investment and jobs in Augusta, and their commitment to purchase Virginia-grown products underscores the crucial role that agriculture plays throughout the Commonwealth. Investments like this create jobs, tourism activity, and new markets for Virginia’s farmers as craft breweries look to them to source hops, fruit, honey, and other agricultural products.”
Tracy Pyles, Chairman of the Augusta County Board of Supervisors said, “The Augusta County community is thrilled to support Stable Craft’s efforts to expand its brewery and add a bottling line. We are hopeful that this expansion will attract new visitors to both the Shenandoah Valley and the unique farm brewery location in Augusta County.”