Thursday, December 1, 2022

Coastal Fermentory Is brewing Up Good business

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NEWPORT NEWS—Open since just December of last year and located on 23rd Street next to Ironclad Distillery Company near Newport News Shipbuilding, Coastal Fermentory is churning out a wide variety of beers to keep up with the demand for variety.

“We have hoppy beers, saisons, stouts, sours, and we’re just getting into our barrel-aged program now,” said Mike Reppert, one of three owners of the company. “We’re just finding our groove and we’re getting some good crowds in.” They also have an online ordering platform for curbside pickup, to make it easier for people to buy beer, and they offer 4-packs of 16-ounce cans to go.

In addition to a full-blown tap room, they also have an additional party room that people can reserve for special occasions. They have alternating food trucks on Fridays and Saturdays, and usually have an acoustic act come into play on at least one of those days.

At first, they were a little skeptical about the location, but they are completely on-board with the decision now. “We originally saw it as a slightly risky move upfront because there isn’t a lot in the Downtown Newport News area right now,” said Reppert. “But the city has put a lot of money into 23rd Street to get some higher-end apartments, retail, and restaurants coming in soon, so we’re hoping in the next few years things will really start to pick up and we’ll get some more traction there.”

For additional information, visit their website and join their Facebook page. They post all their weekly happenings on their Facebook page on Tuesdays.

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