NEWPORT NEWS—1700 Brewing officially opened their doors to the public on Saturday, January 8, hosting a celebration that ran from noon to 10pm. 1700 had a soft opening in November after they took over the facility from Twisted Knot Brewing Company, located at 11838 Canon Boulevard, suite 400 in Newport News.
According to their Facebook page, “We’ve had two months to work out the kinks and we’re ready to premiere everything that we hoped 1700 would be. Join us on January 8 for great music, food, and beer.”
Acoustic artists “Rattle Root” took the stage at 4pm, followed by “Silence And Light Music” at 6pm. Food trucks were onsite to fill hungry bellies, including KJ Grillz and Plaza Del Sol.
“We were pleased to be able to give the craft beer community another place to stop in and hangout, and thankful that the support everyone showed us this past weekend was welcoming,” said Managing Owner, Tuan Bui. “We were able to raise about $1K for disabled vets organizations and we’re excited about the future from all the love everyone showed us.”
As part of the grand opening, 1700 showcased seven new beer releases, including Long Way Brown (American Brown Ale), Combat ConFIGured (Baltic Porter), Disqualified (Double Indian Pale Ale), Scuttlebutt Session (IPA Session), Send It (Weizenbock), Contact Left (Stout), and Contact Right (Stout).
Bui is supported by the other Operating Owners at the brewery, including Kevin Mead, Billy Martin, and John Griggs. All owners are military veterans. Billy Martin is still active.
For those who missed the grand opening, the celebration continues this weekend with the release of their P.O. Box 1142 Milk Chocolate Stout—named after a World War II top-secret military intelligence center. The site became known only as “P.O. Box 1142,” the center’s mailing address in Alexandria.
B-52 Smokehouse BBQ & Lounge will be there on Friday, January 14 and Ortega’s Street Tacos will be serving food up on Saturday, January 15. In an ongoing fundraiser, all Long Way Brown proceeds will go to Warriors Heart.
On Monday, January 17 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day), 1700 invites visitors to bring their dogs to participate in the Betty White Challenge to see who will be crowned “Betty’s Babe.” All donations and proceeds will go to the Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter.