Virginia brewer Lickinghole Creek plans $14M expansion

WASHINGTON — Four-year-old Virginia brewer Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery will invest $14 million in its operations, including expansion of its existing facility in Goochland, Virginia, and a new production brewery in Lynchburg.

Lickinghole Creek will receive a total of $300,000 in grants from the Governor’s Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development Fund as well as matching funds from local grant programs.

Its Goochland operations will get a new, 50,000-square-foot production brewery, as well as a large new tap room and event space. In Lynchburg, the new brewery will focus on sour beer production and barrel-aged brews.

It also expects to grow to nationwide distribution of its beers.

“We are excited to expand, and getting ready to share our world-class products — grown, crafted and brewed with love, right here in the heart of the commonwealth — with the rest of the country,” said Lickinghole CEO Lisa Pumphrey.

Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery, founded in 2013, is situated on a 290 acre farm, where it grows many of the ingredients used in its beer production.

The name is a reference to Little Lickinghole Creek, which runs through the farm.

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