DALEVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — Ballast Point restaurant and tasting room in Daleville will close at the end of September, though production will continue according to the restaurant and Botetourt County officials.
In a Facebook post Tuesday, Sept. 10, the company said, “We’d like to take this opportunity to express a sincere thank you to the local Daleville community, its surrounding neighbors, and our team members for the support and dedication. What an unforgettable few years!”
A statement from Constellation Brands Vice President Albert Ubieta said the company’s brewing facility in Daleville will remain open.
“As seen throughout the beer industry, growth in craft beer is being driven largely by local brands. With that, we are appropriately reallocating Ballast Point investments to drive growth in core local markets. We thank the local Daleville community, its surrounding neighbors and our taproom employees for their support and dedication over past couple of years. We will continue to make a positive impact to the local economy through the operation of the Daleville brewing facility, which represents a robust hub for Constellation’s future innovation in support of our specialty portfolio.”Albert Ubieta, VP and Assoc. General Counsel, Constellation Brands Craft & Specialty
In a release, Botetourt County officials estimated 25 full and part-time positions, along with 16 temporary positions, would be eliminated as result of Ballast Point’s closure of the restaurant and tasting room.
“This move comes as a total surprise to the County and to the community,” said County Administrator Gary Larrowe. “Ballast Point has been a great corporate citizen and draw for visitors to the County, which makes this decision all the more impactful.”