Botetourt CO., Va. (WFXR) — Some of your favorite craft beers aren’t traveling far to reach your fridge anymore. New Belgium Brewing, producer of Fat Tire Ale, Voodoo Ranger IPA, and Two Hearted IPA, to name a few, will brew right in the heart of Daleville.
New Belgium Brewing will acquire the Constellation Brands Facility in Botetourt Center. This new location will be the country’s third New Belgium Brewing station. There are no current plans to open a taproom at the Daleville location.
To meet the growing demand for beer, New Belgium and Constellation Brands will enter into a co-packing agreement to boost the manufacturing of popular craft beer brands. “We’re excited to join the Daleville community, and we’re confident this facility and its local team will help us fuel our growth for the foreseeable future,” said Steve Fechheimer, said CEO of New Belgium.
New Belgium Brewing company prides itself on its self-fulfilling workplace culture that empowers its employees. This transition will increase employment opportunities for Southwest Virginians. “We understand that the current 60 employees of Constellation Brands have been offered jobs at current or higher wages to remain with New Belgium, which we very much appreciate for the workers and their families,” said Gary Larrowe, Botetourt County Administrator.
New Belgium Brewing is committed to reducing its environmental impact through alternative techniques. Not only do they want their customers to drink responsibly, but they also want them to drink sustainably. Fat Tire, a national favorite, has become America’s first carbon-neutral beer. Over the years, the company has donated over $17 million to nonprofits working to combat climate change.
“New Belgium Brewing is a nationally recognized name, and we are excited to learn more about the production plans of New Belgium brands right here in Botetourt County,” said Ken McFadyen, Botetourt County Director of Economic Development.