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Henry County Farm Brewery Announces Expansion
September 12, 2018

Mountain Valley Brewing has announced that the firm will invest $174,000 to more than double production, sourcing over 65 percent of its agricultural inputs from Virginia farmers. The expansion will include construction of a new brew house to double production capacity, adding an event space, and increasing the size of its tasting room.

According to a statement from Governor Ralph Northam, “Investments like this brew new jobs, tourism opportunities, and tap new markets for Virginia’s farmers, as craft breweries source products like grain, hops, fruit, herbs, and other agricultural products. The success of farm-based craft breweries like Mountain Valley Brewing demonstrate the key role that agriculture and tourism can have in bringing prosperity to every corner of our Commonwealth.”

“We are very grateful for the support of Governor Northam, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation,” said Mountain Valley Brewing owners Herb Atwell and Peggy Donivan. “Our local partners, local residents, and fellow business owners have welcomed our farm brewery into the community and we are looking forward to giving back through this expansion. The improvements to our facility and venue will give us the opportunity to help benefit local contractors, vendors, artisans, and farmers and help to create additional jobs to support the local economy. We look forward to helping grow and work with Henry County, to make a better place for all.”

The Commonwealth is partnering with the Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) and Mountain Valley Brewing on this project through the Governor’s Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development (AFID) Fund, which is administered by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS). Governor Northam approved a $20,000 grant from the AFID Fund, which Henry County will match with local funds.


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