Brewery plans to open in James City County
Gov. Terry McAuliffe has announced that Billsburg Brewery will invest $1.4 million and create nine jobs in James City County. It will be the only craft brewery in the locality, joining several others in the greater Williamsburg area and more than 220 across the state.
McAuliffe approved a $100,000 grant from the Virginia Tourism Growth Fund to assist with the development of Billsburg Brewery, which is the brainchild of owner and county resident David Baum.
The area near Jamestown Settlement, the Jamestown-Scotland Ferry and the Colonial Parkway has seen a revival in recent years, with the establishment of the Jamestown Beach Event Park, plans for restoration of a local historic home into an arts venue, and plans for revitalizing James City’s marina area.