CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Looking to gain a further foothold in the local beer scene, a Charlottesville brewery is tapping into one of Richmond’s fastest-growing neighborhoods.
Charlottesville-based Three Notch’d Brewing Co. has leased a 4,000-square-foot space for a tasting room and production site on the southern border of Scott’s Addition at 2930 W. Broad St., the same building where local co-working brand Gather is opening its second location.
Three Notch’d was launched in 2012 by Scott Roth, George Kastendike and Derek Naughton. The company’s main production facility is in Charlottesville, and in 2014 made its initial expansion out of its home town with a tasting room and brewhouse in Harrisonburg.
The name Three Notch’d comes from a road that ran through Central Virginia and was used in the colonial era. Many of the brewery’s beers nod to Virginia history. The “No Veto” English brown ale, for example, is a tribute to Patrick Henry.
Roth, 34, said construction on the Richmond facility will begin next month, with plans to open in the second quarter of 2016. It will be equipped with about $250,000 of beer making equipment and assets. He said the company’s expansion is being financed with cash and help from Union Bank & Trust.
The new location will have a 3.5-barrel system and at least 12 tap lines, with an emphasis on collaborating with other brewers and restaurateurs in Richmond to feature a variety of beers.
“The whole facility is going to be dedicated to doing collaborative work,” Roth said in reference to having Gather as a neighbor.
The 27,000-square-foot building is co-owned by Gather and High Summit Holdings, an entity controlled by Birck Turnbull of Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer and Charles Bice of KB Building Services.
Gather is owned by Andy Beach and Jeff Bunch of Urban Core Development, Duke Dodson of Dodson Property Management, and Doug and Polly White of Whitestone Partners. It opened its first co-working space in 2014 downtown on East Main Street.
Gather spokesman James Crenshaw said the 17,000-square-foot Scott’s Addition location should open in April and will occupy two floors with 70 offices and shared co-working space.
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