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ShipLock Brewing opens in Richmond

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Posted at 9:04 AM, Dec 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-17 09:06:00-05

RICHMOND, Va. — Richmond’s newest brewery is picking up where another left off in Shockoe Slip.

ShipLock Brewing opened this month at 115 S. 15th St., in the space that was formerly home to 7 Hills Seafood & Brewing, which closed in January after opening in 2015.

7 Hills had listed its brewing equipment as collateral in an agreement with Fulton Hill Properties, which owns the building. Fulton Hill purchased all the hardware at auction for $25,000 and, shortly after, brought on ShipLock as a tenant.

Owned by the same group behind District 5 in the Fan and the nearby Southern Railway Taphouse on 14th Street, ShipLock is a brewpub with nearly a dozen beers on tap and a full food menu.

ShipLock is pouring a few IPAs, a Belgian-style tripel, a winter spice beer and a German pilsner, among other brews.

General Manager Branden Otto said they’ll likely have two flagship beers.

“We’ve got a Helles Lager as our flagship and we’ll probably keep the Robust Porter on year-round as well,” he said.

He added that ShipLock plans to explore distribution at some point.

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