Bicycle Craft Brewery (www.bicyclecraftbrewery.ca) was created from humble beginnings. It started with a home brew kit, a passion for craft beer and a love for creating something delicious out of basic, natural ingredients. Founded in 2014, as a husband and wife team, Fariborz and Laura, wanted to share their passion for delicious, natural, down to earth brew. Their interest in new flavours and pairings have created some unique seasonal brews and ensured our mainstays are delicious every time they're brewed.
In 2012, the partners wrote their business plan, and began their pitch to potential investors. In July 2013, the generosity of friends old and new allowed Ardent Craft Ales to officially join the community of Richmond breweries. A lease was signed and renovations were begun on a 1940s warehouse in Scott’s Addition, a 15-barrel DME brewhouse was purchased, and orders for raw materials were placed. Thanks to the kindness and belief of many, Ardent Craft Ales (www.ardentcraftales.com), a brewery and taproom, opened in June 2014. Kevin, Tom, and Paul look forward to a lifetime of celebrating beer with the Richmond community.
Beltway Brewing Company (www.beltwaybrewco.com) is a brewery in Sterling, Virginia built exclusively as a host for partner brewing, contract brewing, and the production of private label beers. The mission of Beltway Brewing Company is to professionally produce high quality craft beer for those who cannot build or expand their own breweries.
Beltway Brewing Company’s capabilities include:
- Brewing premium contracted and private label ales and lagers
- 30 BBL DME state of the art brewing facility with computerized control system
- Recipe formulation, development, and consulting
- Space and equipment for cask and barrel aging
- Premium packaging services including kegging, bottling, and canning
- Fully equipped lab for assured quality control of yeast, wort, and beer