Multiple sources are reporting that Stone has chosen Richmond as the site for their new brewery. It looks like the governor is going to officially announce tomorrow.


So what does this mean for the Richmond Region? A lot. And it's all good. Here are 5 things you need to know about our new neighbors.


1. They're one of the best

Stone Brewing Co. placed number one on the list of "All-Time Top Breweries on Planet Earth." We're literally getting one of the best breweries on the planet.

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2. They build beautiful facilities

The photo above is from their Escondido facility.

Below is from their Liberty Station outpost. The photos speak for themselves.

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3. They're quite cheeky

Their beers come with names like Arrogant Bastard Ale and Sublimely Self-Righteous Black IPA. It's cool though, because most of their beers hover at 90% or above rating on Beer Advocate.

4. They're bringing jobs

Estimates range at around 100 new jobs in the region.

5. They've been in the game a while

Stone was founded in 1996, so the new facility will open around their 20th anniversary.

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6. (we know, we said 5) The governor installed a kegerator to land the deal

Think about that for a second. Virginia's governor has a kegerator. That's awesome.


 Style Weekly has some more details on the deal.