|Corcoran Brewing is owned by Jim and Lori Corcoran, who also have co-ownership of Leesburg Brewing Co. in downtown Leesburg.
Photo courtesy/Corcoran Brewing Co.|
The owners of Corcoran Brewing Co., which have run their operation at Corcoran Vineyards in Waterford for the last two years, announced Sept. 9 they will relocate to Purcellville.
Corcoran will continue its winemaking operations in Waterford.
The new location, which will be at the corner of Hirst and Hatcher streets, is an expansion.
"We will go from brewing six or seven kegs at a time to about 20," said Brewmaster and General Manager Kevin Bills.
"There will be a tasting bar area. And the whole space will be open, so people can see the whole brewing process," Bills said.
Corcoran Brewing is owned by Jim and Lori Corcoran, who also have co-ownership of Leesburg Brewing Co. in downtown Leesburg. Bills said Leesburg Brewing Co. will also be expanding soon, with brewing operations at the Leesburg location as well.
Bills said he hopes to complete the relocation process to Purcellville in about two or three months, depending on the time it takes to prepare the new space. The space is currently empty and is being used for storage, Bills said.
Corcoran Brewing produces more than 20 beers with three new types planned in the next month. The new space will give room for more barrels to complete the barrel aging process, Bills said.
"We are thrilled that Corcoran Brewing Company will be locating in Purcellville. More than 90 percent of Purcellville's business licenses are held by non-chain companies and we are delighted that Corcoran is investing in our community and creating new local jobs," said Purcellville Mayor Bob Lazaro.
Bills expects to hire several new employees for the Purcellville tasting room during the next couple of months.
Corcoran Brewing is currently operating as a tasting experience, where customers can try the different brews on tap. With this relocation, Bills said he hopes the expanded production will allow the brews to be sold in more local restaurants, as well as begin bottling production.
The new Corcoran storefront will follow two recent alcohol-related business openings in Purcellville. Wine Kitchen restaurant owners Jason Miller and Michael Mercer opened their third location, WK Hearth, in the Purcellville Gateway development in late August, around the same time Catoctin Creek Distilling Company opened its upgraded facility in downtown.
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