Dragon Run Brewery gives up on Prestley Park site; opening first near West Point

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Dragon Run Brewing company announced it will no longer house its company at Prestley Park in the big red barn. The big red barn at Prestley Park has been a local landmark. It was built in 1925 and was used as a dairy farm until the 1970s.

According to co-founder Tommy Adkins, delays, rising construction costs totaling over $1.5 million and renovation needs have pushed the company to relocate.

At this time they will be opening a pilot taproom and will continue to search for a permanent location on the Middle Peninsula. Once they find a larger location they see this first spot as becoming a testing lab where they will do most of their brewing experimentation.

The ‘Beer Lab’ will be located at 1401 Centerville Road, Shacklefords VA. A five-minute drive from West Point.

The former home to Canal Wood. At this point Dragon Run is on track for a fall opening. They are waiting for federal and state licenses and that is really about it. Once those come brewing can start and they will be open shortly after that. A target opening is before Crab Carnival Weekend in West Point which is held the weekend of October 4th, 2019.

At this time the brewer is searching in both King William and King & Queen for a larger venue and will continue to do so. When asked about opening in the Richmond area Adkins responded: We are born and raised in the Middle Peninsula area, call it home, and so it will be home to our brewery. We can say with 100% certainty that our brewery will be in one of the 6 counties of the Middle Peninsula( Essex, Gloucester, King and Queen, King William, Mathews, and Middlesex).

“We have learned so many lessons from the first attempt that will only help us in the future,” Adkins wrote. “Rest assured there will be Dragon Run Brewery beer somewhere local in the not-too-distant future.”

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