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Augusta : Stable Craft Brewing Announces 500K Expansion : Will Triple Production & Use VA Grown Products

[ 0 ] August 25, 2017 |

©2017 Blue Ridge Life : Photos By BRL Photographer / Writer Marcie Gates : Craig and Nikki Nargi (founders and owners of Stable Craft Brewing in Augusta County – center) turn over the ceremonial shovel of dirt during a groundbreaking ceremony where a $500,000 expansion was announced on Thursday – August 24, 2017. They were joined by numerous local, state and federal dignitaries for the event.

Augusta County, Virginia

We’ve been telling you about Craig & Nikki Nargi’s Stable Craft Brewing since the beginning. On Thursday the news got even better! They along with the Virginia Governor’s office announced a 1/2 million dollar expansion at the brewery. Once finished it will triple the production of the beer. The company will also purchase 88 percent of its agricultural inputs from Virginia farmers in additon to creating 13 new jobs.

“The increased production capacity and bottling line will allow our packaged beers to reach more consumers in more places convenient to their travels, in addition to Stable Craft Brewing’s current availability in restaurants, taverns and dining establishments.” said Craig Nargi, Stable Craft Brewing owner. “The expansion will also allow our award-winning head brewer, Christopher Fann, more flexibility with new beers, experimentation, and ultimately delivering a quality Farm Fresh product.”

Virginia’s Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry Basil Gooden (left center) presents a $15,000 grant check to Stable Craft Owners Cragg & Nikki Nargi on Thursday – August 24, 2017 as part of the announcement of a $500,000 expansion.

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services worked with Augusta County and Stable Craft Brewing to secure this project for Virginia. Governor McAuliffe approved a $15,000 grant from the Governor’s Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development (AFID) Fund, which Augusta will match with local funds. Funding and services to support the company’s employee recruitment and training activities are being provided through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program.

“Through its commitment to sourcing ingredients from Virginia’s agricultural producers, Stable Craft Brewing is further supporting Virginia’s growing craft beer supply chain,” said Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry Basil Gooden. “I am pleased the Commonwealth could partner with Augusta County through the AFID Program to support this local business in a quickly growing industry.”

To see all of Marcie’s photos from yesterday’s exciting announcement at Stable Craft, click on our Facebook album above.

Congrats to Craig & Nikki and all of the crew at Stable Craft!

Way to go!

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