Ballast Point Brewing and Spirits will invest $47.8 million to establish an East Coast brewing operation in Botetourt County. An internationally recognized leader in the craft brewing industry, Ballast Point is distributed globally and in nearly all 50 states nationwide. Governor McAuliffe met with company officials at their headquarters in San Diego during his September 2015 West Coast Marketing Mission and at the 2016 Craft Beer Conference. The project will create 178 new jobs.
Virginia successfully competed against several Eastern states for the project.