PORTSMOUTH, Va., Jan. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- MoMac Brewing Company, has begun renovation on 6,600 square feet of space in the Academy Crossing Shopping Center located at 3228 Academy Drive in Portsmouth. The space will offer a spacious private meeting room, viewable onsite brew works as well as a covered outdoor seating area for its nature loving patrons. The owners plan to open the microbrewery and tasting room by early summer 2017.
"We are ecstatic to finally give legs to a dream that began several years ago, when we started home brewing as a weekend hobby," said Rob Hess and Scott Krick, two of five owners of MoMac. "Of great importance to us is becoming a solid contributor to Western Branch, Churchland, and surrounding communities."
"The number of craft breweries is growing by leaps and bounds in our region, and Hampton Roads is quickly becoming a craft beer destination. We are pleased to welcome MoMac Brewing to the City of Portsmouth," said Mayor John L. Rowe. "Creating a strong and thriving economy in all of Portsmouth's business districts is vital and we look forward to having MoMac in our great City."
MoMac will utilize a 10 BBL Alpha Brewing system to make its fresh, approachable craft beers. When the brewery opens, MoMac hopes to have no less than six seasonal and year- round brews on tap for the grand opening. In addition, they will offer 32 oz. Crowler Cans and Growlers for "to go" options in the tasting room.
The name MoMac is derived from Monitor Merrimac, in deference to the roadstead waters of the James, Nansemond, and Elizabeth Rivers. In the same way, this confluence of rivers offer safe harbor from rip currents, spring tides, and swells, MoMac wants to be a place of rest and relaxation for all patrons.
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