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Manchester ‘s bohemian vibe is the perfect setting for craft breweries to flourish. Whether you want to hit the industrial sector, the historic Hull Street business corridor, or both, Manchester’s craft beer movement is flourishing.

Dogtown Brewing Co: Opened in the Summer of 2019, Dogtown Brewing offers a multi-story beer hall with a full service restaurant and raw bar. The first floor brewpub and mezzanine game room components of the brewery are located in the old Thalhimer’s department store at 1209 Hull Street. A two-story brewhouse is located in the rear addition of the main building. The brewhouse enables the brewery to offer 20 different beers all made on site and served tank to tap, along with a canning line for those who want beers to go.

The brewery is designed to run chilled beer lines piped straight from tank to tap in order to avoid the need for kegs, similar to how many brewpubs operate in Europe. The rooftop deck located on the fourth floor atop the building offers 360 degree views including that of downtown Richmond. The beer hall and rooftop feature beer and wine on tap, a full menu for food, and fresh oysters shucked at the restaurant raw bar.

Legend Brewing: Legend is a Richmond institution given it has been providing microbrews since January, 1994.

Legend has a sprawling pub on site that offers an informal bar-food menu & its own brews, plus a deck & beer garden. You will want to check this place out in order to understand the history behind where Richmond’s microbrew movement started before the recent craft beer explosion took hold.

Basic City: Basic City of Waynesboro, VA has set up a satellite brewery at 212 W. 6th Street in industrial Manchester. The tasting room features a side game room with ping pong and various other games.

Climax Beverage Co is in planning mode and is set to open as part of the Seigel’s redevelopment at 2005 Hull Street.

Climax is a relaunch of an iconic Richmond beverage company that was lost to history in the late 1960s. Climax has collaborated with Dogtown Brewing to relaunch its carbonated sodas including its flagship pale dry ginger ale and root beer, offered exclusively for now at the Dogtown Brewing brewpub on Hull Street.

Manastoh Brewing is in planning mode and is set to come to Manchester’s Hull Street. The food forward brewery will set up shop in the historic Bank of Commerce & Trusts building at 1128 Hull Street. The Manastoh name was selected to honor the original Native American reference for Manchester before it was renamed by English settlers.

Plans for the brewery include a first floor tasting room that will serve a variety of different beer styles piped from tank to tap and brewed on site. The second floor will contain an upper Mezzanine overlooking the tasting room featuring private dining and a full service kitchen. Third floor plans include a full restaurant with a menu designed by Dan Scherotter that will feature locally sourced food, a cocktail program, beer and wine on tap, and a small rooftop deck atop the historic bank. The development will also feature 3 stories of apartments along with a 6th story rooftop deck for the brewpub that will offer a bar menu and provide views of the city skyline.