DALEVILLE, Va. – After slightly more than two years, Ballast Point is closing its taproom and restaurant in Botetourt County.
Twenty-five hospitality employees, both full-time and part-time will be affected by the closure, as well as 16 temporary employees, according to the county.
Some of those affected will be offered jobs in production, according to county administrator Gary Larrowe.
The decision to close is a corporate decision and had nothing to do with the location's profitability but rather the brand as a whole, according to an employee with knowledge of the decision.
We reached out to Constellation Brands, which owns Ballast Point, and received this response:
"As seen throughout the beer industry, growth in craft beer is being driven largely by local brands. With that, we are appropriately reallocating Ballast Point investments to drive growth in core local markets.