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California beermaker to open brewery in Va. Beach

Friday - 3/15/2013, 4:11pm  ET

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) -- A California-based beer company is planning to build a second brewery in Virginia Beach.

Green Flash Brewing Co. is set to open a 58,000-square-foot craft brewery and tasting room in the resort city in 2015. The San Diego-based company will hire 41 full-time employees for the facility.

The Virginian-Pilot reports (http://bit.ly/YfX3rE ) that construction of the $20 million facility will begin in 2014.

The site will include a tasting room, an event center, a store, a pavilion and a nearly 1-acre beer garden.

The facility will be capable of producing as much beer 100,000 barrels annually but the company plans to begin brewing about 40,000 barrels a year in Virginia Beach.

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Information from: The Virginian-Pilot, http://pilotonline.com


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