Shockoe continues its goal for 2014 of becoming more involved in the community by learning more about how companies are impacting Richmond through their mission and works, this time by visiting one of Richmond’s locally owned and operated micro-brewing companies – Hardywood. Patrick and Eric were generous enough to open their doors for our team to learn more about how and why they started their brewing company, and of course share a few of their beers, including Hoplar, Bourbon Cru, and the staple Singel

Hardywood has not only done an amazing job brewing great local beers but has an incredible marketing plan with a great story to support it.  We cannot begin to tell the Hardywood Story, but if you go to the tasting room, you can check it out for yourselves on a mural painted by Ed Trask.  Our take is that Hardywood has held true to its mission in becoming one of the most respected brewers in the United States by using amazing ingredients and truly respecting the brewing heritage.  Don’t believe us, check out their newest brew – The Bohemian Pils, released last night, definitely one of our favorites

Shockoe and Hardywood are two very different organizations but have similar principles and challenges as we continue to impact and help our city as it grows.

Join us next month as we continue to bring in new guest speakers and collaborate with businesses around Richmond to Share their Story.