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Friday, May 10, 2013
Sunken City Brewing Company, a new craft brewery, will celebrate its grand opening today.
Named for the villages that were submerged when Smith Mountain Lake was created, Sunken City is housed in a new building near Westlake Towne Center on Virginia 122 in Franklin County.
The $2.3 million, 8,800-square-foot brewery features a 25-barrel brewhouse, automatic canning distribution, tasting room, pub and outdoor beer garden.
Sunken City’s owners hope to distribute their beer throughout the state. Brewmaster Jeremy Kirby said they will have two signature beers at the grand opening: Dam Lager and Red Clay IPA. In the near future, they plan to have other beers in their line, including some seasonals.
Bruno’s GastroTruck will be on-site for the celebration, selling its gourmet pub grub. The band Barefoot West will perform at about 5:30 p.m. The open house begins at 4 p.m.
For more information, visit the Facebook page, www.facebook/sunkencitybrewing.
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