Commonwealth Brewing Company was founded as the manifestation of one family’s love for making uncompromising, exceptional beer and sharing the experiences with friends. The spark of inspiration was ignited during a revelatory European brewery and beer hall tour while founder Jeramy Biggie was visiting his wife Natalie, who was studying abroad there for two years. But it wasn’t until 2013, after years of stove top homebrewing, beer geekery and a house too full of brewing equipment, that it was time to fully embrace the craft beer lifestyle.
Commonwealth opened September 6, 2015 as a result of next-level commitment, mild insanity, family, friends and a profound sense of purpose. Since then, they have grown into a tight-knit band of like-minded people who believe beer should be adventurous, diverse, extremely drinkable, and defy boundaries. Commonwealth honors farmhouse traditions, huge hop American styles, and the complex depths of wild fermentations. They are consistent regarded as one of the best breweries in the United States.
Located inside a fully renovated, former fire and rescue station built in 1962 and nestled in a funky beach cottage community (flip flops mandatory) on the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia Beach, Virginia, their facility is complete with a double garage bay tasting room, private event spaces, an outdoor beer garden, and a conditioned barrel cellar housing hundreds of barrels of mixed fermentations for long term aging.