October 11, 2021

The 2021 VRLTA Ordinary Awards Recognize the Best of the Best in Virginia’s Hospitality & Tourism industry

WAYNESBORO, VA – (October 6, 2021) Central Virginia’s Stable Craft Brewing at Hermitage Hill, an authentic working farm brewery and winery, was awarded the 2021 Ordinary Award for ‘Brewery of the Year in Virginia’ by the Virginia Restaurant, Lodging & Travel Association at their annual Ordinary awards dinner and ceremony at the Richmond Omni Hotel on October 4.  The winners for the sixth annual event were announced to an audience of 220 industry peers and leaders from across the state.

In winning the ‘Brewery of the Year’ award, Stable Craft Brewing was recognized for its innovative ideas and overall contributions to the community including becoming the first brewery on the East Coast to launch a zero food waste initiative for its award-winning brewery in addition to its numerous sustainable initiatives as well their donations to the local food bank and non-profits as well as their support of local farmers.

“On behalf of the Association, staff, and board, we applaud the efforts of our 2021 nominees, finalists, and winners for the exemplary work they have done and will continue to do,” said Eric Terry, President of VRLTA.

According to Craig Nargi, owner of Stable Craft Brewing, “We’re honored to receive this prestigious award as Brewery of the Year.  It is tremendous recognition of the hard work and effort from everyone on the Stable Craft team to exceed our guests expectations.  We accept this award with great pride and as inspiration to continue to make good things happen for our guests and our community.”

Stable Craft Brewing’s rural location offers acres of open farmland with multiple covered and uncovered outdoor locations to keep guests physically distant while enjoying craft beer, cider, wine and food.  Several other safety measures have been implemented to provide guests with a safe and fun experience while complying with Virginia’s Governor Northam’s guidelines.

Stable Craft Brewing is the first brewery on the East Coast to launch a zero food waste initiative for its award-winning brewery, restaurant and wedding and banquet facility. The sustainable brewery also grows its own hops, utilizes the brewing wastewater to water their hops, co-ops with a local farmer to use the spent grain for food for the cattle and have planted 1,100 trees on the farm to help with erosion and air quality. Stable Craft offers a sustainable tour by reservation only for guests to get a first-hand look at all of its sustainable initiatives.

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