Virginia Beer Company

Meet Robby Willey and Chris Smith, co-founders of the Virginia Beer Company



Do you have a nickname? What is it?
C: Everyone just calls us “The Beer Guys”

R: Chris’ wife calls me his “second wife”

What is one food that you will not eat?
C: Sushi

R: Vegetables

What is your favorite movie?
C: The Land Before Time

R: It’s a Wonderful Life

If someone was to give you a gift (money’s no object) what would you want?
C: A private jet

R: A first edition of one of my favorite books – Dickens’ A Christmas Carol 

What is your biggest fear?
C: Snakes, but also no one showing up at the brewery

R: Letting people down

What is the one quality you admire most in others?
C: Kindness

R: Adventurousness

Where is the next place you want to visit?
C: Iceland

R: I’d love to go back and revisit the UK

If you had to pick one place in town to take a tourist, where would it be?
C: Colonial Williamsburg – The Raleigh Tavern Bakeshop for some ginger cakes!

R: Lake Matoaka

Describe your perfect day off.
C: Spending time with my wife and our animals

R: Traveling – I love being on the road


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