Monday, September 25, 2023

For its birthday, this brewery is doing something new

Billsburg Brewery will now have canned beers available for purchase. (WYDaily/Courtesy James City County)
Billsburg Brewery will now have canned beers available for purchase. (WYDaily/Courtesy James City County)

Fans of Billsburg’s Brewery can now enjoy their favorite brews fresh out of a can.

“We are thrilled to offer cans as our birthday present to our patrons,” said Dave Baum, Billsburg owner, in a news release form James City County. “Our brewhouse team worked really hard on this project and we couldn’t be celebrating this milestone without their dedication and commitment.”

On Saturday, customers can pick up their cases of six packs for $10 when the brewery opens at noon. The beers available in can are the Classic Lager, Flyaway IPA and Planet 4 Red Ale.

This announcement comes just in time for Billisburg’s Birthday celebration also on Saturday.

“We thought there was no better time to offer cans than in honor of our second birthday,” Baum said. “We look forward to offering additional cans in the future and continuing to make beer history in James City County.”

Baum said since the brewery opened two years ago, they’ve tried to grow in various ways while still maintaining a hyper-local presence. 

“We’ve controlled our growth to where we want it to be,” he said. “We’ve been open long enough to understand our role in the community and keep our identity in a small town.”

The new canned beers are just the latest way the brewery is expanding to provide the accessible and enjoyable local products. Before now, customers who wanted to consume products off-site could only purchase growlers and crowlers.

According to the news release, the brewery partnered with a third party vendor to produce 300 cases of the brewery’s specialty beers.

The brewery has also been nominated for Veer Magazine’s “Best Of” category for the annual Golden Tap Awards. Fans can vote online for Billsburg through Nov. 15.

“I think we didn’t fully understand before we opened up how much support form the local community we would get,” Baum said. “I think what’s important to us is making sure we have our own unique identity and we’re walking this unique path with everyone around us.”

Baum said going into year number 3, the brewery will look at the three and five-year milestones they originally set when they first opened and see how their timeline has changed. But going forward, they’re just excited to continue bringing new and exciting things to the community.

Baum said during the event Saturday  there will be live music, food and six new beer releases.

For more information, visit Billsburg online.

Alexa Doiron
Alexa Doiron
Alexa Doiron is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She graduated from Roanoke College and is currently working on a master’s degree in English at Virginia Commonwealth University. Alexa was born and raised in Williamsburg and enjoys writing stories about local flair. She began her career in journalism at the Warhill High School newspaper and, eight years later, still loves it. After working as a news editor in Blacksburg, Va., Alexa missed Williamsburg and decided to come back home. In her free time, she enjoys reading Jane Austen and playing with her puppy, Poe. Alexa can be reached at

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