Sponsored By City of Suffolk and Brick & Mortar Brewing Company
Suffolk, Virginia has been called “The Peanut Capital of the World”. It is not known as a craft beer mecca but Brick & Mortar Brewing Company owners Dave and Rachel Stacknick are looking to change that.
“We came up with the name of Brick & Mortar Brewing Company because all home brewers want to have their dream become a reality,” said Rachel Stacknick. “We didn’t have the building yet, we just had the name and it just kind of fit, so it was perfect.”
And that building.
The building’s history dates back to the early 1900s and is thought to be the first auto dealership in Suffolk.
“We found it as an office building and it was just a boring place and we started ripping the walls down and found the beauty behind the walls.”
With the building renovated, co-owner and Head Brewer Dave Stacknick finally had a place to share his flavorful variety of beers. “I like blurring the line between different styles,” he said. “We have a very mellow taste palette for beers, something that can be enjoyed but nothing too over the top.”
One of Brick & Mortar’s signature beers is a tip of the hat to Suffolk’s roots as the largest peanut supplier in America and “birthplace” of Mr. Peanut, the Peanut City Porter. “My particular favorite is my Black IPA, the Rolling Coal. It is very roasted but strongly hops and the blend of the two just mellow out each other and they go together perfectly.”
Read Leanna S.‘s review of Brick & Mortar Brewing Company on YelpNext time you’re in Southeast Virginia be sure to stop by Brick & Mortar Brewing Company and see why people from all over are traveling to this gem of a brewery that’s bringing craft beers to the peanut capital of the world.