A look inside the first brewery on Virginia’s Eastern Shore
BL and I trekked out to Chincoteague as soon as we heard that Black Narrows Brewing Co. was finally open. We’d been anticipating it for awhile; after meeting owners Jenna and Josh Chapman and sampling some of their beers at MARSHFest over the summer, we were practically counting down the days til their brewery in the old oyster shuckin’ house on Chicken City Road would officially open for business. We love beer and we love Chincoteague (Narrows’ IPA “a Come Here” was named for folks like us), so a microbrewery on our favorite pony island is basically a dream come true.
It’s only a few months old now, but Black Narrows is already something for the island, the peninsula and the state of Virginia to be proud of. I’ll be writing more on them in the near future, especially as we approach our second Shore Craft Beer Fest: Chincoteague on April 28, but until then, here are a few photos from our first Black Narrows excursion a few months back. Photos by me and BL Strang-Moya.