Breweries seeking Virginia grain is more about ‘lip service’ than action (via Potomac Local)
The new BadWolf Public House is about to get $10,000 in grant money from Virginia.
The grant stipulates, among other things, the brewery must create two new jobs, and most importantly, purchase nearly $22,000 in grain, wheat, or barley from Virginia farmers.
Many breweries opening up in Virginia are apparently not using wheat, barley, or corn that is grown in the state.
Wade Thomason, a professor and grains specialist at Virginia Tech. said, “I think there is more lip service going on right now from people who say they want to purchase Virginia-grown grain versus those who really are doing it.”
Source: Potomac Local