About Random Row Brewing Co.
Our mission is simple: to share our love of craft beer and make an impact in Charlottesville, Virginia. At the heart of this goal is our casual, family-friendly taproom—a place where we invite our neighbors to find new beers they love and connect over shared experiences.
Local: "Local" isn't a buzzword for us...it's a core value. We believe local businesses increase the quality of life in the communities they serve. Random Row is locally owned, and we often partner with other local businesses to create a virtuous cycle of community.
Accessible: We strive to make quality craft beer that everyone can enjoy. Whether you're a craft beer novice or connoisseur, we want to provide you with a perfect pint. Think of our beer as "traditional with edge".
Charitable: We believe small acts of kindness can make a big difference. We regularly host charity events and often give a portion of our profits to local non-profits. If you're making a difference in our community, we want to host you at Random Row!
Like many founding stories, Random Row started in a basement. Kevin McElroy began his craft beer journey as a homebrewer concocting recipes in his basement. Kevin honed his skills while working full-time at the UVA hospital. It wasn't until Kevin's Imperial Stout was second place overall at the Virginia Homebrew Cup that he realized his hobby could become his career.
After presenting a business plan and six homebrewed beers to a group of local investors (also in a basement), Random Row Brewing Company was officially born. Our Preston Avenue brewery and taproom opened to the public in September 2016.
Random Row Today
Random Row has become known for it's fresh, small-batch, enjoyable beer and it's inviting, family-friendly taproom which hosts a regular schedule of events connecting neighbors and businesses.
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