Owners Chip and Toni Reynolds opens Eden’s first microbrewery—Reynolds Brewery—on July 28, 2021. Reynolds Brewery occupies the 4,100 square foot former Fieldcrest Mills Water Works building located at 354 W. Meadow Road. The brewery will offer craft beer, wine and brick oven pizza. The initial beer varieties include Caspian White, River Dan Red, River Smith Stout, Draper White House IPA, and Ford’s Island Porter. The brewery hours will be Wednesday-Thursday 2:00pm-9:00pm, Friday and Saturday 11:00am-10:00pm and Sunday 11:00am-9:00pm. They welcome parties and special events, such as wedding and baby showers, anniversaries, and holiday parties. The facility includes a bar, table seating, a stage for musical performers, and a deck for outside dining.
The brewery has been a dream for Chip since he started brewing beer in 1996. He and friend George Brewer canvassed area breweries seeking ideas for Chip’s own establishment. Sadly, Brewer passed away suddenly in 2020, so the Reynolds have dedicated a meeting room to him called The George. This room can accommodate more than forty people for special events. People are already booking The George room for Christmas and other parties. In addition to craft beers, a full selection of wines will be available for those non-beer drinkers. Brick oven pizza will be the initial food offering. Six delicious varieties on the menu will expand over time.
“I have lived in Leaksville and Draper and will now open a business in Spray, so I think I have Eden covered,” stated Chip. “Toni and I moved here in 2000 and feel like this community is our hometown. We wanted to bring Eden an establishment that people will enjoy for years to come.” Plans include a 5K run in September followed by an Octoberfest event.
“It has been a pleasure working with Chip and Toni over the last two years,” stated Mike Dougherty, Director of Economic Development for the City of Eden. “They have created a beautiful facility that rivals anything in Greensboro or Charlotte.” Dougherty believes the opening is perfectly timed for the new industries and residents that have moved to Eden since 2019.
“We invite the citizens of Eden, Rockingham County, and our Virginia neighbors to visit our brewery,” stated Toni. “Our family wants this to be a place to relax and enjoy what we have to offer.” For more information, contact Reynolds Brewery at 336-627-3575.