Farm Brew Live, a campus including a restaurant, concert space, and a brewery will be opening up in Manassas this year.
Located at 9901 Discovery Boulevard, The Villagio Group will be opening the large campus with 2 Silos Brewing Co., Farmers & Brewers restaurant, ‘The Yard’ outdoor music venue, the Great Hall event space, and ‘The Pit Barbecue’ beer garden.
According to The Villagio Group’s Director of Operations Meredith Arnest, the campus will be opening sometime in either June or July.
“The biggest question I get – when are you opening? Followed by the second question – when are you hiring? We are now looking at the brewery, beer garden, [and] concert venue for late June, more realistically with the weather that we’ve been having most recently, July,” said Arnest.
The Farmers & Brewers restaurant will be inside of the Thomasson Barn.
“Our Thomasson Barn here that has sat vacant for 40 years – we are renovating it into our farm-to-table locally sourced restaurant,” said Arnest.
The restaurant’s main dining room will seat 215 people, and includes two private dining spaces as well, said Arnest.
According to Arnest, 2 Silos Brewing Co. will have a crew of 12 to 18, brewing around 3.5 million pints of beer a year. The company is looking to work with local hops gardens to try and use local ingredients in their products.
“At least in the first year, year and a half, you will only be able to get 2 Silos beer at 2 Silos and at the restaurant,” stated Arnest.
‘The Yard’ outdoor music venue will have a variety of musical performances and can accommodate up to 1,200 people.
“We are partnering with some local musicians, we will have live music about every day of the week…we’re looking at doing some local bands, some national acts,” said Arnest.
‘The Pit Barbecue’ will be a beer station on the campus, with its own menu of barbecue food items.
And ‘The Great Hall’ will be a special events space on the campus for weddings, parties, and meetings, and can fit up to 175 people seated.
The Villagio Group is looking to hire around 200 people for the campus, including bartenders, managers, waitresses, and concert staff. The hiring process will begin in about two months, said Arnest.