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Three Roads Brewing acquires Ballad Brewing in Danville

Ballad Brewing in Danville has new owners after it was acquired by Three Roads Brewing Company. (Three Roads Brewing Company)
Ballad Brewing in Danville has new owners after it was acquired by Three Roads Brewing Company. (Three Roads Brewing Company)
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Three Roads Brewing Company is expanding its footprint on the Southside.

Three Roads has acquired Ballad Brewing on Craghead Street in Danville.

The company has two taprooms, the original in Farmville and a second location in Lynchburg.

The addition of Ballad will add a taproom in Danville and double the brewery’s production by roughly 2,000 barrels.

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“We are committed to being the leading brewery in Southside Virginia, and the addition of Ballad helps us achieve that goal. This is a beautiful part of the country with strong communities. We mean it when we say ‘we brew community.’ Our taprooms in Farmville and Lynchburg are known for being welcoming to everyone, from local families and tourists to beer aficionados and civic organizations looking for a casual meeting space. The Ballad Brewing brand is a big part of Danville and will continue to thrive as a part of the Three Roads Brewing family," Chris Sadler, a founder of Three Roads said.

Ballad Brewing opened in 2017 in a large taproom/brewhouse along the Dan River.

Three Roads will retain the Ballad brand, its catalog of beers, and its River District taproom.

Both brands will be distributed in Virginia and North Carolina and will be available in all of the company’s taprooms across Southside Virginia.

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“When we set out to open Ballad,” said Ballad Brewing co-founder Ross Fickenscher. “We wanted it to be a community center for the River District and Danville as a whole. The taproom has done just that. We could not be more proud of the team that has worked tirelessly over the last six years to bring the vision to life. Now Three Roads Brewing, as they continue to strive to be an industry leader, will guide Ballad forward, writing the next chapter.”

“This town has a ton of history”, adds co-founder Garret Shifflett. “Ballad not only paid tribute to that history but helped to build on it. There is a real sense of pride that surrounds Ballad, and that's due to the hard work and creativity of the team. I'm excited that Three Roads will continue what we started at Ballad Brewing - continuing to operate under the same brand with a commitment to give Danville, even more, to be proud of.”

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