Starr Hill Downtown

Rendering courtesy Starr Hill Brewery

Starr Hill Brewery will return to downtown Charlottesville in 2020 as an anchor tenant in the Dairy Market Building on Preston Avenue.

Starr Hill Brewery, which started life on West Main Street in Charlottesville before moving to Crozet in 2007, will return to the downtown area in 2020 as an anchor tenant in the Dairy Market project in the redeveloped Monticello Dairy building on Preston Avenue, the company announced Wednesday.

The brewery was started in 1999 on West Main Street, taking over the site of the Blue Ridge Brewery, Virginia’s first craft brewery.

The new Starr Hill Downtown will occupy 4,200 square feet on the northeast corner of the Dairy Market complex with an additional 1,000-square-foot patio, the company said in a release.

The new brewery will include a five-barrel brewing system to create small-batch beers. It will also offer the brewery’s core, seasonal and sour offerings, which will continue to be made at the brewery’s Crozet facility.

The Dairy Market project is managed by Stony Point Design/Build, which is redeveloping the Monticello Dairy to include food stalls, restaurants and retail food offerings.

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