New Luray brewer hopes to use locally-sourced beer ingredients

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LURAY, Va. (WHSV) -- Folks in Page County will soon be able to grab a cold brew made locally.

The Hawksbill Brewing Company, LLC is in the process of working with the town of Luray on rezoning and obtaining their business license in the town before setting up shop. The company is also in the process of getting their brewery license.

The hops for the the beers are grown locally in Page County. They are also hoping to integrate the local agricultural community by including other local ingredients like pumpkins into their brews as well.

They are still looking for yeast and barley to harvest from Page County, if they don't find any sellers, those ingredients will come from other parts of the state.

"And we could say, 'hey, we grew the hops here, we picked and processed those hops, we brewed this beer with the hops we grew, and now we're pouring that beer for you, that's the whole thing right there, grown here, brewed here,'" said co-founder, Jim Turner.

The brewery will also employ about 10 people in its first year.

The brewery is slated to open as early as September of this year.