Parkway Brewing Co., headed up by husband-and-wife team Mike “Keno” Snyder and Lezlie Snyder, will join two other craft breweries in the valley, Big Daddy’s Brewing Co. and Roanoke Railhouse Brewery.
The Snyders are in the process of outfitting an old warehouse on Kessler Mill Road with a 30-barrel brewing system.
They’ve hired former Roanoke Railhouse master brewer Ryan Worthington to produce Belgian-style ales and a West Coast-style India Pale Ale, as well as other types of beer.
The Snyders started planning the brewery a year and a half ago, after Lezlie was laid off from her marketing job and Mike was working at Roanoke Railhouse under Worthington.
“We knew we wanted to manufacture, and beer has been something we’ve enjoyed our whole lives,” Lezlie said.
They found investors to pay for more than $1 million in startup costs, which includes outfitting the building with more plumbing, and purchasing and installing the brewing system and a smaller pilot system to make test batches.
By October or November, the Snyders hope to begin kegging beer to be distributed at restaurants in the area.
They expect the beer to be on shelves in December.