Cidery-brewery plans to open in Suffolk this spring

A seasoned Virginia Beach brewer plans to open a combined craft brewery and cidery in the Bridgeport area of North Suffolk in the spring of 2023.So...

November 29, 2022
8:04 AM

A seasoned Virginia Beach brewer plans to open a combined craft brewery and cidery in the Bridgeport area of North Suffolk in the spring of 2023.Sojourn Fermentory's 9,200-square-foot building will include a tasting and dining room, full kitchen and outdoor biergarten, co-owner and head brewer Michael Pawley said. Focused on consumer education, the spot will host special events, beer and cider tastings, food pairings, charity fundraisers, community festivals and private parties, he said.Armed with a chemistry degree and a strong love of beer, Pawley relocated to Hampton Roads when he 'threw his name into a hat' for a brewery job five years ago.

Sandra J. Pennecke