Like many founding stories, Random Row started in a basement. Kevin McElroy began his craft beer journey as a homebrewer concocting recipes in his basement. Kevin honed his skills while working full-time at the UVA hospital. It wasn't until Kevin's Imperial Stout was second place overall at the Virginia Homebrew Cup that he realized his hobby could become his career.
After presenting a business plan and six homebrewed beers to a group of local investors (also in a basement), Random Row Brewing Company was officially born. Our Preston Avenue brewery and taproom opened to the public in September 2016.