The Mission

MAKING BEER HISTORY IN JAMES CITY COUNTY

Billsburg Brewery was born from our love of traditional lagers, pilsners and ales and our desire to create a space where family, friends, and the community as a whole could gather together and make great memories.

Because every great journey has a beginning…

America’s brewing story began over 400 years ago in the heart of Jamestown, and today at Billsburg Brewery we’re bringing it back. Billsburg Brewery is nestled on a 10-acre marina with breathtaking views on the water, just off the Colonial Parkway, mere miles from America’s original brewery. We worked hard to craft our favorite beers and we’re excited to offer our patrons ales, lagers and pilsners reminiscent of America’s rich brewing history.

Core Values

PASSIONATE

We love beer and we love what we do.
Whether we are brewing, serving, or selling we want our customers to recognize the commitment and quality we put into the product and service we offer. We have a meticulous process we follow when brewing our beer. As our mission states, we are committed to delivering excellence without compromise, in every pour.

COLLABORATIVE

At Billsburg Brewery we are friends, collaborators, and advocates of each other and of the beer industry and its culture. We believe when you work together, great things can happen. We love sharing ideas and our time with our customers, our partners and our community.

FRIENDLY

At Billsburg Brewery we think of ourselves as a family and everyone who walks through our doors is a part of it. Whether you are an employee, a first time customer, a regular, a vendor or an investor, you’re sure to feel welcome at Billsburg. Friendliness is the foundation of our service mantra.

TRUSTWORTHY

We take pride in the work we do and believe establishing trust in all relationships is a priority. Our integrity is important to us. We believe the trusting partnerships we have been able to develop throughout the community and beyond are the key to our success

Our Team

Austin Shawinsky

Brewmaster

Coming in at a commanding 6’1″ 185lbs. Raised in the Midwest and trained in the northeast at the American Brewers Guild. Austin is passionate about all things Lager Bier and Traditional Styles. He has been known to produce some delicious hazy IPAs and fruited sours but his true passion is the German style Pilsner. Next time you see him around don’t be afraid say hello.

Anthony 'Dino' Merendino

Assistant Brewmaster

Been brewin’ since 2015! Born and raised in York County and I’ve worked in one fun industry to the next. I’ve spent most of my life in the Ski and Snowboard industry and after hiring Austin at the ski shop he hired me in a brewery…and so the story continues. Lagers, tank tops, and the American Bald Eagle!