About Us

Our Story

Back Bay Brewing Co. was founded in 2011 by Virginia Beach native, Josh Canada, and a few other friends who share a deep connection to Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge and the active outdoor culture of Virginia Beach.

This group of friends were dedicated to create an atmosphere to share their passion of beer and the relaxed local vibe of VB. The moment you step into the brewery, you will feel at home and like a true local.

Six years after opening the brewery, a new opportunity was presented to the team to open a second location, which is now known as Back Bay’s Farmhouse Brewing Co. This 1912 Farmhouse is still owned by the same family today and sits on 8.6 acres of land in the heart of Kemspville, VA. It has grown to be known as Hampton Roads most unique brewery and cidery.

Whether you enjoy the farm life or beach life, come see us to Find Your Refuge.

Our Owners

Joshua Canada

Edward Hewitt

The Team

The Brew Crew

Maggie Lovell

Tasting Room Manager

Michael Pawley

Head Brewer

Travis Powell

Brewer & Co-owner

Travis Phipps


Lauryn Adams

Director of Sales & Marketing

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