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With its conical corner tower and solid brick façade, you can feel our brewery’s history before you step through the doors.

Our founders have revitalized numerous buildings in Danville’s River District, and this 1891 warehouse immediately captivated them. After being empty for decades, they knew the building deserved a new life. Just as our building was once at the forefront of the tobacco industry, our goal is to bring it to the same prominence for craft beer.

So, today, you’ll find a 20-barrel, modern facility capable of brewing 10,000 barrels of beer each year. At Ballad, we’re breathing new life into our renovated warehouse by crafting sophisticated beers that will please the most discriminating palettes.

But we aren’t just making beer here — we’re inviting the whole community to share the experience with us. Our casual, family-friendly taproom is a place for locals and visitors to find new beers they love and connect over shared stories.



Our mission is simple: to brew great-tasting, modern craft beers that we, and everyone else, want to drink. At the heart of this goal is our brewery, a 19th-century tobacco warehouse we renovated to reflect our beer: approachable and familiar, with a craftsman’s attention to quality and a deep respect for tradition. As builders, we worked tirelessly to enhance the old with the new, and as brewers we’re no different: committed to using the latest brewing technology to create consistent, modern, craft classics.



Anyone who’s spent time in Danville knows that the first thing you see when entering our town is a large mural honoring the Wreck of the Old 97. This 1903 train derailment happened nearby on the Stillhouse Trestle and inspired a ballad that became a country-music classic. With its Danville ties, historic grounding, and timeless nature, this ballad influenced our name — and our passionate take on brewing.

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