Congratulations to Chris Holder of Capital Ale House, the 2017 Distinguished Retailer of the Year!

In the video shown during the award ceremony, Chris humbly accredited his nomination to “such a great community and such a great staff.” Chris Holder and his team at Capital Ale House have proven worthy of this award through their substantial community involvement and continual growth for nearly 15 years.



With five Capital Ale House locations and their most recent venture called Fest, they have successfully grown their staff of 40 employees to more than 250! In addition to their advancements as a company, Capital Ale House also strives to give back to their community as much as possible through donating to local charities and sponsoring community-oriented events. Examples include but are not limited to their Annual Oktoberfest that draws nearly 10,000 people, the Capital Ale House Cycling Team for MS Society, giving boxed lunch donations through RVA CANstruction, and volunteering for Project VA and the Beer Corps Initiative.


Capital Ale House has certainly made its mark on the RVA community and established itself as a mainstay here in Richmond. Let’s raise a glass to Chris Holder and congratulate him on winning this year’s Distinguished Retailer of the Year Award!