Monthly Archives: April 2016

The Future is Now for Satellite Breweries

The Future is Now for Satellite Breweries

BY JEFF MAISEY When SB 604 passed in 2012, perhaps no one could have predicted the explosive growth of craft breweries springing up around the Commonwealth of Virginia. Nor could anyone have likely anticipated breweries spawning satellite locations. “It seems to be one of the evolutions of this industry,” said Brett Vassey, president of both

GRAND OPENING: The Veil Brewing Company

By Steve Deason The Veil Brewing Company will be the first brewery in Richmond to include a koelschip or coolship when it opens Saturday, April 16.   Brewer and co-founder Matt Tarpey explained that wort will be pumped into this broad open pan on their Roseneath Road location “roof” where it will cool overnight.   (Wort is the sugary

Anheuser-Busch/Inbev Acquires Devils Backbone

By Jeff Maisey   Anheuser-Busch/Inbev announced it will acquire Lexington, Virginia based Devils Back Bone Brewing Company. “Through Anheuser-Busch’s network of distributors, Devils Backbone will soon be available nationwide,” said Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe in an official statement. Devils Backbone was founded in 2008 by Steve and Heidi Crandall. The brewery started as a brewpub,

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