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Hardywood Park Explores Global Distribution

Hardywood Park Explores Global Distribution

By Jeff Maisey Hardywood Park Craft Brewery will likely always be a Richmond-based independent brewery committed to using local, fresh ingredients, but that’s not slowing its ambition to become a national brand and gain limited traction in international markets. “Hardywood was been accepted into the Virginia Leaders in Export Trade (VALET) Program, with the January

Governor Signs HB2418

By Jeff Maisey Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe signed HB2418 at Steam Bell Beer Works in Midlothian expanding the number of banquet licenses a craft brewery can use annually from four to eight. Roxann Robins (R-House District 27) is the patron of the bill referenced as “Alcoholic beverage control; banquet licenses for wineries and breweries.” The

Tedeschi Trucks Band, VA Breweries Help Craft for Causes

By Jeff Maisey Six Virginia craft breweries have been selected to participate in Craft For Causes, the non-profit bringing the booming craft brew industry together with live music to support charitable causes. John Nichols started the program seven years ago in his hometown of Albuquerque, New Mexico by approaching Tedeschi Trucks Band. Last year he added

O’Connor Wins 4 Medals at Commonwealth National Beer Cup

  O’Connor Brewing Co. claimed a total of four medals in the 2017 Alltech Commonwealth Craft Beer Cup, a professional craft beer competition held in Kentucky featuring beers from around the globe of all styles judged by a panel of industry veterans. Medals for the the fourth annual Alltech Commonwealth Cup competition were awarded May

Smartmouth Expands Eastward to Beach

By Jeff Maisey Virginia craft breweries are launching “mini-me,” satellite locations left-and-right these days as the trend to extend their brand visibility and reach appears to be catching on. Where Richmond’s Hardywood Park opened a Charlottesville location and Legend announced plans for a Hampton Roads brewpub on Olde Towne Portsmouth waterfront, Three Notch’d unveiled a

Lager & Pilsner: The Comeback Kings?

By Jeff Maisey When Green Flash Brewing Company brewmaster Erik Jensen was in Virginia Beach for the November grand opening of the San Diego craft brewery’s East Coast production facility, he made a statement that drew gasps and utterances of surprise. Jensen was taking part in a live, onsite “Meet the Green Flash brewers” Q&A

C-Ville Chosen as Site for 2017 Brewers Fest

The Virginia Craft Brewers Guild announced the 6th Annual Virginia Craft Brewers Fest will be Saturday, August 19, 2017 at its new home at the IX Art Park in Charlottesville, VA. Located on 17 acres, IX Art Park is just four blocks from the downtown mall and walking distance to hotels. It is serviced by three local

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