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RVA’s Isley Brewing Coming to Virginia Beach Oceanfront

RVA’s Isley Brewing Coming to Virginia Beach Oceanfront

By Annie Tobey   Mike Isley has mastered the art of riding the waves with his eponymous brewery, so it’s only fitting that his second brewery will open in Virginia Beach. Isley Brewing Co. opened in October 2013 in Richmond’s Scott’s Addition (before Scott’s Addition was the cool neighborhood for breweries, cideries, a distillery and

Mark Thompson Returns

(Mark Thompson returns with The Brewing Tree in Nelson County) By Jeff Maisey He’s baaaaaack! Mark Thompson will return to Virginia’s craft beer scene in 2018 after three-year contractual hiatus. Before his “retirement,” Thompson spent 23 years in the craft beer industry. Thompson earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from James Madison University,

GABF RESULTS: 4 Medals for VA Breweries

BY JEFF MAISEY Virginia craft breweries scored 4 medals at the 2017 Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Colorado. The national beer competition is presented by the Brewers association. Winning the only gold medal for the Commonwealth was Norfolk’s Benchtop Brewing Company for its Mermaid’s Scorn in the Leipzig-style/Contemporary Gose category. Silver medals went to

Green Flash to Open 3rd Brewery

Less than one year after opening doors to their second brewery, in Virginia Beach, on the East Coast, San Diego-based Green Flash Brewing Co. announces they are expanding into the Midwest and opening a third location in Lincoln, NE.  They have purchased a 10,000-square-foot production facility and tasting room with a restaurant in the Nebraska

Craft Beer Love May Help C-Ville Heal (even a little) This Saturday

By Jeff Maisey With the tragic loss of life and images of hate seen around the world from Charlottesville this past weekend it may be hard to fathom a festival celebrating the best craft beer produced in the Commonwealth, but perhaps the Virginia Craft Brewers Festival, scheduled Saturday, August 19 in downtown C-Ville’s IX Art

Virginia surpasses NC with 206 Breweries

By Elaine Lidholm Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Virginia is now home to 206 licensed breweries, moving ahead of neighboring state North Carolina. A newly released economic impact study shows that Virginia’s booming beer industry contributes more than $9.34 billion annually to Virginia’s economy. Governor McAuliffe has announced the location of three large West

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