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BEST BREWERY: 3-Way Tie

BEST BREWERY: 3-Way Tie

By Jeff Maisey This year’s Virginia Craft Brewers Cup awards competition produced some expected results as well as surprises. We at Virginia Craft Beer Magazine have fun each year analyzing the results to determine which breweries actually had the most success across the board. Winning Best of Show doesn’t always equate have the best all-around

BEST BEER: NoVA Beats Hampton Roads 21-19

By Jeff Maisey (Photo courtesy of Fairfax Tourism) Which region won the most medals recently at the Virginia Craft Brewers Cup Awards? Northern Virginia edged out Hampton Roads/Coastal Virginia as the top region for 2017. Here’s the medal count by region: Northern Virginia (21 medals) Hampton Roads (19 medals) Richmond Region (15 medals) Charlottesville/Harrisonburg/Nelson County

Deschutes Brewery Street Pub Returns to Roanoke

By Jeremy Bender Jeff Harrell made the 5-hour drive from Norfolk to Roanoke last year for the first Deschutes Brewery Street Pub in the former railroad hub also known as Star City. “It really exceeded my expectations,” said Harrell, a self-described beer-cationer. “I stayed at the historic Hotel Roanoke, and they even had a Deschutes

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

Alewerks to Open Satellite at Outlet Mall

Alewerks Brewing Company proudly announces its newest venture, a satellite tasting room in the Williamsburg Premium Outlets. An open-concept retail store and micro-brewing facility at the new location will offer outlet visitors a completely new experience. Shoppers may sample the many beers Alewerks has to offer, as well as learn more about the eleven-year-old brewery’s

Smartmouth’s Safety Dance Wins Best of Show

The Virginia Craft Brewers Guild held the 2017 Virginia Craft Beer Cup Awards Ceremony Monday, June 5, 2017, at WestRock in Richmond, Virginia. There were more than 240 brewers in attendance to celebrate excellence in craft beer this year. The Virginia Craft Beer Cup competition was managed by master Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) judge

Green Flash to Compete for VA Craft Brewers Cup

By JEFF MAISEY Green Flash has entered the Virginia Craft Brewers Guild competition, making it the first West Coast-born craft brewery to go head-to-head with Virginia’s homegrown independent breweries. San Diego-based Green Flash officially opened its East Coast brewery in the fall of 2016 in Virginia Beach. Fellow Californians Stone Brewing began operations in Richmond

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