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GABF RESULTS: 4 Medals for VA Breweries

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

Legend Brewing Depot Opens in Portsmouth

By Jeff Maisey As far as craft breweries in Virginia go, Legend Brewing Company is a dinosaur amongst newly hatched ducklings. Back in 1994, Tom Martin opened a small tasting room and served pub-style food in the Manchester section of Richmond – a Legend was born. Martin would later expand his operation to include a

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

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

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