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Mark Thompson Returns

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

Lockn’ Lovibond

By Diane Catanzaro and Chris Jones The Lovibond scale, used to measure the color of beer and the grains used to brew it, was developed by brewer Joseph Lovibond in the 1870s. The brilliant hues illuminated by sunlight streaming through stained glass at the gothic Salisbury Cathedral in his British homeland provided Lovibond inspiration to

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

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