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2017-18 VA Craft Brewers Guild Leaders Announced

2017-18 VA Craft Brewers Guild Leaders Announced

By Betty Arnold The Virginia Craft Brewers Guild (VCBG) membership has elected its 2017-2018 Leadership Council. Eric McKay, Hardywood Park Craft Brewery will serve a second term as Chair and Sten Sellier, Beltway Brewing will serve as Vice Chair. Porter Hardy, Smartmouth Brewing and Hunter Smith, Champion Brewing Company will serve as Co-Chairs of the

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

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

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