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Tin Cannon on Target with Nano Brewery

Tin Cannon on Target with Nano Brewery

By Jefferson Evans and Chuck Triplett   It is a story that John Hilkert and Aaron Ludwig, brewers at and principal owners of Tin Cannon Brewing Co. in Gainesville, Virginia, have told before, but it is a good story and bears repeating. The story of how a book inspired them to open a brick and

IPA Border Crossing

By Jeff Maisey   What do you get when you mix two of the finest IPAs (India Pale Ale) brewed in Virginia? 40 Mile to the Border Agave IPA, of course. Unlike most collaborations between brew masters in the craft beer industry where unique, over-the-top concoctions are formulated to impress even the most geeky enthusiast,

Craft Beer is a Home Run at Ballparks

By Jeff Maisey It’s a steamy Friday night in July. The baseball stadium is packed with fans. The team mascot paces the sidelines waving its arms and shoots T-shirts into the stands with his air cannon device. The home players emerge from the dugout and take the field. The first pitch is a fastball straight

Virginia Women Collaboration Brew

By Elizabeth Erschens   International Women’s Day is a celebration of unity among women, whether it be Gwyneth Paltrow hanging out with female celebrities or a small group of female brewers getting together to participate in the International Women’s Collaboration Brew Day—an annual event organized by the Pink Boots Society (an international group for the

Virginia Craft Brewers Guild’s 2015 Agenda

By Jeff Maisey   The Virginia Craft Brewers Guild held its winter meeting in Richmond at Capital Ale House, where it was announced the Commonwealth’s craft brewery industry had surpassed 100 businesses. The Guild is a subsidiary of the Virginia Manufacturers Association. I caught up with Brett Vassey, President and CEO of Virginia Manufacturers Association,

Devils Backbone: 2014 Virginia Craft Brewery of the Year

Words by Jeff Maisey Photos by Kathy Keeney   What kind of year has it been for Devils Backbone Brewing Company? In April, the craft brewery’s Outpost (Lexington) and Base Camp (Roseland) facilities took home a Gold medal for Old Virginia Dark in the American-style Dark Lager category and a Silver medal for its flagship

BOOK REVIEW: Richmond Beer

By Jeff Maisey   With all the hoopla surrounding Stone Brewing Company’s highly publicized search for an east coast location and the ultimate selection of Richmond as its destination facility, perhaps timing couldn’t have been better for the release of Lee Grave’s Richmond Beer: A History of Brewing in the River City. Over the course

Norfolk’s History with Beer

By Michael Wingfield   America has always been referred to as a “melting pot.”  Taking into consideration the wide range and cultural influence of the individual brewing cultures brought to this country by immigrant stocks, perhaps a more accurate description would be a “brew kettle.”  Legend has it that the famous pilgrims on the Mayflower

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