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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,

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

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

Green Flash Breaks Ground

BY JEFF MAISEY   San Diego-based Green Flash Brewing Company became the first West Coast brewery to break ground in the Commonwealth of Virginia during a ceremony following their Treasure Chest Fest fundraiser in Virginia Beach in mid-October. Mike and Lisa Hinkley established the brewery in 2002. Both were present for the two-day festivities. Invitations

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