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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

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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