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A Look at Virginia Beer Festival

A Look at Virginia Beer Festival

By Jeff Maisey As Karen Scherberger recalls, the Virginia Beer Festival (scheduled May 21-22 at Town Point Park, Norfolk) got its start long before the current popularity of craft beer saw organizations big and small scrambling to produce a brew centric festival in the Commonwealth. The year was 2002. Scherberger, the executive director of Festevents,

The Future is Now for Satellite Breweries

BY JEFF MAISEY When SB 604 passed in 2012, perhaps no one could have predicted the explosive growth of craft breweries springing up around the Commonwealth of Virginia. Nor could anyone have likely anticipated breweries spawning satellite locations. “It seems to be one of the evolutions of this industry,” said Brett Vassey, president of both

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