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Governor Signs HB2418

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

Lost Rhino’s Jasper Akerboom – Northern Virginia’s Professor of the Microbial Arts

By Jefferson Evans and Chuck Triplett When you are a brewer in northern Virginia and the Greater D.C. Metro Area and you need help obtaining or taming those microscopic beasties that are the little engines that turn sugars into alcohol and carbon dioxide while also generating a wide range of flavor imparting compounds, who you

Devil of a Deal

BY JEFF MAISEY News this spring spread like wildfire when it was announced Anheuser-Busch/Inbev would acquire Lexington, Virginia based Devils Back Bone Brewing Company. Many craft beer enthusiasts responded swiftly and harshly on social media. But many in the craft beer world seemed to understand the dilemma Devils Backbone faced behind the scenes. So did

The Call of the Commonwealth, The Bond of the Brew at The Virginia Beer Co.

  By Annie Tobey   Williamsburg’s historic college, William & Mary, introduced Robby Willey and Chris Smith. They became fast friends, their bond cemented in part by a shared appreciation for craft beer. Their craft explorations began at Green Leafe Café in Williamsburg and continued post-graduation, as together they visited breweries throughout the U.S. Their

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