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Winchester Brew Works Announces Kickstarter Campaign

Winchester Brew Works Announces Kickstarter Campaign

Winchester, VA – Winchester Brew Works will be launching their Kickstarter fundraising campaign on August 31, 2015 with a goal of $8500 for completion of the brewery taproom. Campaign will end on October 2 at 9:00PM.   Winchester Brew Works has already leased a property at 320 North Cameron St. and purchased a 3 barrel brewing

REVIEW: Potter’s Oak Barrel Reserve

Oak Barrel Reserve Potter’s Craft Cider Free Union, VA As far as artisan ciders go this is exceptional. Potter’s makes use of oak barrels from an apple brandy distillery on the outskirts of C-Ville. The result is a crisp, ultra clean – and almost clear – cider with subtle notes of vanilla, pear and pristine

REVIEW: Starr Hill’s revamped Northern Lights IPA

Northern Lights IPA Starr Hill Brewery Crozet, VA Starr Hill is in the process of rebranding and repackaging some of its flagship beers. In addition to all that visual stuff, they’ve also altered the recipes. In the case of Northern Lights IPA, which originally debuted in 2007, a more “hop-forward” approach has been taken by

Blue Bee Cider Falls Far from the Tree in RVA

Words and Photos by Steve Deason Have you ever tasted a smoked cider?   Smoked beers are quite common but it’s unlikely that you have heard of smoked cider.   If you want to be on the “cutting edge” you had better hurry!   The creative (and hardworking) folks at Blue Bee Cider smoked one small batch of

Pen Druid Brewing: Members of Psych-Rock Band Pontiak launch brewery in Sperryville

By Steve Deason   The three Carney brothers have toured for over ten years as the psych-rock band Pontiak.  Van says he and his brothers, Lain and Jennings, thought “wouldn’t it be cool once we have kids and aren’t hitting the road as much, to start a brewery.”    Western, the first baby for the group

Black Hops Farm is unlike any other in Virginia

By Steve Deason First there was a distillery If Jonathan Staples wanted to build a house he would first plant trees.  This quip from a friend of Staples is recognition of his keen interest in the initial source of ingredients and the desire for them to be local.   This way of thinking led Staples to

Wasserhund is a Brewpub for Dog, Beer and Pizza Lovers

By Diane Catanzaro & Chris Jones   Wasserhund (German pronunciation “Vasser-hoond”) is German for “waterdog”. Wasserhund Brewing Company is a new Virginia Beach brewery, and much more than just a brewery. It is a bone-a-fide BREWPUB! Can I get an amen? (AMEN!) Wasserhund is the brain child of Aaron and Christine Holley, who have Virginia

National Beer Expo Returns to RVA in July

By Lee Graves Finding a reason to celebrate the explosive growth of craft beer is as easy as I-P-A-B-C. The nation now boasts more than 3,400 breweries. Annual production grew by nearly 18 percent last year. Craft beer reached a high-water mark with 11 percent of the total market. And the creativity of brewers is

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

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