The Garage Brewery, Tradition & Big Ugly Win Gold

(Beach Ambassadors and the medalists in the People's Choice category. Photograph by Sean Chagnon/Eye of the Storm Photography) STAFF REPORT Beach Ambassadors presented its 7th Annual 757 Battle of the Beers competition in a festival setting on the grounds of Camp...

Virginia Breweries Win 13 Medals at 2019 Great American Beer Festival

Breweries from the Commonwealth of Virginia won 13 medals in the 2019 Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Colorado. Crozet-based Starr Hill Brewery was the state's top performer with a gold medal for its Jomo Lager and a bronze for Festie, a German-style Marzen....

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757 Battle of the Beers Returns

757 Battle of the Beers Returns

(Brewers and Beach Ambassadors group photo by Sean Chagnon/Eye of the Storm Photography) By Jeremy Bender Heard of a food fight?  How about a beer fight instead?  Well, sorta.  On Saturday, October 12 — yes, mark your calendar and plan to attend — the Beach...

Non-Traditional Financing Helps Brewers

Non-Traditional Financing Helps Brewers

  By Marty Jones With all due respects to the Reinheitsgebot, craft beer requires one more important thing beyond water, malt, hops and yeast: money. To launch his Purcelville, Virginia brewery, Stephen Mackey skipped the banks and best friends routes and turned...

AMMO Brewing to Close in Petersburg

AMMO Brewing to Close in Petersburg

From the ownersWe at Ammo Brewing would like to take a moment to announce that Ammo Brewing will be closing toward the end of August. Ammo Brewing has from the first been a family operation and now family responsibilities have become too compelling to manage at the...

Rockn’ Lockn’ with VA Beers & Bands

Rockn’ Lockn’ with VA Beers & Bands

Audacity Brass Band (Photo courtesy of the band) By Diane Catanzaro and Chris Jones The Rockn’ to Lockn’ is a battle-of-the bands-type contest sponsored by the organizers of the four-day Lockn’ Music Festival to highlight some of the finest local bands spawned in...

Hopped As Hell IPA Boxset from Starr Hill

Hopped As Hell IPA Boxset from Starr Hill

Starr Hill Brewery has put together a new 12-pack featuring four new IPA varieties.  Branded as “Hopped As Hell,” the Crozet-based brewery veers from its usual musical themed beers and opts for an end-of-summer vibe titling each of the four IPA varieties as “favorite...

New Realm Beers Coming to Northern Virginia

New Realm Beers Coming to Northern Virginia

Virginia Eagle Distributing Company (VED) announced this week that a formal distribution agreement has been signed with New Realm Brewing (New Realm).  Beginning immediately, New Realm will be offering their award-winning brand to the entire VED territory. “This is an...

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Let’s Go to The Garage

Let’s Go to The Garage

(The Garage Brewing owner, Ulyana Gomez) Words by Diane Catanzaro and Chris Jones Photos by Chris Jones Let’s say you are casually lounging around the homestead, trying to come up with something fun to do. Your “sigo” (significant other) suggests “Let’s go to the...

New Old Ox Makes Middleburg a Hoppy Place

New Old Ox Makes Middleburg a Hoppy Place

(Old Ox Brewery is a welcomed addition to Middleburg. Photo courtesy of the brewery) By Michael T. Jarvis Earlier this summer about 60 fans of Old Ox Brewery in Ashburn paid $50 to be taken to the police station in Middleburg. They weren’t arrested at the former...

Welcome to Front Royal (Brewing)

Welcome to Front Royal (Brewing)

(L-R)  Front Royal Brewing co-owner/president Jerry Welcome, head brewer Tim Arndt and co-owner Kerry Barnhart. By Jefferson Evans and Chuck Triplett His name is Welcome.  No, really, Jerry Welcome, and the president and co-owner of Front Royal Brewing Company lives...

3 Babies, 3 Years, 1 Brewery

3 Babies, 3 Years, 1 Brewery

(Winchester Brew Works' Bonnie Landy and Holly Redding)  By Jeff Maisey It’s hard enough running an upstart craft brewery in a town known for its apple sauce products and country music legend Patsy Cline, but when Bonnie Landy and Holly Redding gave birth to...

Make Your Way To Maker’s Craft Brewery

Make Your Way To Maker’s Craft Brewery

(Bartender Trevor Cheatham) By Chris Jones and Diane Catanzaro Photo by Chris Jones Rick Mariani likes to make things. He built his own sports car, and kept his buddies’ sports cars on the road by repairing them. He had such a knack at making repairs to keep his...

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Appalachia

Appalachia

Busted Still Brewing Company 185 Homeplace Drive Gate City 24251 276.210.6038   Lonesome Pine Brewing Company 15 East Main Street Lebanon 276.274.3697   Painted Peak Brewing Company 386 Main Street Tazewell 276.980.7325 paintedpeakbrewing.com   Sugar...

Virginia Mountains

Virginia Mountains

Big Lick Brewing Company 135 Salem Ave. Roanoke, VA 24011 540-562-8383 biglickbrewingco.com Callaway Brewing Company 21 Woodwinds Road Callaway 540.267.6733 callawaybrewingco.com Chaos Mountain Brewing Company 3135 Dillons Mill Rd. Callaway 540.334.1600...

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VIDEO: Veil Brewing Co.

https://youtu.be/q8AxT5dcH3c

VIDEO: Starr Hill: A Brief History

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OC4Tvm2vNY