Mad Fox to Close

(Bill Madden behind the bar at Mad Fox Brewing Company in 2016.) By Jeff Maisey In early July, craft beer enthusiasts in Northern Virginia were shocked to learn Mad Fox Brewing Company was closing its doors. The news came via a social media post from the brewpub’s...

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Mad Fox to Close

Mad Fox to Close

(Bill Madden behind the bar at Mad Fox Brewing Company in 2016.) By Jeff Maisey In early July, craft beer enthusiasts in Northern Virginia were shocked to learn Mad Fox Brewing Company was closing its doors. The news came via a social media post from the brewpub’s...

News ABC Laws Go Into Effect July 1

News ABC Laws Go Into Effect July 1

The following new laws go into effect July 1. Happy Hour Advertising (HB 2073 and SB 1726) This law allows retail on-premise ABC licensees to advertise both the alcoholic beverages featured during a happy hour and the beverage prices. Creative marketing techniques are...

2019 Virginia Craft Beer Cup Results

2019 Virginia Craft Beer Cup Results

  BY JEFF MAISEY Virginia Beach's New Realm Brewing won the 2019 Virginia Craft Beer Cup with its Euphonia Pilsner taking Best in Show honors. The awards ceremony was held Monday evening at the historic Tredegor Iron Works facility in Richmond. A total of 342...

Virginia Craft Brewers Fest Postponed Until 2020

Virginia Craft Brewers Fest Postponed Until 2020

The Virginia Craft Brewers Guild (VCBG) selected Three Notch'd Brewing Company (3NB) from an extremely competitive field to host the Virginia Craft Brewers Fest ("The Fest"). The Fest has attracted nearly 4,000 craft beer enthusiasts over the last two years. The Fest...

Big Changes for Virginia Craft Beer Cup

Big Changes for Virginia Craft Beer Cup

(Brothers Craft Brewing won last’s year’s Virginia Craft Beer Cup at Westrock in Richmond) By Jeff Maisey As major restructuring of the annual Virginia Craft Beer Cup is taking shape, I caught up with Virginia Craft Brewers Guild President & CEO Brett Vassey to...

Only 60% of Virginia Breweries Certified Craft

Only 60% of Virginia Breweries Certified Craft

According to the Brewers Association (BA) only 60% of small and independent brewing companies in Virginia have signed up to use the BA’s official seal signifying they are certified independent craft brewing companies. The BA developed the seal in light of large...

Ballad Supporting LGBT Community

Ballad Supporting LGBT Community

Ballad Brewing, in Danville, will be celebrating its 2nd annual Pride event on June 22, though a full weekend of festivities has been planned.  “We will be brewing a special beer for the event called Love Wins Wheat, which is a wheat IPA we brewed last year for Pride...

Bold Rock Unveils Hard Seltzer

Bold Rock Unveils Hard Seltzer

  Popular cider-maker Bold Rock didn’t waste anytime getting into the hard seltzer market. Beginning June 10, Bold Rock will release a Grapefruit and Cucumber Melon in both 12-ounce cans packaged as 6-packs. Both will be available on draft as well.  “Nearly...

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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...

Brewing Tree Takes Root in Nelson County

Brewing Tree Takes Root in Nelson County

By Jeff Maisey After announcing his return in an exclusive interview with Virginia Craft Beer Magazine on New Year’s Day, pioneering Virginia craft brewer Mark Thompson now has his Brewing Tree Beer Company is up and running.  The charismatic Thompson is brewing again...

Rocket Frog Leaps into Orbit

Rocket Frog Leaps into Orbit

  By Jeff Maisey Rocket Frog Brewing Company — Loudoun County’s newest brewery — leap into orbit on May 19, debuting with five beers on tap: Angry Alice IPA, Minotaur American Golden Ale, Wallops Island American Brown Ale, Double IPA and Dry Saison. The brewery is...

2 Silos Elevates Brewery Experience

2 Silos Elevates Brewery Experience

By Jefferson Evans and Jeff Maisey If you’ve ever been to a traditional family farm you might have noticed a number of buildings and spaces, each designated with a specific purpose. There’d be the main farm house serving as the family living quarters, an exterior...

Solace Zone

Solace Zone

  By Jefferson Evans and Chuck Triplett There is a feeling you get when you walk into a place and in relatively short order you realize the place is nice, well-designed and cared for. You notice the people working there are enthusiastic, genuinely like each other...

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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.

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