Brewers Cup Postponed/Betty Arnold Retires — Sort of

  By Jeff Maisey The Virginia Craft Brewers Guild is postponing its annual Virginia Craft Beer Conference & Gala originally slated for June 8 at Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center in Richmond. “We are looking at late June or mid-July Cup judging...

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REVIEW: FestivAle from Old Ox Brewery

REVIEW: FestivAle from Old Ox Brewery

FestivAle Old Ox Brewery Ashburn As a nice collaborative tie-in with the National Cherry Blossom Festival in nearby Washington, DC, Old Ox Brewery has produced FestivAle, a fruity saison with herbal aroma and fresh cherry sweetness ideal for springtime.  The packaging...

Pale Fire Helps Restaurant Workers

Pale Fire Helps Restaurant Workers

Pale Fire Brewing Company Launches “Pale Fire Helps” Food Bank Resource to Support Restaurant Workers During COVID-19 Pandemic   March 24, 2020 -- Harrisonburg, VA -- Pale Fire Brewing Company is teaming up with Sysco, Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance,...

Virginia ABC Stores Reduce Hours

Virginia ABC Stores Reduce Hours

The Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (ABC) will reduce operating hours at all of its stores statewide beginning Friday, March 27, due to the expanding nature of the COVID-19 outbreak. Like the reduced store hours already in place for 24 Virginia ABC...

Big Ugly Turns 5

Big Ugly Turns 5

(Emilia Landry serves a big, bold beer at Big Ugly Brewing Co in Chesapeake) By Jeff Maisey Big Ugly Brewing Company celebrated its 5th anniversary in early February. When the micro-brewery opened in a little shopping center in 2015 it was the first brewery ever to...

Life Is Short, Drink Dessert First

Life Is Short, Drink Dessert First

(Move over Whitman’s Sampler, Starr Hill’s Box of Chocolate Stout Pack is liquid dessert at its finest) By Greg Kitsock It’s a paradox. At a time when millions of Americans are joining the Sober Curious movement or atoning for their sins with a Dry January,...

Brett Vassey: 2020 Vision

Brett Vassey: 2020 Vision

By Jeff Maisey It has become an annual tradition where we sit down with Brett Vassey, President & CEO of the Virginia Craft Brewers Guild and Virginia Manufacturers Association, to get his knowledgeable insights and analysis of the current year and the upcoming 12...

Smoke Gets in Your Mug: Rauch Brewing in Virginia

Smoke Gets in Your Mug: Rauch Brewing in Virginia

(Port City's Rauch Märzen. Photo courtesy of Port City.) By Greg Kitsock Rauchbier – it’s an acquired taste. But it’s one well worth acquiring. German for “smoked beer,” Rauchbier is a throwback to an age when malt was dried over an open flame, getting slightly singed...

Sly Clyde Hosts CoVA Cider Fest

Sly Clyde Hosts CoVA Cider Fest

(Cider will flow in many varieties during the Coastal VA CiderFest. Photo by Michael Williams) By Jeff Maisey How ‘bout them apples? In the last five year demand for what was once referred to as British pub cider, or hard cider, has dramatically increased across the...

Resolute Day 2019

Resolute Day 2019

  By Jeff Maisey Brothers Craft Brewing’s Resolute Day, one of the most anticipated weekends of the year for big beer (as in dark, flavorful and heavy) enthusiasts in Virginia, is scheduled November 8-10 at the brewery in Harrisonburg. Jason Shifflett, co-owner...

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Takeaways from VA Beer Co’s 4th Anniversary

Takeaways from VA Beer Co’s 4th Anniversary

(The Virginia Beer Company crew celebrate curbside. Photo courtesy of the brewery) By Jeff Maisey Virginia Beer Company co-founders Robbie Willey and Chris Smith could never have imagined celebrating the fourth anniversary of their successful Williamsburg brewery by...

Thinking Orange at Iron Pipe Alewerks

Thinking Orange at Iron Pipe Alewerks

(Iron Pipe Alewerks is one of Virginia’s newest breweries and is located in Orange. Photo courtesy of the brewery.) By Jennifer Waldera Small towns in the south rarely have spots open on Sundays, but if you’re lucky enough to stumble through the quaint streets of...

Settle Down Easy to Inspirational Beer

Settle Down Easy to Inspirational Beer

(Co-owner Frank Kuhns behind the bar of the tasting room with tasting room staff Lexi and Angela.  Photo by Jefferson Evans.) By Jefferson Evans & Chuck Triplett  A truth of life is that the most impactful aspects of a person’s journey often involve a mix of joy...

Home-brew Exploration Launched Final Gravity

Home-brew Exploration Launched Final Gravity

(Tony Ammendolia enjoys a beer following a run) By Annie Tobey Expectations were high when Tony Ammendolia announced that he would be adding a nano-brewery to Original Gravity, the home brewing and wine making store which he opened in 2011.  “Tony was actively,...

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...

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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

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