Flying Ace Takes Off

(Stunning areal view of Flying Ace Farm) Words by Michael T. Jarvis Photos by KM Digital  Flying Ace Farm in Lovettsville definitely has the best of everything that begins with a B: a brewery, bourbon, barbecue, beer and bands. Add a large airplane that hangs from the...

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NEWS: 2021 Virginia Craft Beer Conference

NEWS: 2021 Virginia Craft Beer Conference

On July 26-27, the Virginia Craft Brewers Guild will hold its Virginia Craft Beer Conference as a virtual event from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM The keynote speaker on Day 1 this year is Dr. J Nikol Jackson-Beckham (pictured) from the Brewers Association. She will present...

NEWS: Rebranding in the Cards for Legend

NEWS: Rebranding in the Cards for Legend

  BY JEFF MAISEY Emerging from the hazy fog of a 21st century plague, a young RVA craft beer drinker seeks advice from a mystical seer.   Beer Drinker: Tell me ol’ wise one of the past, present and future, what do you see in the cards ahead for Legend Brewing...

TRENDS: Hot & Hazy for Summer

TRENDS: Hot & Hazy for Summer

(Starr Hill is amping up a big summer push with Sonic Haze) By Jeff Maisey Summer forecasts call for hot and hazy days ahead, and we’re not just talking about the weather.  Hazy IPAs, also referred to as New England IPAs or Juicy IPAs, are expected to be in blazing...

NEWS: Grinding Out a Historic Lager

NEWS: Grinding Out a Historic Lager

(Ground six-row barley)  By Jeff Maisey Talk about made from scratch: When Winchester-based Broken Window head brewer Jacob Arnaud and Clarke County Historical Association director Nathan Stalvey discussed collaborating on a pre-Prohibition style lager it was...

Brewery Owners on the Run

Brewery Owners on the Run

(Virginia Beer Company’s Chris Smith (left) competes in the One City Marathon. Photo courtesy of Chris Smith) By Annie Tobey “If you used a Venn diagram of the running crowd and the beer crowd, those two circles would have a pretty solid overlap,” Chris Smith,...

2021 Brewery Running Series

2021 Brewery Running Series

  By Jacqueline Feldscher One not-so-scientifically proven way to make beer taste better is to gulp it down at the finish line of a 5k race with friends. The Brewery Running Series is a national group of fun runs that began in 2012 in Minnesota and now hosts...

TRENDS: Go Low for Health

TRENDS: Go Low for Health

  By Jeff Maisey “Tastes great, less filling.” Sound familiar? That was the hugely successful branding slogan for “Lite” beer by Miller when it debuted nationally in 1975. It’s as retro as a PBR tallboy.  Sales of the  “diet” beers, as they were called back in...

Reaver Beach Opens Norfolk Location

Reaver Beach Opens Norfolk Location

  By Jeff Maisey Get ready for some award-winning hoppy and sour beers on North Colley Avenue in Norfolk. Reaver Beach Brewing Company opened its second location on February 19. Operating as Reaver Beach NFK, the brewery is housed in the former Milan Post Office...

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Flying Ace Takes Off

Flying Ace Takes Off

(Stunning areal view of Flying Ace Farm) Words by Michael T. Jarvis Photos by KM Digital  Flying Ace Farm in Lovettsville definitely has the best of everything that begins with a B: a brewery, bourbon, barbecue, beer and bands. Add a large airplane that hangs from the...

BREWERY SPOTLIGHT: Coastal Fermentory

BREWERY SPOTLIGHT: Coastal Fermentory

(L-R) Coastal Fermentory’s Mike Reppert and Brandon Samuels. Photo by Diane Catanzaro By Diane Catanzaro and Chris Jones “I’m goin’ to Newport News, mama, gonna catch a battleship across the doggone sea.” The Memphis Jug Band immortalized the ‘News in their 1927...

Heavenly Brew at Long Way

Heavenly Brew at Long Way

(A former church sanctuary serves as the tasting room at Long Way Brewing. Photo courtesy of the brewery.)  By Jeff Maisey Anyone hoping for a second craft brewery to open in the tiny college town of Radford literally had their prayers answered late last year when...

Something’s Always Brewing at COVA

Something’s Always Brewing at COVA

(COVA Brewing Co in the 757’s newest craft brewery. Photo by Diane Catanzaro)  By Diane Catanzaro and Chris Jones To brew or not to brew? That is the question.  For Scott and Susan Bateman, the answer was “two brew.” Blending the family’s love of craft beer and...

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...

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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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