Virginia Breweries Score World Beer Cup Awards

  Compiled by Staff The World Beer Cup — considered the “Olympics of Beer Competitions” — was held in early May in Minneapolis.  Seven breweries from Virginia earned hard-to-get medals.  “The World Beer Cup showcases the incredible breadth and talent of the...

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NEWS: Stone Barges In

NEWS: Stone Barges In

(A barge was used to transport Stone Brewing’s new fermenting tanks up the James River. Photo courtesy of Stone.) Staff Report How big are Stone Brewing’s new fermenting vessels? Large enough that they had to be put on a barge and then sent up the James River to...

Yeast is King

Yeast is King

(Yeast is an essential ingredient to create unique flavors in beer. Photo courtesy of Jasper Yeast.)  By David Hoff As winter starts giving away to spring, the brewers at Pen Druid get ready to make beer the old-fashioned way. By old fashion, they mean centuries, not...

Trivia Night Fever

Trivia Night Fever

(Chris Drummond of World's Okayest Trivia.    Photo credit Logan Martin.) By Jefferson Evans & Chuck Triplett  So it struck Chris Drummond one day while running The Art of Music memorabilia store at The Mirage casino in Las Vegas that he knows a whole lot of...

Monticello Mountain Ale Debuts

Monticello Mountain Ale Debuts

  By Jeff Maisey Beer was such an essential ingredient to colonial life, Thomas Jefferson designed spaces for brewing and storing home-brew on the grounds of Monticello.  Much has been written on the topic, and now some 210 years after Jefferson’s first batch was...

Three Notch’d Acquires Wild Wolf Space

Three Notch’d Acquires Wild Wolf Space

(Attractive grounds area of Wild Wolf will continue to lure fans when Three Notch'd Brewing takes over the space.) By Jeff Maisey In early 2022, Mary Wolf, founder of Wild Wolf Brewing Company on Nelson County’s famed Route 151, acknowledged she was selling the...

RESULTS: 2021 Virginia Craft Beer Cup

RESULTS: 2021 Virginia Craft Beer Cup

(The Virginia Beer Company's Terminally Pretty won second place in the overall Best in Show category) The Virginia Craft Brewers Guild (VCBG) announced the 2021 Virginia Craft Beer Cup winners on Monday, August 16 at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery’s West Creek location....

Breweries Breathing New Life into Old Buildings

Breweries Breathing New Life into Old Buildings

(The recently opened Camp Trapezium maintains elements of an 1890 icehouse. Photo by Annie Tobey.) By Annie Tobey Beer plays the starring role at a brewery, and taprooms are designed to enhance the experience. In designing the space, brewery owners may consider...

The Guild Turns 10

The Guild Turns 10

  By Jeff Maisey This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Virginia Craft Brewers Guild’s formation. All of its original mission objectives have largely been accomplished, and certainly there is much to celebrate as we look back and peer into the future. I...

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PROFILE: Hop On Over to Patch

PROFILE: Hop On Over to Patch

(Gordonsville locals love Patch Brewing Company) By Jennifer Waldera After founding and running the successful Hop On Tours, a bus excursion company that has hosted thousands of guests on trips to Charlottesville and Nelson area breweries, wineries, and distilleries...

PROFILE: WAR Craft Scores a Direct Hit

PROFILE: WAR Craft Scores a Direct Hit

(WAR Craft Brewery is a hit with couples with its rural setting, wine, and low ABV beers.) By Jennifer Waldera While the last few years may not have been the start to the contemporary roaring ‘20s that we all had hoped for, some brave souls have marched on, pursuing...

Brewery Fills the Harvest Gap

Brewery Fills the Harvest Gap

(Harvest Gap Brewery is located in a rural setting beautiful day or night. Photo courtesy Harvest Gap) By Michael T. Jarvis Mike and Katherine Virts are producing beer, wine and cider in Hillsboro, not too far from where his ancestors starting farming in the early...

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...

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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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