Decipher Brewing Wins 2022 Virginia Craft Beer Cup

The Virginia Craft Brewers Guild (VCBG) announced the 2022 Virginia Craft Beer Cup winners on Monday, August 8, 2022, at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery’s West Creek location. This year’s competition was managed by Head Judge, Charlie Harr, and took place at Old Ox...

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Did The Beer Jesus From America Sell His Soul?

Did The Beer Jesus From America Sell His Soul?

(ALL IN THE FAMILY: Stone Brewing favorites become part of the Sapporo portfolio of beers in August.) By Jeff Maisey In early summer, Escondido, California-based Stone Brewing announced it was being purchased by Sapporo USA, part of the Japanese Sapporo Holdings Ltd....

10 Years Ago, Beer Began to Flow Everywhere

10 Years Ago, Beer Began to Flow Everywhere

(Then Governor Bob McDonnell was a champion of craft beer in Virginia. Pictured here at Legend Brewing Co in 2013) By Jeff Maisey “SB604 was a game changer,” said Maureen Kelley, Nelson County’s Director of Economic Development and Tourism. Not so long ago, breweries...

Go Hoos & Brews

Go Hoos & Brews

  Similar to Brothers Craft Brewers’ partnership with James Madison University, Crozet-based Starr Hill Brewery joined forces with the University of Virginia for Wahoo Pale Ale. The clean, bold branding features UVA’s school colors and the instantly recognizable...

Smoked Beers Smoldering at Virginia Breweries

Smoked Beers Smoldering at Virginia Breweries

(Commonwealth Brewing Company has created a complex smoked gose. Photo courtesy of Commonwealth)  By Annie Tobey Americans thrill to the smoky flavors of barbecued meats, grilled vegetables, smoky seasonings, toasted marshmallows – but beer? Well, some say that’s an...

Did The Beer Jesus From America Sell His Soul?

Sapporo USA Acquires Stone Brewing

By Lizzie Younkin  Sapporo U.S.A., maker of the number one selling Asian beer brand in the United States, and Stone Brewing, one of America’s largest and most innovative craft beer brands, have reached an agreement for Sapporo U.S.A. to acquire Stone Brewing....

Bold Mariner Wins Pair of Gold in Australian

Bold Mariner Wins Pair of Gold in Australian

(BOLD FOR GOLD: Head brewer John O’Reilly shows off Bold Mariner’s two award-winning beer.) Compiled by Staff The best beers in the world have been tasted and judged at the prestigious 2022 Australian International Beer Awards, with local brewery The Bold Mariner...

Savor 2022

Savor 2022

The Brewers Association-produced Savor event pairing great food with independent craft beer is scheduled June 24 at The Anthem in Washington, DC. An impressive number of breweries from Virginia have been tapped with the honor of pouring liquid at the national event: 2...

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Crossing the Thin Brew Line 

Crossing the Thin Brew Line 

(Beer-tender Cara and Thin Brew Line’s new brewer, Raf Corredor. Photo by Chris Jones.)  By Diane Catanzaro & Chris Jones There you are in Virginia Beach, looking for a place to get a libation, a sip of suds, a beer. You’d like something fresh, delicious, and...

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...

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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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VIDEO: Starr Hill: A Brief History

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