Lawnmower beer season is back

  By Jeff Maisey Back in 2014, some in the craft beer world had latched onto the label lawnmower beer to describe what were light lagers serving as a way to quench your thirst during the dog days of summer after cutting the grass or doing general yard work. We in...

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Sapporo USA Acquires Stone Brewing

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...

Brew for Ukraine

Brew for Ukraine

(Beale’s label doesn’t mince words.) By Jeff Maisey Craft breweries around the world have risen to the call to collaborate on a version of a Ukrainian beer to raise funds and awareness, and local beer makers joined the “special effort.”  Putin Huilo (translated as...

Lawnmower beer season is back

Lawnmower beer season is back

  By Jeff Maisey Back in 2014, some in the craft beer world had latched onto the label lawnmower beer to describe what were light lagers serving as a way to quench your thirst during the dog days of summer after cutting the grass or doing general yard work. We in...

Virginia Breweries Score World Beer Cup Awards

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...

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...

BREWERY SPOTLIGHTS

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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