Monthly Archives: December 2014

Devils Backbone: 2014 Virginia Craft Brewery of the Year

Devils Backbone: 2014 Virginia Craft Brewery of the Year

Words by Jeff Maisey Photos by Kathy Keeney   What kind of year has it been for Devils Backbone Brewing Company? In April, the craft brewery’s Outpost (Lexington) and Base Camp (Roseland) facilities took home a Gold medal for Old Virginia Dark in the American-style Dark Lager category and a Silver medal for its flagship

BOOK REVIEW: Richmond Beer

By Jeff Maisey   With all the hoopla surrounding Stone Brewing Company’s highly publicized search for an east coast location and the ultimate selection of Richmond as its destination facility, perhaps timing couldn’t have been better for the release of Lee Grave’s Richmond Beer: A History of Brewing in the River City. Over the course

Brewery Listing

Below is a listing of Virginia breweries subdivided by region. Click on the region for a comprehensive map and directions to each one. Blue Ridge Highlands Central Virginia Hampton Roads Northern Virginia  Shenandoah Valley Southern Virginia  

Making an Impact

By Mark Thompson   The craft brewing industry in Virginia is beginning to come of age.  What began in earnest in the early 1990s as a small group of entrepreneurs attempting to bring more flavorful beer to consumers has matured into a multimillion dollar industry in the state.  When you step back to look at

Green Flash Breaks Ground

BY JEFF MAISEY   San Diego-based Green Flash Brewing Company became the first West Coast brewery to break ground in the Commonwealth of Virginia during a ceremony following their Treasure Chest Fest fundraiser in Virginia Beach in mid-October. Mike and Lisa Hinkley established the brewery in 2002. Both were present for the two-day festivities. Invitations

Norfolk’s History with Beer

By Michael Wingfield   America has always been referred to as a “melting pot.”  Taking into consideration the wide range and cultural influence of the individual brewing cultures brought to this country by immigrant stocks, perhaps a more accurate description would be a “brew kettle.”  Legend has it that the famous pilgrims on the Mayflower