Monthly Archives: September 2015

Port City Wins Big at Great American Beer Festival

Port City Wins Big at Great American Beer Festival

By Jeff Maisey Alexandria, Virginia’s Port City Brewing Company was named Small Brewing Company and Small Brewing Company Brewer of the Year today at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Colorado. Port City was one of four craft breweries to score three medals. Port City earned two silver and one gold. Other Virginia craft breweries

Explore a Pour along the Blue Ridge Beer Way

By Jeff Maisey   Taking a cue from their neighbors just to the north in Nelson County (Brew Ridge Beer Trail), the eight breweries in the Roanoke Valley region have developed an official trail of their own. Dubbed Virginia’s Blue Ridge Beer Way with the catchy tagline “explore-a-pour,” you don’t have to venture far off

Straining for good taste: New research creates new lager hybrids that pack new flavor

By Joshua Rapp Learn   Lagers aren’t the most popular brews among craft beer enthusiasts, and sometimes for good reason. Many of us spent our college years shot-gunning pale big-brand lagers because there was no reason to sip the stuff in appreciation — the warmer the swill got, the worse it often tasted. But researchers

Starr Hill Celebrates 16th Anniversary with Hopfetti Triple IPA

  Starr Hill Brewery is celebrating its sixteenth anniversary this September with the release of several rare beers, including the brand new Hopfetti Triple IPA, as well as a number of special events at the Tap Room in Crozet, Virginia.   As the second oldest craft brewery in Virginia, Starr Hill’s sixteen years in operation has

Green Flash to Hold 2nd Treasure Chest Fest in Virginia Beach

While construction is in full swing at Green Flash Brewing Co. in Virginia Beach, the brewery is setting up their 2nd annual Treasure Chest Fest (Sunday, October 11, Noon to 5 PM) in an open air spot just across from the construction site (corner of General Booth and Corporate Landing). The event is a fundraiser for

Winchester Brew Works Announces Kickstarter Campaign

Winchester, VA – Winchester Brew Works will be launching their Kickstarter fundraising campaign on August 31, 2015 with a goal of $8500 for completion of the brewery taproom. Campaign will end on October 2 at 9:00PM.   Winchester Brew Works has already leased a property at 320 North Cameron St. and purchased a 3 barrel brewing