Monthly Archives: December 2015

O’Connor Wins Golden Tap Award in Norfolk

O’Connor Wins Golden Tap Award in Norfolk

By Jeff Maisey   Southern Bank presented VEER Magazine’s 2015 Golden Tap Awards in early December with Norfolk’s O’Connor Brewing Company scoring the most overall points to earn the Golden Tap for Brewery of the Year.   The awards program is for the breweries located in the Hampton Roads region. Gold, silver and bronze medals

BOOK REVIEW: Beer Lover’s Virginia

By Chuck Triplett and Jefferson Evans   This new paperback tome by freelance author Tanya Birch is a welcome addition to any Virginia craft beer lover’s library and certainly helps the intrepid beer traveler along their beery trail with much useful information that is also complemented by tasting recommendations and vivid photographs. The 229 pages are

Steam Bell Beer Works: Another first for Chesterfield County

Story and Photos by Steve Deason Brewer Brad Cooper is proud of his name but not for the reason you are probably guessing.    A cooper is a person who makes wooden vessels bound together by hoops such as casks or barrels.    Cooper named his new brewery Steam Bell Beer Works after a device used by

Port City Crowned 2015 Small Brewery of the Year

By Jeff Maisey   Competitions are a funny thing. They are like sporting events where on any given day a team can win. Take Alexandria, Virginia’s Port City Brewing Company. The brewery, which will mark its 5th anniversary in January, has entered its flagship beers in regional and national competitions. They’ve earned medals and trophies