Monthly Archives: February 2017

Portner Brewery Set to Return in Alexandria

Portner Brewery Set to Return in Alexandria

By Jefferson Evans Busy worker ants scuttle across the bones like they are trying to pick the carcass clean, but these bones are strong and this isn’t a death, it’s a rebirth; it’s the scene of a phoenix rising from the ashes. And though a joyous scene it be, you can bet it includes more

Smartmouth Expands Eastward to Beach

By Jeff Maisey Virginia craft breweries are launching “mini-me,” satellite locations left-and-right these days as the trend to extend their brand visibility and reach appears to be catching on. Where Richmond’s Hardywood Park opened a Charlottesville location and Legend announced plans for a Hampton Roads brewpub on Olde Towne Portsmouth waterfront, Three Notch’d unveiled a

Lager & Pilsner: The Comeback Kings?

By Jeff Maisey When Green Flash Brewing Company brewmaster Erik Jensen was in Virginia Beach for the November grand opening of the San Diego craft brewery’s East Coast production facility, he made a statement that drew gasps and utterances of surprise. Jensen was taking part in a live, onsite “Meet the Green Flash brewers” Q&A