Author Archives: Jeff Maisey

A Knight’s Take on Virginia Beer

A Knight’s Take on Virginia Beer

By Jeff Maisey By now, every American citizen has likely heard of craft beer, if not tasted one. From sprawling metropolitan hubs to small towns like Bedford, Virginia, rural counties such as Nelson County to tourism magnets, including Colonial Williamsburg and the Virginia Beach resort strip, independent craft beer is taking root and expanding in

Brothers Craft Brewers Win 2018 VA Beer Cup

  The Virginia Craft Brewers Guild announced the 2018 Virginia Craft Beer Cup winners on Monday, June 4, 2018, at WestRock in Richmond, Virginia. There were nearly 300 brewers and supporters in attendance to celebrate excellence in independent Virginia craft beer. The Virginia Craft Beer Cup competition was managed by Master Beer Judge Certification Program

Green Flash Foreclosed Upon

BY JEFF MAISEY A year and a half ago it seemed Green Flash Brewing Company was on top of the world, expanding its distribution to all 50 states with fresh product and production breweries on both coasts. Then in January of this year, the announcement of staff reduction in Virginia Beach, and then the complete

REPORT: Craft Breweries increased market share in 2017

The Brewers Association released its 2017 report on the beer industry and it spells good things for craft breweries. With over 6,300 breweries operating during the year, small and independent craft brewers represent 12.7 percent market share by volume of the overall beer industry. In 2017, craft brewers produced 25.4 million barrels, and saw a

Green Flash Cans All East Coast Distribution

Staff Report According to a Green Flash regional sales rep, the San Diego-based craft brewery, which abruptly placed its Virginia Beach manufacturing facility and tasting room up for auction on Saturday morning, will effective immediately cease all distribution of its beer east of the Mississippi. Ironically, Green Flash broke ground on the Virginia Beach site

Top NATO General collaborates with Bold Mariner on symbolic beer

(NATO Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, French General Denis Mercier (pictured right) takes in the aroma of Strisselspalt Hop Pellets as Bold Mariner owner Michael Stacks and unidentified French soldier look on.)  By Jeff Maisey NATO Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, French Five-Star General General  joined Norfolk’s The Bold Mariner Brewing Company’s Michael Stacks and John O’Reilly

Green Thumbs Up for Wild Wolf & Coelacanth

Nellysford-based Wild Wolf Brewing Company received its third award as Virginia Green Brewery of the Year at the 2018 Virginia Green Travel Star awards. The Virginia Green program recognized 35 Virginia tourism-related businesses in March for outstanding efforts to protect the environment and support green tourism in Virginia. “We are proud to receive this award

O’Connor Wins Big in Dublin

Compiled by Staff O’Connor Brewing Company claimed a gold medal, three silver medals and four bronze medals in the 2018 Dublin Craft Beer Cup; a global competition, which allows craft brewers to showcase their brews to have them rated, tasted and analyzed by an expert, international panel of judges. Craft breweries and cideries from Ireland