Yeast is King

Yeast is King

(Yeast is an essential ingredient to create unique flavors in beer. Photo courtesy of Jasper Yeast.)  By David Hoff As winter starts giving away to spring, the brewers at Pen Druid get ready to make beer the old-fashioned way. By old fashion, they mean centuries, not...
Trivia Night Fever

Trivia Night Fever

(Chris Drummond of World’s Okayest Trivia.    Photo credit Logan Martin.) By Jefferson Evans & Chuck Triplett  So it struck Chris Drummond one day while running The Art of Music memorabilia store at The Mirage casino in Las Vegas that he knows a whole lot of...
Monticello Mountain Ale Debuts

Monticello Mountain Ale Debuts

  By Jeff Maisey Beer was such an essential ingredient to colonial life, Thomas Jefferson designed spaces for brewing and storing home-brew on the grounds of Monticello.  Much has been written on the topic, and now some 210 years after Jefferson’s first batch was...
PROFILE: Hop On Over to Patch

PROFILE: Hop On Over to Patch

(Gordonsville locals love Patch Brewing Company) By Jennifer Waldera After founding and running the successful Hop On Tours, a bus excursion company that has hosted thousands of guests on trips to Charlottesville and Nelson area breweries, wineries, and distilleries...
Three Notch’d Acquires Wild Wolf Space

Three Notch’d Acquires Wild Wolf Space

(Attractive grounds area of Wild Wolf will continue to lure fans when Three Notch’d Brewing takes over the space.) By Jeff Maisey In early 2022, Mary Wolf, founder of Wild Wolf Brewing Company on Nelson County’s famed Route 151, acknowledged she was selling the...