Author Archives: Jennifer McDonald

Deschutes Brewery Street Pub Returns to Roanoke

Deschutes Brewery Street Pub Returns to Roanoke

By Jeremy Bender Jeff Harrell made the 5-hour drive from Norfolk to Roanoke last year for the first Deschutes Brewery Street Pub in the former railroad hub also known as Star City. “It really exceeded my expectations,” said Harrell, a self-described beer-cationer. “I stayed at the historic Hotel Roanoke, and they even had a Deschutes

Cider Week

The state of Virginia celebrates its fifth annual Cider Week November 11-20, 2016. The week showcases locally fermented, artisanal ciders crafted by cideries throughout the Commonwealth. In 2012, the Governor’s office proclaimed the first official Cider Week in an effort to bring more recognition to the craft and the ever-growing number of cideries in Virginia.

Richmond Brewery Round Up

The Richmond region boasts sixteen craft breweries – everything from rural farm breweries to hip, urban destinations and everything in between. Below we’ve put together a list so that you can plan your next beer adventure and explore all that the Richmond brewery scene has to offer. It would be ambitious to try to visit

For the Love of the Craft

Recently, I had the opportunity to visit the beautiful horse country just outside of Charlottesville and chat with Dan Potter and Tim Edmund to learn about Potters Craft Cider. Potters is located in a former horse veterinary clinic on the grounds of Wildair Farm, a working horse farm, in Free Union about 15 minutes from

Cider Week Virginia

In 2012, Governor McDonnell made an important Cider Week Virginia Proclamation, making the state the first to have an officially proclaimed “Cider Week.” The first full week before Thanksgiving has been designated “Virginia Cider Week.” This year’s festivities will take place November 13 – 22. Cider Week Spokesperson Diane Flynt says, “Cider Week Virginia is

Devils Backbone Brewing Company Announces North Carolina Launch

Devils Backbone Brewing Company has just announced six new distributor partnerships to bring its award-winning beer to North Carolina. This marks the first new market expansion for the brewery in over two years. Devils Backbone favorites such as Vienna Lager, Eight Point IPA and Gold Leaf Lager throughout the state beginning in August. “North Carolina