Beer articles

Lee Graves: Virginia’s Beer Historian

Lee Graves: Virginia’s Beer Historian

  By Jeff Maisey The history of brewing beer in the Commonwealth — the land of Washington, Jefferson and other notable Founding Fathers — comes to life in a well-researched book from writer Lee Graves titled Virginia Beer: A Guide from Colonial Days to Craft’s Golden Age. For Graves, the former RVA Beer Guy columnist

9 VA Breweries Win Medals at 2018 Great American Beer Festival

(Fans of craft beer enjoy the 2018 Great American Beer Festival in Denver. Photo courtesy of Brewers Association) By Jeff Maisey Nine breweries from Virginia won medals at the 2018 Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Colorado. Here are Virginia’s 2018 award winners.  GOLD MEDAL Lost Rhino Brewing Co., Shooter McMunn’s, Classic Irish-style Dry Stout

Brewing Tree Takes Root in Nelson County

By Jeff Maisey After announcing his return in an exclusive interview with Virginia Craft Beer Magazine on New Year’s Day, pioneering Virginia craft brewer Mark Thompson now has his Brewing Tree Beer Company is up and running.  The charismatic Thompson is brewing again after three-year contractual hiatus. Before his “retirement,” Thompson spent 23 years in

3 VA Breweries Among Fastest Growing in USA

  By David Hunter In April, The Brewers Association released its inaugural list of the 50 fastest growing small and independent craft brewing companies of 2017 and three breweries on that list are from right here in Virginia: Vanish Farmwoods Brewery from Leesburg, VA coming in at #25; Big Lick Brewing Company from Roanoke, VA at

COTU and Port City Score World Beer Cup Medals

By Jeff Maisey Nashville might be known as Music City, but in May it became Medal City for two independent Virginia craft breweries and one non-independent from Nelson County.  Ashland-headquartered Center of the Universe Brewing Company won a Gold medal for its Bad Irishman in the Irish-style Red Ale category and its Session Pale Ale

Top