Lawnmower beer season is back

Lawnmower beer season is back

  By Jeff Maisey Back in 2014, some in the craft beer world had latched onto the label lawnmower beer to describe what were light lagers serving as a way to quench your thirst during the dog days of summer after cutting the grass or doing general yard work. We in...
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...
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...
NEWS: 2021 Virginia Craft Beer Conference

NEWS: 2021 Virginia Craft Beer Conference

On July 26-27, the Virginia Craft Brewers Guild will hold its Virginia Craft Beer Conference as a virtual event from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM The keynote speaker on Day 1 this year is Dr. J Nikol Jackson-Beckham (pictured) from the Brewers Association. She will present...
NEWS: Rebranding in the Cards for Legend

NEWS: Rebranding in the Cards for Legend

  BY JEFF MAISEY Emerging from the hazy fog of a 21st century plague, a young RVA craft beer drinker seeks advice from a mystical seer.   Beer Drinker: Tell me ol’ wise one of the past, present and future, what do you see in the cards ahead for Legend Brewing...
TRENDS: Hot & Hazy for Summer

TRENDS: Hot & Hazy for Summer

(Starr Hill is amping up a big summer push with Sonic Haze) By Jeff Maisey Summer forecasts call for hot and hazy days ahead, and we’re not just talking about the weather.  Hazy IPAs, also referred to as New England IPAs or Juicy IPAs, are expected to be in blazing...