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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

Senator Mark Warner Talks Tariffs

  By Jeff Maisey As summer was about to begin, U.S. Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) hosted Virginia craft brewers and canners for a roundtable discussion on the  economic impact tariffs imposed by President Trump would have on imported aluminum and steel. The sit-down conversation was held at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery in Richmond.  So what