NEWS: Stone Barges In

NEWS: Stone Barges In

(A barge was used to transport Stone Brewing’s new fermenting tanks up the James River. Photo courtesy of Stone.) Staff Report How big are Stone Brewing’s new fermenting vessels? Large enough that they had to be put on a barge and then sent up the James River to...
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...