James Frazer Feels Good About 2021 

James Frazer Feels Good About 2021 

(Trapezium brewmaster James Frazer is hardly singing the workingman’s blues.)  By Jeff Maisey Legendary soul singer James Brown was famously referred to as the “hardest working man in show business.”  I’d like to crown another James — James Frazer — as potentially the...
Digging Into the IPA Hops

Digging Into the IPA Hops

(Bridgette Turner became head brewer at Mustang Sally Brewing Company in late October. Courtesy photo.)  By Bridgette Turner Citra, Centennial, El Dorado, Simcoe, Mosaic…IPA lovers and craft beer professionals know these hops better than they know their email...
Medals for 16 Virginia Breweries in Denver

Medals for 16 Virginia Breweries in Denver

  By Jeff Maisey Sixteen independent craft breweries from Virginia score medals  at the 34th annual Great American Beer Festival in Denver. In total, 1,720 breweries participated during this year’s virtual event and 273 metals were awarded overall.  Skipping Rock Beer...
Black Hoof Wins 2020 Virginia Craft Beer Cup

Black Hoof Wins 2020 Virginia Craft Beer Cup

BY JEFF MAISEY Black Hoof Brewing Company became the first brewery from Northern Virginia to win the Virginia Craft Beer Cup when its Muzzle Loader Munich Dunkel was crowned Best in Show as the Virginia Craft Brewers Guild announced the 2020 winners on August 31 at...