Green Beer Honors

Green Beer Honors

  (Coelacanth’s founding president Kevin Erskine has maintained an environmentally friendly brewery in Norfolk)  Norfolk’s Coelacanth Brewing Company has been named Virginia Green Brewery of the Year.  “We are incredibly proud to recognize Coelacanth...
Lagers from Virginia Gain National Acclaim

Lagers from Virginia Gain National Acclaim

  By Jeff Maisey I believe we got it right in the last issue of this magazine in reviewing O’Connor Brewing Company’s Proper Lager with the bold proclamation that it is perhaps the best of its style in America. Seems the folks at Paste Magazine nearly agreed when they...
Gotta Suncrush on You

Gotta Suncrush on You

  By Jeff Maisey Hardywood Park co-founders Eric McKay and Patrick Murtaugh have launched an off-shoot brand they’re calling Suncrush, featuring real crushed fruit in flavors that include Tangerine, Ginger-Lime, Southern Peach, Lemon-Raspberry, Black Cherry and...
Core Brand Awareness in February

Core Brand Awareness in February

(O’Connor Brewing Company’s El Guapo is one of the best-selling craft beers in Virginia) By Jeff Maisey Forbes recently posted an article by contributing writer Tara Nurin headlined “A New #FlagshipFebruary Campaign Aims to Save Core Beer Brands Before They...
Why Just One Lone Brewery in Arlington?

Why Just One Lone Brewery in Arlington?

  By Greg Kitsock Arlingtonians tend to be highly educated, well-to-do (median family income over $110,000) and, judging from the burgeoning bar scene, perennially thirsty. So why is Arlington County such a desert for breweries? Nearby Loudoun County has over 30...
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...