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...
RESULTS: 2021 Virginia Craft Beer Cup

RESULTS: 2021 Virginia Craft Beer Cup

(The Virginia Beer Company’s Terminally Pretty won second place in the overall Best in Show category) The Virginia Craft Brewers Guild (VCBG) announced the 2021 Virginia Craft Beer Cup winners on Monday, August 16 at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery’s West Creek...
Breweries Breathing New Life into Old Buildings

Breweries Breathing New Life into Old Buildings

(The recently opened Camp Trapezium maintains elements of an 1890 icehouse. Photo by Annie Tobey.) By Annie Tobey Beer plays the starring role at a brewery, and taprooms are designed to enhance the experience. In designing the space, brewery owners may consider...
The Guild Turns 10

The Guild Turns 10

  By Jeff Maisey This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Virginia Craft Brewers Guild’s formation. All of its original mission objectives have largely been accomplished, and certainly there is much to celebrate as we look back and peer into the future. I...
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...