757 Battle of the Beers Returns

757 Battle of the Beers Returns

(Brewers and Beach Ambassadors group photo by Sean Chagnon/Eye of the Storm Photography) By Jeremy Bender Heard of a food fight?  How about a beer fight instead?  Well, sorta.  On Saturday, October 12 — yes, mark your calendar and plan to attend — the Beach...
Non-Traditional Financing Helps Brewers

Non-Traditional Financing Helps Brewers

  By Marty Jones With all due respects to the Reinheitsgebot, craft beer requires one more important thing beyond water, malt, hops and yeast: money. To launch his Purcelville, Virginia brewery, Stephen Mackey skipped the banks and best friends routes and turned...
AMMO Brewing to Close in Petersburg

AMMO Brewing to Close in Petersburg

From the ownersWe at Ammo Brewing would like to take a moment to announce that Ammo Brewing will be closing toward the end of August. Ammo Brewing has from the first been a family operation and now family responsibilities have become too compelling to manage at the...
Rockn’ Lockn’ with VA Beers & Bands

Rockn’ Lockn’ with VA Beers & Bands

Audacity Brass Band (Photo courtesy of the band) By Diane Catanzaro and Chris Jones The Rockn’ to Lockn’ is a battle-of-the bands-type contest sponsored by the organizers of the four-day Lockn’ Music Festival to highlight some of the finest local bands spawned in...