3 Babies, 3 Years, 1 Brewery

(Winchester Brew Works' Bonnie Landy and Holly Redding)  By Jeff Maisey It’s hard enough running an upstart craft brewery in a town known for its apple sauce products and country music legend Patsy Cline, but when Bonnie Landy and Holly Redding gave birth to...

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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...

Best Virginia Brewery of 2018?

Best Virginia Brewery of 2018?

STAFF REPORT Each year the Virginia Craft Brewers Guild holds its Virginia Craft Beer Cup competition. The top award — a cut-and-welded keg resembling the NHL Stanley Cup — is given to the Best in Show winning beer.  Each of the past three years we at Virginia Craft...

Game Changer for Smartmouth

Game Changer for Smartmouth

By Jeff Maisey It’s summertime.  Most of Team Smartmouth’s starting lineup is batting like champs. There’s Alter Ego Saison, the team’s home run leader. Murphy’s Law Amber is good for an on-base hit every time at bat. Notch 9 Double IPA always scores with RBIs (and...

Virginia is for LockN’ Lovers

Virginia is for LockN’ Lovers

By Diane Catanzaro and Chris Jones Beer and music festivals go together like yin and yang. However, it’s a bona fide buzzkill when your festival beer choices are limited to domestic lagers, and a search for the “craft beer tent” leads you to Blue Moon or Shocktop but...

Senator Mark Warner Talks Tariffs

Senator Mark Warner Talks Tariffs

  By Jeff Maisey As summer was about to begin, U.S. Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) hosted Virginia craft brewers and canners for a roundtable discussion on the  economic impact tariffs imposed by President Trump would have on imported aluminum and steel. The sit-down...

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Tin Cannon on Target with Nano Brewery

Tin Cannon on Target with Nano Brewery

By Jefferson Evans and Chuck Triplett   It is a story that John Hilkert and Aaron Ludwig, brewers at and principal owners of Tin Cannon Brewing Co. in Gainesville, Virginia, have told before, but it is a good story and bears repeating. The story of how a book...

Drink and Think Strange

Drink and Think Strange

By Robey Martin It all started at a SB 604 and HB 359 signing party. Not the idea of a brewery, Neil Burton had that already. But the partnership. Mike Hiller and Burton, his now partner/co-owner, have only known each other a short time, a little over two years. “I...

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