The Garage Brewery, Tradition & Big Ugly Win Gold

(Beach Ambassadors and the medalists in the People's Choice category. Photograph by Sean Chagnon/Eye of the Storm Photography) STAFF REPORT Beach Ambassadors presented its 7th Annual 757 Battle of the Beers competition in a festival setting on the grounds of Camp...

Virginia Breweries Win 13 Medals at 2019 Great American Beer Festival

Breweries from the Commonwealth of Virginia won 13 medals in the 2019 Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Colorado. Crozet-based Starr Hill Brewery was the state's top performer with a gold medal for its Jomo Lager and a bronze for Festie, a German-style Marzen....

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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...

Hopped As Hell IPA Boxset from Starr Hill

Hopped As Hell IPA Boxset from Starr Hill

Starr Hill Brewery has put together a new 12-pack featuring four new IPA varieties.  Branded as “Hopped As Hell,” the Crozet-based brewery veers from its usual musical themed beers and opts for an end-of-summer vibe titling each of the four IPA varieties as “favorite...

New Realm Beers Coming to Northern Virginia

New Realm Beers Coming to Northern Virginia

Virginia Eagle Distributing Company (VED) announced this week that a formal distribution agreement has been signed with New Realm Brewing (New Realm).  Beginning immediately, New Realm will be offering their award-winning brand to the entire VED territory. “This is an...

Mad Fox to Close

Mad Fox to Close

(Bill Madden behind the bar at Mad Fox Brewing Company in 2016.) By Jeff Maisey In early July, craft beer enthusiasts in Northern Virginia were shocked to learn Mad Fox Brewing Company was closing its doors. The news came via a social media post from the brewpub’s...

News ABC Laws Go Into Effect July 1

News ABC Laws Go Into Effect July 1

The following new laws go into effect July 1. Happy Hour Advertising (HB 2073 and SB 1726) This law allows retail on-premise ABC licensees to advertise both the alcoholic beverages featured during a happy hour and the beverage prices. Creative marketing techniques are...

2019 Virginia Craft Beer Cup Results

2019 Virginia Craft Beer Cup Results

  BY JEFF MAISEY Virginia Beach's New Realm Brewing won the 2019 Virginia Craft Beer Cup with its Euphonia Pilsner taking Best in Show honors. The awards ceremony was held Monday evening at the historic Tredegor Iron Works facility in Richmond. A total of 342...

Virginia Craft Brewers Fest Postponed Until 2020

Virginia Craft Brewers Fest Postponed Until 2020

The Virginia Craft Brewers Guild (VCBG) selected Three Notch'd Brewing Company (3NB) from an extremely competitive field to host the Virginia Craft Brewers Fest ("The Fest"). The Fest has attracted nearly 4,000 craft beer enthusiasts over the last two years. The Fest...

Big Changes for Virginia Craft Beer Cup

Big Changes for Virginia Craft Beer Cup

(Brothers Craft Brewing won last’s year’s Virginia Craft Beer Cup at Westrock in Richmond) By Jeff Maisey As major restructuring of the annual Virginia Craft Beer Cup is taking shape, I caught up with Virginia Craft Brewers Guild President & CEO Brett Vassey to...

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Brewing Tree Takes Root in Nelson County

Brewing Tree Takes Root in Nelson County

By Jeff Maisey After announcing his return in an exclusive interview with Virginia Craft Beer Magazine on New Year’s Day, pioneering Virginia craft brewer Mark Thompson now has his Brewing Tree Beer Company is up and running.  The charismatic Thompson is brewing again...

Rocket Frog Leaps into Orbit

Rocket Frog Leaps into Orbit

  By Jeff Maisey Rocket Frog Brewing Company — Loudoun County’s newest brewery — leap into orbit on May 19, debuting with five beers on tap: Angry Alice IPA, Minotaur American Golden Ale, Wallops Island American Brown Ale, Double IPA and Dry Saison. The brewery is...

2 Silos Elevates Brewery Experience

2 Silos Elevates Brewery Experience

By Jefferson Evans and Jeff Maisey If you’ve ever been to a traditional family farm you might have noticed a number of buildings and spaces, each designated with a specific purpose. There’d be the main farm house serving as the family living quarters, an exterior...

Solace Zone

Solace Zone

  By Jefferson Evans and Chuck Triplett There is a feeling you get when you walk into a place and in relatively short order you realize the place is nice, well-designed and cared for. You notice the people working there are enthusiastic, genuinely like each other...

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