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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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...

Only 60% of Virginia Breweries Certified Craft

Only 60% of Virginia Breweries Certified Craft

According to the Brewers Association (BA) only 60% of small and independent brewing companies in Virginia have signed up to use the BA’s official seal signifying they are certified independent craft brewing companies. The BA developed the seal in light of large...

Ballad Supporting LGBT Community

Ballad Supporting LGBT Community

Ballad Brewing, in Danville, will be celebrating its 2nd annual Pride event on June 22, though a full weekend of festivities has been planned.  “We will be brewing a special beer for the event called Love Wins Wheat, which is a wheat IPA we brewed last year for Pride...

Bold Rock Unveils Hard Seltzer

Bold Rock Unveils Hard Seltzer

  Popular cider-maker Bold Rock didn’t waste anytime getting into the hard seltzer market. Beginning June 10, Bold Rock will release a Grapefruit and Cucumber Melon in both 12-ounce cans packaged as 6-packs. Both will be available on draft as well.  “Nearly...

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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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VIDEO: Veil Brewing Co.

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VIDEO: Starr Hill: A Brief History

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