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...

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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...

Green Beer Honors

Green Beer Honors

  (Coelacanth's founding president Kevin Erskine has maintained an environmentally friendly brewery in Norfolk)  Norfolk’s Coelacanth Brewing Company has been named Virginia Green Brewery of the Year.  “We are incredibly proud to recognize Coelacanth Brewing as...

Lagers from Virginia Gain National Acclaim

Lagers from Virginia Gain National Acclaim

  By Jeff Maisey I believe we got it right in the last issue of this magazine in reviewing O’Connor Brewing Company’s Proper Lager with the bold proclamation that it is perhaps the best of its style in America. Seems the folks at Paste Magazine nearly agreed when they...

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...

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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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