Brewers Cup Postponed/Betty Arnold Retires — Sort of

  By Jeff Maisey The Virginia Craft Brewers Guild is postponing its annual Virginia Craft Beer Conference & Gala originally slated for June 8 at Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center in Richmond. “We are looking at late June or mid-July Cup judging...

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Champion Adds New Director of Development

Champion Adds New Director of Development

(JR Hadley & Hunter Smith at Champion Brewing Co) Champion Brewing Company announced that J.R. Hadley has joined Champion as its first Director of Development. Hadley made a name for himself in Charlottesville as the founder of Boylan Heights Burger Bar, a popular...

Starr Hill to Open in Lynchburg in early 2020

Starr Hill to Open in Lynchburg in early 2020

Starr Hill Brewery will open a new location in downtown Lynchburg in early 2020. To celebrate the official announcement, Starr Hill will host a free concert featuring Lord Nelson on October 24 at The Glass House.  Starr Hill on Main will be located at 1300 Main...

The Garage Brewery, Tradition & Big Ugly Win Gold

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...

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...

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3 Babies, 3 Years, 1 Brewery

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...

Make Your Way To Maker’s Craft Brewery

Make Your Way To Maker’s Craft Brewery

(Bartender Trevor Cheatham) By Chris Jones and Diane Catanzaro Photo by Chris Jones Rick Mariani likes to make things. He built his own sports car, and kept his buddies’ sports cars on the road by repairing them. He had such a knack at making repairs to keep his...

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.

https://youtu.be/q8AxT5dcH3c

VIDEO: Starr Hill: A Brief History

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OC4Tvm2vNY