Decipher-ing the Best of Show

  By Jeff Maisey Barley Late Kölsch, made by Decipher Brewing in Charlottesville, won first place in its beer style category, was awarded Best-of-Show honors, and thus the 2022 Virginia Craft Beer Cup, by a team of certified judges for the Virginia Craft Brewers...

Decipher Brewing Wins 2022 Virginia Craft Beer Cup

The Virginia Craft Brewers Guild (VCBG) announced the 2022 Virginia Craft Beer Cup winners on Monday, August 8, 2022, at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery’s West Creek location. This year’s competition was managed by Head Judge, Charlie Harr, and took place at Old Ox...

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Smoked Beers Smoldering at Virginia Breweries

Smoked Beers Smoldering at Virginia Breweries

(Commonwealth Brewing Company has created a complex smoked gose. Photo courtesy of Commonwealth)  By Annie Tobey Americans thrill to the smoky flavors of barbecued meats, grilled vegetables, smoky seasonings, toasted marshmallows – but beer? Well, some say that’s an...

Sapporo USA Acquires Stone Brewing

Sapporo USA Acquires Stone Brewing

By Lizzie Younkin  Sapporo U.S.A., maker of the number one selling Asian beer brand in the United States, and Stone Brewing, one of America’s largest and most innovative craft beer brands, have reached an agreement for Sapporo U.S.A. to acquire Stone Brewing....

Bold Mariner Wins Pair of Gold in Australian

Bold Mariner Wins Pair of Gold in Australian

(BOLD FOR GOLD: Head brewer John O’Reilly shows off Bold Mariner’s two award-winning beer.) Compiled by Staff The best beers in the world have been tasted and judged at the prestigious 2022 Australian International Beer Awards, with local brewery The Bold Mariner...

Savor 2022

Savor 2022

The Brewers Association-produced Savor event pairing great food with independent craft beer is scheduled June 24 at The Anthem in Washington, DC. An impressive number of breweries from Virginia have been tapped with the honor of pouring liquid at the national event: 2...

Brew for Ukraine

Brew for Ukraine

(Beale’s label doesn’t mince words.) By Jeff Maisey Craft breweries around the world have risen to the call to collaborate on a version of a Ukrainian beer to raise funds and awareness, and local beer makers joined the “special effort.”  Putin Huilo (translated as...

Lawnmower beer season is back

Lawnmower beer season is back

  By Jeff Maisey Back in 2014, some in the craft beer world had latched onto the label lawnmower beer to describe what were light lagers serving as a way to quench your thirst during the dog days of summer after cutting the grass or doing general yard work. We in...

Virginia Breweries Score World Beer Cup Awards

Virginia Breweries Score World Beer Cup Awards

  Compiled by Staff The World Beer Cup — considered the “Olympics of Beer Competitions” — was held in early May in Minneapolis.  Seven breweries from Virginia earned hard-to-get medals.  “The World Beer Cup showcases the incredible breadth and talent of the...

NEWS: Stone Barges In

NEWS: Stone Barges In

(A barge was used to transport Stone Brewing’s new fermenting tanks up the James River. Photo courtesy of Stone.) Staff Report How big are Stone Brewing’s new fermenting vessels? Large enough that they had to be put on a barge and then sent up the James River to...

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Something’s Always Brewing at COVA

Something’s Always Brewing at COVA

(COVA Brewing Co in the 757’s newest craft brewery. Photo by Diane Catanzaro)  By Diane Catanzaro and Chris Jones To brew or not to brew? That is the question.  For Scott and Susan Bateman, the answer was “two brew.” Blending the family’s love of craft beer and...

Takeaways from VA Beer Co’s 4th Anniversary

Takeaways from VA Beer Co’s 4th Anniversary

(The Virginia Beer Company crew celebrate curbside. Photo courtesy of the brewery) By Jeff Maisey Virginia Beer Company co-founders Robbie Willey and Chris Smith could never have imagined celebrating the fourth anniversary of their successful Williamsburg brewery by...

Thinking Orange at Iron Pipe Alewerks

Thinking Orange at Iron Pipe Alewerks

(Iron Pipe Alewerks is one of Virginia’s newest breweries and is located in Orange. Photo courtesy of the brewery.) By Jennifer Waldera Small towns in the south rarely have spots open on Sundays, but if you’re lucky enough to stumble through the quaint streets of...

Settle Down Easy to Inspirational Beer

Settle Down Easy to Inspirational Beer

(Co-owner Frank Kuhns behind the bar of the tasting room with tasting room staff Lexi and Angela.  Photo by Jefferson Evans.) By Jefferson Evans & Chuck Triplett  A truth of life is that the most impactful aspects of a person’s journey often involve a mix of joy...

Home-brew Exploration Launched Final Gravity

Home-brew Exploration Launched Final Gravity

(Tony Ammendolia enjoys a beer following a run) By Annie Tobey Expectations were high when Tony Ammendolia announced that he would be adding a nano-brewery to Original Gravity, the home brewing and wine making store which he opened in 2011.  “Tony was actively,...

Let’s Go to The Garage

Let’s Go to The Garage

(The Garage Brewing owner, Ulyana Gomez) Words by Diane Catanzaro and Chris Jones Photos by Chris Jones Let’s say you are casually lounging around the homestead, trying to come up with something fun to do. Your “sigo” (significant other) suggests “Let’s go to the...

New Old Ox Makes Middleburg a Hoppy Place

New Old Ox Makes Middleburg a Hoppy Place

(Old Ox Brewery is a welcomed addition to Middleburg. Photo courtesy of the brewery) By Michael T. Jarvis Earlier this summer about 60 fans of Old Ox Brewery in Ashburn paid $50 to be taken to the police station in Middleburg. They weren’t arrested at the former...

Welcome to Front Royal (Brewing)

Welcome to Front Royal (Brewing)

(L-R)  Front Royal Brewing co-owner/president Jerry Welcome, head brewer Tim Arndt and co-owner Kerry Barnhart. By Jefferson Evans and Chuck Triplett His name is Welcome.  No, really, Jerry Welcome, and the president and co-owner of Front Royal Brewing Company lives...

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