RESULTS: 2021 Virginia Craft Beer Cup

(The Virginia Beer Company's Terminally Pretty won second place in the overall Best in Show category) The Virginia Craft Brewers Guild (VCBG) announced the 2021 Virginia Craft Beer Cup winners on Monday, August 16 at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery’s West Creek location....

The Guild Turns 10

  By Jeff Maisey This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Virginia Craft Brewers Guild’s formation. All of its original mission objectives have largely been accomplished, and certainly there is much to celebrate as we look back and peer into the future. I...

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2021 Brewery Running Series

2021 Brewery Running Series

  By Jacqueline Feldscher One not-so-scientifically proven way to make beer taste better is to gulp it down at the finish line of a 5k race with friends. The Brewery Running Series is a national group of fun runs that began in 2012 in Minnesota and now hosts...

TRENDS: Go Low for Health

TRENDS: Go Low for Health

  By Jeff Maisey “Tastes great, less filling.” Sound familiar? That was the hugely successful branding slogan for “Lite” beer by Miller when it debuted nationally in 1975. It’s as retro as a PBR tallboy.  Sales of the  “diet” beers, as they were called back in...

Reaver Beach Opens Norfolk Location

Reaver Beach Opens Norfolk Location

  By Jeff Maisey Get ready for some award-winning hoppy and sour beers on North Colley Avenue in Norfolk. Reaver Beach Brewing Company opened its second location on February 19. Operating as Reaver Beach NFK, the brewery is housed in the former Milan Post Office...

Elation Brewing Adds Bakehouse

Elation Brewing Adds Bakehouse

  By Jeff Maisey Anyone driving on North Colley Avenue at night can’t help but notice Elation Brewing Company with its blue and deep purple glow of theatrical lighting illuminating and reflecting off the large, stainless steel fermenting tanks behind the curved...

So You Wanna Be a Brewer?

So You Wanna Be a Brewer?

  By Bridgette Turner  Pretty much everyone thinks that being a professional brewer is the coolest job ever. It’s a dream job. Everyone I meet is excited when I tell them that I make beer for a living. It’s soOoOoo awesome. Strangers automatically think I’m super...

James Frazer Feels Good About 2021 

James Frazer Feels Good About 2021 

(Trapezium brewmaster James Frazer is hardly singing the workingman’s blues.)  By Jeff Maisey Legendary soul singer James Brown was famously referred to as the “hardest working man in show business.”  I’d like to crown another James — James Frazer — as potentially the...

Digging Into the IPA Hops

Digging Into the IPA Hops

(Bridgette Turner became head brewer at Mustang Sally Brewing Company in late October. Courtesy photo.)  By Bridgette Turner Citra, Centennial, El Dorado, Simcoe, Mosaic...IPA lovers and craft beer professionals know these hops better than they know their email...

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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...

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...

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