Brett Vassey: 2020 Vision

By Jeff Maisey It has become an annual tradition where we sit down with Brett Vassey, President & CEO of the Virginia Craft Brewers Guild and Virginia Manufacturers Association, to get his knowledgeable insights and analysis of the current year and the upcoming 12...

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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...

Hopped As Hell IPA Boxset from Starr Hill

Hopped As Hell IPA Boxset from Starr Hill

Starr Hill Brewery has put together a new 12-pack featuring four new IPA varieties.  Branded as “Hopped As Hell,” the Crozet-based brewery veers from its usual musical themed beers and opts for an end-of-summer vibe titling each of the four IPA varieties as “favorite...

New Realm Beers Coming to Northern Virginia

New Realm Beers Coming to Northern Virginia

Virginia Eagle Distributing Company (VED) announced this week that a formal distribution agreement has been signed with New Realm Brewing (New Realm).  Beginning immediately, New Realm will be offering their award-winning brand to the entire VED territory. “This is an...

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...

FIRST PERSON: What a Long Strange Trip it Has Been

FIRST PERSON: What a Long Strange Trip it Has Been

(Gina and Mark Thompson pictured in 2018. The Brewing Tree marks its one-year anniversary during the month of June.)  By Mark Thompson The close of the 1990s brought the opening of the craft beer scene in Virginia.  Until then, there were very few craft breweries in...

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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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