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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Medals for 16 Virginia Breweries in Denver

Medals for 16 Virginia Breweries in Denver

  By Jeff Maisey Sixteen independent craft breweries from Virginia score medals  at the 34th annual Great American Beer Festival in Denver. In total, 1,720 breweries participated during this year’s virtual event and 273 metals were awarded overall.  Skipping Rock Beer...

Black Hoof Wins 2020 Virginia Craft Beer Cup

Black Hoof Wins 2020 Virginia Craft Beer Cup

BY JEFF MAISEY Black Hoof Brewing Company became the first brewery from Northern Virginia to win the Virginia Craft Beer Cup when its Muzzle Loader Munich Dunkel was crowned Best in Show as the Virginia Craft Brewers Guild announced the 2020 winners on August 31 at...

20 Beers to Drink Now

20 Beers to Drink Now

  Compiled by Staff As a nod to Virginia Craft Beer Month, we selected 20 independent brews either scheduled for release in August or hitting their seasonal stride. Tour the Commonwealth or seek these out from your favorite retailer and enjoy a fresh taste of...

A FAB Trail

A FAB Trail

  By Jeff Maisey Working with their local tourism divisions, nine Fredericksburg Area Breweries (FAB) have worked together to create the Fredericksburg Beer Trail, also known as the FAB Trail. The participating breweries include 6 Bears & A Goat Brewing Co.,...

Black is Beautiful Collaboration

Black is Beautiful Collaboration

  Compiled by Staff Some 972-plus independent craft breweries across America and 19 countries have signed up to participate in an awareness/fundraising collaboration brew called Black is Beautiful. Virginia beer makers are well represented with 33, including Main...

Audacious Bold Mariner Unveils NATO Fest Beer

Audacious Bold Mariner Unveils NATO Fest Beer

  By Jeff Maisey The COVID-19 global pandemic has sunk many plans this spring, but it was unable to divert The Bold Mariner from completing its charted mission for this year’s Norfolk NATO Festival beer collaboration celebrating Italy.  The beer is called Audace,...

REVIEW: FestivAle from Old Ox Brewery

REVIEW: FestivAle from Old Ox Brewery

FestivAle Old Ox Brewery Ashburn As a nice collaborative tie-in with the National Cherry Blossom Festival in nearby Washington, DC, Old Ox Brewery has produced FestivAle, a fruity saison with herbal aroma and fresh cherry sweetness ideal for springtime.  The packaging...

Pale Fire Helps Restaurant Workers

Pale Fire Helps Restaurant Workers

Pale Fire Brewing Company Launches “Pale Fire Helps” Food Bank Resource to Support Restaurant Workers During COVID-19 Pandemic   March 24, 2020 -- Harrisonburg, VA -- Pale Fire Brewing Company is teaming up with Sysco, Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance,...

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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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