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Mark Thompson Returns

Mark Thompson Returns

(Mark Thompson returns with The Brewing Tree in Nelson County) By Jeff Maisey He’s baaaaaack! Mark Thompson will return to Virginia’s craft beer scene in 2018 after three-year contractual hiatus. Before his “retirement,” Thompson spent 23 years in the craft beer industry. Thompson earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from James Madison University,

Making an Impact

By Mark Thompson   The craft brewing industry in Virginia is beginning to come of age.  What began in earnest in the early 1990s as a small group of entrepreneurs attempting to bring more flavorful beer to consumers has matured into a multimillion dollar industry in the state.  When you step back to look at