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Beer and Music Lovers are Flockin’ to Lockn’ Festival

Beer and Music Lovers are Flockin’ to Lockn’ Festival

By Diane Catanzaro and Chris Jones Festival culture has deep historical roots. Multi-day festivals of music, dance, drinking, and fellowship have always been part of human culture. While many of us think of Woodstock as the origin of “festival culture,” the ancient Romans had Saturnalia, the Greeks celebrated Dionysia, and the early Egyptians partied at

Craft Means Independent in Virginia

By Jeff Maisey The Virginia Craft Brewers Guild membership passed a resolution confirming its commitment to the existing membership structure.  VCBG membership is available to independent craft breweries as defined by the Brewers Association. The vote was in response to the recent announcement that founding Guild member Devils Backbone Brewing Company had agreed to sell

Virginia Craft Brewers Guild Elects 2016-17 Leaders

On May 18, the Virginia Craft Brewers Guild held its annual spring meeting and its membership elected its new 2016-2017 Leadership Council. Eric McKay, Hardywood Park Craft Brewery will serve as Chair and Sten Sellier, Beltway Brewing will serve as Vice Chair.  Porter Hardy, Smartmouth Brewing and Hunter Smith, Champion Brewing Company will serve as

A Look at Virginia Beer Festival

By Jeff Maisey As Karen Scherberger recalls, the Virginia Beer Festival (scheduled May 21-22 at Town Point Park, Norfolk) got its start long before the current popularity of craft beer saw organizations big and small scrambling to produce a brew centric festival in the Commonwealth. The year was 2002. Scherberger, the executive director of Festevents,

Eye-Popping Labels for South Street Brewery

By Jeremy Bender South Street Brewery, in downtown C-Ville, with Watermark Design has come up with some outrageously cool labels for one of the brewery’s more experimental series. “We wanted our 750’s and our Barstools and Dreamers series to be high-end in every possible way:  foiled labels, individual die-cuts, intricate designs,” said Mandi Smack of

Winchester Brew Works Announces Kickstarter Campaign

Winchester, VA – Winchester Brew Works will be launching their Kickstarter fundraising campaign on August 31, 2015 with a goal of $8500 for completion of the brewery taproom. Campaign will end on October 2 at 9:00PM.   Winchester Brew Works has already leased a property at 320 North Cameron St. and purchased a 3 barrel brewing