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Green Flash Cuts Jobs and Shrinks Distribution

Green Flash Cuts Jobs and Shrinks Distribution

STAFF REPORT Green Flash Brewing Company, with production facilities in San Diego and Virginia Beach, announced it was cutting 15% of its workforce (33 people), primarily in administrative, marketing and events planning roles. Among those cut in Virginia Beach was popular marketing/events/promotions guy Eric Leach. The brewery, known for its ultra hoppy West Coast IPA,

Lost Rhino’s Jasper Akerboom – Northern Virginia’s Professor of the Microbial Arts

By Jefferson Evans and Chuck Triplett When you are a brewer in northern Virginia and the Greater D.C. Metro Area and you need help obtaining or taming those microscopic beasties that are the little engines that turn sugars into alcohol and carbon dioxide while also generating a wide range of flavor imparting compounds, who you

Deschutes & Ballast Point to Roanoke, Plus Other Miscellaneous Musings on Malted Beverages

By Diane Catanzaro and Chris Jones Pucker Up Pint partakers!  There are two tremendous tart tastes in Tidewater to tantalize your taste buds.  First, direct from Nelson County, VA, Cran-Gose from the nice folks at Devils Backbone Brewing Company.  It’s a pinkish beverage with some pop to it, deliciously tart and very easy to drink. 

RVA Taphouse Originals: Nine Richmond born craft beer havens

    Photos and words by Steve Deason   There are ninety-three locations in Richmond that post their tap list on Richmond born “what’s on tap site” Trinkin.com. Breweries are on the list, but many restaurants now offer craft on draft too and are redefining the term taphouse.  Richmond’s Mekong Vietnamese Restaurant was heralded by

Oliver’s Twist: Devils Backbone explores extremes for 2016 Collaboration Adventure Pack

By Jeff Maisey   Devils Backbone Brewing Company brewmaster Jason Oliver pushed the limits of his brewery’s new 120-barrel production facility in Lexington during the brewing process for DB’s upcoming, limited edition winter 2016 Collaboration Adventure Pack. All of the brewing took place in Lexington during the month of October. Invited to participate were brewers

2016 State of the Commonwealth’s Craft Beer Industry

By JEFF MAISEY   Virginia’s craft beer culture has rocketed into an exciting orbit since SB604 was passed. At last year’s Virginia Craft Brewers Guild winter meeting Brett Vassey, president of the Guild and its parent organization, the Virginia Manufactures Association, announced the Commonwealth was home to 101 breweries. Now, in February, Vassey will celebrate

The Call of the Commonwealth, The Bond of the Brew at The Virginia Beer Co.

  By Annie Tobey   Williamsburg’s historic college, William & Mary, introduced Robby Willey and Chris Smith. They became fast friends, their bond cemented in part by a shared appreciation for craft beer. Their craft explorations began at Green Leafe Café in Williamsburg and continued post-graduation, as together they visited breweries throughout the U.S. Their

Explore a Pour along the Blue Ridge Beer Way

By Jeff Maisey   Taking a cue from their neighbors just to the north in Nelson County (Brew Ridge Beer Trail), the eight breweries in the Roanoke Valley region have developed an official trail of their own. Dubbed Virginia’s Blue Ridge Beer Way with the catchy tagline “explore-a-pour,” you don’t have to venture far off

Straining for good taste: New research creates new lager hybrids that pack new flavor

By Joshua Rapp Learn   Lagers aren’t the most popular brews among craft beer enthusiasts, and sometimes for good reason. Many of us spent our college years shot-gunning pale big-brand lagers because there was no reason to sip the stuff in appreciation — the warmer the swill got, the worse it often tasted. But researchers