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Choosy Beer Lovers Choose the Virginia Craft Brewers Festival

Choosy Beer Lovers Choose the Virginia Craft Brewers Festival

By Diane Catanzaro and Chris Jones   Practically every weekend there is a beer festival somewhere in Virginia. Yes, life is good. Back in the day when the craft beer scene was nascent we would go to every beer festival. Of course, there were only about two per year. These days it would be a

Married with a Blue Mountain View: An interview with Taylor and Mandi Smack

By Jeff Maisey   For most couples, being married with two children tends to dominate life when multi-tasking to get the kids off to school or soccer practice while managing to put-in a 9-5 day at the job and get supper on the table before homework and bedtime. So what happens then when you are

IPA Border Crossing

By Jeff Maisey   What do you get when you mix two of the finest IPAs (India Pale Ale) brewed in Virginia? 40 Mile to the Border Agave IPA, of course. Unlike most collaborations between brew masters in the craft beer industry where unique, over-the-top concoctions are formulated to impress even the most geeky enthusiast,

3 Brothers Now Brothers Craft Brewing

Harrisonburg’s Three Brothers Brewing Company changed its name in April to Brothers Craft Brewing. The brewery made the announcement on its website with an explanation titled “Why stop at three?” “Due to a minor legal issue concerning another craft brewery located outside of Virginia, had we chosen to remain Three Brothers, our future distribution would

New Historic Beers Brewing at Alewerks

By JEFF MAISEY   What’s old is new again. That seemingly is the guiding principle of the craft beer revolution exploding across America – and especially Colonial Williamsburg. The Founding Fathers – everyone from George Washington and Ben Franklin to Samuel Adams and Paul Revere – were famously in need of daily quantities of ale

Virginia Women Collaboration Brew

By Elizabeth Erschens   International Women’s Day is a celebration of unity among women, whether it be Gwyneth Paltrow hanging out with female celebrities or a small group of female brewers getting together to participate in the International Women’s Collaboration Brew Day—an annual event organized by the Pink Boots Society (an international group for the

Devils Backbone: 2014 Virginia Craft Brewery of the Year

Words by Jeff Maisey Photos by Kathy Keeney   What kind of year has it been for Devils Backbone Brewing Company? In April, the craft brewery’s Outpost (Lexington) and Base Camp (Roseland) facilities took home a Gold medal for Old Virginia Dark in the American-style Dark Lager category and a Silver medal for its flagship