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An Evening of Rare Beers

An Evening of Rare Beers

By Jeff Maisey Craft beer festivals and events are all the rage these days, but with everyone and his brother producing such festivities offering an experience that is unique and enticing is harder to pull off. Greg White knows a thing or two about this. White is the craft beer and import brand manager at

New Beer from Coastal Virginia Breweries

Compiled by Staff Looking for something new to try from your favorite Coastal Virginia Breweries? Here’s a healthy sampling to get you started. Alewerks: Bitter Valentine Release Date: Early February Double IPA.  8.3% Alc by Vol Our Double IPA starts with strong citrus and stone-fruit aroma and flavor, then finishes dry and cleansing. A bitter

O’Connor Brewing wins Competitive Golden Tap Award

By Staff O’Connor Brewing Company won its second consecutive Golden Tap Award on December 13 with a total score of 23.5 points. They were followed by Smartmouth Brewing Company (19 points), Alewerks Brewing (15.5 points), Big Ugly Brewing Company (14.5 points) and Commonwealth Brewing Company (11.5 points). With 20 regional breweries competing, this was the

Winter Wine Celebration from Domenick Fini

By Jeff Maisey Domenick Fini spent the past 20-some years working in various capacities to bring the general public such award-winning events as the Town Point Virginia Wine Festival, Virginia Beer Festival, Harborfest and Bayou Boogaloo & Cajun Music Festival. Fini did so as a staff member of Festevents, which programs festivities in Norfolk’s Town

Green Flash Opens in Virginia Beach

By Jeff Maisey Green Flash Brewing Company’s official Virginia Beach grand opening is Sunday, November 13. The long awaited date is the day after the brewery’s breast cancer awareness event, Treasure Chest Fest, which has been held the past two years on the field where the San Diego-based craft brewery now stands. But if you’re

Richmond’s Legend Brewing to Open in Olde Town Portsmouth

(Dave Gott (center) and the crew from award-winning Legend Brewing Company) By Jeff Maisey Legend Brewing Company will open a brewpub in Olde Towne Portsmouth along the waterfront in the historic, curved building that recently housed an art gallery and was the former home to a Mexican restaurant and The Max. Legend Brewing Company is

Craft Beer: Aug/Sept Releases & Seasonals

Compiled by Staff   Each month we’ll turn you on to the scheduled new release and seasonal beers on tap at our regional breweries. Often there is some fanfare, party atmosphere connected to release dates at the brewery.   O’Connor Brewing Company: Punkelweisse Release date: August 12 @ 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm The Punkelweisse,

Copper Fox Distillery Expands To Williamsburg

By Jim Roberts Aside from the pleasing assonance of the name “Copper Fox,” the Sperryville-based distillery draws its name from the metal its stills are made of and the fact that it was founded in the heart of the commonwealth’s fox-hunting region. “Foxes are pretty smart,” founder Rick Wasmund said during a recent interview with

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