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Néktar For The Gods (And Those Who Aspire To Such Heights)

Néktar For The Gods (And Those Who Aspire To Such Heights)

By Marisa Marsey Gucci, Ferrari, Lamborghini. To such sigh-inducing, lavish lifestyle names, Robert Dozier Jr., aims to add Néktar. And why not? While his business is based here in Hampton Roads, his ultra-premium, 100% natural liqueur comes from Italy, too. “Italy evokes luxury,” he says, and that’s where he found a hundred-year old, family-owned distillery

Seize the Mo at MoMac Brewing Company, Portsmouth’s New Craft Brewery

By Diane Catanzaro and Chris Jones Scott Krick and his friend Rob Hess used to always talk about beer.  When their work in Portsmouth Naval Medical Center, Maryview Hospital, and the health care industry brought them together the conversation usually managed to wind up beer-related. They’d talk about beer in general, beer styles, homebrewing, and

Dead Reckoning: Norfolk distillery aims to make waves in the craft rum market

  By Jim Roberts Dead Reckoning Distillery draws its name from the method of navigation sailors use as a last resort. “It can be said that this method is about trusting your instincts,” the distillery’s website explains. “About trusting your gut.” It has probably felt that way at times for Derek Ungerecht since he founded

Cross The Pond IPA: NATO Chief of Staff and Bold Mariner collaborate on symbolic craft beer

By Jeff Maisey Norfolk’s Bold Mariner Brewing Company recently joined forces with NATO Allied Command Transformation Chief of Staff Air Marshall Sir Graham Stacey of the United Kingdom to collaborate on a craft beer full of as much symbolism as tasty ingredients in honor of Norfolk NATO Festival, the 100th anniversary of Naval Station Norfolk,

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

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