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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

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,

Virginia Beach Gordon Biersch Celebrates 10th Anniversary

By Jeff Maisey When Gordon Biersch opened its brewpub in Virginia Beach Town Center ten years ago, a much need void was filled for consumers looking for freshly brewed beer in the resort city. Since then, of course, a sea change has occurred and the craft beer craze has exploded with nearly as much velocity

Coastal Virginia Beer Trail Launched to Boost Tourism

By Jeremy Bender The Hampton Roads area craft breweries now have an official beer trail dubbed Coastal Virginia Beer Trail at COVAbeertrail.com. The site – with the tagline “Where craft beer and water meet – is designed largely as a tool for tourists and beer-cationers hoping to add a local craft brewery experience to their

Rip Rap Brewing: 757’s Newest Brewery

Words by Diane Catanzaro and Chris Jones Photos by Chris Jones   Living in the 757, we are all familiar with the Navy’s ubiquitous presence, but we may not be so “in the know” about America’s “fifth military service,” the Coast Guard.  Created in 1790 by George Washington, for over 200 years Coast Guard personnel

Common Grounds Beer Festival

By Jeff Maisey There are so many craft beer festivals these days. Finding a way to stand out from the field is becoming increasing difficult. Enter a newly hatched festival scheduled for Saturday, May 14. It’s called Common Grounds, a collaborative brewers’ festival. “Common Grounds started with a conversation me and my wife were having

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