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The Vanguard Announces the Hiring of Head Brewer and Distiller!

The Vanguard Announces the Hiring of Head Brewer and Distiller!

Diane Catanzaro and Chris Jones You heard it here first….breaking news about the Vanguard Brewpub & Distillery, the venue and music hall that will occupy the former Armory in Hampton. They have just hired a Head Brewer and Distiller, Todd Emr. Todd has brewed for the last three years at the award-winning Half Moon Bay

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

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

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