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VEER’s 2017 Golden Tap Local Beer Awards

VEER’s 2017 Golden Tap Local Beer Awards

The Vanguard presents VEER’s 2017 Golden Tap Local Beer Awards Sponsored by City of Norfolk Department of Economic Development, Cavalier Land, and Draft Services of Virginia. The nominees are below. Use inside right scroll bar to go through each category. Vote for one nominee per category. (Worth mentioning: votes cast from duplicate IP addresses are

Beer Battle for a Good Cause

By Jeff Maisey Shawn Fischer is the official “Ambassador of Beer” for Beach Ambassadors, a dedicated group of community-minded people in Virginia Beach who donate time and effort it raise money and awareness for those in need. Like these goodwill ambassadors, local craft breweries have always been keen to help non-profit organizations. A pairing of

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

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

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