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Coelacanth Brewing Expands Distribution to Richmond and OBX

Coelacanth Brewing Expands Distribution to Richmond and OBX

  By Jeff Maisey Norfolk-based Coelacanth Brewing is expanding its distribution of draft and packaged craft beers into the Richmond mark with its core brands such as Passion Fruit Gose, ENEFKAY (India Pale Lager), and CBPB (British Pub beer). The brewery will also send specials edition and seasonal beers. The Richmond expansion is a coming

Amber Ox Crafts Beer and Food

Words by Chris Jones & Diane Catanzaro Photos by Diane Catanzaro   The Amber Ox Public House in Williamsburg is a new brewpub that is in many ways a game-changer in Hampton Roads.  Creative, seasonally-inspired cuisine, top-notch beers brewed on premises, guest beers from many of your local favorite breweries, craft cocktails and Virginia wines,

Alewerks Wins Veer’s 2017 Golden Tap Award

By Jeff Maisey Williamsburg-based Alewerks won Veer Magazine’s 2017 Golden Tap Award, unseating 3-time champ O’Connor Brewing Company. The competition this year was extremely close among the top four points-earning local breweries. While Alewerks took top honor with a score of 23 total points, O’Connor and Benchtop Brewing tied for second place with 22 points

Deadline Brewing Project: Read All About It

By Diane Catanzaro & Chris Jones Deadline Brewing Project is a brand new “nanobrewery” in Virginia Beach near the intersection of West Great Neck Road and Shore Drive.  Anchored by two television news reporters and one former print journalist, Deadline’s grand opening was just a few news cycles ago on September 29. With the Lynnhaven

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