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NATO 5-Star French General Collaborates with Bold Mariner Brewing in Norfolk

NATO 5-Star French General Collaborates with Bold Mariner Brewing in Norfolk

By Jeff Maisey Early this morning NATO Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, French General Denis Mercier (pictured center) joined Norfolk’s The Bold Mariner Brewing Company team (Michael Stacks & John O’Reilly) in brewing Lafayette Lager. The French-style lager will debut at the Norfolk NATO Festival on Saturday, April 28 in Town Point Park. The Bold Mariner


By John L. Horton I was born September 20, 1940 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. My race was listed as “Colored” on my birth certificate. It still is to this day. I was born in the “Colored” Wing of Erlanger Hospital. My mother and father were “Colored,” married, 37 and 41 years old, respectively. My father was

Green Flash Cuts Jobs and Shrinks Distribution

By Jeff Maisey Green Flash Brewing Company, with production facilities in San Diego and Virginia Beach, announced it was cutting 15% of its workforce (33 people), primarily in administrative, marketing and events planning roles. Among those cut in Virginia Beach was popular marketing/events/promotions guy Eric Leach. The brewery, known for its ultra hoppy West Coast

RVA’s Isley Brewing Coming to Virginia Beach Oceanfront

By Annie Tobey Mike Isley has mastered the art of riding the waves with his eponymous brewery, so it’s only fitting that his second brewery will open in Virginia Beach. Isley Brewing Co. opened in October 2013 in Richmond’s Scott’s Addition (before Scott’s Addition was the cool neighborhood for breweries, cideries, a distillery and other

Lights in the Darkness

By Tom Robotham   Here and there does not matter / We must be still and still moving / Into another intensity / For a further union, a deeper communion. ~ T.S. Eliot   As we enter the final days of 2017, I find myself reflecting on the past 12 months. It was a difficult year,