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Smartmouth’s Pilot House Takes Flight

Smartmouth’s Pilot House Takes Flight

By Jeff Maisey What better way for Smartmouth Brewing Company to complete 2017 – a year that marked its 5th anniversary and a year in which it won Best of Show at the Virginia Craft Brewers Guild annual Virginia Beer Cup competition – than with the highly anticipated opening of its Pilot House in Virginia

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

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,

Anheuser-Busch/Inbev Acquires Devils Backbone

By Jeff Maisey Anheuser-Busch/Inbev announced it will acquire Lexington, Virginia based Devils Back Bone Brewing Company. “Through Anheuser-Busch’s network of distributors, Devils Backbone will soon be available nationwide,” said Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe in an official statement. Devils Backbone was founded in 2008 by Steve and Heidi Crandall. The brewery started as a brewpub, which

Williamsburg Readies for Virginia Beer Company

By Elizabeth Erschens   Imagine a drive home from work on the 2nd Avenue corridor in Williamsburg, rounding the curve just past Merrimac Trail, and happening upon a 2,500 square foot patio beer garden in front of the old white building at 401 many recall as home to Blanton’s Used Autos. Chris Smith and Robert