Tag Archives: Virginia craft beer

Smartmouth to Open Oceanfront Location

Smartmouth to Open Oceanfront Location

Smartmouth Brewing Co., a craft brewery located in the Chelsea neighborhood in Norfolk, Virginia, will open a second location at 313 32nd St in Virginia Beach in the fall of 2017. Located in a former post office, the fully-renovated space will house a small-batch brewery system, private event space, and a tasting room with back

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

VEER’s 2016 Golden Tap Award Nominees

Welcome to the VEER Magazine 2016 Golden Tap Awards Poll. The awards are presented by Southern Bank and sponsored by SpaceMakers, Norfolk Department of Economic & Development, Kaufman & Canoles, Cavalier Land, and App-a-Cab. Please VOTE for ONE selection per category. There are 46 total. Use the inside right-hand scroll bar to go through all

Rip Rap Brewing: 757’s Newest Brewery

Words by Diane Catanzaro and Chris Jones Photos by Chris Jones   Living in the 757, we are all familiar with the Navy’s ubiquitous presence, but we may not be so “in the know” about America’s “fifth military service,” the Coast Guard.  Created in 1790 by George Washington, for over 200 years Coast Guard personnel

Hampton Armory to Become Artisanal Craft Brewery Destination – The Vanguard

By Diane Catanzaro and Chris Jones   Randy Thomas had a problem.  An experienced general contractor and the vice president of Spacemakers, he found the perfect place for someone to build a combination brewpub, distillery and musical entertainment venue, in the old armory in downtown Hampton.  Hampton had put out a request for proposals to

Green Flash to Open Memorial Day Weekend in VA Beach

Sea to Sea Lager will inaugurate the Virginia Beach brewery By Jeff Maisey   Nearly three years after announcing it would operate a brewery in Virginia Beach, San Diego-based Green Flash will open its tasting room doors to consumers on Memorial Day weekend. To inaugurate the event, the hop-forward craft brewery will unveil Sea to

Malt-Forward Coelacanth Opens in Norfolk

By Jeff Maisey   At age 49, Kevin Erskine has decided to take the craft beer plunge, and he’s jumping in with both feet. Erskine was raised in New York City before departing at age 18 to attend college at Syracuse. He then went on to graduate school in Baltimore. After graduation, he spent time

BREW NEWS: On the Beer Town

By Diane Catanzaro and Chris Jones This month we are inspired by Sam Martinette, whose articles in the Virginian Pilot’s Compass kept us informed about goings-on in the local restaurant and drinking establishment scene for many years, back in the day. So, here we bring VEER readers an update on some of the many goings-on

Barley’s Angels Coastal VA Turns 3

By Elizabeth Erschens   Warning: If you adhere to following the social hashtags #prim, #proper, or #sensibilities that are easily offended, you will want to trash this magazine….or hand it to that open-minded vixen, two seats down the bar, enjoying that craft beer. When Lesley Summers visited one of my homebrew stores back in early