Reverend Spirits

Reverend Spirits

  By Jim Roberts One thing Karl Dornemann’s restaurants have always had in common: whiskey. Lots and lots of whiskey. “The first time I had it, I fell in love with it,” he said. “At least Scotch-wise.” By way of explanation—and only half-joking—he added: “I don’t...
Reverend Spirits 

Reverend Spirits 

By Jim Roberts One thing Karl Dornemann’s restaurants have always had in common: whiskey. Lots and lots of whiskey. “The first time I had it, I fell in love with it,” he said. “At least Scotch-wise.” By way of explanation—and only half-joking—he added: “I don’t know...
Beer Conversation with Phil Smith

Beer Conversation with Phil Smith

  By Jeff Maisey Some of the best, free-flowing conversations can be had over a beer — or any cocktail, glass of wine and dinner.  I have always found this to be true, and especially when traveling.  Recently, I gave Brick Anchor Brew House owner Phil Smith a...
Monday Morning QB-ing Saturday Morning IPA

Monday Morning QB-ing Saturday Morning IPA

By Jeff Maisey For just over one week in late February, Norfolk-based Smartmouth Brewing Company’s limited release Saturday Morning IPA with marshmallows was the most famous beer in America.  Talk about going viral: national media outlets always looking for bizarre...
Virginia Craft Beer Rising in London

Virginia Craft Beer Rising in London

By Jeff Maisey Several independent craft breweries from Virginia traveled across the pond in late February to test the waters and taste buds on consumers and pub owners during the Craft Beer Rising event at the Old Truman Brewery London, England. Craft Beer Rising is...