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...
Proper Lager Debuts

Proper Lager Debuts

By Jeff Maisey O’Connor Brewing Company will unveil its ultra-clean, Helles-style lager dubbed Proper Lager on Saturday, February 16 with a party that includes music from The Janks (4:30 PM) and Mosquito Cabaret (7 PM).  Proper Lager will replace the brewery’s R&R...