We reached out to VA Growler contributors, readers and Virginia craft beer fans to see which labels caught their eyes in 2019.
The latest Virginia craft beer news, featuring LoveStrong IPA debut, barbecue at Bold Mariner Brewing Company, The Garage Brewery in Chesapeake and more.
Meet five examples of the most interesting characters you’re likely to run into (sometimes literally) at a Virginia brewery.
Brick & Mortar Brewing Company in Suffolk relaunches this month with new beers, a new brewer and new name — Nansemond Brewing Station.
Gov. Ralph Northam tries a small sample of George Washington’s Rye Whiskey with Steve Bashore, Mount Vernon’s Director for Historic Trades.
Norfolk’s O’Connor Brewing Company will release Pulped Fiction, a blood orange Berliner Weisse, for its annual O’Ctoberfest celebration Sept. 21.
A decade ago, when eventual Hardywood Park Craft Brewery founders Eric McKay and Patrick Murtaugh were distributing beer to fine-dining restaurants in New York, they noticed a disconcerting pattern. “We’d go to high-end restaurants serving great dishes, with exciting wine lists, and their beer lists were very basic,” says Murtaugh.
Nearly a year after opening its doors in Virginia Beach, New Realm Brewing Company is expanding its distribution beyond Hampton Roads.
We sequestered our panel in the dining room of the Four Eleven York boutique inn and cycled them through a lineup of 12 beers – six controls (well-known labels, but none from local breweries) and six store brands – with styles that ranged from hefeweizen to Belgian tripel.
The new addition to the brewery’s year-round offerings – and its response from beer drinkers – is evidence of that. Liquid Escape, a tart ale brewed with lemongrass and Australian sea salt.
We sat down with the executive director of Virginia NORML, over some beers, and asked her some questions about the decriminalization of marijuana in Virginia, her life, CBD oil and beer. Here is what she said.