Our executive editor’s take on how craft breweries could provide a blueprint for businesses struggling in this modern, digital-heavy economy.
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.
In IX Art Park, a self-consciously hip enclave in Charlottesville with a wee end farmer’s market and more wall art than a New York subway, young couples stream into a sunny, knotted-wood taproom to taste Virginia barbecue and sample flights of inventive craft brews.
The new location of Bold Mariner brewing in Ocean View has a wraparound white balcony and at 7,000 square feet, about 3,000 square feet more space than at Lamberts Point. Stacks says it’ll still have a 10-barrel brewhouse, but Bold Mariner is adding two new 20-barrel fermenters. A second floor provides space for weddings and parties, she says; there will also be a small menu with in-house food options. The new spot will have a slightly different vibe, too; more modern and less warehouse.