What’s Brewing: New law allows for more flexibility with brewery events; Legend opens soon.
Jul13

What’s Brewing: New law allows for more flexibility with brewery events; Legend opens soon.

Recent changes to state law will likely lead to a burst in extracurricular brewery events. When breweries have special events throughout the year – like a block party – they need special permits from the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. Until now, only four a year were awarded to each brewery. That number is about to double, thanks to lobbying from the Virginia Craft Brewers Guild. “It allows us to be creative and...

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Growling Around: July 2017
Jul13

Growling Around: July 2017

Row 1, L to R: Young Veterans Brewing Co. at Common Grounds brewers fest. BottleBOX’s Stephanie Weil handling the swag table. Row 2, L to R: Dylan Wakefield and Courtney Whit at Smartmouth. W. Wesley McCullough and Todd Walsh of Decent People Tap Room (opening in Suffolk) with Dan Perretta. Row 3, L to R: Delia Johnson, Shelby Godfrey, Jason Johnson, Sarah Patterson, Crystal & Mandy Grandt at Common Grounds. Row 4, L to R: “The...

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Sometimes the best thing you can do is just stay quiet. Anheuser-Busch InBev is learning this the hard way.
Jul05

Sometimes the best thing you can do is just stay quiet. Anheuser-Busch InBev is learning this the hard way.

The company has snatched up a bunch of (formerly) craft beers in recent years, leading some independent brewers to accuse the beer giant of trying to sneak into the craft market. To combat this, the Brewer’s Association created a seal that can be used by craft brewers to prove their independence. This evidently led ABI to release a video of officials from several recent acquisitions criticizing the seal and saying the current...

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Brewers Association Launches New Seal to Designate Independent Beers
Jun27

Brewers Association Launches New Seal to Designate Independent Beers

Via Press Release  Boulder, CO • June 27, 2017—In an effort to educate beer lovers about which beers are independently produced, the Brewers Association—the not-for-profit trade group dedicated to promoting and protecting America’s small and independentcraft brewers—launched a new seal touting independent craft brewers. Featuring an iconic beer bottle shape flipped upside down, the seal captures the spirit with which craft brewers...

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Alewerks plans tasting room in Williamsburg outlets
Jun08

Alewerks plans tasting room in Williamsburg outlets

  Alewerks Brewing Company proudly announces its newest venture, a satellite tasting room in the Williamsburg Premium Outlets. An open-concept retail store and micro-brewing facility at the new location will offer outlet visitors a completely new experience. Shoppers may sample the many beers Alewerks has to offer, as well as learn more about the eleven-year-old brewery’s history and brewing process. The 3,000-square-foot...

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