Whats Brewing: St. Patty’s Day 2017
Mar16

Whats Brewing: St. Patty’s Day 2017

Who says you have to be Irish to enjoy a good stout or porter on St. Patrick’s Day? Sure, Guinness is a fine choice, but we have so many options made right here in Hampton Roads. Bold Mariner Brewing Company has a blueberry porter on tap. There’s just one keg, so you better move fast if you want a taste. If you haven’t had Cowcatcher at Smartmouth Brewing Company yet, it’s a good week to try it. In the brewery,...

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Road Trip: Hardywood Park Craft Brewery Opens Pilot Brewery & Taproom in Charlottesville
Mar09

Road Trip: Hardywood Park Craft Brewery Opens Pilot Brewery & Taproom in Charlottesville

Hardywood Park Craft Brewery has expanded beyond Richmond and into the Virginia foothills. The new Pilot Brewery & Taproom, located in Charlottesville, opened Feb. 18. Officials said the 3,600-square-foot space will serve as the brewery’s main hub for research and development. Recipes are brewed and served on-site for customers to provide immediate feedback. Beers that prove popular at the Charlottesville location will be...

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New West Coast Brewery Chooses Virginia
Apr23

New West Coast Brewery Chooses Virginia

Deschutes Brewery announced its much anticipated decision on an east coast location last month at an event in downtown Roanoke, Virginia. The growing brewery, which was founded in Oregon in 1988 by Gary Fish, has explored hundreds of potential locations in the region over the last two years. The company selected Roanoke based on several criteria including a culture and community that fit well with Deschutes’ decades-deep roots. “We...

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Anheuser-Busch announced an agreement to acquire Devils Backbone Brewing Company
Apr12

Anheuser-Busch announced an agreement to acquire Devils Backbone Brewing Company

(Press Release) NEW YORK and LEXINGTON & NELSON COUNTY, VA.—Today, Anheuser-Busch announced an agreement to acquire Devils Backbone Brewing Company, the leading and fastest-growing craft brewery in the state of Virginia. Devils Backbone will be the latest partner to join the diverse portfolio of craft breweries within The High End, the company’s business unit comprising unique craft and import brands. “I am extremely pleased to...

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The next challenge to craft beer
Apr06

The next challenge to craft beer

The next challenge to craft beer By Mark Harris Watching breweries get off the ground is eye-opening. Craft beer might seem to be a cash cow, but the industry is expensive. Local profits are hurt by a three-tier system that runs from brewer to distributor to retailer. Most brewery owners will tell you their money is made in tasting rooms. That can change when a small-market beer stretches its reach, but the equipment and labor needed...

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