Beer and a Bite: 1608 Crafthouse
Jul13

Beer and a Bite: 1608 Crafthouse

The unofficial slogan of 1608 Crafthouse, “In Beer and Bacon We Trust,” succinctly captures the spirit of the Virginia Beach restaurant. Since opening its doors in 2015, 1608 Crafthouse has become a popular craft beer destination that just so happens to feature a menu of award-winning, mouthwatering fare. Having only six taps might be a problem for some craft beer-friendly eateries, but 1608 owner and chef Kevin Sharkey has turned it...

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FIRST DRAUGHT | bottleBOX Two Year Anniversary
Jun23

FIRST DRAUGHT | bottleBOX Two Year Anniversary

Norfolk’s bottleBOX celebrates its two-year anniversary this weekend. The bottle shop and growler station plans to tap upwards of 50 kegs to mark the milestone, pumping out some of the best craft beer available in Hampton Roads, including a few special- and limited-release kegs tapped exclusively for the celebration. Get there early. The first 100 customers on Saturday receive a pair of commemorative tasting glasses. Some of the beers...

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Tradition Brewing Celebrates First Anniversary
Jun21

Tradition Brewing Celebrates First Anniversary

  Newport News’ only brewery celebrates its first anniversary this weekend with a celebration centered on music, food, and of course, beer. Raleigh-based jangle-pop band the Connells headlines the daylong music festival that will also feature local music from The Felicia Hoyos Band, Bennet Wales & The Relief, and The Dharma Initiative. “It was a dream of the owners to bring in one of their favorite bands to play here, and we...

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Benchtop Brewing hosts Wheels of Soul Shindig event
Jun09

Benchtop Brewing hosts Wheels of Soul Shindig event

As part of the Tedeschi Truck Band’s Wheels of Soul Summer Tour 2017, Benchtop Brewing Company has teamed up with Craft For Causes to bring you the Wheels of Soul Shindig at the Norfolk brewery. This Saturday, from noon to 10 p.m., Benchtop will rope off its parking lot and feature The Music of George Smith and barbecue from Redwood Smoke Shack. There will be raffles, including tickets to the Tedeschi Trucks show in Virginia Beach on...

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FIRST DRAUGHT: MoMac Brewing takes a big step.
Jun07

FIRST DRAUGHT: MoMac Brewing takes a big step.

Portsmouth’s newest brewery, MoMac Brewing Company, took a big step this week toward opening its doors when it began brewing its first batch of beer, a session IPA called Citra Back and Relax. MoMac, located in the Western Branch area, plans to begin serving to the public on July 7. “Our grand opening weekend will feature live music and food trucks,” says MoMac co-owner Scott Krick. Brewing on a 10-barrel Alpha Brewing system, MoMac...

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