Beer nuts: Or How We Learned to Start Obsessing Over Beer
Mar09

Beer nuts: Or How We Learned to Start Obsessing Over Beer

From the outside, Bill Summers’ home doesn’t really stand out. Tucked away in a cozy neighborhood in southern Chesapeake, it is the picture of simple, suburban domesticity. But in his office is a nondescript closet packed with more beer than a well-stocked 7-Eleven. The selection would put the best bars in town to shame. Among his hundreds of beers are some of the most sought after, highly regarded, and rarest in the world. He has a...

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StarFire Festival to bring something different to O’Connor, Norfolk
Mar09

StarFire Festival to bring something different to O’Connor, Norfolk

It’s a little bit music. It’s a little bit comic con. But it’s all StarFire. Next month, O’Connor Brewing Company will host a festival that merges the worlds of modern-day bards, gamers and cosplayers alike. Since moving to its spacious new location in May 2014, O’Connor has hosted a wide variety of events, from art and crafts shows to its anniversary party, O’Connoroo. But the StarFire Festival on April 22 marks something new for the...

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Jason Marks, Erica Greenway and Darrell Cuenca create Deadline Brewing
Dec06

Jason Marks, Erica Greenway and Darrell Cuenca create Deadline Brewing

Cuenca known for experimental beers. The burgeoning craft beer scene on Shore Drive is about to get a new addition as a trio of longtime friends with roots in local media have started planning Virginia Beach’s newest brewery. Darrell Cuenca, a brewer at Big Ugly Brewing Company since its opening in February 2015, has parted ways with the Chesapeake brewery to pursue a new venture with former roommates and local TV news personalities...

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Legend Brewing coming to Portsmouth
Nov11

Legend Brewing coming to Portsmouth

What’s brewing in P-Town? Legend Brewing will be building a full service brewpub. After nearly a decade of waiting, Portsmouth finally rejoins the ranks of Hampton Roads cities with a craft brewery. Richmond’s Legend Brewing Company has announced it will open a full-service brewpub in Olde Towne, bringing the city its first brewery since Alt Platz Brewing Company closed on High Street in 2008. The brew pub is expected to open by...

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