Brewery Babies: The Kids Are Here to Stay
May11

Brewery Babies: The Kids Are Here to Stay

Stepping into a brewery can be an assault on the senses. The smell of roasted malts fills the air. Patrons bustle from their benches to the bar to order another cold beer. Taste buds explode as copiously hopped IPAs pass the lips of the thirsty guests. The air is filled with squeals of laughter and delight as children conquer a board game while their parents sample a flight of brews. Wait – what? Kids? At first glance, that last...

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Now open: Waterside District offers another option for craft beer drinkers
May11

Now open: Waterside District offers another option for craft beer drinkers

Norfolk added another great beer location to its lineup earlier this month with the opening of Waterside District, a highly anticipated, $40 million entertainment venue officials hope will continue to spur growth downtown. While dining options are plentiful at the new spot, craft beer lovers have an almost overwhelming selection from which to choose. With 248 total beer taps onsite, you can find local, regional, national, and...

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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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