What’s Brewing: So much good beer coming out this week, you’ll have to pace yourself
Apr18

What’s Brewing: So much good beer coming out this week, you’ll have to pace yourself

If you’re looking for a way to celebrate the warm weather and Earth Day (which is also this reporter’s birthday) this week, Hampton Roads breweries has you covered. Here’s what to look forward in the local beer world, this week. Commonwealth Brewing Company: SWOLL double IPA (Wednesday) in cans and on draft. O’Connor Brewing Company: Tart Tropicale (Friday).  It’s a tart light-bodied passion fruit-infused...

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What’s Brewing: Celebrate a year of Rip Rap Brewing with a barrel-aged bottle release
Apr07

What’s Brewing: Celebrate a year of Rip Rap Brewing with a barrel-aged bottle release

If you can believe it, Rip Rap Brewing is coming up on its first anniversary of being open in Norfolk. Time flies when you’re having fun, right? The crew over at Rip Rap must be having a really good time because they are releasing bottles for the first time Saturday. The Shakedown Scotch Ale was one of the brewery’s first four beers on tap, so for its first anniversary, Rip Rap is releasing a barrel-aged version of it. The beer was...

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Charlottesville: New home for VA Craft Brewers Festival
Mar29

Charlottesville: New home for VA Craft Brewers Festival

The Virginia Craft Brewer’s Festival has a new home: Charlottesville. What’s been the largest beer festival in the state for the past few years is leaving Devils Backbone Brewing Company and moving to the IX Art Park in downtown Charlottesville, according to a press release from the Virginia Craft Brewers Guild. This year’s shindig is set for Aug. 19. Three Notch’d Brewing and IX Art Park won a competitive...

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Beer Nerd Forum at Pleasure House Brewing
Mar27

Beer Nerd Forum at Pleasure House Brewing

Want to learn about yeast? Pleasure House Brewing wants to teach you. The brewery wants to attract more beer nerds than usual at the first Beer Nerd Forum tomorrow, Tuesday March 28. Co-owner Drew Stephenson will discuss the role that particular yeast strands play in creating unique flavor profiles in beer. Of course, there will be tasting of Pleasure House beers and traditional Belgian ales, selected by Stephenson. The event is from...

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What’s brewing: Lucky you – Craft brewers release new beers ahead of St. Paddy’s day
Mar10

What’s brewing: Lucky you – Craft brewers release new beers ahead of St. Paddy’s day

With temperatures jumping up and down every other day, it’s hard to decide which beer is right for the season. Hefeweizen for warm weather? Stout for cold? Who knows what to do? It’s a good thing there are lots of releases in the next few days that will provide enough variety to satisfy anyone. Here’s what’s coming up: From O’Connor Brewing Company, look for Imperial Vienna Pale Ale, out today. It’s...

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