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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Hoppily ever after: More couples are choosing  to say “I do’ with brewery weddings.
Mar09

Hoppily ever after: More couples are choosing to say “I do’ with brewery weddings.

The first hour of Kori and Patrick Baloy’s wedding reception was crowded with people they’d never met. And we don’t mean friends of parents or the spouses of work colleagues; we’re talking actual strangers – there for the beer. That’s because the Baloys are part of a growing trend of newlyweds trading the stuffiness and formality of a traditional wedding location for a loose, fun event held in a brewery. Ballrooms, chapels, and...

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What’s brewing: Hyped over hazy: New England IPA
Mar09

What’s brewing: Hyped over hazy: New England IPA

There’s a new(ish) style of beer popping up in breweries and it’s made its way to Hampton Roads: the New England IPA. These beers are basically hazy, juicy, IPAs without the bitterness. Too good to be true? Nope. And they are catching on. A quick search on Untappd shows hundreds of results for the style. Justin MacDonald, one of the owners of Reaver Beach Brewing Company, said these beers have staying power because of their flavor, a...

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O’Connor’s Zephyrweisse Hefeweizen takes silver at Dublin Craft Beer Cup
Mar03

O’Connor’s Zephyrweisse Hefeweizen takes silver at Dublin Craft Beer Cup

O’Connor Brewing Company  won its fourth Dublin Craft Beer Cup medal, the brewery announced Friday. This year, O’Connor took home a silver medal for its Zephyrweisse Hefeweizen. The beer is made with 70 percent wheat and 30 percent malt, plus German Noble hops, the brewery said in a news release. The Dublin Craft Beer Cup awards gold, silver and bronze medals in eight categories of beer establishing the best examples in...

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