Unicorn beer is in Norfolk and it won’t last long
May11
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Craft Beers Take Flight
May09

Craft Beers Take Flight

Craftsmanship and imagination aren’t limited to the creation of beers. Sometimes that creativity is applied to how the brews are served. For indecisive, or experimental, craft beer drinkers, a flight is often the perfect option. Sample several beers at once, then pick your favorite and get a pint. Or use it to try out the newest selections. It’s an ingenious method of expanding your palate, and you’ll find it in nearly every brewery....

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Breweries offer a peek behind the pints with exclusive member clubs
May04

Breweries offer a peek behind the pints with exclusive member clubs

The allure of the craft industry isn’t what it once was. That new beer smell has worn off, and now businesses have to find a new way to attract – and keep – customers. Making great beer is a given. No amount of gimmickry will make up for poor quality. But beyond that, how do you keep a strong customer base? One method is rewarding loyalty. A growing number of local breweries have started membership clubs that offer – for a fee –...

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What’s Brewing: Doughnuts, coffee and beer: a pretty perfect trio
May01

What’s Brewing: Doughnuts, coffee and beer: a pretty perfect trio

Looking for a sugar overload not in the form of a pink and blue frozen coffee drink? How about a little buzz with that? Green Flash Brewing Company is hosting its first breakfast club event on May 7 that will pair its beers with Three Ships Coffee and Sugar Shack Donuts. For the beers, keep an eye out for Dia De Los Serranos, a stout brewed with Serrano chiles, barrel-aged Sepia Frumento from Cellar 3, and a special limited-release...

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What’s brewing: No lights. No problem. Big Ugly turns setback into a new stout.
Apr28

What’s brewing: No lights. No problem. Big Ugly turns setback into a new stout.

When a tornado tore through Chesapeake a few weeks ago, it did more than just damage houses and businesses. It left the city’s only brewery scrambling to save beer mid-brew. When Big Ugly Brewing Company liost power, the brewing process was interrupted. Head Brewer Evan Lantry had just mashed out some beer and was getting ready to boil. When power returned, just two hours before opening time, it was too late to finish the brew....

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