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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The 5th annual Pints for a Purpose night raises funds to benefit the MS Society
Mar31

The 5th annual Pints for a Purpose night raises funds to benefit the MS Society

Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group Raises More Than $11,000 For a Cause Virginia Beach, Va. (March 30, 2017) – On March 23rd, more than 200 people gathered at Eagle’s Nest Virginia Beach to raise a pint for a worthy cause. This year, AB Cares, the philanthropic arm of Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group, raised more than $11,000 to help find a cure for MS during the 5th annual Pints for a Purpose night. Atlantic Bay is celebrating 20 years of...

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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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Whats Brewing: St. Patty’s Day 2017
Mar16

Whats Brewing: St. Patty’s Day 2017

Who says you have to be Irish to enjoy a good stout or porter on St. Patrick’s Day? Sure, Guinness is a fine choice, but we have so many options made right here in Hampton Roads. Bold Mariner Brewing Company has a blueberry porter on tap. There’s just one keg, so you better move fast if you want a taste. If you haven’t had Cowcatcher at Smartmouth Brewing Company yet, it’s a good week to try it. In the brewery,...

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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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