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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Common Grounds: Getting Bigger, Better
Mar09

Common Grounds: Getting Bigger, Better

Common Grounds, a collaborative beer brewers’ festival organized by Commonwealth Brewing Company, returns this summer with even more craft breweries, said Jeramy Biggie, owner of the Virginia Beach brewery. “Last year we had 18 breweries, but this year we’re targeting about 25,” he said. “It’s a very unique festival in that invited breweries are required to collaborate with one another and create unique, one-off beers.” The event will...

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Road Trip: Hardywood Park Craft Brewery Opens Pilot Brewery & Taproom in Charlottesville
Mar09

Road Trip: Hardywood Park Craft Brewery Opens Pilot Brewery & Taproom in Charlottesville

Hardywood Park Craft Brewery has expanded beyond Richmond and into the Virginia foothills. The new Pilot Brewery & Taproom, located in Charlottesville, opened Feb. 18. Officials said the 3,600-square-foot space will serve as the brewery’s main hub for research and development. Recipes are brewed and served on-site for customers to provide immediate feedback. Beers that prove popular at the Charlottesville location will be...

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A pint with Erica Greenway and Jason Marks
Mar09

A pint with Erica Greenway and Jason Marks

What’s your favorite thing about being a reporter? EG: That every day is so different. You come to work and you never know what’s going to happen. You’re always in the know about what’s going on, and it’s just interesting. JM: I like being able to help people. That’s my favorite part. We do a lot of stories that people can’t imagine; the stuff that we see – the homicides and some of the really sad stuff. But the best part about it is...

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