Sometimes the best thing you can do is just stay quiet. Anheuser-Busch InBev is learning this the hard way.
Jul05

Sometimes the best thing you can do is just stay quiet. Anheuser-Busch InBev is learning this the hard way.

The company has snatched up a bunch of (formerly) craft beers in recent years, leading some independent brewers to accuse the beer giant of trying to sneak into the craft market. To combat this, the Brewer’s Association created a seal that can be used by craft brewers to prove their independence. This evidently led ABI to release a video of officials from several recent acquisitions criticizing the seal and saying the current...

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Hampton Roads breweries rack up the medals in state beer cup awards
Jun06

Hampton Roads breweries rack up the medals in state beer cup awards

Smartmouth Brewing Company took home the first place best in show award for Safety Dance from the 2017 Virginia Beer Cup. The winners were announced in a ceremony in Richmond Monday. More than 40 judges tasted 356 beers in 24 categories, according to a news release. The judging took place on May 13 at Fair Winds Brewing Co. in Lorton. Safety Dance also won first place in the Pale Bitter European Beer category. Other local winners: St....

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‘Craft for Causes’ and Tedeschi Trucks Band Tap Craft Brews for Music Education throughout Wheels of Soul Tour 2017
May24

‘Craft for Causes’ and Tedeschi Trucks Band Tap Craft Brews for Music Education throughout Wheels of Soul Tour 2017

Grammy-Winning Band’s Summer Tour Collaboration to Benefit Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation ALBUQUERQUE, NM (May 15, 2017) ― In conjunction with the start of American Craft Beer Week (May 15-21), CRAFT FOR CAUSES, the non-profit bringing the booming craft brew industry together with live music to support charitable causes, today announced its first full-scale, national initiative. While Tedeschi Trucks Band rolls its Wheels of Soul Tour...

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Growling Around with George Culver May 2017
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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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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