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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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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What’s Brewing: Get your Valentine brew on
Feb13

What’s Brewing: Get your Valentine brew on

Looking for last minute Valentine’s Day plans? How about a beer dinner at Bodega? The Norfolk restaurant will serve a five-course meal with pairings from Coelacanth Brewing Company. Tickets are $60 and can be reserved by calling 757-496-5382. Commonwealth Brewing Company will have a special cask beer Tuesday, just for the holiday. O’Connor Brewing Company will be part of a beer and wine dessert pairing event for...

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What’s Brewing: Save the date for 757 Battle of the Beers
Jan24

What’s Brewing: Save the date for 757 Battle of the Beers

Organizers of 757 Battle of the Beers said this week the event will be held on Sept. 9 at Hunt Club Farm in Virginia Beach. The fifth year of the event brings a few changes. “We are working on additional competitions between breweries so the term ‘battle’ will have even more meaning,” said Shawn Fischer, the event chair, in an email. That includes events such as an obstacle course, beer trivia and other...

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What’s Brewing: Chocolate bacon beer. ‘Nuff said.
Jan18

What’s Brewing: Chocolate bacon beer. ‘Nuff said.

Hardywood Park Craft Brewery is jumping on the beer club wagon. The Richmond brewery is offering a limited number of memberships in its Family Tree Beer Club. Membership includes four curated seasonal packages, each containing three bottles of popular beers and a member gift, a membership card and bottle opener, access to members-only events, limited beers bottled exclusively for club members, discounts on merchandise, and other...

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