Many are quick to dismiss Northern Virginia as, simply, the suburbs of the nation’s capital, but those who do are robbing themselves of a chance to experience one of the beer world’s great hidden gems: the city of Alexandria, just a few metro stops removed from the District of Columbia. From the Colonial-era architecture (and... View Article
Web Only July 15, 2016 - Annie Tobey
Clothed in a costume reflecting colonial Virginia, Frank Clark stirs the mash of brown malt, oats and wheat in a wooden vat, explaining to visitors that he’s making Dear Old Mum, a Brunswick Mum wheat ale spiced with coriander, grains of paradise, long pepper and cardamom. Using re-created 18th-century brewing equipment and processes, he... View Article
News September 24, 2015 - Staff
(Press Release) EUGENE, Ore.—Following the opening of full-time distribution to New York, Ninkasi Brewing Company, an independent craft brewer based in Eugene, Ore., will begin distribution to D.C., Maryland and Virginia starting October 2015. In partnership with craft beer wholesaler, Sheehan Family Companies, the craft brewery looks forward to expanding its East Coast distribution to... View Article
News January 21, 2015 - Staff
(Press Release) RICHMOND, VA—The Virginia Craft Brewers Guild announced today that the Commonwealth is now home to over 100 craft breweries. This important milestone was celebrated at the Guild’s annual meeting and Craft Beer Caucus legislative reception, attended by over 150 brewers and legislators from around the Commonwealth. “100 craft breweries is a huge milestone... View Article
Staff Reviews October 31, 2013 - Staff
Starr Hill Brewing Co. Charlottesville, VA Style: Doppelbock ABV: 7.4% Review: Snow Blind is light brown, tawny in color. Tight brown head with loads of caramel in the nose. Heavy carbonation prevents this 7.4% malt bomb from becoming cloying. Flavor profile is sweet caramel with some roasted nut and burnt toast on the finish.
News - What's Brewing August 22, 2013 - Staff
(Press Release) CROZET, VA—Starr Hill Brewery, Virginia’s largest and most award-winning craft brewery, won first place in the American cask real ale category at the 36th Annual Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) Great British Beer Festival.
Book Reviews - Full Pints March 1, 2006 - Phill Powell
Beer travelers hungry to prowl the lower Mid-Atlantic states have two books to inform their journeys. Your guide: noted beer and spirits writer Lew Bryson, who covers the state brewery/brewpub beat for various magazines, such as Malt Advocate and Ale Street News. His new book, Pennsylvania Breweries, and the revised Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Breweries... View Article