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publisher’s NOTE We are thrilled that COVID restrictions are being lifted throughout the state and excited for the return of beer festivals, concerts, music festivals, and more – just in time for summer! In our cover story, we’ve compiled a Top 5 list of events and experiences – all centered around great craft beer of course – to help make the most of your summertime fun. Take a look and start mapping out your summer vacation. From a trip to the beaches of Coastal Virginia to a camping adventure in Shenandoah National Park and all of the beer and music festivals in between, there’s something for everyone. In Brew News, we pay tribute to Devils Backbone Brewing Company’s Steve Crandall, who passed away in May after a three-year battle with cancer. Steve was a pioneer in the craft beer scene in Virginia and was instrumental in establishing the Virginia Craft Brewers Guild and lobbying for the passage of SB604 allowing breweries to sell on-site without having to operate a restaurant. Additionally, the Virginia Craft Brewer’s Guild gears up for the 2021 Virginia Craft Beer Cup scheduled to take place August 16 at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery West Creek. Jeff shares information about NASCAR’s Michael Waltrip’s new brewery opening in Bristol in mid-September. And, he chats with Nathan Stalvey, director of the Clarke County Historical Association, about his historical beer collaboration with Winchester’s Broken Window Brewery and head brewer Jacob Arnaub. If you’re looking for new beer to try this summer, Jeff provides options in his “Hot and Hazy for Summer” article. He talks to several industry folks about the popularity of New England / Juicy IPAs and what you can expect to find across the Commonwealth in the next few months. Our brewery profile includes a look at Loudoun county’s first farm brewerydistillery combo, Flying Ace Farm, in Lovettsville. In Brewer’s Corner, Bridgett Turner reveals her favorite craft beer accounts to follow on Instagram. Kevin Anderson shares his conversation with a senior special agent with the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority’s Compliance Unit in his ABC compliance article. Plus, Legend Brewing Company launches a new brand along with a new IPA in July. And, Norfolk NATO Festival continues its tradition of brewing a collaboration beer with Bold Mariner Brewing Company. As always, our Brewery Guide provides motivation to explore all the great breweries the state has to offer. Pack your bags and set off on your next adventure! Cheers! Jennifer -4-

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PUBLISHER/EDITOR Jeff Maisey jeffmaisey@yahoo.com ADVERTISING/MARKETING Jennifer McDonald Brian Koski CREATIVE DIRECTOR Brenda Mihalko CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Michael T. Jarvis Bridgette Turner WEBMASTER Giorgio Valentini Copyright 2021 Ghent Media, Inc. Virginia Craft Beer Magazine is published bi-monthly by Ghent Media, Inc. PO Box 11147 Norfolk, VA 23517 For editorial inquiries: 757.237.2762 For advertising inquiries: 757.403.5852 jennifer.mcdonald@hotmail.com To subscribe: A one year subscription (6 issues) is $30. Make check payable to Virginia Craft Beer Magazine and send to: PO Box 11147 Norfolk, VA 23517 Please note if you would like to start with the current or upcoming issue.




NASCAR Brewery Steve Crandall (pictured left) in 2014 with wife Heidi and a brewer. Photo by Kathy Keeney.

Passing of Steve Crandall By Jeff Maisey


evils Backbone Brewing Company co-founder Steve Crandall passed away May 2 following a three-year battle with terminal cancer. Crandall was an avid, globetrotting outdoorsman, philanthropist, and pioneer among other things. After a trip to Germany, Steve and his wife Heidi decided to build a brewpub in rural Nelson County to bring a taste of European beers back to Virginia. That was 13 years ago. Soon after opening Devils Backbone, Steve Crandall worked to establish the Virginia Craft Brewers Guild and the lobbying efforts to achieve what would become SB604, which allowed breweries in Virginia to sell beer on-site without operating a restaurant. This was a selfless act on Crandall’s part as he didn’t need its passage to operate a brewpub, but to his credit he saw the overall good for the emerging industry. “There are many things that have elevated the Virginia craft beer scene, and Devils Backbone played a huge part in this surge,” said Kevin O’Connor, founder and president of O’Connor Brewing Company in Norfolk in a 2018 interview with Veer Magazine.“From producing award-winning world class beers from a brewpub in the mountains of Virginia to ushering in the new era for breweries with their support of SB604 (the Tasting Room Law) to really pushing the envelope with spreading their beers around the Commonwealth with their state of the art production facility, Devils Backbone has helped secure Virginia as a beer destination.” “When I founded Starr Hill in Virginia in 1999, there were only seven breweries in the entire state,” recalled Mark Thompson, who today owns The Brewing Tree.“Consumer demand was low and overall beer quality was at times suspect. When Devils Backbone emerged in 2008, it solidified a tipping point of consumer acceptance, elevated quality, and solidified demand for all craft beers in the state.” Steve Crandall hosted the first four Virginia Craft Beer Cup award ceremonies on the grounds of Devils Backbone in Roseland. His brewery won Best-in-Show the first three consecutive years. Though Devils Backbone is no longer an independent brewery, Steve Crandall’s legacy will forever be remembered as a trailblazer in Virginia’s beer culture, which would not be where it is today without his generous spirit. -6-

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Two-time Daytona 500 winner Michael Waltrip is set to open his namesake craft brewery — Michael Waltrip Brewing Company — in mid-September in Bristol in the same historic, multi-floored building previously operated by Studio Brew. Waltrip’s NASCAR Cup Series career spanned 33 years and 784 races. His first race was the 1985 Coca-cola World 600 in Charlotte. Ironically, it was at Bristol Motor Speedway, in 1990, where Waltrip suffered his most dramatic car crash, which disintegrated his Kool-Aid Busch Series car. Fast forward to 2020,Waltrip decided to launch a craft beer company in Phoenix, Arizona featuring a “Two-Time” brand of draft and canned beers that include Checkered Past Coconut IPA, Vamanos Mexican Lager, and Blonde. “We’re making the styles of beer that I love to drink whether I’m at the track, golf course or just relaxing,” Waltrip said.“It’s going to be great to share my beers with everyone in Bristol and all over the Southeastern part of the country.” The brewery will also produce taproom-only seasonal and creative special releases.

Start your beer engines with Michael Waltrip’s core lineup




2021 Virginia Craft Beer Cup Virginia Craft Brewers Guild will celebrate its 10th year with the prestigious Virginia Craft Beer Cup Awards ceremony, gala and trade show scheduled August 16 at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery West Creek from 5 PM to 9 PM. The location is a first for the Guild and will provide amble outdoor space plus the use of Hardywood’s huge, high-ceiling interior. Gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded in numerous beer style categories with the gold medal winners all having a shot for Best-of-Show and the claim to the Cup trophy. Old Ox Brewing will host the judging session on June 12. Last year’s overall winner was Black Hoof Brewing Company’s traditional, true-to-style Muzzle Loader Munich Dunkel.

Community Brewing Ventures to Guide Bold Mariner Community Brewing Ventures (CBV), whose mission is to help small and medium breweries overcome growth challenges, announced a partnership with Norfolk-based The Bold Mariner Brewing Company. Bold Mariner was established in 2015 by Mike Stacks and quickly made a name for itself with award-winning beers such as Frogman Lager and Direct Deposit. Aaron Gore, CBV’s director of strategic partnership, made the initial contact with Stacks. “My role within CBV is to find breweries around the country that have enormous potential, but haven’t had the opportunity to fully realize it yet,” said Gore.“With Bold Mariner, that potential was obvious, from the branding to the liquid, and with owners that were deeply connected to the community and story of Norfolk and coastal Virginia.” CBV has an in-house R&D facility in Newton, North Carolina. The company works with contract brewers on the east coast to meet volume needs of smaller breweries like Bold Mariner. This allows The Bold Mariner and its staff to focus on local and CBV handles any upscaling on the side. “We need more people like the folks at Bold Mariner, to keep the “craft” in Craft Beer, and if we can help them be successful while staying true to that spirit, then that is what success looks like to us,” said Gore. -8-

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If for whatever reason you were waiting for a hard seltzer to tell you to have fun, well, here you go.




Ground six-row barley

Grinding Out a Historic Lager By Jeff Maisey


alk about made from scratch: When Winchester-based Broken Window head brewer Jacob Arnaud and Clarke County Historical Association director Nathan Stalvey discussed collaborating on a pre-Prohibition style lager it was determined ground six-row barley would be needed. It was the perfect task for Stalvey whose organization owns and operates an 18th century working water-powered gristmill in Millwood, Virginia called the Burwell-Morgan Mill. Using the mill’s grindstones, they ground-up six-row barley for the brewery to use in a historic process in making a historic beer. The finished product — Burwell Stone Lager — will be available in early June for tasting at the nano brewery’s tasting room. To learn more about this intriguing project I reached out to Nathan Stalvey to learn more.

historic Burwell-Morgan Mill could help in a brewing process. Once Jacob showed me how he needed the barley ground, I knew the Mill would be able to grind it in the manner he needed.

VCB: How did the idea come about to collaborate on a beer using the Mill?

VCB: How would you describe “pre-prohibition” lager as a product?

NS: It really was a joint effort. Broken Window’s brewer, Jacob Arnaud, was looking for something different to try as a brewer, and I was looking to work with a craft brewer on some way the

NS: A “pre-Pro” lager is different than the mass produced lagers that you see today in a number of ways. First, a pre-Pro traditionally uses native six-row barley instead of two-row.  This

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VCB: Why was a lager beer style selected? NS: For much of the 19th and 20th centuries, lager was the most popular style of beer in the United States and it wasn’t close. This was heavily influenced by German immigrants who came to the US in the 19th century.  Also, at the end of the 19th century, artificial cooling was invented which allowed lagers to be brewed all year regardless of weather conditions.  If you were to go back in time to the turn of the 20th century and went into any tavern or pub, most if not all patrons would be drinking a lager.  It was readily available, and with a low ABV you could drink more than a few at at time.  

style also has a malty, grain-like sweetness that gives it more flavor than lagers produced today.   VCB: Where was the barley grown for this beer?  NS: Finding six row barley was difficult, but Jacob was able to find some from Wisconsin. VCB: Mills were either powered by wind or water. How important were mills in rural Virginia in the past? NS: Mills were extremely important to Virginia in the past, especially in the Shenandoah Valley.  By the time the Revolutionary War ended, wheat was becoming the largest cash crop in the United States.  Water powered grist mills like the Burwell-Morgan Mill began sprouting up all over the country.  For most of the 19th century, the Shenandoah Valley was the largest supplier of wheat in the United States.  These mills were either commercial mills that ground hundreds of thousands of pounds of grain every year that were then shipped across the country and into Europe, or smaller residential mills that served the needs of larger estates.  At one point, there were over 40 mills in Frederick County and Clarke County alone.  However, by the mid-20th century most of these Mills had fallen into disrepair or were demolished.  Very few remain, especially those that are still operational like the Burwell-Morgan Mill.  This was a result of modern technology and larger, industrial mills.

VCB: When and how was the Burwell-Morgan Mill restored and made operational? NS: The Burwell-Morgan Mill was built between 1782-1785 and remained a commercial mill from that point through the turn of the 20th century.  By the 1920s, the Mill was starting to fall into disrepair and by the 1950s it was no longer being used.  In 1968, the Clarke County Historical Association bought the Mill and through two massive restoration projects in the 1970s and 1990s, brought the Mill back to its former glory.   VCB: Who were the members of the grind team for this project? NS: On the team were myself, Jacob Arnaud from Broken Window Brewing, and Don Wallace who is one of our long-time Mill volunteers.  Kayla Sue Whilite was also on hand from Broken Window Brewing, as well as Melanie Garvey, the Clarke County Historical Association Archivist, to document the process. VCB: Was this the first such collaboration for the Mill? Will there be more such collaborations in the future?  NS: We once worked with Escutcheon Brewing and had them brew a Colonial-style ale for a talk we did a few years ago on the history of brewing in Virginia.  However, the Mill itself was not used in any part of the brewing process.  This collaboration with Broken Window Brewing is the first such collaboration we have done and we certainly would love to do more.


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BEER BEER FESTIVALS Beer festivals are returning!

As you know, many beer festivals were either cancelled or postponed due to COVID restrictions. Now that restrictions are lifted, we are happy to see beer festivals popping back up! Here are a couple to put on your calendar…

Beer, Bourbon, & BBQ Richmond Saturday, June 12, 12-6pm

Craft beer, bourbon, and BBQ lovers will be in hog heaven at this year’s Beer Bourbon, & BBQ Festival at the Richmond Raceway Complex. There will be two sessions featuring 60+ beers, 40+ bourbons, and lots of tasty barbecue. Patrons can indulge in all the guilty pleasures – beer and bourbon tastings, dancing to bluegrass music, cigar smoking, and barbecue eating.

Craft Beer Festival at Mount Vernon


you are ready to get out and enjoy all that Virginia has to offer this summer! With more and more people getting vaccinated and restrictions being lifted, additional events are popping up. Plus, there’s so much to experience throughout the Commonwealth from a lazy day at the beach coupled with a tour of Coastal Virginia breweries to a hike through one of VA’s National Parks and rewarding yourself with a local craft beer to listening to live music and sampling great locally brewed liquid. We’ve compiled a list of mustdo experiences and events to keep you busy this summer! Cheers to safe travels! - 12 -

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Saturday, June 19 & Sunday, June 20

History buffs will love the opportunity to experience Mount Vernon, the home of our founding father George Washington, after-hours. Pick your night – Saturday or Sunday – and explore the grounds where you’ll see 18th century beer making demonstrations. Plus, you’ll get to sample beer, cider, mead, and spirits from across the region. The Fly Birds take the stage on the Bowling Green from 6 to 8:30pm each night.


Concerts at outdoor amphitheaters and music festivals are synonymous with summer fun! Charlottesville native, Dave Matthews plays the United Veterans Home Loans Amphitheater in Virginia Beach on August 28. Sit back on the lawn and enjoy sipping one of Starr Hill Brewery’s Northern Lights as you gaze at the summer sky and let the tunes wash over you or dance around in the pit. In NoVA, check out Dead & Company August 18 at Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow. Either way, eat, drink, and be merry at these must-see concerts of the summer. If multi-day-long music festivals are more you jam, check out these two…

Red Wing Roots Music Festival – July 9-11 Camping, Beer, and Music! Sounds good to us! Pack your bags and embark on a three-day adventure at the 8th Annual Red Wing Roots Music Festival featuring five stages with more than forty bands. The Natural Chimneys Park and Campground in Mount Solon in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley provides the perfect backdrop. Lounge in the Music Meadows and take in the beauty of the towering limestone chimneys while listening to great music. Bring the whole family for swimming, organized bike rides, yoga, runs, hiking, kids’ activities, and craft vendor, and more. Blue Mountain Brewery is the beer sponsor for the event. So, there won’t be a shortage of great craft beer!

FloydFest21 ~ Odyssey – July 21-25 Hippies unite! FloydFest is back for its 21st year! The folks at Across-the-Way Productions invite you to embark on an ‘Odyssey’ to celebrate one of the Southeast’s premier summer outdoor music festivals. This year’s line-up features more than 100 artists on nine stages and includes headliiners The Avett Brothers, Old Crow Medicine Show, and TURKUAZ w/ Jerry Harrison & Adrian Belew REMAIN IN LIGHT. Take in the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains and reconnect with nature as you camp with thousands of your closest friends.You’ll also enjoy an array of vendors, craft beer, food, healing arts, workshops, children’s activities, and more. It’s sure to be a magical five days. VIRGINIACRAFTBEER.COM

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Virginia has an expansive coastline

where sun seekers and craft beer drinkers alike can soak up the rays and keep hydrated with a cold craft beer. From hidden beaches along the Eastern Shore to the hustle and bustle of the Virginia Beach oceanfront, there’s something for everyone. We suggest a trip to Cape Charles on the Eastern Shore where you’ll find a quaint downtown district featuring shops, restaurants, a distillery, cidery, and Cape Charles Brewing Company. Or, take a trip to Virginia Beach where you can walk or bike the boardwalk, listen to live music, and visit local craft breweries such as Back Bay Brewing Company, Smartmouth Pilot House, The Bunker, and Vibrant Shores. While there be sure to visit Orion’s Roof at the newly opened Marriott Hotel. The views are spectacular! Coastal Virginia features over 50 breweries in total. Come thirsty!



There are several bus and trolley

tours offered throughout the state where you can visit breweries and cideries and safely imbibe without worrying about driving! RVA on Wheels offers private trolley tours in Richmond. You can see the sights and learn about Richmond’s landmarks and history while visiting local breweries. Hop on Cville in Charlottesville offers a variety of destinations including the Crozet Tour, Route 151 Tour, and The Evening Tour where you’ll visit four destinations and stay an hour at each spot. Destinations include breweries such as Starr Hill Brewery, Pro Re Nata, Blue Mountain Brewery, The Brewing Tree, Wild Wolf Brewery, and more. Plus, you can mix it up by adding cideries, wineries, or distilleries to the tour. - 14 -

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Take in the tranquility, beauty, and history

of the Commonwealth by visiting a National Park or Cavern. Virginia features twenty national parks including The Shenandoah National Park, Virginia’s oldest national park, dedicated on July 3, 1936. It spans the Blue Ridge from Front Royal to Waynesboro. There’s plenty of lodging options from cabins to hotel rooms to campsites, activities and events, and plenty of day hikes. Depending on where you enter the park, explore breweries such as Front Royal Brewing Company in Front Royal and Basic City, Seven Arrows, and Stable Craft in Waynesboro. Additionally, Virginia features eight caverns throughout the southwest and Shenandoah Valley. The Luray Caverns are the largest caverns in the eastern U.S. and a national landmark. Explore the spectacular rock formations. Then, venture into the small town of Luray where you can quench your thirst with a Hooray for Luray IPA or The Haymaker Cream Ale at Hawksbill Brewery. Outdoor adventure abounds in Virginia. Make sure your cooler is packed and happy trails await!




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CENTRAL VIRGINIA Three Year Anniversary at Brewing Tree Sat., June 12, 11am-10pm

Celebrate Brewing Tree’s 3 Year Anniversary with a bayou bash with Cajun food including a crawfish boil and sausage and chicken jambalaya from The Louisiana Boys. Wash it down with a great selection of Brewing Tree beer, wine, and cider. Live music by Seleus from 4-6pm and Kendall Street Company from 7-9pm. Kids activities with Little Planets. Brewing Tree Beer Company 9278 Rockfish Valley Highway, Afton

Father’s Day at The Farm Sun., June 20, 11am-8pm

Enjoy scenic views and delicious cider while you celebrate Dad! Bryant’s Cider Farm 3224 East Branch Loop, Nelson County

Lagerfest at Fine Creek Sat. & Sun., July 3 & 4, 12-6pm

Celebrate 4th of July at Lagerfest, featuring a cookout and guest lagers in addition to our own. Guest breweries TBD. Fine Creek Brewing Company 2425 Robert E. Lee Road, Powhatan

Low Country Boil at Blue Mountain Barrel House Sat., July 3, 12-6pm

Celebrate Independence Day with a traditional Low Country Boil. Other food options will also be available. Live music all day. Kid friendly. 495 Cooperative Way, Arrington 434.263.4002 • bluemountainbrewery.com


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Steal the Pint at COVA Brewing Thurs., June 10

Featuring a special co-branded COVA & Festevents Harbor Fest 2021 glass. COVA Brewing Company 9529 Shore Drive, Norfolk covabrewco.com

Deadbolt Day at Virginia Beer Co. Sat., June 12

1st Year Anniversary Bash at COVA Brewing Sat., June 26, 12-7pm

Celebrate with us! There will be live music, food trucks, a special beer launch, limited edition COVA Anniversary glassware, and more!. COVA Brewing Company 9529 Shore Drive, Norfolk covabrewco.com

Ales & Tails at Big Ugly Sat., June 26, 5:30-8:30pm

Join PAWS of Hertford County at Big Ugly to support shelter cats and dogs. Enjoy delicious brews, listen to live music, and visit with some adoptable dogs! Big Ugly Brewing Company 845 S. Battlefield Blvd., Chesapeake biguglybrewing.com

NORTHERN VIRGINIA Third Anniversary Party at Eavesdrop Brewery Sat., June 19, 12-8pm

We’ll be celebrating all weekend with the main event happening Saturday featuring live music, guest breweries, vendors, good eats, beer releases, baby goats, and more! 7223 Centreville Road,Yorkshire eavesdropbrewery.com

SHENANDOAH VALLEY Eighties Dance Party at Stable Craft Brewing Sat., June 19, 6:45-9:45pm

Wear your best 80’s attire and come get down with us. DJ Glen Fitzgerald is taking it back with timeless 80’s tunes. 375 Madrid Rd., Waynesboro stablecraftbrewing.com

Summer Jam at Massanutten Sat., July 3, 5-10pm

Music, beer, wine, food, and fireworks! Massanutten Ski Area 4614 Massanutten Drive, McGaheysville 540.437.3368 • massresort.com

Shenandoah Beach Music Festival

Featuring live music by Blind & Dirty and taproom-only fruited variants of VBC’s OG American hop. The Virginia Beer Co. 401 2nd Street, Williamsburg virginiabeerco.com

Sat., June 12 & Sun., June 13, 4-9pm

Kolsch Day at COVA Brewing

Christmas in July at Stable Craft Brewing

Sat., June 19, 1-7pm

Enjoy an authentic Kolsch bar experience like you might find in Cologne, Germany. Participants will receive a limited edition COVA Kolsch glass and can purchase authentic German food from Deutscher Imbiss during the event. Prior registration is required. COVA Brewing Company 9529 Shore Drive, Norfolk covabrewco.co

Enjoy award-winning blues music, craft beer, food, and crafts. The Club at Ironwood 62 Country Club Circle, Staunton 540.324.3215 • shenandoahconcerts.com

Sat., July 24, 12-10pm

Featuring Santa Claus, Hawaiian Shirt Contest, Tropical Cider Release, Hawaiian Burger Special, and more.. 375 Madrid Rd., Waynesboro stablecraftbrewing.com


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Rebranding in the Cards for Legend By Jeff Maisey


merging from the hazy fog of a 21st century plague, a young RVA craft beer drinker seeks advice from a mystical seer. Beer Drinker: Tell me ol’ wise one of the past, present and future, what do you see in the cards ahead for Legend Brewing Company? Ol’ Wise One: I am turning the first card over now to reveal this fortune, and it is a Two of Swords. Beer Drinker: I have heard in tarot card readings the Two of Swords in an upright position generally means stalemate, a truce, or being at a crossroads. Ol’ Wise One: Perhaps, the brewers at Legend couldn’t agree on a singular hop so they chose two — Mosaic and Motueka. I’m envisioning a silver can with a white label. A pair of Medieval swords crossed with a crescent moon and black stars. Floral green hop cones and leaves hang in the background. Beer Drinker: What does this all mean? Ol’ Wise One: A wonderfully flavorful Double IPA. I suggest you ingest two as soon as possible, and then you should go out into the virgin land known as Virginia and bestow this knowledge to those who thirst for great beer. The beer revealed is in fact to be released in the future — July 12 — and Richmond-based Legend Brewing Company is calling it Two of Swords Double IPA. It’ll be available on draft and in 16-oz cans. Its ABV is 8.3%. Legend enlisted the creative help of Zest Lab to develop a new side series to help the longtime — established by Tom Martin in 1994 — brewery remain relevant in today’s ever-changing craft beer landscape. “There’s a ton of stuff brewing at Legend,” said Geoff Stone of Zest Lab. “Legend may be the grandfather of Virginia craft beer, but it’s their experience that enables them to change, adapt, and face the challenges of our competitive post-COVID world.” Legend Brewing Company is known far and wide for its allstar Brown Ale, but it also has a longstanding cast of excellent core products: Lager, Pilsner, IPA, Porter, and now Hazy Days IPA. Popular seasonals include Z Dam, Oktoberfest, and Winter White. Legend Brewing has also delivered a series of single-batch 30-barrel beers: Oak Aged Series, Urban Legend Series, and a new Single Batch DIPA Series launched in mid-April with the SPCA Fur Ball Beer. Dave Gott, Vice President of Legend Brewing Company, said the Two of Swords DIPA is derived, in part, from a DIPA series designed for the brewery’s 25th anniversary. “The concept is how do we lump “two” into a double IPA series,” Gott said. “We came up with a tarot card — the Two of Swords. The swords kind of tie into who we are; that historical European model. And all of our double IPAs use two hops.” According to Gott, the combination of Motueka and Mosaic hops used in past limited batch DIPAs received the best praise from customers. This was an obvious choice for Two of Swords. Legend Brewing plans to build on the tarot card series. Perhaps a Nine of Cups brew could be of interest at some point for Legend as it generally means having your wish fulfilled and feeling satisfied. For folklorish fans of Jethro Tull, maybe Cup of Crimson Wonder, a chalice of red fluid (representing blood) which gives life to others — yes, a Red DIPA. - 18 -

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If, of course, it’s in the cards. In addition to the DIPA series, Legend is doubling down on its original Olde English lettering style logo to remind fans of the brand’s core. “We retain our history and the integrity of the brand over the last 27 years, but the new brand refresh still looks kinda new and pops out of the (retail) shelves,” said Gott. “We are keeping the color-coding palette we’ve always used.” The Legend continues…

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Flying Ace F Takes Off Words by Michael T. Jarvis • Photos by KM Digital

lying Ace Farm in Lovettsville definitely has the best of everything that begins with a B: a brewery, bourbon, barbecue, beer and bands. Add a large airplane that hangs from the ceiling inside plus enough seats for 1,300 people and you have arguably one of the largest independent breweries in Virginia. The massive operation is the first farm brewery-distillery combo in Loudoun County, now home to 35 breweries. Ten years ago, only two breweries existed in Loudoun, which has become the go-to weekend mecca for beer and wine lovers from Washington DC and beyond.

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Stunning aerial view of Flying Ace Farm

Flying Ace is the dream of distillery and brewery owner Hadi Akkad. “I feel pretty excited about this venture,” he says. “I’ve been working at it for more than two years. We’ve gotten real good feedback from everyone who has come out and tasted our products.” The company is named for his grandfather, an American flying ace in World War II and the Korean War, as well as for other flying aces. After opening April 15, the site is definitely drawing lovers of aviation, bourbon and barbecue. For Akkad, it was love at first sight. “It was very clear when I rolled up on this property. This was a corn farm. I knew I wanted this. The barn was red, the sky was blue and the silo was white. I looked at several other properties. My wife said that I should look beyond the first place I looked. So, I did. But, I always came back to here. I said, ‘This is perfect.’ We saved this from being a housing development. The closest brewery is Vanish. They are less than five


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Thomas, an Ace partner who seems to be the glue of the operation. “Pete and I met through another friend six years ago and he has experience with construction and business,” Akkad says.

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Friends gather inside the spacious tasting room.

miles away. I am a mile away from Maryland and West Virginia is close. I always say, tongue in cheek, that I am really building this for me. I want to come out here on the weekend and enjoy it.”

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delicious apricot taste. The Air Boss Pilsner also is worth the wait while the staples include some tasty beers with fun names like Dogfight Ale and Lights Out Stout. Akkad admits he is more into bourbon than beer and Flying Ace serves three types as well as an 80-proof silver rum. “You don’t get bourbon this good right away. It takes a long time to taste good.  It will take five years before we serve our own bourbon.” In the meantime, several blends are available and popular for off-site souvenirs.  Greg Moore, the head distiller, comes from Catoctin Creek Distillery of Purcellville. Also on board is local Pete

Akkad has assembled an impressive group of talent. The food, which is nothing short of fantastic, comes from Kristin and Brian “Monk” Jenkins, who have staked out a second location here, Monks on the Farm, which offers slightly different fare than the flagship Purcellville location. The original Monks in Purcellville has been named among the best BBQ restaurants in the DC region by The Washington Post. Steve O’Neil, the former brewer at The Church Brew Works in Pittsburgh, is notorious in beer circles for winning the Brewer of the Year award at the 2012 Great American Beer Festival among large brewers. “I looked beyond Virginia for a brewer and I got him to move here,” says  Akkad.  “Steve is known for German-style beer. It is perfect for Lovettsville. I like the traditional beers. I am not into the ‘stranger beer’ like fruity pebbles. I like carbonation. I can’t drink flat beer. I like beer that is readily available and delicious.”  Flying Ace uses a 20-barrel system plus several 20 and 40-barrel fermenters for a great variety of beers. The Warbird wit, finished with Quality control is key at Flying Ace. orange and coriander, has a - 24 -

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Akkad seems to have avoided some of the regulatory pitfalls that often swallow novice brewery owners. “The Virginia ABC (Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority) has been relatively easy compared to where I have been. This is my first rodeo in this type of business, but not my first rodeo.” He previously built websites for the US Navy, American Express and physicians in Maryland in the mid to late 1990s. One day, when his friend asked him to partner and build a financial platform for no cash, he rolled the dice and it became a success. In 2018, that company was acquired by US Bank.  Now, he is in the hospitality industry and seems to be having the time of his life. Some historic aircraft already have participated in flyovers at Flying Ace and Akkad has plans to fly in a few householdname bands for some mini-concerts, just for the fun of it. “This will be a flagship for Virginia,” Akkad says. “No one has seen anything like this.”


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Chalonda White is afro.beer.chick. Image courtesy of Chalonda White.


Craft Beer Accounts to Follow on Instagram By Bridgette Turner


This Chicago-based beer lover is my favorite advocate for Black people in the craft beer world, as well as an amazing representative These accounts aren’t in any particular order, with the exception for women in the industry. Her name is Chalonda White, and she of 1 and 2, because they’re my favorites. I chose 7 accounts because knows what’s up. She’s 100% knowledgeable about craft beer, and the number 7 reminds me of George Costanza. she runs a podcast called “This Chick Talks Beer.” Additionally, her branding is killer and I want all of her stickers. If I ever visit Chicago, @21stamendmentgirl Chalonda will be the first person I call. I want to be her friend and pick her brain. She also has an Instagram account dedicated to Chelsea Bailey is the content creator for this bourbon, which I embarrassingly know very little about. Luckily, account and she gets my top spot for several reasons. Mostly because her photography is dope, Chalonda is quite a connoisseur, and you can follow her bourbon life @theneatpour. She has a podcast about bourbon too, which is also and her post descriptions are educational, funny, called “The Neat Pour.”You should listen up because Chalonda is a and insightful. She’s quite sassy and feisty, and cool Black woman running two podcasts about two industries that she’s not afraid to troll the trolls who post bullshit in her comments are dominated by white guys. I mean, c’mon. Girl is fierce. She’s also section. Chelsea is also my coworker at Mustang Sally Brewing, super nice, and I love her.  working as our Social Media Manager, so she gets brownie points for that. But the BEST reason she’s #1 is because I used to watch her @wortwrangler chug videos on the Facebook group “All About the Chugs” before I knew her or worked with her. I thought she was hilarious and quirky. If you enjoy smirking, craft beer, and memes, this When I found out we’d be coworkers, I stalked her socials and found is the account for you. This dude’s posts are almost her Instagram handle.When I searched for her account so I could annoyingly accurate as he makes fun of craft continue stalking her, I realized that I was ALREADY following her. beer nerds, and reveals the horrifying realities And I’d been following her for many, many moons. So basically, I of professional brewing. His sense of humor is a liked Chelsea’s Instagram account before I liked Chelsea’s chug little vulgar, but I like it. All of his content is original, or credited, and videos and before I liked Chelsea IRL. Chelsea is just as cool in he also has a podcast called “The Mash Pit.” I’ve never listened to person as she is on social media. If you follow her, you’ll definitely his podcast, but I’m sure it’s funny. I creepily wonder what his voice learn about some cool new beers, and I guarantee you’ll want to be sounds like. His point of view is unique compared to other beer her friend. She also has a cute rescue dog named Toothless.  accounts, and his jokes make me cry sometimes. Especially the one he posted on August 24, 2020. His name is Antonio, and his email etiquette is lovely. Antonio likes exclamation points, so we have that in common! - 26 -

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@worstbeerblog * Do you like baby llama drama in craft beer form? Do you love trolling internet trolls? Are you easily enraged or extremely amused by the horrible decisions of craft breweries? Look no further than this cray cray Instagram account. And for the love of all things boozy, do NOT be the topic of one of these posts. This guy points a big, scary middle finger at any brewery that fucks up. Maybe it’s sexist, racist, political, IP theft, embarrassingly bad grammar, or screenshots of dirty deletes. He sees all, and he will definitely call you on your shit. Sometimes I think,“Could this end up on @ worstbeerblog?” If it’s even remotely close to a maybe, I do not do that thing. He keeps us all in line. He also has a Facebook page. Follow him for cautionary tales, excellent comment sections, and up to the minute beer news and dumpster fires. This Instagram friendo keeps his identity anonymous, so he’s basically an undercover spy, and probably a double agent. I just realized he might not even be a guy.

@dssolvr This is the only brewery account I’m including on my list.When you follow them, you’ll see why. They’re located in Asheville, NC and I’ve never even drank one of their beers. My coworker is a total fanboy though, so I know they’re making good stuff. They’re on my list because their Instagram account is so incredibly badass, it’s silly. It’s so cool to look at, you’ll find yourself studying every detail. I have no idea how they do it, and I wonder if their social media manager is an insane person. Or they’re super intelligent to the point of weirdo-ness. Or so super cool that I’d be a shadow of myself in their presence. One thing is certain, this Instagram account will make your brewery’s page look lame AF. I’m a big fan of excellent branding, and Dssolvr is nailing it. I also like aliens. Follow Dssolvr for awesome, creative branding and pretty colors. I should probably drink one of their beers. ISO.

@dogsontap No long explanation needed here. They post cool photos of dogs and craft beers. Follow them for fluffers, puppers, doggos, floofs, yippers, yappers, tippy-tappers, and craft beers. Tag them in your own doggie-beer posts for a chance to be immortalized on their page. My dog isn’t photogenic, so she’s out.

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@isbeeracarb Last, but certainly not least, is this craft beer queen with colorful hair. Megan is a professional brewer, Baltimore native, and lives in San Diego. She does brewery consulting in addition to everything else she does. She’s a mover, shaker, and a huge advocate for career driven women and LGBTQ+ persons in the craft beer industry. She posts beautiful photos, writes great descriptions, and the Instagram handle is a Mean Girls reference. My dog’s nickname is Regina George, so I derive great pleasure in this coincidence. Megan is also a kick ass representative for social media influencers in the craft beer world. She mostly posts model-esque photos of herself with the cool beers she’s drinking. There’s a lot of haters who troll social media influencers, especially women in craft beer. Megan’s account is an excellent reminder that we all rule, no matter who you are. Haters gonna hate, but haters make you famous. Keel socially influencing me Megan. I love it. It’s important to mention that I chose to start this article with Chelsea’s Instagram account and end with Megan’s because I need to address the internet trolls out there. Chelsea and Megan do not tolerate bullies, and neither do I. If you’re a troll, I’m almost 100% positive that you troll in secrecy.Your friends and family probably don’t know what a keyboard monster you are.You lurk behind your WiFi because you know trolling isn’t cool.  My mama used to say that bullies are just jealous or insecure... such a mom thing to say. My psychology professor said that people dislike other people who possess the qualities that they dislike about themselves. There’s a lot to unpack there. Point is, if you’re mad about a person on social media who is confident, funny, intelligent, good looking, talented, or wearing a bikini while drinking a craft beer and getting hundreds of likes, then you’re probably not mad...you’re just super jelly or self-loathing. That sucks, but you can change. Try not posting a f*#ked up comment. Keep your rude attitude to yourself. On the other hand, if you’re just a flat out d*#k who enjoys pissing people off and hurting their feelings, then you’re probably a narcissist or a sociopath. I would not enjoy your company.  For the non-trolls (aka cool, normal people), continue celebrating people with awesome social media accounts. Everyone loves your nice comments, so keep it up. If you personally know an internet troll, you should call them out on it. If you see a stranger post a nasty comment, and you have the time and energy to engage them, you should call out those people too. I personally choose to troll the trolls with my love. My mama always says,“Kill them with kindness.” Sometimes that actually works! Unfortunately, my mom has no idea how to use Instagram, but if she did, she would only write lovely comments. Kindness can change the world. It’s a contrite saying, but it’s 100% true.  Now this is the part where I shamelessly promote my own Instagram account! Lol jk, absolutely not. My page is wildly mediocre. If you want to follow me, you can tap into your inner internet sleuth/stalker. Just don’t show up at my house, you weirdo. My dog is a mean girl, and she would love to bite you.  VIRGINIACRAFTBEER.COM

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Hot & Hazy for Summer By Jeff Maisey


ummer forecasts call for hot and hazy days ahead, and we’re not just talking about the weather. Hazy IPAs, also referred to as New England IPAs or Juicy IPAs, are expected to be in blazing demand again and independent craft breweries in Virginia are well positioned to keep the supply fully stocked. India Pale Ale (IPA) as a beer category was already the dominant craft beer seller across the board. Hop-heads sprang up soon after the craft beer Renaissance of 2010-12 gained popularity. Those enthusiasts seemed to favor West Coast IPAs — the more bitter the better — over traditional red ales, stouts, hefeweizens, and saisons. Interestingly, a new variation dubbed New England IPA emerged on the main stream stage of craft beer only recently. The cloudy, orange juice looking brew features complex hop aromas yet with greatly reduced bitterness. The NEIPA style is attributed to a recipe developed by John Kimmich of The Alchemist Brewery. He brewed the first NEIPA in January 2004 — Heady Topper. So why is the style so popular now? “Hazy and juicy IPAs are the fastest growing sub-sector of the IPA craft category,” said Duke Fox,Vice President of Sales with Crozet-based Starr Hill Brewery. “I think the reason for the appeal is that while IPAs have always dominated overall craft sales, the taste profile of these new New England-style IPAs appeal to more consumers who find the traditional IPAs too bitter.  The New England/Hazy/Juicy IPA styles really took hold in the brewery tap rooms but they are now dominating in the package sales sector as the more of these newer IPAs gain mass distribution.” Mitch Steele, Brewmaster/COO/Co-founder of New Realm Brewing Company in Virginia Beach, literally wrote the book on - 30 -

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Starr Hill is amping up a big summer push with Sonic Haze

IPAs for modern brewers when he was at Stone Brewing. He shared this view:“Since the beginnings of craft beer, innovation has driven excitement and fueled the creation of many new beer styles. Hazy IPA was the next step in the continuing evolution of the American IPA category in the 2010s. Some of the techniques and ingredients used were a significant departure from the IPAs that were being brewed prior, and the result was a new, unique flavor profile in the beer. Fans of craft beer often enjoy contributing to the emergence of a new style. Hazy IPAs have complex hop flavors, and are less bitter than West Coast IPAs, so that makes them attractive to a wider range of beer drinkers.” Bryan Summerson, co-owner/head brewer of Big Lick Brewing Company in Roanoke, agrees wholeheartedly. “I believe they’re popular because of their approachability,” said Summerson.“Most people, myself included, love that soft mouthfeel without the bitter punch.  They also love the flavors and aromas of all the different varieties of hops, which are showcased in this style.” Summerson said Big Lick now only brews one West Coast IPA — “Peace, Love & Hoppiness” — but produces three different Hazy IPAs per month on average, including Shabby Chic Hazy IPA and This Time IPA #37. Is that a sign of Hazy IPAs overtaking West Coast styles?

“I think they may already have, but I expect West Coast IPAs to remain popular as well,” said Mitch Steele.“I think both styles will co-exist for a long time.” Duke Fox sees Sierra Nevada’s Little Hazy Thing as the market leader nationwide and acknowledges the category has expanded from a niche style as breweries continue to push NEIPAs. Last spring as the pandemic raged, Starr Hill released Ramble On as its flagship-level Hazy IPA. To bolster their position in the category, Starr Hill unveiled Sonic Haze, described as “an intense blast of Galaxy, Mosaic and Falconer’s Flight hops, double dryhopped, unfiltered and raw.” “Sonic Haze is a brand that we developed in our pilot brewery as a draft-only option for the tap rooms given the demand for this style of beer from the consumer,” said Duke Fox. “The issue with Hazy IPAs is that they really need to be sold in a can because of the unfiltered nature of the beer.  So while the taste is not impacted by the floating protein that can sometimes be seen in the beer, the consumer prefers the can as the primary package vessel.  We recently invested in a new canning line that allows us to package significantly larger amounts of can beer.  Once we made this investment, we were able to develop the branding to offer Sonic Haze to the consumer in a can offering.”

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Fox noted when West Coast IPAs and Hazy IPAs are packaged with equal distribution and visibility, Hazy wins the day in sales. New Realm Brewing Company has seen outstanding success with its Hazy Like a Fox, which was added to its core product portfolio and widely distributed from Georgia to Virginia. New Realm also adds some fun for the “what’s new crowd” with limited releases of T-Flex, which is part of its thematic Monsters & Myths series of Double IPAs. From a brewer’s perspective, Mitch Steele adds this:“The Hazy IPA presents a very interesting biochemistry — from yeast interactions with the hops to produce juiciness, the haze formation and haze stability. They are a challenging beer to brew consistently well, and there is a lot of scientific research going on right now that will help brewers figure out the best way to brew these.” Across the Commonwealth of Virginia this summer, locals and tourists alike will encounter more Hazy IPAs than ever, including Smartmouth’s Family Photosynthesis, Lucy Juicy from Solace Brewing Company, Mattapo-NEIPA from Dragon Run Brewing, and Benchtop’s Gong Water. “Folks keep saying the style is a fad,” said Brian Summerson, “but it’s by far our best-selling beer, no matter the recipe I come up with. That speaks volumes to me.”

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Brew day at The Bold Mariner.

NATO Festival Beer Brings People Together By Jeff Maisey


n what has now become a Norfolk NATO Festival tradition — born five years ago — a collaboration beer pairing The Bold Mariner Brewing Company and NATO Headquarters will be featured at the Festival’s International Village for all to enjoy — on Saturday, June 5 at Scope Plaza following the 10 AM flag raising ceremony. For this year’s collaboration, the Festival sought to celebrate two great European beer cultures by inviting representatives from Belgium and the Czech Republic to directly participate both in the brewing of the beverage and naming the finished product. The joint forces brewing effort is called Poppy Ruza Pilsner. The poppy and the rose (Ruza is Rose in Czech) are the national flowers of Belgium and the Czech Republic. Joining Bold Mariner head brewer John O’Reilly one early morning in April were NATO Allied Command Transformation staff officers Cmdr. Lieven Goussaert, Belgium Navy; Lt. Col. Ronald Hoppe, Belgium Air Force and Lt. Col. Radek Pilar, Czech Republic Air Force. The NATO personnel toured the brewery, discussed the brewing process, and each climbed the ladder to pour bags of malt into the brewing kettle. The agreed upon beer style was a pilsner, an easy drinking beverage widely enjoyed in all the world. Pilsners as a beer style are classified as a pale lager. The name is taken from the city of Pilsen in the Czech Republic (Bohemia) where Bavarian brewer Josef Groll brewed the first batch in 1842 for Pilsner Urquell (originally called Burghers’ Brewery). Pilsner style beers are, in fact, widely produced in Europe.While Belgium is known for its many high alcohol Trappest beers like Chimay, Rochefort, and Westmalle, its most successful brewed beverage is Stella Artois, a Belgian pilsner. While pilsners may seem like an ordinary beer to produce, they require five full weeks of fermentation and are susceptible to variations in temperature and light exposure. And for all the hoopla over IPAs, most American brewers prefer a solid pilsner. “In my opinion, a great pilsner is crisp, dry, with a lot of hop flavor and aroma but not too bitter,” said O’Reilly.  - 32 -

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So, what’s in Poppu Ruza Pilsner? “There’s really just two key ingredients to this year’s NATO brew,” O’Reilly explained.“The first is high quality floor malted bohemian pilsner malt and the second being Czech Saaz hops. These two ingredients are instrumental to this beer style.” The Norfolk NATO Festival recognizes and celebrates the longstanding friendship between NATO and the City of Norfolk. It is the longest continuously running festival in the Hampton Roads region, and the only one of its kind in the United States, which, honors the NATO Alliance and its member Nations. The Festival views its role as a community educator sharing the cultural relevance of the NATO nations and personnel stationed in Norfolk. Each member nation is eager to share its culture with Americans, and for nearly 70 years, the Festival has been an essential partner. And, as it turns out, the Festival Beer solidifies everything. “Belgium is the beer capital,” said Lt. Col. Ronald Hoppe of the Belgium Air Force.“It’s very deep in our culture and heritage.We brew from 800 to 3,000 different beers. “For us, the Norfolk NATO Festival is very important because it forms a bond between NATO and Norfolk and the USA,” concluded Hoppe. “Beer is certainly very important for the Czechs,” said Lt. Col. Radek Pilar of the Czech Republic Air Force.“I had a chance to participate in Norfolk NATO Festival before, and it was an outstanding event. One of the most important things in one’s life is to travel around the world as much as possible so that one can experience other cultures and one can understand why people do things, and to better understand the world. That’s what the Norfolk NATO Festival is about.” Reflecting on the brew day at Bold Mariner, Cmdr. Lieven Goussaert, Belgium Navy keenly observed,“This is something Zoom cannot replace.” As all parties began to depart from the brewery, NATO Public Affairs Officer Lt. Cmdr. Rochelle Rieger of the US Navy summed it up perfectly:“This is one thing that really unites us all — the beer.”


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Blue Mountain Barrel House

495 Cooperative Way, Arrington 434.263.4002 • bluemountainbarrel.com

Brasserie Saison

111 E. Main Street, Charlottesville 434.202.7027 • brasseriesaison.net

Brewing Tree Beer Company 9278 Rockfish Valley Hwy., Afton 540.381.0990

Canon & Draw Brewing Company

1529 West Main Street, Richmond canonanddraw.beer

Busted Still Brewing Company 185 Homeplace Drive, Gate City 276.210.6038

Lonesome Pine Brewing Company 15 East Main Street, Lebanon 276.274.3697

Painted Peak Brewing Company

386 Main Street, Tazewell 276.980.7325 • paintedpeakbrewing.com

Sugar Hill Brewing Company 16622 Broad Street, St. Paul 276.780.4397 • sugarhillbrewing.com


360 W. Spring Street, Wytheville 276.228.0994 • 7dogsbrewpubva.com

Beliveau Farm Brewery

3899 Eakin Farm Road, Blacksburg 540.961.0505 • beliveaufarm.com

Bristol Station Brews & Taproom 41 Piedmont Avenue, Bristol 276.608.1220 • bristolbrew.com

Buffalo Mountain Brewery 332 Webbs Mill Road, Floyd 540.745.2491 buffalomountainbrewery.com

Bull & Bones Brewhaus

1470 S Main St., #120, Blacksburg 540.953.2855 • bullandbones.com

Creek Bottom Brews

Moon Hollow Brewing Company

4237 Prices Fork Road, Blacksburg 540.505.2293 moonhollowbrewing.com

Right Mind Brewing Company 1410 S. Main Street, Blacksburg 540.552.7000 facebook.com/leftysgrille

Rising Silo Brewing Company 2351 Glade Road, Blacksburg 410.596.1200

River Company Brewery

6633 Viscoe Road, Radford (Fairlawn) 540.633.3940 therivercompanybrewery.com

Sinkland Farms Brewery

3060 Riner Road, Christiansburg 540.835.3395 Sinklandfarmsbrewery.com

State Street Brewing

801 State Street, Bristol 276.644.3380 • statestreetbrewing.com

Wolf Hills Brewing Company 350 Park Street, Abingdon 303.5508762 wolfhillsbrewing.com

CENTRAL VIRGINIA Antioch Brewing Company Palmyra 434.249.6727 • antiochbrews.com

Apocalypse Ale Works

1257 Burnbridge Road, Forest 434.258.8761 • endofbadbeer.com

Ardent Craft Ales

307 Meadow Street, Galax 276.236.BEER (2337) cbbrew.com

3200 W. Leigh Street, Richmond 804.359.1605 • ardentcraftales.com

The Damascus Brewery

1830 Thrift Road, Madison 540.999.1830 • baldtopbrewing.com

32173 Government Road, Damascus 540.314.2782 thedamascusbrewery.com

Eastern Divide Brewing Company

3175 Commerce Street, Blacksburg 540.577.6877 easterndivide.com

Iron Tree Brewing Company 5 Roanoke Street, Christiansburg irontreebrewing.com

Long Way Brewing

501 2nd Street, Radford 540.838.2229 • longwaybrewing.com

Bald Top Brewing Co.

Basic City Beer Co-RVA

212 W. Sixth Street, Richmond 804.447.4735 • basiccitybeer.com


510 Grove Street, Bedford 540.583.5113 • bealesbeer.com

Bingo Beer Co.

2900 West Broad Street, Richmond 804.386.0290 • bingorva.com

Blind Dog Brewery

4515 W. Hundred Road, Chester 804.530.9022 • mollysbicycleshop.com

Blue Mountain Brewery

9519 Critzer Shop Road, Afton 540.456.8020 • bluemountainbrewery.com - 34 -

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12830 W. Creek Parkway, Goochland 804.708.0309 • kindredspiritsbrewing.com

Legend Brewing Company

321 W. Seventh Street, Richmond 804.232.3446 • legendbrewing.com

Lickinghole Creek Farm Brewery 4100 Knolls Point Drive, Goochland 804.314.4380 • lickingholecreek.com

Loose Shoe Brewing Company 198 Ambriar Plaza, Amherst 434-941-7345 • looseshoebrewing.com

Castleburg Brewery & Taproom

Main Line Brewery

Center of the Universe Brewing Company

Meriwether Springs Vineyard & Brewery

Champion Brewing Co.

Midnight Brewery

Colonial Beach Brewing

Mt. Ida Reserve Tasting Room & Taphouse.

1626 Owenby Lane, Richmond 23220 804.353.1256 • castleburgbrewery.com


Kindred Spirits Brewing Company

11293 Air Park Road, Ashland 804.368.0299 • cotubrewing.com 324 6th Street, Charlottesville 434.295.2739 championbrewingcompany.com 215C Washington Avenue, Colonial Beach 540.226.2114 colonialbeachbrewing.com

Cooling Pond Brewery

4411 Zachary Taylor Highway, Mineral

Crazy Rooster Brewing Company

1560 Oakbridge Drive, Powhatan 804.464.2958 • crazyroosterbrewing.com

Decipher Brewing

1740 Broadway Street, Charlottesville 434.995.5777

Devils Backbone Brewing Company - Basecamp

200 Mosbys Run, Roseland 434.361.1001 • dbbrewingcompany.com

Dogtown Brewing Co.

1209 Hull Street, Richmond 804.724.2337 • dogtownbrewingco.com

Extra Billy’s

1110 Alverser Dive, Midlothian 804.379.8727 • extrabillys.com

Final Gravity Brewing Company 6118 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond 804.264.4808

Fine Creek Brewing Company 2425 Robert E. Lee Road, Powhatan 804.372.9786 • finecreekbrewing.com

Garden Grove Brewing and Urban Winery

3445 W Cary Street, Richmond 804.338.6029 • gardengrovebrewing.com

Hardywood Park Craft Brewery 2408 Ownby Lane, Richmond 804.420.2420 • hardywood.com

Hardywood Park Craft Brewery West Creek 820 Sanctuary Trail Drive, Richmond hardywood.com

1603 Ownby Lane, Richmond 804-387-9670

1040 Owensville Road, Charlottesville 434.409.1435 • meriwethersprings.com 2410 Granite Ridge Road, Rockville 804.356.9379 • midnight-brewery.com

5600 Moonlight Drive, Scottsville 434.286.4282 • mountidareserve.com

Origin Beer Lab

106 S. Railroad Avenue, Ashland 804.368.0299 facebook.com/originbeerlab

Pro Re Nata Farm Brewery

6135 Rockfish Gap Turnpike, Crozet 434.823.4878 • prnbrewery.com

Random Row Brewing Company 608 Preston Avenue, Charlottesville 434.284.8466 • randomrow.com

Reason Beer Co.

1180 Seminole Trail, #290, Charlottesville reasonbeer.com

Richbrau Brewing Co.

5 South 20th Street, Richmond richbraubrewing.com

Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery 11800 W. Broad Street, Richmond 804-237-1684 • rockbottom.com

Rockfish Brewing Co.

900 Preston Avenue, Charlottesville 434.566.0969 • rockfishbrewcompany.com

Selvedge Brewing

1837 Broadway Street, Charlottesville

Shotwell Run Brewing Company

2585 S F T Valley Road, Etlan 540.923.4048 • bluequartzwinery.com

South Street Brewery

106 South Street, Charlottesville 434.293.6550 • southstreetbrewery.com

Starr Hill Brewery

5391 Three Notch’d Road, Crozet 434.823.5671 • starrhill.com

Intermission Beer Co.

Starr Hill Beer Hall & Rooftop

Iron Pipe Alewerks

Starr Hill Lynchburg

Isley Brewing Company

Steam Bell Beer Works

James River Brewery

Stone Brewing Company

10089 Brook Road, Glen Allen 804.585.0405 • intermission.com 323 A. North Madison Road, Orange 540.522.0673 • ironpipealewerks.com 1715 Summit Avenue, Richmond 804.499.0721 • isleybrewingcompany.com 561 Valley Street, Scottsville 434.286.7837 • jrbrewery.com

3406 West Leigh Street, Richmond 804.912.1794 • starrhill.com 1300 Main Street, Lynchburg starrhill.com

1717 E. Oak Lake Blvd., Midlothian 804.728.1876 • steambell.beer 4300 Williamsburg Avenue, Richmond 760.294.7899

Strangeways Brewing

Back Bay Brewing Company

Nansemond Brewing Station

Wasserhund Brewing Company

Strangeways Brewing RVA – Scott’s Addition

Back Bay’s Farmhouse Brewing Co.

New Realm Brewing Company

Wharf Hill Brewing Co.

Tabol Brewing

Benchtop Brewing Company

O’Connor Brewing Company

Young Veterans Brewing Company

2277 Dabney Road, Richmond 804.303.4336 • strangewaysbrewing.com

3110 West Leigh Street, Richmond 804.303.4336 • strangewaysbrewing.com 704 Dawn Street, Richmond 804.303.5528 • tabolbrewing.com

Tap 29

154 Winery Lane, Leon 540.547.3707 • tap29brew.com

614 Norfolk Avenue, Virginia Beach 757.531.7750 • backbaybrewco.com

1805 Kempsville Road, Virginia Beach 757.512.6430 • farmhousebrewingva.com 1129 Boissevain Avenue, Norfolk 757.321.9482 • benchtopbrewing.com

Big Ugly Brewing Company

845 Battlefield Blvd. S., Chesapeake biguglybrewing.com

The Answer Brewpub

Billsburg Brewery

The Veil Brewing Company

Black Narrows Brewing Company

6008 West Broad Street, Richmond theanswerbrewpub.com 1301 Roseneath Road, Richmond 804.355.58515 • theveilbrewing.com

Three Notch’d Brewing Company RVA Colab House 2930 W. Broad Street, Richmond threenotchdbrewing.com

Three Notch’d @ IX Park

522 2nd Street, SE, Charlottesville threenotchdbrewing.com

Three Roads Brewing Company 312 W. Third Street, Farmville 434.315.0471 • 3roadsbrewing.com

Three Roads Brewing Company 1300 Court Street, Lynchburg 3roadsbrewing.com

Trapezium Brewing Company

423 Third Street, Petersburg 571.758.2738 • trapeziumbrewing.com

Triple Crossing Brewing Company

2054 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg billsburg.com

4522 Chicken City Road, Chincoteague blacknarrowsbrewing.com

Bold Mariner Brewing Company

1901 E. Ocean View Avenue, Norfolk 757.952.6533 • boldmariner.com

Brass Cannon Brewing Company 5476 Mooretown Road, Williamsburg 757.566.0001 • brasscannonbrewing.com

Bull Island Brewing Company

758 Settlers Landing Road, Hampton 757.788.9489 • bullislandbrewing.com

Cape Charles Brewing Co.

2198 Stone Road, Cape Charles 757.695.3909 • capecharlesbrewing.com

Capstan Bar Brewing Company 2036 Exploration Way, Hampton 757.788.7276 • capstanbarbrewing.com

212 E. Washington Street Suffolk • 757.630.2178

1209 Craft Lane, Virginia Beach 757.302.8550 • newrealmbrewing.com 211 W. 24th Street, Norfolk 757.623.2337 • oconnorbrewing.com

Oozlefinch Beers & Blending 81 Patch Road, Fort Monroe 757.224.7042 • oozelfinchbeers.com

Pleasure House Brewing

6 Bears & A Goat Brewing Company

110 S. Henry Street, Williamsburg 757.808.5104 • precariousbeer.com

Precarious Beer Project / Amber Ox Public House

521 Prince George Street, Williamsburg 757.790.2299 • precariousbeer.com

Reaver Beach Brewing Company 1505 Taylor Farm Road, Virginia Beach 757.563.2337 • reaverbeach.com

Reaver Beach Brewing Company 3800 Colley Avenue, Norfolk 757.904.5344 • reaverbeach.com

Rip Rap Brewing Company 116 E 25th Street, Norfolk riprapbrewing.com

Smartmouth Brewing Company 1309 Raleigh Avenue, Norfolk 757.624.3939 • smartmouthbrewing.com

Smartmouth Pilot House

Commonwealth Brewing Company

St. George Brewing Company

COVA Brewing Co.

That Damn Mary Brewing Company

Vasen Brewing Company

3331 Moore Street, Richmond 804.588.5678 • vasenbrewing.com

White Rock Brewing Company 2117 Bruno Drive, Goodview 540.890.3359 • whiterockwines.com.

Wild Wolf Brewing Company

9529 Shore Drive, Norfolk covabrewco.com

Deadline Brewing Project

2272 W. Great Neck Road, Virginia Beach 757.502.4980 • deadlinebrewing.com

2461 Rockfish Valley Highway, Nellysford 434.361.0088 • wildwolfbeer.com

Elation Brewing

WildManDan Beer Centric B&B

Gloucester Brewing Company

279 Avon Road, Afton 434.270.0404 • wmdb3.com

Willow Spring Brewery in The Light Well Restaurant 110 E Main Street, Orange 540.661.0004 • thelightwell.com

Wood Ridge Farm Brewery 165 Old Ridge Road, Lovingston 434.422.6225

5104 Colley Avenue, Norfolk 757-550-4827 • elation.beer 6778 Main Street, Gloucester 804.210.1407

1865 Brewing Co.

MoMac Brewing Company

189-B Ewell Road, Williamsburg 757.220.3670 • alewerks.com

Alewerks Satellite Brewery

Williamsburg Premium Outlets 5715 Richmond Road, Williamsburg alewerks.com

735 E. 23rd Street, Norfolk 757.226.8506 • makers.beer

3228 Academy Avenue, Portsmouth 757.383.9572 • momacbrewing.com

Montross Brewery

15381 Kings Highway, Montross 804.452.7394 • montrossbrewery.com

11440 International Drive, Fredericksburg 540.356.9056 • 6bgbrewing.com

1781 Brewing Company

11109 Plank Road, Spotsylvania 804.842.0199

Adroit Theory Brewing Company 404 Browing Court, Purcellville 703.722.3144 • adroit-theory.com

Adventure Brewing Company

33 Perchwood Drive, Fredericksburg 540.242.8876 • adventurebrewing.com

Adventure Brewing Company

1113 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Fredericksburg 540.242.8876 • adventurebrewing.com

Altered Suds Brewing 36 Main Street, Warrenton 540.216.3490

Aslin Beer Company

257 Sunset Park Drive, Herndon 703.787.5766 • aslinbeer.com

Audacious Aleworks

110 E. Fairfax Street, Falls Church 571.303.0177 • audaciousaleworks.com

B Chord Brewing

34266 Williams Gap Road, Round Hill bchordbrewing.com

The Bunker Brewpub & Cadence Hall

9776 Center Street, Manassas 571.208.1064 badwolfbrewingcompany.com

211 21st Street, Virginia Beach 757.227.4250 • bunkerbrewpub.com

The Garage

1011 Eden Way N., Chesapeake 757.389.5353 • garagebeer.com

The Virginia Beer Company

1 High Street North Landing, Suite B Portsmouth 757.998.6733 • legendbrewing.com

9925 Discovery Blvd., Manassas 703.420.2264 • 2silosbrewing.com

5036 George Washington Memorial Highway, Hayes • 804.436.2204 thatdamnmarybrewing.com

Legend Brewing Depot


204 Challenger Way, Hampton 757.865.7781 • stgeorgebrewingco.com

Kilmarnock Brewhaus

Maker’s Craft Brewery

9 S. Mallory Street, Hampton

313 32nd Street, Virginia Beach smartmouthbrewing.com

The Vanguard Brewpub & Distillery

44 West Church Street, Kilmarnock 804.436.6207 • kilmarnock-brewhaus.com


Precarious Beer Hall

Triple Crossing Brewing Company

2444 Pleasure House Road, Virginia Beach • 757.305.9652

2505 Horse Pasture Road, Virginia Beach 757.689.4021 • yvbc.com

2 Silos Brewing Co.

Coastal Fermentory

5203 Hatcher Street, Richmond 804.496.1955 • triplecrossingbeer.com

25 Main Street, Smithfield 757-357-7100 • wharfhillbrewing.com

2032 Pleasure House Road, Virginia Beach • 757.647.8597 pleasurehousebrewing.com

113 S. Foushee Street, Richmond 804.308.0475

206 23rd Street, Newport News

805 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach 757.618.6051

504 N. King Street, Hampton 757.224.1807 • thevanguard757.com 401 Second Street, Williamsburg 757.378.2903 • virginiabeerco.com

Thin Brew Line

1375 Oceana Blvd., Virginia Beach 757.937.8613 • thinbrewline.com

Tradition Brewing Company

700 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Newport News 757.303.3415 • traditionbrewing.com

Twisted Knot Brewing Co.

11838 Canon Blvd., Newport News twistedknotbrewing.com

Vibrant Shore Brewing Company 505 18th Street, Virginia Beach vibrantshorebrewingcompany.com

BadWolf (Little) Brewing Company

Barking Rose Brewery & Farm 9057 Old Culpeper Road, Warrenton barkingrose.com

Barley Naked

15 Tech Parkway, Stafford 540.623.4475 • barleynaked.com

Barnhouse Brewery

43271 Spinks Ferry Road, Leesburg 703.675.8408 • barnhousebrewery.com

Barrel Oak Farm Taphouse 3623 Grove Lane, Delaplane 540.364.6402 • barreloak.com

Bear Chase Brewing Company 18294 Blue Ridge Mountain Road Bluemont

Beer Hound Brewery

201 Waters Place, Culpeper 540-317-5327 • beerhoundbrewery.com

Belly Love Brewing Company 725 E Main Street, Purcellville 540.441.3159 • bellylovebrewing.com

Beltway Brewing Company

22620 Davis Drive, Sterling 571.989.2739 • beltwaybrewco.com



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Bike Lane Brewing

Hillsborough Farm Brewery

Pen Druid Brewing

Black Hoof Brewing Company

Honor Brewing Co.

Port City Brewing Company

11150 Sunset Hills Road, Reston 703.689.2671 • bikelanebrewing.com 11 S. King Street, Leesburg 571.707.8014 • blackhoofbrewing.com

36716 Charles Town Pike, Purcellville 540.668.6216 14004A Willard Road, Chantilly 703.596.1567 • honorbrewing.com

7 River Lane, Sperryville 540.987.8800 • pendruid.com 3950 Wheeler Avenue, Alexandria 703.797.2739 • portcitybrewing.com

Black Walnut Brewing Company Hopkins Ordinary Ale Works 210 S King Street, Leesburg facebook.com/blackwalnutbrewery

47 Main Street, Sperryville 540.987.3383 • hopkinsordinary.com

Powers Farm & Brewery

Board Room Brewing Company

House 6 Brewing Co.

Public House Kitchen & Brewery

Brew Republic Bierwerks

Krikelkay Brewing Company

Quattro Goombas Brewing Company

925 Garfield Street, Arlington 703.248.9439 • theboardroomva.com 15201 Potomac Town Place, Woodbridge 703.594.7950 • brewrepublic.beer

Caboose Brewing Company

520 Mill Street NE, Vienna 703-865-8580 • caboosebrewing.com

Caboose Commons

2918 Eskridge Road, Fairfax caboosebrewing.com

Cedar Run Brewery

12801 Hazelwood Drive, Nokesville 703.594.0420 • cedarrunbrewery.com

Chubby Squirrel Brewing Company 10382 Willard Way, Fairfax 571.989.1082 chubbysquirrelbrewing.com

Crooked Run Brewing Company 22455 Davis Drive, Sterling cookedrunbrewing.com

Crooked Run Brewing Company

205 Harrison Street SE, Leesburg 571.978.4446

Dirt Farm Brewing Co.

18701 Foggy Bottom Road, Bluemont 540.554.2337 • dirtfarmbrewing.com

Dynasty Brewing Co.

21140 Ashburn Crossing Drive, Asburn 571.246.5991 • dynastybrewing.com

Dynasty Brewing Co.

101 Loudoun Street SE, Leesburg dynastybrewing.com

Eavesdrop Brewery

7223 Centreville Road, Yorkshire 703.420.8955 • eavesdropbrewery.com

Fair Winds Brewing Company

44427 Atwater Drive, Ashburn 585.520.5710 201 Courthouse Road, Appomattox 434.664.8010

Lake Anne Brew House

11424 Washington Plaza West, Reston 571.758.2739 • lakeannebrewhouse.com

Lost Rhino Brewing Company 21730 Red Rum Drive, Ashburn 571.291.2083 • lostrhino.com

Loudoun Brewing Company

310 E Market Street, Leesburg 703.350.8553 • loudounbrewing.com

Maltese Brewing Company

11047 B Pierson Drive, Fredericksburg maltesebrewing.com

Market Common Brewpub & Roastery

2900 Wilson Blvd., Arlington 571.208.1355 • hbcmarketcommon.com

Mustang Sally Brewing Company

14140 Parke Long Court, Chantilly 703.378.7450 • msbrewing.com

390 Kings Hwy., Fredericksburg 540.709.2020 • highmarkbrewery.com

23 N. Loudoun Street, Winchester 540.667.2743 • alesatianbrewing.com

Red Dragon Brewery

Backroom Brewery

1419 Princess Anne Street, Fredericksburg 540.382.4342 • reddragonbrewery.com

150 Ridgemont Road, Middletown 540.869.8482 • facebook.com/ BackroomBrewery

Rocket Frog Brewing Company

Basic City Beer Co.

22560 Glenn Drive, Sterling 571.375.7920 • rocketfrogbeer.com

1010 E. Main Street, Waynesboro 540.265.8062 • basiccitybeer.com

Settle Down Easy Brewing

Bedlam Brewing Company

2822 Fairfax Drive, Falls Church 703.573.2011 • sdebrewing@gmail.com

2303 North Augusta Street, Staunton 540.416.4634

Sinistral Brewing Company

Box Office Brewery

9419 Main Street, Manassas sinistralbbrewingcompany.com

177 East King Street, Strasburg 540.465.2609 • boxofficebrewery.com

Solace Brewing Company

Broken Window Brewing Co.

42615 Trade West Drive, Dulles solacebrewing.com

Strangeways Brewing

350 Landsdowne Road, Fredericksburg 540.371.1776 • strangewaysbrewing.com

14 W. Boscawen Street, Winchester 540.660.9577 brokenwindowbrewing.com

Brothers Craft Brewing

800 N Main Street, Harrisonburg 540.432.8940 • threebrosbrew.com

Devils Backbone Brewing Company - Outpost

Ocelot Brewing Company

23600 Overland Drive, Sterling 703-665-2146 • ocelotbrewing.com

Old Bust Head Brewing Company

7134 Lineweaver Road, Warrenton 540.347.4777 • oldbusthead.com

Old 690 Brewing Company

18351 Corkys Lane, Culpeper 540.423.1032 • oldhousevineyards.com

Old Ox Brewery

Highmark Brewery

Alesatian Brewing Company

22860 James Monroe Highway, Aldie 703-327-6052 • goombabrewery.com

Sweetwater Tavern

13274 Sagle Road, Purcellville 540.668.6756 • notavivavineyards.com

Front Royal Brewing

9436 Center Point Lane, Manassas 800.432.1792 • heritagebrewing.com


Notaviva Craft Fermentations

Old Ox Brewery

Heritage Brewing Co.

41 Beckham Street, Warrenton 540.300.2739 • worthogbreweryllc.com

Cave Hill Farms Brewing

16015 John Marshall Hwy., Broad Run 703.753.3548 • thefarmbreweryatbroadrun.com

37410 Adventure Center Lane Purcellville

Wort Hog Brewing Company

14250 Sweetwater Lane, Centreville 703.449.1100 • greatamericanrestaurants.com

Old House Brewing Co.

Harpers Ferry Brewing

3071 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Stafford 540.659.3447 • wildrunbrewing.com

2709 S Oakland Street, Arlington 703.888.5820

Far Gohn Brewing Co.

122 E. Main Street, Front Royal 540.631.0773 • frontroyalbrewing.com

Wild Run Brewing Company

Sweetwater Tavern

7000 Newington Road, Lorton 703-372-2001 • fairwindsbrewing.com

The Farm Brewery at Broad Run

9406 Battle Street, Manassas 571.292.1427 • phbrewpub.com

38506 John Wolford Road, Waterford 540.746.6080 • wheatlandspring.com

New District Brewing Company

15670 Ashbury Church Road, Purcellville old690.com

301 S Main Street, Culpeper

9269 Redemption Way, Midland 540.272.5060 • powersfarmbrewery.com

Wheatland Spring Farm & Brewery

44652 Guilford Drive, Ashburn 703.729.8375 • oldoxbrewery.com 14 S. Madison Street, Middleburg 540.326.8943 • oldoxbrewery.com

Old Trade Brewery

13270 Alanthus Road, Brandy Station 774.218.8645 • oldtradebrewery.com

Ono Brewing Co.

4520 Daly Drive, Chantilly 571.409.6662 • onobrewco.com

Ornery Beer Company 3950 University Drive, Fairfax ornerybeer.com

3066 Gate House Plaza, Falls Church 703.645.8100 • greatamericanrestaurants.com

Sweetwater Tavern

45980 Waterview Plaza, Sterling 571.434.6500 • greatamericanrestaurants.com

The Craft of Brewing

21140 Ashburn Crossing Drive, Ashburn 703.687.3932 • thecraftob.com

Tin Cannon Brewing Co

7679 Limestone Drive, Gainesville 571-248-0489 • tincannonbrewing.com

Tucked Away Brewing Company

8420 Kao Circle, Manassas 703.420.2890 • tuckedawaybrew.com

Twinpanzee Brewing Company 101-D Executive Drive, Sterling 703.791.9363

Vanish Brewing

44624 Leelyn Farm Lane, Leesburg vanishbeer.com

Water’s End Brewery

12425 Dillingham Square, Lake Ridge 571.285.1997 • watersendbrewery.com

Water’s End Brewery

14397 Potomac Mills Road, Woodbridge 571-398-0342 • watersendbrewery.com

1001 Jacob Burner Drive, Mcgaheysville 540.810.7562 • cavehillfarmsbrewery.com

50 Northwind Lane, Lexington 540.462.6200 • dbbrewingcompany.com

Escutcheon Brewing Company 150 W. Commercial Street, Winchester

Front Royal Brewing Company 122 E. Main Street, Front Royal 540.631.0773 • frontroyalbrewing.com

Great Valley Farm Brewery

60 Great Valley Lane, Natural Bridge 540.521.6163 greatvalleyfarmbrewery.com

Hawksbill Brewing Company 22 Zerkel Street, Luray 540.860.5608 • hawkbillbrewing. wordpress.com

Heliotrope Brewing

128 S. Main Street, Lexington 540.458.3846

Pale Fire Brewing Company

217 S. Liberty Street, Harrisonburg 540-217-5452 • palefirebrewing.com

Queen City Brewing

834 Springhill Road, Staunton 540.213.8014 • qcbrewing.com

Redbeard Brewing

120 South Lewis Street, Staunton 804.641.9340 • redbeardbrews.com

Ridge Runner Farm & Brewery 6895 Back Road, Maurertown 571.201.2963 • virginiafarmbrew.com

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Restless Moons Brewing Company

120 W. Wolfe Street, Harrisonburg 540.217.2726 • restlessmoons.com

Seven Arrows Brewing Company 2508 Jefferson Hwy., Waynesboro 540-221-6968 • sevenarrowsbrewing.com

Shenandoah Valley Brewing Company 103 W. Beverly Street, Staunton 540.887.2337 • shenvalbrew.com

Skipping Rock Beer Co.

414 Parkersburg Turnpike, Staunton 540.466.5692 • skippingrockbeer.com

Stable Craft Brewing at Hermitage Hill

375 Madrid Road, Waynesboro 540.490.2609 • stablecraftbrewing.com

Swover Creek Farm Brewery

4176 Swover Creek Road, Edinburg 540.984.8973 • swovercreekfarms.com

The Friendly Fermenter

20 South Mason Street, Harrisonburg friendlyfermenter.com

Three Notch’d Brewing Co.

241 E. Market Street, Harrisonburg 540.217.5939

Golden Cactus Brewing

Courthouse Creek Cider

Hammer & Forge Brewing Company

Coyote Hole Ciderworks

214 5th Street, SW, Roanoke

70 Main Street, Boones Mill 540.909.3200 • hammerandforgebrewing.com

Jack Mason’s Tavern

400 E. Ridgeway Street, Clifton Forge 540.862.5624 • jackmasontavern.com

Olde Salem Brewing Company 21 E. Main Street, Salem 540.404.4399 • oldesalembrewing.com

Parkway Brewing

6 Old Whitmore Road, Roanoke 434.823.5671 • starrhill.com

Three Notch’d Craft Kitchen & Brewery

24 Campbell Avenue SE, Roanoke 540.492.5005 • threenotchdbrewing.com

Twin Creeks Brewing Co. 111 Pollard Street, Vinton

317 Hooffs Run Drive, Alexandria 703.868.4865 • lostboycider.com

Mount Defiance Cidery & Distillery

207 W. Washington St., Middleburg 540.687.8100 • mtdefiance.com

Wild Hare Cider

106A South Street, SE, Leesburg 833.675.WILD

CENTRAL VIRGINIA Albemarle CiderWorks

2545 Rural Ridge Ln., North Garden 434.297.2326 • albemarleciderworks.com

Blue Bee Cider

1320 Summit Avenue, Richmond 804.231.0280 • bluebeecider.com

Blue Toad Hard Cider Pub

9278 Rockfish Valley Hwy., Afton 434.996.6992 • bluetoadhardcider.com

Bold Rock Hard Cider

515 8th Street, SW, Roanoke 540.339.9562

1020 Rockfish Valley Hwy., Nellysford 434.361.1030 • boldrock.com

Bacova Beer Company

Bryant's Cider

2814 Main Street, Hot Springs bacovabeer.com

2114 E. Main Street, Richmond bryantscider.com

Barrel Chest Wine and Beer

Bryant’s Small Batch Cider

4035 Electric Road, Roanoke 540.206.3475 • barrelchestwineandbeer.com

3224 East Branch Loop, Roseland 804.420.9683 • bryantscider.com

Big Lick Brewing Co.

2910 W. Leigh Street, Richmond buskeycider.com

Chaos Mountain Brewing Company 3135 Dillons Mill Road, Callaway 540.334.1600 chaosmountainbrewing.com

Deschutes Brewery - Roanoke Tasting Room

5909 Long Fall Lane, Delaplane 540.364.2802 • cobblercellars.com

Lost Boy Cider

600 Craighead Street, Danville balladbrewing.com

409 Salem Avenue SW, Roanoke 540.562.8383 • biglickbrewingco.com

Cobbler Mountain Cellars

379 Hinson Ford Road, Amissville 540.219.8397

Ballad Brewing Company

A Few Old Goats


Hinson Ford Cider & Mead

209 Trade Street, Danville 434-549-BREW (2739)


207 E. Mellen Street, Hampton slyclyde.com

14635 Corky’s Farm Lane, Waterford 540.882.9073 • corcoranvineyards.com

2 Witches Winery & brewing Company

1571 Mt. Calvary Road, Brookneal stauntonriverbrewing.com

1350 Arrowhead Valley Road, Charlottesville 434.964.0271 • potterscraftcider.com

Corcoran Vineyards Hard Cider


Staunton River Brewing Co.

Potter’s Craft Cider

Sly Clyde Ciderworks

123 E Court Street, Woodstock 540-459-2739 • woodstockbrewhouse.com

4220 Mountain Valley Road, Axton 276.833.2171 mountainvalleybrewing.com

3445 W Cary Street, Richmond 804.338.6029 • gardengrovebrewing.com

Starr Hill Pilot Brewery

Woodstock Brewhouse

Mountain Valley Brewing Company

Garden Grove Brewing and Urban Winery


320 N Cameron Street, Winchester 540.692.9242 • winchesterbrewworks.com

110 College Street, Clarkesville

225 Oak Grove Drive, Mineral 540.894.1053 • coyotehole.com

739 Kessler Mill Road, Salem parkwaybrewing.com

Winchester Brew Works

Buggs Island Brewing Company

3300 W. Broad Street, Richmond courthousecreek.com

Buskey Cider


605 Buffalo Road, Dugspur 540.834.6172 • blacksnakemead.com


1313 Altamont Ave, Richmond 703.582.0856 • blackheathmeadery.com

Garden Grove Brewing and Urban Winery

3445 W Cary Street, Richmond 804.338.6029 • gardengrovebrewing.com

Haley’s Honey

235 East Broadway Avenue, Hopewell 804.310.6845

Hill Top Berry Farm and Winery

2800 Berry Hill Rd., Nellysford 434.361.1266 • hilltopberrywine.com

Honey Grail

525 E. Market Street, #135, Leesburg 202.455.5520 • honeygrail.com


Madison Heights, 339.221.3115 • sagameadery.com

The Thistle and Stag Meadery


2053 E. River Road, Fork Union 434.842.2200 • thethistleandstag.com

Halcyon Days Cidery Company

621C Broad Street, Altavista 434.515.2482 • skjaldmeadworks.com

4135 S Lee Highway, Natural Bridge 540.291.1340 • halcyondayscider.com

Old Hill Cider

17768 Honeyville Rd., Timberville 540.896.7582 • oldhillcider.com

Skjald Meadworks


Sage Bird Ciderworks

224 Monitcello Ave, Suite, Williamsburg 757.378.2225 • silverhandmeadery.com

The Winery at Kindred Pointe


325 N. Liberty Street, Harrisonburg 540.607.8084 • sagebirdciderworks.com 3575 Conicville Rd Mt Jackson, Shenandoah County 540.477.3570 • kindredpointe.com

Winchester Ciderworks

2502 N. Frederick Pike, Winchester 540.550.3800 • WinchesterCiderworks.com


59 Spruce Street, Monterey 540.468.2322 • bigfishcider.com


36580 Shoemaker School Rd., Purcellville 571.512.0763 • stonehousemeadery.com

Maidstone Meadery

9364 Justice Lane, Delaplane 703.303.2090 • maidstonemeadery.com


1531 Pack Horse Road, Winchester 540.888.4420 • mistymountainmead.com

Castle Hill Cider

6065 Turkey Sag Rd., Keswick 434.296.0047 • castlehillcider.com

Courthouse Creek Cider

1581 Maidens Road, Goochland courthousecreek.com

315 Market Street SE, Roanoke 540.259.5204 • deschutesbrewery.com


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compliance cor ner

A Sit Down with a Virginia ABC Senior Special Agent by Kevin N. Anderson, Regulatory Consultant

During the Winter months of 2021, we were able to talk with Senior Special Agent Jonathan Pine of the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority’s Compliance Unit.Virginia ABC’s Compliance Unit works with beer manufacturers, wholesalers, importers and out-of-state shippers in the alcoholic beverage industry. These Senior Special Agents are the industry gatekeepers. They review applications, conduct license holder audits and inspections, ensure tide-house compliance, provide consumer safety and much more. Let’s get started. Senior Special Agent Pine, how did you get started working for Virginia ABC and why did you decide to become a Special Agent?

How has the boom in new Virginia brewery openings impacted Virginia ABC and your Compliance Unit?

In early 2012, I transferred to Virginia ABC’s Bureau of Law Enforcement after serving as a Virginia State Police Trooper. ABC provides opportunities to conduct complex investigations and I’m able to further my knowledge and experience as a law enforcement officer.

The increase in brewery applications has certainly kept us busy. It has also provided the opportunity for us to disseminate information and resources to a larger group of folks in the industry.

What does a Senior Special Agent with Virginia ABC’s Compliance Unit do? Virginia ABC’s Compliance Unit serves as a first-line resource for alcoholic beverage industry licensees such as manufacturers, wholesalers, importers and out-ofstate shippers.We provide guidance and interpretation on alcohol laws and regulations, grant licenses, enforce industry regulations, deliver training on industry matters and offer expert guidance on tied-house issues. At least once a year, we conduct inspections, which provides licensees the opportunity to meet us and ask questions.

Please discuss some of the main compliance issues which you and your compliance unit face when working with the brewing industry. Compliance issues vary from advertising to more complex tiedhouse and trade practice subjects. It’s important that licensees in the industry reach out to their assigned ABC agent and discuss any concerns or ideas they may have regarding Virginia’s alcohol regulations or laws. The compliance unit agent’s contact information is available on Virginia ABC’s website at https://www.abc. virginia.gov/enforcement/bureau-oflaw-enforcement/compliance-unit.

Do you have a question you would like answered in our Compliance Corner article? Please email your questions to vacraftbeer@alcoholconsulting.com.

How has the COVID-19 crisis changed the way your compliance unit conducts business? When the pandemic hit Virginia, we were no longer able to conduct inperson inspections and site visits. Despite this hurdle, we continue to stay in touch with our licensees. In many cases, we have used technology to continue our goal of providing the best service possible. There have been a number of modifications to regulations due to COVID-19 and we have shared that information with our licensees. Shipping has been a primary means of business for many of our licensees and we have done our best to process new licenses without delay.We understand that this pandemic has greatly affected our licensees and we’re committed to supporting them when possible. What is your favorite type of beer? In the nine years I have been with ABC, I have learned a lot about Virginia’s brewing industry and the different types of beers available to consumers. As a regulator, every licensee is equally important. Therefore, I must remain neutral. We would like to give a special thank you to Senior Special Agent Pine and the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority for approving this interview.

Disclaimer: Before you take any action based on this article please consult with an expert or regulatory official. Regulations and interpretations at the federal and state level are subject to change at any time. - 38 -

JUNE 2021

Young Veteran’s Brewing Company is coming out with a new look and a new lager: Roy G. Biv citrus lager dropping in June. Subscribe to The Brew Box to try it first! Use code vcbm621 for 20% off your first delivery at www.droofin.com VIRGINIACRAFTBEER.COM

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