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IPA Invitational Beer Festival

12 local breweries, live music & food specials all day 7.2.22



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publisher’s NOTE

Cover illustration by Walt Tayor

Peace, Love, and Beer! That's what this issue of Virginia Craft Beer Magazine is all about! The dog days of summer are almost here and we've put together a list of thirst quenching beers to keep you cool in our lawnmower beer cover story. June is Pride month and we’ll take a look at the special beers and events that breweries across the Commonwealth are creating and hosting to spread a message of love, acceptance, and inclusion. In another gesture of solidarity, craft breweries throughout Virginia and around the world have come together to collaborate on beers to support humanitarian efforts in Ukraine. Additionally, our Northern Virginia writers Jeff Evans and Chuck Triplet pay tribute to Black Hoof brewer Dean Lake. And, Jennifer Waldera tells us about the appeal of bingo and other retro games at breweries. As always, our Brewery Guide is great resource for helping you plan your next adventure as you seek out your next favorite beer. Safe travels! Cheers! Jennifer


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PUBLISHER/EDITOR Jeff Maisey ADVERTISING/MARKETING Jennifer McDonald Brian Koski CREATIVE DIRECTOR Brenda Mihalko CONTRIBUTING WRITERS David Hoff Jennifer Waldera Jefferson Evans Chuck Triplett WEBMASTER Giorgio Valentini Copyright 2022 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 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.




Savor 2022

Virginia Breweries Score World Beer Cup Awards T Compiled by Staff

he World Beer Cup — considered the “Olympics of Beer Competitions” — was held in early May in Minneapolis. Seven breweries from Virginia earned hard-to-get medals. “The World Beer Cup showcases the incredible breadth and talent of the global brewing community,” said Chris Swersey, competition director, World Beer Cup. “Winning an award at this extremely competitive event symbolizes one of the greatest accomplishments in the art of brewing. Congratulations to this year’s winners on their outstanding achievements.” Some 10,542 entries from 2,493 breweries were entered by beer makers in 57 countries. The most entered categories this year were American-style IPA (384 entries), Juicy/Hazy IPA (343), German-style Pilsener (254), Wood/BarrelAged Strong Stout (237), International Pilsener/Lager (231), and Munichstyle Helles (202). And the award-winning beers from Virginia are as follows:


Basic City Brewing Company Basic Ought — European Dark Lager COVA Brewing Company Aloha State of Mind — Contemporary Gose Devils Backbone Basecamp/Brewing Ramsey’s Export Stout — Export Stout


Port City Brewing Company Downright Pilsner — Bohemian-style Pilsener

The Brewers Associationproduced Savor event pairing great food with independent craft beer is scheduled June 24 at The Anthem in Washington, DC. An impressive number of breweries from Virginia have been tapped with the honor of pouring liquid at the national event: 2 Silos Brewing Company (showcasing Cream Ale and Mosaic Goat), Adroit Theory Brewing Company (Dia de los Muertos and Confessions), Board Room Brewing Company (Kismet Kolsch and Princess Peach), Caboose Brewing Co. (Baby Hazy, Tangerine Gose & To Helles and Bock), Dynasty Brewing Company (Mosaic Vision IPA and el supremo pilsner), Fair Winds Brewing Co (Cherry Limeade Tart and Pohick Bay Pilsener), Garden Grove Brewing & Winery (RO Porter and Honeysuckle Honey Wine), Hardywood Park Craft Brewery (Cuvee Peach and Bubby’s Blackberry Cobbler), Hawksbill Brewing Company (7 Days a Wheat, Haymaker Cream ale, and Bearfence Black Lager), Lake Anne Brew House (Reston Red and Nordic-Knot Pretzel Beer), O’Connor Brewing Company (Surf Vesa Mexican Lager and O’Connor Reserve w/Vanilla & Coca), Old Bust Head Brewing Co (Vixen and Caramel Macchiato), Parkway Brewing (Slightly Bent IPA and Mama Tired Blueberry Sour Ale), Port City Brewing Co (Ways & Means and Pizza Night), Redbeard Brewing (Two Moons and Moriarty w/Coffee, Vanilla & Cocoa), and Vibrissa Beer (Joy of the Valley and Materials & Methods). Now, that is something to savor. Savor 2019


Alewerks Brewing Company Bourbon Barrel Porter — Wood & Barrel-aged Strong Beer Black Hoof Brewing Company Dominator Doppelbock — German-style Doppelbock Decipher Brewing Company Artemis — Other Strong Beer -6-

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Trends in Craft Beer A

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Luray’s Original

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rryved, a Colorado-based hospitality industry marketing and consulting firm, has recently released its 2022 Craft Brewing Growth Trends Report. Many of the results will confirm what most in the beer business already know. The report begins with this statement:“The brewing landscape has gone through a pandemic-induced evolution, and things will continue to change as breweries head into an uncertain future. But this much is certain: breweries are choosing to lean in, adapt, and wow as they prove resilience time and time again.” Breweries come in all sizes with different business models. Their research shows 59% of craft breweries have the goal of being known as a neighborhood establishment, while 39% ultimately aim to have multiple taprooms. Just 12% have a goal to distribute regionally. 5% plan to distribute nationally, a more than challenging goal given the competitiveness of established nationwide brands such as Sierra Nevada, Bell’s,Yuengling, and Sam Adams. According to Arryved, a growing trend is craft breweries offering food service. Some 45% of breweries nationwide said they do serve food, 43% do not, but 12% plan to offer food in-house in the future. This is an interesting development because operating an in-house kitchen was seen as a financial barrier to operating a craft brewery and a major reason for the passing of SB604 in 2012 in Virginia which allows breweries to operate a taproom and serve beer directly to customers without operating as a brewpub (brewery/ restaurant combined). Some good news: 76% of surveyed breweries project growth in 2022. Given the easing of Covid restrictions, this isn’t a surprise. Perhaps, it is even a lower than expected number.We’ll see. How did craft breweries perform in 2021? Some 62% reported sales growth, with 59% of those polled saying revenue increased 11-40%. Inflation nation? Yes, about 73% of breweries anticipate increasing prices in 2022. Where are craft breweries selling their beers? About 65% of sales are done directly at the brewery; just over 30% is sold in retail stores and restaurants/bars, and roughly 5% through online delivery services. Another big number: Nearly 84% of brewery profit comes from sales in their own taproom. What’s on the nix list for 2022? High ABV beers, growler sales, cans/bottles for in-house consumption. Trending upward: expanding brand awareness and releasing more beer in cans. Bottom line: craft beer continues to boom.

Corks & Caps Culpeper Tourism and Orange County have produced Corks & Caps as an official trail for tourists far and near to explore the region’s Old World wine roots and upstart, award-winning craft breweries. To begin your research for either a day-trip or highly encourage 3-day weekend, visit for a guide to the wineries and breweries. Take in Champion Ice House, The Light Well, Unionville Brewing Company, Iron Pipe Alewerks, and the recently opened Patch Brewing Company. Visit all twelve participating breweries and wineries by September 5, get your passport stamped, and return it to win a Corks and Caps t-shirt. -8-

JUNE 2022

See The t World’s Larges Breweriana Collectibles Show!

Brewery Collectibles Club of America®

Hilton Norfolk The Main 100 East Main Street Norfolk, VA 23510 • Public Welcome: - Friday, September 9, 12:00 – 5:00 PM - Saturday, September 10, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM • Admission: - $20/Friday and Saturday - $10/Saturday only • Join the BCCA on site - Admission fee applied to new membership! • 250 tables of breweriana in the exhibit hall • Please do not bring outside collectibles into the exhibit hall

Norfolk, VA SEPTEMBER 9 & 10, 2022



A cold beer on a warm, summer day

That is quite the magical combination of words. Magical because of the images it conjures up – a cold glass in your warm hands, condensation dripping down the sides. The anticipation of that first sip, the refreshing, “Ahhh,” that follows. It’s the kind of “Ahhh,” that only a cold beer on a warm, summer day can elicit. A patio changes everything.

Thankfully, the Fairfax County Breweries are home to some pretty fantastic patios to go along with their fantastic craft beers. But what makes a beer on a patio so special? Is it the people we’re with? Is it finally getting out from behind that computer screen? Is it the fresh air? Is it finally being able to get outside after being cooped up all winter? FACT: Beer just tastes better outside.

Always has, always will. Away from the walls, away from the ceilings, away from confinement, drinking a beer outside is a celebration of freedom. And drinking a cold beer outside on a summer day… that’s heavenly. We’re inviting you to make it a locally poured craft beer from any of our Fairfax County Breweries. Many have won awards and many of the ones that haven’t, should have. Go out. Try a new beer on a new patio at a new brewery you’ve never tried. You have nothing to lose. The worst that could happen is you got to drink a cold beer on gorgeous summer day. Outside. And it doesn’t matter if you’ve been working out in the yard all day, the end result is going to be the same – “Ahhh.”

Find a patio to celebrate freedom on at

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Fresh Look for Smartmouth &

Virginia Beer Company By Jeff Maisey


martmouth Brewing Company, with locations in Norfolk and Virginia Beach, is marking its 10th anniversary later this year. Virginia Beer Company, headquartered in Williamsburg, is celebrating its 6th birthday. Both decided now was the time to revamp their packaging. Following is an excerpt from a lengthy interview conducted with Smartmouth founding president Porter Hardy and Robby Willey, the co-founder and managing member of Virginia Beer Company.

They have experience with breweries but work with a number of other industries and we really just gelled with them. We are both small, family-run, Virginia companies and it just felt right from the first conversation. Willey: This brand refresh has two main objectives. We see it as an opportunity to add elements to our can designs that we felt were lacking in a broader, more modern craft beer market. But, we also wanted to double down on the classic messages that our cans were already sending about our brand. We love that feedback about our cans typically highlights their classic, sleek, and understated elements; which made them feel vintage even when they were originally designed in 2016.

Many established craft breweries have updated their branding in the past couple of years. What led your team to move forward with a brand refresh now regarding flagship cans? Hardy: We’ve been thinking about it for a while now, but with our 10th anniversary this year it just seemed like the perfect time to give ourselves a little present. Willey: The Virginia Beer Company has changed in 6 years. More beers. More markets. More voices. We have constantly evolved our rotation of offerings (more than tripling the number of beers released per year in the last two years alone) while expanding throughout Virginia, into New York, and overseas. Our physical location in Williamsburg has undergone dramatic changes with expansions, new equipment, and fresh vibes. And, our family has grown. We want to make sure that the beers at the core of our business — the recipes that built Virginia Beer Co.’s foundation — are reflective of the evolution, growth, and people that make up The Virginia Beer Company, now and in the future. Did you use the same design firm (as your original) for the new packaging or someone new? Hardy: We interviewed several companies from around the country, but ended up selecting 903 Creative out of Richmond. - 12 -

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This project at its core is a continuation of doing what we’ve been doing; and as a team, we were confident that the same designer who originally helped us to envision a VBC can lineup that could convey those feelings could accomplish the same again with a sharper, more nuanced approach for 2022. What are the strengths in the new design that most appealed to your team? Hardy: One thing is that these cans definitely pop out off the shelf. There is so much going on in the beer coolers at the grocery store that we knew we needed to enhance the size of


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our logo and work with colors to really stand out and announce our presence. We also wanted the new designs to work with each other and have common elements so they worked when positioned next to each other. Finally, we wanted each can to tell a unique story about the brewery or reflect some aspect of who we are. Each scene depicted on the new designs tells you something about the beer inside whether it is how the name came about, why we made the beer or the beer’s personality. Willey: You see before you drink and you decide before you buy, and we feel these new designs blend the vintage feel VBC is known for while also bringing renewed attention to beers that are now recognizable by name or reputation throughout much of Virginia – but not yet by all of Virginia. It was important to include an aesthetic that felt true to the Virginia Beer Co. brand. Simultaneously, we were looking for a big wave forward to push the brand further while staying true to the spirit of Virginia Beer Co. That’s a tightrope walk that wasn’t lost on the team, and we feel that better use of the entire can, sharper colors, and direct descriptors got us over the finish line. I’ve noticed in new designs, breweries either prefer the brand logo to pop most or the style name of the beer (ie IPA). Which was the case for you?

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Hardy: That is a huge decision, you hit that one right on the head. We spent a lot of time on this. So, if I had to pick, I’d say the brand logo. It certainly is the first thing you see. That being said, I think the style and the actual name of the beer are more prominent on this new design. By cutting down on the doodles from the last can, we ended up with more space for both.

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Experience the flavors we savor. Willey: In the grand scheme of things, both play a factor — so our challenge was to tackle all of those components at the same time. The goal is to ensure we are still present for the consumer who already knows us, while concurrently positioning the brand for the consumer that’s new or hasn’t had a Free Verse in far too long. We love the 360° nature of these new cans, and the movement and straightforward nature of the design accomplishes both of these tasks. We’re staying true to our foundation but utilizing splashes of color and pinpoint descriptions to check all the boxes we feel are most important to notice when walking the beer aisle. Download your Corks and Caps passport or pick one up at your first stop. Visit all 12 Orange County locations and collect a sticker by September 5th. Then turn in your completed passport for a FREE t-shirt! While supplies last

Cans are generally displayed/merchandised on retail shelves (Total Wine), beer coolers (7-11), and in glass door refrigerators behind a bar (80/20 Burger Bar). Do you feel your new design will pop better in these crowded spaces and stand out from the competition? Hardy: With all the new beers that have come onto the market since 2014, when we launched the original cans, as well as seltzers and RTDs, a central concern was making sure these cans popped off the shelf. So, I certainly hope that these will help you find Smartmouth at your favorite beer cooler and I hope that it draws new customers in to give us a try. There is so much visual noise out there we just felt we had to be bolder. Willey: The beer shelf at any retailer is noisy, to say the least. There’s a lot of good beer out there! One of the things we love most about The Virginia Beer Company’s refresh is that it jumps in a vibrant way by being more still and intentional. These can designs are focused, razor sharp, and to the point — we hope cutting through the noise to help make the beer buying experience an easy one.

Photo credit: Patch Brewing Co. VIRGINIACRAFTBEER.COM

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Three brewers that worked together at Old Dominion Brewing Co. (L-R) Dave Hennessey, Dean Lake & Kenny Allen. Photo provided by Dave Hennessey.

A Fine Man, A Fine Brewer, A Painful Loss by Jefferson Evans and Chuck Triplett


arly May found the Northern Virginia brewing community suffering a very unexpected and hard to process loss when Dean Lake died. Dean was a true elder statesman among Virginia brewers, talented at his craft, known for his gregarious nature and sharp wit, a good friend to many. Bill Madden, another veteran of the NoVa brewing community, noted,“Dean will always be an alumnus of the prestigious brewing team of Old Dominion Brewing Company, known for the many bright minds and characters that passed through that well-worked 25-bbl JVNW brewhouse based in Ashburn,Virginia.” Madden went on to say,“I first met Dean at the inaugural meeting of the Rubber Boots Society on May 19, 1996, which was held at Old Dominion. Dean became the Editor, wrote the quarterly newsletter, which was a thankless job. I got to know him over the years and watched as he moved between Old Dominion, Sweetwater, Thoroughbreds, Dog Money, and Black Hoof. Dean was well-liked by all in the industry and became a brewer’s brewer, respected by his peers and always ready for a good discussion on his view of proper brew house procedure. I will miss his gregarious disposition, always - 16 -

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ready for a good laugh. I will miss being able to share in brewers’ conversations that, unless you are in the industry, sound like a foreign language. He truly will be sorely missed by many. Rest easy, my friend.” Favio Garcia — cofounder of Lost Rhino Brewing Company, brewer at Beltway Brewing Company, and now co-owner of Dynasty Brewing Company in Ashburn and Leesburg — is another alumnus of the Old Dominion brewing team and remembers Dean over the years.“I can’t remember exactly when I first met Dean. It must have been when I was a young brewer sent out to the Old Dominion Brewery to pick up yeast and clean some kegs or some other task. Maybe, we hung out together late at night after one of the now infamous Old Dominion beer festivals. I was fortunate to eventually get a job at Old Dominion and for a short time we were co-workers before he left to start a brewery in Leesburg. At that time, I really didn’t appreciate Dean’s sense of humor and I was left saying many times “yeah, okay” as I tried to catch up to his quick wit and figure things out. But, eventually, I did figure it out and I followed his path. Dean left a brewery where he loved to brew lagers and helped

(L-R) Black Hoof Bre wing Company ow ner Bill Haase and share a German-sty Dean Lake le lager. Photo cou rtesy of Nikki Letend re Haase




start a brewery with a friend. As would I. He brewed at Sweet Water Tavern for a while and I landed at Sweetwater just as he was leaving to go back to Leesburg. Once again, I was just a few years behind him, but one thing is for sure, when I needed a friend, he was there. When Matthew Hagerman and I were trying to start a brewery of our own, Dean invited us to brew a batch of pilsner at his brewery, which we served at the NoVa Brew Fest to show that we were serious.We could not have done that without Dean.When my time ended at that brewery, Dean invited me over for a beer. Not to listen but to poke fun at me and make me laugh. Because of our shared experiences, our sense of humor was more aligned at that point. I appreciated that beer that Dean offered and what came with it — support and friendship. Not too long ago, we were sitting at my location in Leesburg and Dean just kinda pronounced:“Favio and I are friends, but we never see each other.” Once again, he was right and made me laugh. Too busy running our breweries and busy with our families. I was looking forward spending more time Dean.” On May 5, the winners of the 2022 World Beer Cup were announced. Among the results were those for German-Style Doppelbock and receiving the Bronze Medal was Leesburg’s Black Hoof Brewing Company for the Dominator Doppelbock, brewed by Dean Lake. Dean, an appreciator of German lagers, had found a home at a brewery focused on German lagers. A collaboration that should have lasted longer, but it is the lost time with friends and loved ones that truly stings.We were all looking forward to more time with Dean. VIRGINIACRAFTBEER.COM

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Brew for Ukraine

By Jeff Maisey


The bottle label for Putin Hulio is symbolically impressive.

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raft breweries around the world have risen to the call to collaborate on a version of a Ukrainian beer to raise funds and awareness, and local beer makers joined the “special effort.” Putin Huilo (translated as Putin Dick) is a strong beer (8% ABV) and is bottled in an equally, visually powerful label designed by graphic artist Andriy Yermolenko. The label on the bottle provides this description: “Putin Hulio has become a worldwide nickname for the President of Russia. Unlike Hitler, and other world leaders, whose imperial ambitions lead to the deaths of innocent people, Hulio is not a fanatic — he’s a Russian billionaire, not a tzar. In early 2014, Russia annexed Crimea, and several other parts of Ukraine. This action violated world orders established after WWII, and set off the expansion of Russian Terrorism throughout Europe.” Scott Bateman, owner of COVA Brewing Company and this year’s president of the Coastal Virginia Brewery Alliance, rallied the brew troops to get behind the cause related to humanitarian efforts in support of the Ukrainian people. “Ulyana Wingard, owner of the Garage Brewery in Chesapeake, had been our main source of information and inspiration,” said Bateman.

Bold Mariner Brewing Company’s Kerrie Stacks with Julien Perrod, head brewer at La Parisienne, in France.

“When the call for assistance came to our attention, the CVBA member brewers didn’t hesitate and jumped into action. We quickly pulled our members together and formed several collaboration hubs that would get the beer brewed and flowing as quickly as possible. We were made aware by Ulyana a few weeks ago that close to 500 breweries across the world had signed up to collaborate and contribute funds to the #Ukranian cause. Another way for our collective brewing community to make a statement of solidarity and support for the citizens of Ukraine. Ulyana’s story was very inspiring for us all and we

appreciated her commitment to the cause.” The recipe for Putin Hulio was developed by Pravda Brewery, which is located in Ulyana Wingard’s hometown on Lviv, Ukraine. When the Russian invasion began, Pravda stopped making beer so as to use its bottles for Molotov cocktails so that ordinary citizens could resist Moscow’s brutal forces. Breweries around the world are sharing recipes from our Ukraine craft brewing community and developing unique recipes and labels to #makebeernotwar. continued VIRGINIACRAFTBEER.COM

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Beale’s label doesn’t mince words.


In Norfolk, COVA Brewing hosted brewers from Deadline, Rip Rap, Maker’s, Smartmouth and Benchtop to make the Putin beer based on Pravda’s recipe. So, too, did The Vanguard collaborating with Big Ugly, Tradition, Oozlefinch, MoMac, and Nansemond Brewing Station. In Virginia Beach, Vibrant Shore hosted Reaver Beach, Young Veterans, and Pleasure House on a Belgian Tripel. All pints sold will have a $2 donation to fund the following set up by and explained by Pravda Brewery: “Humanitarian relief: Together with Lviv City Council, we help women and children with disabilities in need to temporarily leave Ukraine to EU and receive first social aid. We work with Poland, Czech Republic, Portugal, Italy, Germany and Baltic states. We transfer women and children who don’t have enough money, orphans, children with mobility and palliative issues. “Food mission: We feed refugees and local civil defense forces. In partnership with World Central Kitchen, we make and distribute 30,000 free meals per day.” The Garage Brewery and Wasserhund Brewing Company joined forces for the beer. Said Christine Holly of Wasserhund: “We brewed a Belgian Triple named Putin Huylo (8.1% ABV) as a strong ale, golden - 20 -

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in color, with hints of cracked pepper and coriander. Pravda Brewing in Lviv, Ukraine has ceased the production of beer to produce Molotov cocktails to aid in the fight against Russia. Therefore, they have released their award-winning beer recipes in what is being called an “International Collaboration” to support the people of Ukraine. For this Tripel, we collaborated with The Garage Brewing whose owner is a Ukrainian immigrant. All profits of draft ales will go directly to the Red Cross of the Ukraine.” In Northern Virginia, eight breweries joined together at Ornery Beer Company in Manassas to brew Putin Huylo. The collaborating partners set a goal of raising $20,000 to be donated between World Food Kitchen Ukraine, Global Giving Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund, and Pravda Brewery’s efforts in Lviv. The participating breweries were Winchester Brew Works, Tucked Away Brewing Co., Quattro Goombas Winery & Brewery, Caboose Brewing Co., Lake Anne Brew House, Fair Winds Brewing Company, and Ornery Beer Company. The Bold Mariner Brewing Company collaborated with a French brewery to produce Norfolk-Paris-Kyiv India Pale Ale. Bold Mariner’s Kerrie Stacks flew to Paris as a Beer Ambassador, and participated in a collaboration with Julien

brew for ukraine Perrod, head brewer at La Parisienne. Both the French and American brewed versions will raise money for UNICEF to benefit efforts in Ukraine. “I spent three weeks in France during March and April,” said Kerrie Stacks. “I was in Paris for Planete Biere and also met with restaurants and distributors. Participation in the festival and the collaboration brew was organized by the Brewers Association’s export development program. Being fluent in French was a big plus as it allowed me to really make connections with accounts and French craft beer enthusiasts.” Norfolk-Paris-Kyiv IPA was brewed with Mosaic and Citra hops and will come in at 5.5% ABV. The beer will be available on draft and cans wrapped with a Ukraine yellow and blue label. O’Connor Brewing, in collaboration with Pravda, is doing a heavy beer as bold in strength as in name — F*%K PUTIN Dry Hopped Strong Golden Ale. New Realm Brewing Company brewed “Haze of Hope,” with proceeds going to support CARE USA. The non-profit is aiming to reach 4 million people with immediate emergency assistance, such as food, water, hygiene kits, psychological support, and cash assistance to aid families in Ukraine who are fleeing violence, and is prioritizing women and girls, families, and the elderly.

In addition to the Alliance brew, Big Ugly Brewing made Mercy Killer Barrel Aged Stout, which included the Ukraine flag on the label. Legend Brewing Company of Richmond brewed Red Eyes, an amber ale, for Ukrainian relief efforts. The can label featured the Ukraine colors and a blue-faced, red-eyed person in a futuristic looking hazmat suit. Alewerks Brewing Company released Teamwerks, a Ukrainian-style Golden Ale with $1 of every 4-pack or glass sold going to Mercy Chefs. Virginia Beer Company, while in London on a trade mission, teamed up with craft beer bar The Rake for a massive tap takeover, and all proceeds from sales of VBC beer being donated to the UK’s Disasters Emergency Committee Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal. Beale’s, based in Bedford, Virginia released Your Dictator is Bitch (Ukrainian Golden Ale 7.7% ABV) on May 28. Head brewer James Frazer shared this description: “Brewed in solidarity with the people of Ukraine, whose courage and resistance is an inspiration to us all. 100% of sales proceeds from this beer will go to Pravda Brewing in Lviv to aid their relief work.” The Beale’s label paints Putin as a clown.


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k c a b is n o s a e s r Lawnmower bee By Jeff Maisey

Back in 2014, some in the craft beer world had latched onto the label lawnmower beer to describe what were light lagers serving as a way to quench your thirst during the dog days of summer after cutting the grass or doing general yard work. We in Virginia can certainly relate given our high humidity environment come late May and all the way to mid-September. - 22 -

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Lawnmower beers were sometimes branded as “your grandfather’s beer” as a reference to the likes of PBR, Miller High Life, Budweiser, Coors, and Busch — ironically the very beer style craft beer set out to differentiate itself from. After all the boundary-pushing experimental beers, heavily-hopped IPAs, bourbon barrel this and that, puckerup sours and flavors of the week, turns out nothing beats an ice cold lager or pilsner on a 90-degree afternoon when you’re covered in sweat, bug bites, and dust. ’Tis the season. In just the last five years, lagers and pilsners have gained newfound respectability in the craft community and the “funny, ha-ha” lawnmower beer tag has all but dropped off. Until now… St. George Brewing Company, in Hampton, has long favored traditional beer styles and as a kitchy way to celebrate the beers of summer they’ve put together their inaugural Lawnmower Beer Festival scheduled for June 18 from noon to 5 PM. “We are fans of retro around here,” said Heather Gauthier, St. George’s brand manager. “We loved the idea of hosting a festival outside in the warm weather that represents the fun in enjoying a cold beer on a hot day — especially after mowing the lawn.” At press time, St. George has 13 craft breweries participating: Vibrant Shore, Dragon Run, Elation, Makers, Wasserhund, NOST, Rip Rap Brewing, 1700, 1865, The Garage Brewery, Gloucester, Three Notched, and themselves. For the event, St. George is brewing “Mower’s Motivation,” a light bodied, clean Munich-style lager with pleasant, malty base notes and a crisp finish. Beyond the Lawnmower Beer Festival, all local breweries have beers that fit the category of being light bodied, crisp, and with a low ABV. Some are long running flagships and others are newly invented. As a newbie, Starr Hill Brewery is introducing Sun Burn as a fresh seasonal. Sun Burn (4.5% ABV) is an ale brewed with lemon peel and orange puree.

In rural areas of Virginia, after an afternoon cutting the grass onboard a John Deere riding lawnmower followed by cleaning the horse stables, reach for a crowler of Stable Craft Brewing & Cidery’s new Farmhouse Ale, a sensational saison brewed with lemongrass, lemon peel and rose hips. Maker’s Craft Brewery will release Norfolk Naddy Lager, which is described as a “clean, crisp lager that tastes like your granddaddy’s beer” and it “pairs well with yard work.” Maker’s will also release Fuhged Daboudit (Forget About it), an Italian-style pilsner. Speaking of Italian, Garden Grove Brewing & Urban Winery in Richmond has unveiled an Italian pilsner called Second Circle. Owner Chris Sarnoski described it this way: “Crisp and clean and full of respite, the 2nd Circle Italian Pilsner quenches the Beast’s thirst and lust for a pilsner with salacious hoppiness.” Garden Grove’s other lawnmower beer is dubbed The Preferred Beer of Richmond, an American lager featuring a blend of domestic corn and German pilsner malts for that classic blue collar man lager taste. Also, from RVA, it is hard to beat Hardywood Park’s Richmond Lager. Same for Legend Brewing Company’s classic Citra Lager, a delicious tropically fragrant 4.5% ABV lager that can be coupled with Legend’s zesty, gingerforward Z Dam lager. Z Dam is especially a brilliant choice for that sunset cookout after a day toiling away in the garden. Hawksbill Brewing Company has a truly unique summertime brew dubbed 7 Days a Wheat, which is essentially a watermelon wheat ale. Betcha never had one of these, eh? No seeds, we’re told. Billsburg Brewery will highlight its Radler (Lemonade pilsner), Juan’s Nightstand (Cerveza), Fiesta en Billsburg (Vienna Cerveza), Cribbage in the Square (Pilsner), and will have a few different seltzers rotating through the summer months.


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Over at Wasserhund Brewing Company, Pop Your Top Off is a fine Helles lager coming in at 5% ABV. It is described as “bright, crisp, and crushable, this Munich Helles is the perfect beach day brew.” Having produced Green Can in its early days and the award-winning Proper Lager as of late, O’Connor Brewing Company knows this style well. Coming soon from OBC is Slow Pour Pils, which benefits the Virginia Zoo’s Conservation Fund, Surf Veza Mexican Lager, a fan favorite, but now in 6-pack 12-oz cans, and Juicy Ride Tropical Wheat Ale, a warm weather crusher at 4.5% with tropical notes of Passion Fruit, Cara Cara Orange and Guava. Anyone remember Miller Lite’s slogan, “Tastes great, less filling”? Elation Brewing introduces Larchmont Lite, brewed with 100% Chesapeake Pilsner malt from Riverbend Malt House. The malt is grown in the Northern Neck and malted in Asheville, NC. Light body, dry finish and refreshing, and at 4% ABV, this brew is an all day crusher. Vibrant Shore Brewing Company is releasing Rising Bun, a brew Rhett calls “an incredibly clean, crushable, and crisp light lager that is an homage to Japanese and new world light lagers.” He continues, “Envision dense white foam on top of a bright light blonde body, created with malted barley, flaked rice and Sorachi Ace hops. Its dryness evaporates off the tongue in a clean finish. 5.4% ABV, 19 IBU. There is a Samurai somewhere.” Out in Roanoke, Big Lick Brewing Company is readying a new lawnmower beer owner Bryan Summerson is calling Lawnz & Lagerz. This new offering will join Smith Mountain Lager and Heritage Pre-Prohibition Lager in Big Lick’s summertime starting lineup of home rum beers. Reaver Beach plans on Raise Hell, Praise Dale (4/2% ABV) as an American Light Lager for “fans of things like sports-ball, fishing, or watching automobiles go in near endless circles.” At 4.20% ABV, this clean, crisp badboy might inspire you to raise some hell, or at least have a few pints. Beale’s will pull-start Lil’ Mower on June 25 to celebrate the Bedford brewery’s 5th anniversary. Lil’ Mower is just 3.8% ABV and brewed with Jasmine rice and pilsner malts. Look out Mic Ultra.

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Nansemond Brewing Station will unveil Orange Route Kolsch (blood orange Kolsch, 5.4% ABV) named aptly after the main bus route that runs through Suffolk, and is described by their brew team as a “beer designed to be an easy drinking, smooth rider that will carry you through a long week of work while pushing or riding that mower creating your own baseball field lines in the yard.” Alewerks Brewing Company will hammer-out a newborn brew called Nailed It, a premium lager that will benefit a Habitat for Humanity program called the House that Small Business Built. Where The Garage Brewery will keep the taps of Light Bulb flowing and Thin Brew Line will do a saison called Tee Off for Cancer, Big Ugly Brewing continues to please with Peake Lager and Bavarian Mouth Werks, The Vanguard’s Caiseal brand of House Beer thrills, and Tradition Brewing’s Tradice Czech-style Pilsner is the real deal. Last but certainly not least in the Lawnmower beer category are Smartmouth’s Safety Dance Pilsner (with new package design) and New Realm Brewing Company’s Euphonia Pilsner. Both are former Bestin-Show Virginia Craft Beer Cup winners. And, of course, don’t forget Port City Brewing Company’s Downright Pilsner, a silver medalist in this’s year’s World Beer Cup.

In addition to our tips for must-try lawnmower beers, we asked some of our Facebook friends for their favorites. Courtenay Motley Liquid Escape (lemongrass session ale) from The Virginia Beer Company! It’s bright and lemony with a touch of salt. Perfect for every summer activity Steven Lucas Hands down Beale’s Gold. It’s clean, crisp, and delicious.


Ashley Skinner Lightbulb from The Garage Brewery. It’s light, crisp, and refreshing.


Randy Mircle Norfolk Naddy from Maker’s Craft Brewery. It’s extremely crushable and perfect on a hot summer day.

Destination Farm Brewery • Farm Winery

Shan Tucker Good ol’ Legend Brewing Company Lager. It’s the perfect crisp shower beer after a morning of gardening. Clay Hysell Pylon Pilsner from Patch Brewing Co. – A clean, crisp German pils that is 4.9% and perfectly sessionable – like Lays Potato Chips, it hard to have just one.


Devon Callan Light, crisp, and easy drinking Beach Drive from Port City Brewing is my go-to. Michael Kline Beale’s Gold – It is such a light and easy drinking beer. Very crushable after some yard work! Melanie Kennedy Decipher Brewing’s Barley Late Kolsch! Super crisp and clean, the perfect beer for a hot summer day after yard work or a warm sunny day at the beach! I can confirm that pairs great with Old Bay steamed crabs. John Stehura Jr. Beale’s Peach Tea Blonde – While most fruit beers either are too robust with flavor incredibly dull, Beale’s Peach Tea Blonde is just right! I remember having my first pack delivered my house mid-pandemic and it became love at first sip (then later became a case order). The sweet, sugary deliciousness that’s peach tea mixed with the light crispness of a blonde just hits the spot on a hot summer day.


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Austin John Dreamsicle Cream Ale by Apocalypse AleWorks & Beer Garden – Because after mowing the lawn, what’s better than hearing the ice cream man? Mark Brennan Arm Candy Light Lager or Mas Fina MexicanLager. Arm Candy Light Lager the best damn light lager around. Nothing but exceptional beer, Mas Fina will not disappoint anyone craving a Mexican Lager. JJ Henry Orizaba Mexican Lager from MoMac Brewing Company – It’s very balanced flavor in the original, carries the flavor through ice cold, and gets more complex as it warms up. The tequila cask aged has excellent flavor and finishes nicely with lime on the back end. Overall, both are great for craft beer lovers and great as an entry beer for people new to craft brews.








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raft breweries in the Virginia are all about community and the celebration of diversity, and many have new or seasonal release beverages planned for Pride Month (June) 2022.

Virginia Beer Company, in Williamsburg, got an early start to its Pride Month celebrations.

Following are several must-attend and consume experiences. Also, look for Sly Clyde Ciderwerks annual Pride Fest once they announce the official date.

The Bold Mariner Brewing Company

Bold Mariner will release a Pride Seltzer made with lime and ginger, have LGBTQ-themed trivia games and merchandise on June 2 from 6:30 PM to 11 PM.

Lake Anne Brew House

The micro-brewery will be releasing its annual All That Razz raspberry saison June 1 just in time for the Reston Pride Festival at Lake Anne Plaza on June 4. Enjoy All That Razz the entire month of June.

Virginia Beer Company

Virginia Beer Company releases Friends Of Dorothy Pride IPA every year to celebrate beers for all and cheers with all. This year’s release will be their most scaled up ever, so they are debuting the first 2022 batch in May to kick off Pride celebrations even earlier. This tropical, juicy, and fruit-forward IPA will support Equality Virginia, and it will be featured at Hop Culture x New Belgium’s Queer Beer Fest in DC this June. This release (the largest-ever batch of Pride IPA) blends fruity Citra and prominent tropical notes provided by El Dorado hops.


Beale’s is for everyone,” said co-founder and head brewer James Frazier. “We’re celebrating our diverse community and looking forward to a more inclusive future for craft beer and for Bedford. Rainbow Connection (Hazy IPA 7.6% ABV) is our flagship Hazy IPA brewed with Lotus, Cashmere and Citra hops with a limited edition label to celebrate Pride.

The Garage Brewery

The Garage Brewery’s June 11 Pride festival is called “Fruited with Pride” and the brewery is inviting other local breweries to join in featuring fruited beers. The event will be an all day affair with food trucks and vendors. A Pride themed beer, named Brewed This Way, a Sour IPA, will debut.

Starr Hill Brewery

Starr Hill will be supporting Pride Month in June with tap room events. For this season, they’ve released a tie-dye “Love is Love” T-shirt with proceeds going to local organizations. Shirts and details on the events can be found on your local Starr Hill Brewery’s social channels.

Reaver Beach NFK

On June 11, Reaver Beach NFK will host its Pride Party in conjunction with the release of Mojito Seltzer. A Pride Drag Show begins at 9 pm with Javon Love and her queens. Tickets are $15 and will be for sale via Eventbrite. All tickets include one Pride Mojito Seltzer.

Smartmouth Brewing Company

Hopes and Dreams Double IPA, which they release every year and tie it in with an event for HR Pride, is in the works again for this June. “Smartmouth really tries to support the LGBTQ community in our own small way and this beer is one way we try and do that.”

O’Connor Brewing Company

Community-minded O’Connor Brewing Company is launching 16-oz cans of its Moira Rose Fruited Kettle Sour for Pride Month. “We are also holding an event on Saturday, June 11 (6-10 PM) to benefit the LGBTQ Life Center, “A Thousand Nights of Moira Roses,” which should be a great time,” said Kevin O’Connor. The Norfolk brewery has been featuring drag shows on its stage. Check out their Facebook page for updates. - 28 -

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BLUE RIDGE HIGHLANDS Bushels & Barrels: Local Food, Wine & Beer Festival Fri. & Sat., June 17 & 18

A celebration of all things great and local in Southwest Virginia! The event features a local foods Farm-to-Table dinner, Homebrew Competition, and the festival itself featuring beer from VA & NC, regional wine, food, farmers, local artisans, and music. Reynolds Homestead 463 Homestead Lane, Critz

Summer Solstice Fest

Tues., June 14 – Sun., June 19 A community celebration featuring beer garden, specialty cocktails, live music, beach yoga, Sundown 5K Race, arts & crafts, trunk shows, & fun activities for all ages. 118 S. Main Street, Blacksburg

Go With The Flow Brewfest Sat., June 25, 12-8pm

Spend the day sampling great craft brews, eating delicious brick oven cuisine, and listening to live music as you take in the scenery along the New River. Plus, there will be axe throwing, vendors, and a 5K race. Fries Park Anderson Street, Fries


Wed.-Sun., July 27-31 The Southeast’s premier summer outdoor music festival: FloydFest 22~Heartbeat. 5 days of music, magic, and mountains – featuring purposeful programming, vibrant and varied vendors, craft brews and chews, healing arts, workshops, camping, children’s activities, outdoor adventure, and 100 artists performing on 9 stages over 5 days. Milepost 170.5 on the Blue Ridge Parkway 894 Rock Castle Gorge, Floyd

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JUNE 2022

The Reynolds Homestead, in partnership with One Family Productions, is excited to

host two days of events as part of its 8th annual Bushels & Barrels Local Food, Wine & Beer Festival. Celebrating all things local, the event has grown from a one-day concert to a two-day event featuring local foods through a Farm-to-Table dinner, Homebrew Competition and the festival event itself, all happening June 17th and 18th!

CENTRAL VIRGINIA 3rd Anniversary Luau Party at Decipher Sat., June 11, 12-10pm

Celebrate our 3rd Anniversary with the release of Descryption 3 Cold IPA. Decipher Brewing 1740 Broadway Stret, Charlottesville

Ardent 8th Anniversary Block Party

Bow Tied Brews at Ardent

A Night of a Thousand Moira Roses

$1 from every beer sold will benefit Feed More local foodbank. Ardent Craft Ales 3200 W. Leigh Street, Richmond

A night to benefit the LGBT Life Center timed with the release of 16-oz cans of Moira Rose Fruited Kettle Sour for Pride Month. O’Connor Brewing Company 211 W. 24th Street, Norfolk

Thurs., July 21, 5pm

COASTAL VIRGINIA Pride Kickoff Party

Sat., June 11

Fruited with Pride Sat., June 11

We’re taking over Leigh Street to throw a massive block party featuring guest breweries, live music, Ardent beers, and food trucks. Ardent Craft Ales 3200 W. Leigh Street, Richmond

Featuring a Pride seltzer release, LGBTQthemed trivia games, and merchandise. The Bold Mariner Brewing Company 1901 E. Ocean View Avenue, Norfolk

Featuring fruited beer from other breweries and a pride themed beer – “Brewed This Way,” a Sour IPA, food trucks, and Pride Festival. The Garage Brewery 1011 Eden Way N., Chesapeake

Lager Weekend at Fine Creek

Summer Sippin Market at O’Connor

Pride Fest at Reaver NFK

Sat., June 4, 12-5pm

Shop and sip at the OBC Vendor Market featuring home décor, wood workers, handcrafted jewelry, closing, food, art, plants, soaps, health & wellness items, and more. O’Connor Brewing Company 211 W. 24th Street, Norfolk

Featuring Pride Beer Release – When Life Hands You Limes Mojito Seltzer, Reaver Pride merch release, Pride-Fest Drag Show at 9pm ($15 includes one beer). Reaver Beach NFK 3800 Colley Avenue, Norfolk

Drag Me to Brunch at The Vanguard

Sat., June 11, 12pm

Sat., June 11, 12-8pm

Thurs.-Sun., June 16-19

Our draft list will feature some of our favorite lagers and pilsners. Plus, enjoy burgers and brats. Fine Creek Brewing Company 2425 Robert E. Lee Road, Powhatan

28th Anniversary Bash at Legend Sat., June 18, 12-9pm

Celebrate our 28th Anniversary with live music, great food, and Virginia’s original craft beer since 1994! Legend Brewing Company 321 W. 7th Street, Richmond

Father’s Day at Decipher Sun., June 19, 12-5pm

The Frank Truck will be serving hot dogs, sausages, bratwurst, and veggie dogs until 5pm. Plus, Fathers get $1 off draft pints all day.s Decipher Brewing 1740 Broadway Stret, Charlottesville

Thurs., June 2

Sun., June 5, 10:30am-1:30pm

Kick off Pride Month with this mimosa filled extravaganza. Ticket includes brunch menu items and one complimentary drink ticket for a mimosa or bloody mary. The Vanguard Brewpub & Distillery 504 N. King Street, Hampton

Sat., June 11, 12-11pm

Peace Corps Fest 2022 A festival for all things Peace Corps-RPCVs, PC staff, PC families, vendors, artists, music, food, and more! Montross Brewery & Beer Garden 15381 Kings Hwy, Montross 202-810-4677

Brews and Brine Tues., June 14, 4pm

Enjoy oysters and beer with visiting the Plen Air artists who will be interpreting the beautiful surroundings on their canvases. Machicomoco State Park 3601 Timberneck Farm Road, Hayes

Lawnmower Beer Festival

H.E.L.P. Happy Hour at St. George

Join 15+ local breweires for their favorite beer to mow the lawn with! Everything from Helles to a Pilsner to an IPA. St. George Brewing Company 204 Challenger Way, Hampton

10% of all sales during the event as well as tips will be donated to HELP Inc, which provides shelter, health care, and support services to neighborhoods in need. St. George Brewing Company 204 Challenger Way, Hampton

Sat., June 18, 12-5pm

O’Connoroo Music Fest Sat., June 18, 12-10:30pm

A fun-filled day of live music, O’Connor brews, and amazing food vendors. O’Connor Brewing Company 211 W. 24th Street, Norfolk

Sunset Cinema at COVA Brewing Sat., June 18, 8-10pm

Bring a chair and enjoy an outdoor movie in our beer garden! COVA Brewing Company 9529 Shore Drive, Norfolk

VBC’s First Friends of Dorothy Pride Fest Sat., June 18

The Virginia Beer Company 401 2nd Street, Williamsburg

Elated Craft Market Sun., June 19, 11am-4pm

Wed., June 22, 5-7pm

Pride Night at Smartmouth Pilot House Wed., June 22, 5-10pm

313 32nd Street, Virginia Beach

Dazed & Hopfuzed IPA Fest at Reaver NFK Sat., June 25, 1-5pm

Featuring IPAs from nine breweries plus our own Norfolk Exclusive IPA, pop up vendors, live music and food trucks. Reaver Beach NFK 3800 Colley Avenue, Norfolk

Phish for Fish

Sat., June 25, 5-8pm

Phish for Fish: The Last Rewind Returns and Food Pantry Fundraiser The Virginia Beer Company 401 2nd Street, Williamsburg

Featuring local craft vendors from the 757. Enjoy beer, food, and pizza while you shop! Elation Brewing 5104 Colley Avenue, Norfolk

COVA’s 2nd Anniversary at COVA Brewing Sat., July 2,

An all day celebration featuring live music, drink specials, and craft and food vendors. Double the fun to celebrate two years in business! COVA Brewing Company 9529 Shore Drive, Norfolk

IPA Invitational Beer Festival Sat., July 2

12 local breweries, live music, and food specials all day. Elation Brewing 5104 Colley Avenue, Norfolk 757.550.4825

Fourth of July Great American Picnic & Fireworks Celebration Mon., July 4, 5-10pm

Relax on the lawn and enjoy an evening of All-American fare, including hot dogs, hamburgers, barbecue, seafood, cotton candy, and more, along with live musical entertainment from military brass bands! The night is capped off by the sensational fireworks show high above the Elizabeth River, beginning at 9:30pm. Town Point Park Waterside Drive, Norfolk 757-441-2345

COVA’s Gone Country Sat., July 23, 3-10pm

Dancing, Hoe Down, BBQ, and live country music! COVA Brewing Company 9529 Shore Drive, Norfolk

Taste of VA on the Bay Fri., July 29, 6-9:30pm

Craft beer, wine, spirits, food sampling, and live music! Ocean View Beach Park, Norfolk 757.441.2345

2ND Annual Beerlympics at St. George Sat., July 30, 1-6pm

Imagine Field Day, but with BEER! Plus, beer trivia, kids’ area, races, relays, and more! St. George Brewing Company 204 Challenger Way, Hampton

Mike’s Music Fest Sat., July 30

Bands, Beer & Food take over the parking lot all selected by Mike. Elation Brewing 5104 Colley Avenue, Norfolk 757.550.4825

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Sip of Summer Festival Sat., June 25, 12-6pm

Join us for a day filled with live music, food trucks, vendors, local breweries, mechanical bull riding, pony and horse rides, axe throwing, petting zoo, ice cream, cotton candy, and more. Highmark Brewery 390 Kings Hwy, Fredericksburg

SHENANDOAH VALLEY Beer Release at Stable Craft Brewing Fri., June 3

Get Jiggy “Wit” It – 5% Belgian Wit. Stable Craft Brewing 375 Madrid Rd., Waynesboro

Broken Window’s 4th Anniversary Block Party Sat., June 4, 12-6pm

Join us for a block party style event featuring beer, guest breweires, wine, mimosas, live music, food trucks, vendors, rescue dogs, and more! A portion of the proceeds will benefit Shenandoah Shepherd Rescue. Broken Window Brewing Co. 14 W. Boscawen Street, Winchester

Hop Blossom Craft Beer Festival Sat., June 11, 12-6pm

Cheers to 2 years! Celebrate COVA Brewing's 2nd Anniversary on Saturday, July 2, with live music, drink specials, craft vendors, and food trucks!

Focusing on craft beer education and exposing participants to the growing popularity and love for great craft beer. Featuring 40+ breweries, 80+ beers, local vendors, and so much more! Benefits Dakota’s Dream Animal Rescue and The Winchester Main Street Foundation. Old Town Mall N. Loudon Street & West Boscawen Street, Winchester

The Invasion: British Rock at Stable Craft Brewing Sat., June 11

NORTHERN VIRGINIA Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival Sat., June 4, 12-6pm

Enjoy all the pleasures that Southerners live by – beer, bourbon, barbecue, boots, bacon, biscuits, bluegrass, and smoked beasts! Enjoy beer and bourbon tastings, BBQ, games, seminars, vendors and more! Bull Run Special Events Center 7700 Bull Run Drive, Centreville

Rock the River

Sat., June 4, 11am-6pm

Fredericksburg’s Kick-Off to Summer returns with live music all day, craft breweries, vendors, food trucks, and more! Old Mill Park 2410 Caroline St, Fredericksburg 540-372-1086

BBQ & Beer Festival Sat., June 11, 11am-4pm

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Father’s Day Brunch at Lost Barrel Sun, June 19, 11am-4pm

Join us for Father’s Day brunch featuring live music, delicious food, and drinks. Lost Barrel Brewing 36138 John Mosby Highway, Middleburg

Father’s Day at Settle Down Easy Sun., June 19, 11:30am-2pm

Featuring Preservation Biscuit Company for a special crepe pop up. 2822 Fallfax Drive, Falls Church

Savor – An American Craft Beer & Food Experience Fri., June 24, 6-9:30pm

Discover the intersection of American craft beer and culinary delight. SAVOR marries flavor-forward, independent craft beer with sublime small bites to create an unforgettable experience for beer lovers and foodies alike. The Anthem 901 Wharf Street, SW, Washington, D.C.

Enjoy music by The Invasion, an energetic British-invasion tribute band specializing in British rock and roll from the 1960s and 1970s Stable Craft Brewing 375 Madrid Rd., Waynesboro

Father’s Day at Brothers Mon., June 14 – Sun., June 19

Specials all week - All pre-packaged beer is 15% off and all merch is 10% off when you use the promo code “Bros Fathers Day” at check out. Plus, Dads and Dads To Be receive $1 off all drafts on Father’s Day. Brothers Craft Brewing 800 N. Main Street, Harrisonburg

Father’s Day, Pints & Ponies at Stable Craft brewing Sun, June 19

Stable Craft Brewing 375 Madrid Rd., Waynesboro

Red Wing Roots Music Festival Fri.-Sun., June 24-26,

A family-friendly celebration of music featuring multiple stages with dozens of high-quality national and regional bands, kids activities, bike rides in the scenic Shenandoah Valley, and close access to great hiking and fishing. Beer sponsored by Blue Mountain Brewery. Chimneys Park 94 Natural Chimneys Lane, Mt. Solon

Independence Day Steal the Glass at Stable Craft Fri., July 1

Stable Craft Brewing 375 Madrid Rd., Waynesboro

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

Music, beer, wine, food, and fireworks! Massanutten Ski Area 4614 Massanutten Drive, McGaheysville 540.437.3368

80s Dance Party at Stable Craft Sat., July 16

Stable Craft Brewing 375 Madrid Rd., Waynesboro

Harry Potter Birthday Bash at Brothers Sat., July 30, 12-10pm

Celebrate Harry Potter’s Birthday with us! $1 off your first pint for wearing your favorite house colors or dressing up like your favorite character, Harry Potter movies on all day, Butterbeer on tap, a special Harry Potter beer infusion, live music by Dragon Wagon, food, and Massanutten Regional Library on site with plenty of fun. Brothers Craft Brewing 800 N. Main Street, Harrisonburg www,

VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS Parkway Brewing Beer Tasting Thurs., June 9, 6-9pm

Taste four full Parkway beers, receive a commemorative pint glass, and enjoy a wing and nacho buffet. $25. Rocky Mount Burger Company 467 Franklin Street, Rocky Mount

Independence Day Party at Big Lick Sat., July 16, 11am-10pm

Featuring food from Lazy Bulldog Food Truck and live music. Big Lick Brewing Co. 409 Salem Avenue, SW, Roanoke

West Station Block Party Mon., July 4, 12-5pm

In collaboration with Tuco’s Taqueria and Beamer’s 25 restaurants, featuring live music throughout the entire day. Big Lick Brewing Co. 409 Salem Avenue, SW, Roanoke

Castleburg Brewery & Taproom

1626 Owenby Lane, Richmond 23220 804.353.1256 •

Center of the Universe Brewing Company 11293 Air Park Road, Ashland 804.368.0299 •

Champion Brewing Co.

324 6th Street, Charlottesville 434.295.2739

Champion Ice House

212 N. Main Street, Gordonsville 540.406.5393 •

Colonial Beach Brewing

215C Washington Avenue, Colonial Beach 540.226.2114 •

Crazy Rooster Brewing Company

APPALACHIA Busted Still Brewing Company

185 Homeplace Drive, Gate City 276.210.6038

Lonesome Pine Brewing Company 15 East Main Street, Lebanon 276.880.0278

Sugar Hill Brewing Company

16622 Broad Street, St. Paul 276.738.1088 •


360 W. Spring Street, Wytheville 276.228.0994 •

Beliveau Farm Brewery

3899 Eakin Farm Road, Blacksburg 540.961.0505 •

Buffalo Mountain Brewery

State Street Brewing

801 State Street, Bristol 276.644.3380 •

Wolf Hills Brewing Company

350 Park Street, Abingdon 303.5508762 •

CENTRAL VIRGINIA Apocalypse Ale Works

1257 Burnbridge Road, Forest 434.258.8761 •

Ardent Craft Ales

3200 W. Leigh Street, Richmond 804.359.1605 •

Bald Top Brewing Co.

1830 Thrift Road, Madison 540.717.6530 •

Basic City Beer Co-RVA

212 W. Sixth Street, Richmond 804.447.4735 •

332 Webbs Mill Road, Floyd 540.745.2491


Bull & Bones Brewhaus

Benchtop Brewing Company

510 Grove Street, Bedford 540.583.5113 •

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

434 Hull Street, Richmond

Creek Bottom Brews

Bingo Beer Co.

307 Meadow Street, Galax 276.236.BEER (2337) •

2900 West Broad Street, Richmond 804.386.0290 •

The Damascus Brewery

Molly’s Blind Dog Brewery

32173 Government Road, Damascus 540.314.2782 •

4515 W. Hundred Road, Chester 804.530.9022 •

Eastern Divide Brewing Company

Blue Mountain Brewery

3175 Commerce Street, Blacksburg 540.577.6877 •

9519 Critzer Shop Road, Afton 540.456.8020 •

Iron Tree Brewing Company

Blue Mountain Barrel House

5 Roanoke Street, Christiansburg 540.251.3419 •

495 Cooperative Way, Arrington 434.263.4002 •

Long Way Brewing

Brasserie Saison

501 2nd Street, Radford 540.838.2229 •

111 E. Main Street, Charlottesville 434.202.7027 •

Moon Hollow Brewing Company

Brewing Tree Beer Company

4237 Prices Fork Road, Blacksburg 540.505.2293 •

9278 Rockfish Valley Hwy., Afton 540.381.0990 •

Rising Silo Brewing Company

Bryant’s Brewing

2351 Glade Road, Blacksburg 410.596.1200 •

3224 East Branch Loop, Roseland 434.818.1215 •

River Company Brewery

Camp Trapezium

6633 Viscoe Road, Radford (Fairlawn) 540.633.3940

140 Union Hill Road, Amherst 434.381.2635 •

Canon & Draw Brewing Company

1529 West Main Street, Richmond 804.353.0536 •

1560 Oakbridge Drive, Powhatan 804.464.2958 •

Decipher Brewing

1740 Broadway Street, Charlottesville 434.995.5777

Devils Backbone Brewing Company Basecamp

200 Mosbys Run, Roseland 434.361.1001 •

Dragon Run Brewing

1401 Centerville Road, Shacklefords 804.832.5285 •

Extra Billy’s

1110 Alverser Dive, Midlothian 804.379.8727 •

Final Gravity Brewing Company

6118 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond 804.264.4808 •

Fine Creek Brewing Company

2425 Robert E. Lee Road, Powhatan 804.372.9786 •

Garden Grove Brewing and Urban Winery

3445 W Cary Street, Richmond 804.338.6029 •

Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

2408 Ownby Lane, Richmond 804.420.2420 •

Hardywood Park Craft Brewery West Creek 820 Sanctuary Trail Drive, Richmond 804.418.3548 •

Intermission Beer Co.

10089 Brook Road, Glen Allen 804.585.0405 •

Iron Pipe Alewerks

323 A. North Madison Road, Orange 540.522.0673 •

Isley Brewing Company

1715 Summit Avenue, Richmond 804.499.0721 •

James River Brewery

561 Valley Street, Scottsville 434.286.7837 •

Kindred Spirits Brewing Company

12830 W. Creek Parkway, Goochland 804.708.0309 •

Legend Brewing Company

321 W. Seventh Street, Richmond 804.232.3446 •

Lickinghole Creek Farm Brewery

4100 Knolls Point Drive, Goochland 804.314.4380 •

Loose Shoe Brewing Company

198 Ambriar Plaza, Amherst 434-941-7345 •

Main Line Brewery

1603 Ownby Lane, Richmond 804-387-9670 •

Meriwether Springs Vineyard & Brewery

1040 Owensville Road, Charlottesville 434.409.1435 •

Midnight Brewery

2410 Granite Ridge Road, Rockville 804.356.9379 •

Mt. Ida Reserve Tasting Room & Taphouse. 5600 Moonlight Drive, Scottsville 434.286.4282 •

Origin Beer Lab

106 S. Railroad Avenue, Ashland 804.368.0299 •

Patch Brewing Company

10271 Gordon Avenue, Gordonsville 540.466.8536 •

Pro Re Nata Farm Brewery

6135 Rockfish Gap Turnpike, Crozet 434.823.4878 •

Random Row Brewing Company

608 Preston Avenue, Charlottesville 434.284.8466 •

Reason Beer Co.

1180 Seminole Trail, #290, Charlottesville 434.260.0145 •

Richbrau Brewing Co.

5 South 20th Street, Richmond 804.621.4100 •

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

Rockfish Brewing Co.

900 Preston Avenue, Charlottesville 434.566.0969 •

Selvedge Brewing

1837 Broadway Street, Charlottesville 434.270.0555

Shotwell Run Brewing Company

2585 S F T Valley Road, Etlan 540.923.4048 •

South Street Brewery

106 South Street, Charlottesville 434.293.6550 •

Southern Revere Cellars

1100 E. Jack Jouett Road, Louisa 540.260.5494 •

Starr Hill Brewery

5391 Three Notch’d Road, Crozet 434.823.5671 •

Starr Hill Beer Hall & Rooftop

3406 West Leigh Street, Richmond 804.912.1794 •

Starr Hill Lynchburg

1300 Main Street, Lynchburg 434.219.6441 •

Steam Bell Beer Works

1717 E. Oak Lake Blvd., Midlothian 804.728.1876 •

Stone Brewing Company

4300 Williamsburg Avenue, Richmond 760.294.7899 •

Strangeways Brewing

2277 Dabney Road, Richmond 804.303.4336 •

Strangeways Brewing RVA – Scott’s Addition

3110 West Leigh Street, Richmond 804.303.4336 •


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Tabol Brewing

Back Bay Brewing Company

Nansemond Brewing Station

Wasserhund Brewing Company

Tap 29

Back Bay’s Farmhouse Brewing Co.

New Realm Brewing Company

Wharf Hill Brewing Co.

The Answer Brewpub

Benchtop Brewing Company

Nost Brewing Project

Young Veterans Brewing Company

The Veil Brewing Company

Big Ugly Brewing Company

O’Connor Brewing Company

Three Notch’d Brewing Company RVA Colab House

Billsburg Brewery

Oozlefinch Beers & Blending

704 Dawn Street, Richmond 804.303.5528 • 154 Winery Lane, Leon 540.547.3707 • 6008 West Broad Street, Richmond 804.282.1248 • 1301 Roseneath Road, Richmond 804.355.58515 •

2930 W. Broad Street, Richmond 804.554.4100 •

Three Notch’d @ IX Park

520 2nd Street, SE, Charlottesville 434.956.3141 •

Three Roads Brewing Company

312 W. Third Street, Farmville 434.315.0471 •

Three Roads Brewing Company

1300 Court Street, Lynchburg 434.386.8153 •

Trapezium Brewing Company

423 Third Street, Petersburg 571.758.2738 •

Triple Crossing Brewing Company

614 Norfolk Avenue, Virginia Beach 757.531.7750 • 1805 Kempsville Road, Virginia Beach 757.512.6430 • 1129 Boissevain Avenue, Norfolk 757.321.9482 • 845 Battlefield Blvd. S., Chesapeake 757.609.2739 • 2054 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg 757.926.0981 •

Black Narrows Brewing Company

4522 Chicken City Road, Chincoteague 757.336.7001•

Bold Mariner Brewing Company

1901 E. Ocean View Avenue, Norfolk 757.952.6533 •

Brass Cannon Brewing Company

5476 Mooretown Road, Williamsburg 757.566.0001 •

Bull Island Brewing Company

758 Settlers Landing Road, Hampton 757.788.9489 •

Callao Brewing Company

113 S. Foushee Street, Richmond 804.308.0475 •

129 Northumberland Highway, Callao 804.529.1042

Triple Crossing Brewing Company

Cape Charles Brewing Co.

5203 Hatcher Street, Richmond 804.496.1955 •

Unionville Brewing Co.

24333 Narrow Gauge Road, Unionville 540.406.2951 •

Vasen Brewing Company

3331 Moore Street, Richmond 804.588.5678 •

WAR Craft Brewery

7793 White Oak Road, Rapidan 571.445.5869 •

White Rock Brewing Company

2117 Bruno Drive, Goodview 540.890.3359 •

WildManDan Beer Centric B&B 279 Avon Road, Afton 434.270.0404 •

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

Wood Ridge Farm Brewery

165 Old Ridge Road, Lovingston 434.422.6225


11838 Canon Blvd., Newport News 757.782.5941 •

1865 Brewing Co.

9 S. Mallory Street, Hampton 757.964.9571 •


189-B Ewell Road, Williamsburg 757.220.3670 •

Alewerks Satellite Brewery

Williamsburg Premium Outlets 5715 Richmond Road, Williamsburg 757.220.0421 •

2198 Stone Road, Cape Charles 757.695.3909 •

Capstan Bar Brewing Company

2036 Exploration Way, Hampton 757.788.7276 •

Coastal Fermentory

206 23rd Street, Newport News 540.333.4456 •

Commonwealth Brewing Company

2444 Pleasure House Road, Virginia Beach 757.305.9652

COVA Brewing Co.

9529 Shore Drive, Norfolk 757.917.5499 •

Deadline Brewing Project

2272 W. Great Neck Road, Virginia Beach 757.502.4980 •

Elation Brewing

5104 Colley Avenue, Norfolk 757.695.3909 •

Gloucester Brewing Company

6778 Main Street, Gloucester 804.210.1407 •

Legend Brewing Depot

JUNE 2022

1209 Craft Lane, Virginia Beach 757.302.8550 • 81 Patch Road, Hampton 757.224.7042 211 W. 24th Street, Norfolk 757.623.2337 • 81 Patch Road, Fort Monroe 757.224.7042 •

Pleasure House Brewing

2 Silos Brewing Co.

9925 Discovery Blvd., Manassas 703.420.2264 •

1781 Brewing Company

11109 Plank Road, Spotsylvania 804.842.0199 •

Precarious Beer Project / Amber Ox Public House

Adroit Theory Brewing Company

521 Prince George Street, Williamsburg 757.790.2299 •

Reaver Beach Brewing Company

1505 Taylor Farm Road, Virginia Beach 757.563.2337 •

Reaver Beach Brewing Company

3800 Colley Avenue, Norfolk 757.904.5344 •

Rip Rap Brewing Company

11440 International Drive, Fredericksburg 540.356.9056 •

404 Browing Court, Purcellville 703.722.3144 •

Adventure Brewing Company

33 Perchwood Drive, Fredericksburg 540.242.8876 •

Adventure Brewing Company

1113 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Fredericksburg 540.242.8876 •

Altered Suds Brewing

116 E 25th Street, Norfolk 757.632.0159 •

36 Main Street, Warrenton 540.216.3490 •

Smartmouth Brewing Company

Aslin Beer Company

1309 Raleigh Avenue, Norfolk 757.624.3939 •

767 Elden Street, Herndon 703.787.5766 •

Smartmouth Pilot House

Aslin Beer Company

313 32nd Street, Virginia Beach 757.624.3939 •

847 S. Pickett Street, Alexandria 703.787.5766 •

St. George Brewing Company

Audacious Aleworks

204 Challenger Way, Hampton 757.865.7781 •

110 E. Fairfax Street, Falls Church 571.303.0177 •

That Damn Mary Brewing Company

B Chord Brewing

5036 George Washington Memorial Highway, Hayes 804.436.2204

The Bunker Brewpub & Cadence Hall

211 21st Street, Virginia Beach 757.227.4250 •

The Garage

1011 Eden Way N., Chesapeake 757.389.5353 •

The Vanguard Brewpub & Distillery

504 N. King Street, Hampton 757.224.1807 •

MoMac Brewing Company

Tradition Brewing Company

15381 Kings Highway, Montross 804.452.7394 •


110 S. Henry Street, Williamsburg 757.808.5104 •

Thin Brew Line

Montross Brewery & Beer Garden

2505 Horse Pasture Road, Virginia Beach 757.689.4021 •

Precarious Beer Hall

Maker’s Craft Brewery

3228 Academy Avenue, Portsmouth 757.383.9572 •

25 Main Street, Smithfield 757-357-7100 •

6 Bears & A Goat Brewing Company

The Virginia Beer Company

735 E. 23rd Street, Norfolk 757.226.8506 •

805 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach 757.618.6051 •

2032 Pleasure House Road, Virginia Beach 757.647.8597

1 High Street North Landing, Suite B, Portsmouth 757.998.6733 •

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212 E. Washington Street, Suffolk 757.630.2178 •

401 Second Street, Williamsburg 757.378.2903 • 1375 Oceana Blvd., Virginia Beach 757.937.8613 • 700 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Newport News 757.303.3415 •

Vibrant Shore Brewing Company

505 18th Street, Virginia Beach 757.428.2949

34266 Williams Gap Road, Round Hill 571.474.9191 •

BadWolf (Little) Brewing Company 9776 Center Street, Manassas 571.208.1064

Barking Rose Brewery & Farm

9057 Old Culpeper Road, Warrenton 540.935.6206 •

Barley Naked

15 Tech Parkway, Stafford 540.623.4475 •

Barnhouse Brewery

43271 Spinks Ferry Road, Leesburg 703.675.8408 •

Barrel Oak Farm Taphouse

3623 Grove Lane, Delaplane 540.364.6402 •

Bear Chase Brewing Company

18294 Blue Ridge Mountain Road 540.554.8210 •

Beer Hound Brewery

201 Waters Place, Culpeper 540-317-5327 •

Belly Love Brewing Company

725 E Main Street, Purcellville 540.441.3159 •

Beltway Brewing Company

Harvest Gap Brewery

Ono Brewing Co.

Vanish Brewing

Bike Lane Brewing

Heritage Brewing Co.

Ornery Beer Company

Water’s End Brewery

Black Hoof Brewing Company

Highmark Brewery

Pen Druid Brewing

Water’s End Brewery

Black Walnut Brewing Company

Hillsborough Farm Brewery

Port City Brewing Company

Wheatland Spring Farm & Brewery

Board Room Brewing Company

Honor Brewing Co.

Powers Farm & Brewery

Wild Run Brewing Company

Brew Republic Bierwerks

Hopkins Ordinary Ale Works

Public House Kitchen & Brewery


House 6 Brewing Co.

Quattro Goombas Brewing Company

Alesatian Brewing Company

22860 James Monroe Highway, Aldie 703-327-6052 •

23 N. Loudoun Street, Winchester 540.667.2743 •

Lake Anne Brew House

Red Dragon Brewery

Backroom Brewery

Little Washington Brewery (Skyline Brewery)

1419 Princess Anne Street, Fredericksburg 540.382.4342 •

150 Ridgemont Road, Middletown 540.869.8482

Rocket Frog Brewing Company

Basic City Beer Co.

22560 Glenn Drive, Sterling 571.375.7920 •

1010 E. Main Street, Waynesboro 540.265.8062 •

Settle Down Easy Brewing

Box Office Brewery

22620 Davis Drive, Sterling 571.989.2739 • 11150 Sunset Hills Road, Reston 703.689.2671 • 11 S. King Street, Leesburg 571.707.8014 • 210 S King Street, Leesburg 925 Garfield Street, Arlington 703.248.9439 • 15201 Potomac Town Place, Woodbridge 703.594.7950 •

Bunnyman Brewing

5583 Guinea Road, Fairfax

Caboose Brewing Company

520 Mill Street NE, Vienna 703-865-8580 •

Caboose Commons

2918 Eskridge Road, Fairfax 703.663.8833 •

Cedar Run Brewery

12801 Hazelwood Drive, Nokesville 703.594.0420 •

Chubby Squirrel Brewing Company 10382 Willard Way, Fairfax 571.989.1082

Crooked Run Brewing Company

22455 Davis Drive, Sterling 571.375.26525 •

Crooked Run Brewing Company

205 Harrison Street SE, Leesburg 571.978.4446 •

Death Ridge Brewery

5393 Higher Ground Trail, Jeffersonton 540.764.4057 • deathridgebrewery

Dirt Farm Brewing Co.

18701 Foggy Bottom Road, Bluemont 540.554.2337 •

Dynasty Brewing Co.

21140 Ashburn Crossing Drive, Asburn 571.246.5991 •

Dynasty Brewing Co.

101 Loudoun Street SE, Leesburg 571.246.5991 •

Eavesdrop Brewery

7223 Centreville Road, Yorkshire 703.420.8955 •

Fair Winds Brewing Company

7000 Newington Road, Lorton 703-372-2001 •

Far Gohn Brewing Co.

301 S Main Street, Culpeper 540.321.4578 •

The Farm Brewery at Broad Run

16015 John Marshall Hwy., Broad Run 703.753.3548

Flying Ace Distillery & Brewery

40950 Flying Ace Lane, Lovettsville 540.579.2007 •

Harpers Ferry Brewing

37410 Adventure Center Lane, Purcellville 571.420.2161 •

15485 Purcellville Road, Hillsboro 703.431.5696 • 9436 Center Point Lane, Manassas 800.432.1792 • 390 Kings Hwy., Fredericksburg 540.709.2020 • 36716 Charles Town Pike, Purcellville 540.668.6216 • 14004A Willard Road, Chantilly 703.596.1567 • 47 Main Street, Sperryville 540.987.3383 • 44427 Atwater Drive, Ashburn 585.520.5710 • 11424 Washington Plaza West, Reston 571.758.2739 •

72 Christmas Tree Lane, Washington 540.987.8330

Lost Barrel Brewing

36138 John Mosby Highway, Middleburg 540.326.4631•

Lost Rhino Brewing Company

4520 Daly Drive, Chantilly 571.409.6662 • 3950 University Drive, Fairfax 571.459.2143 • 7 River Lane, Sperryville 540.987.8800 • 3950 Wheeler Avenue, Alexandria 703.797.2739 • 9269 Redemption Way, Midland 540.272.5060 • 9406 Battle Street, Manassas 571.292.1427 •

Maltese Brewing Company

Solace Outpost

Mustang Sally Brewing Company

Starr Hill Biergarten

New District Brewing Company

Strangeways Brewing

Notaviva Craft Fermentations

Sweetwater Tavern

13274 Sagle Road, Purcellville 540.668.6756 •

Ocelot Brewing Company

23600 Overland Drive, Sterling 703-665-2146 •

Old Bust Head Brewing Company

7134 Lineweaver Road, Warrenton 540.347.4777 •

Old 690 Brewing Company

15670 Ashbury Church Road, Purcellville 540.717.0190 •

3071 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Stafford 540.659.3447 •

11704 Spotswood Trail, Elkton 540.289.1760 •

Solace Brewing Company

2709 S Oakland Street, Arlington 703.888.5820 •

38506 John Wolford Road, Waterford 540.746.6080 •

Sinistral Brewing Company

Loudoun Brewing Company

14140 Parke Long Court, Chantilly 703.378.7450 •

14397 Potomac Mills Road, Woodbridge 571-398-0342 •

177 East King Street, Strasburg 540.465.2609 •

21730 Red Rum Drive, Ashburn 571.291.2083 •

11047 B Pierson Drive, Fredericksburg 540.385.9360 •

12425 Dillingham Square, Lake Ridge 571.285.1997 •

2822 Fairfax Drive, Falls Church 703.573.2011 9419 Main Street, Manassas 703.686.4575

310 E Market Street, Leesburg 703.350.8553 •

44624 Leelyn Farm Lane, Leesburg 703.779.7407 •

42615 Trade West Drive, Dulles 703.345.5630 • 444 West Broad Street, Falls Church 571.378.1469 • 1805 Capital One Center Drive, Tysons 350 Landsdowne Road, Fredericksburg 540.371.1776 • 14250 Sweetwater Lane, Centreville 703.449.1100

Sweetwater Tavern

3066 Gate House Plaza, Falls Church 703.645.8100

Sweetwater Tavern

45980 Waterview Plaza, Sterling 571.434.6500

The Craft of Brewing

BrewHaHa Brewing Company Broken Window Brewing Co.

14 W. Boscawen Street, Winchester 540.660.9577

Brothers Craft Brewing

800 N Main Street, Harrisonburg 540.432.8940 •

Cave Hill Farms Brewing

1001 Jacob Burner Drive, Mcgaheysville 540.810.7562 •

Devils Backbone Brewing Company - Outpost 50 Northwind Lane, Lexington 540.462.6200 •

Elkton Brewing Co.

100 N. Fifth Street, Elkton 540.246.1684 •

Escutcheon Brewing Company

150 W. Commercial Street, Winchester 540.773.3042 •

Great Valley Farm Brewery

60 Great Valley Lane, Natural Bridge 540.521.6163

Hawksbill Brewing Company

22 Zerkel Street, Luray 540.860.5608

21140 Ashburn Crossing Drive, Ashburn 703.687.3932 •

Heliotrope Brewing

Old Ox Brewery

Tin Cannon Brewing Co

Pale Fire Brewing Company

Old Ox Brewery

Tucked Away Brewing Company

Old Trade Brewery

Twinpanzee Brewing Company

Old House Brewing Co.

18351 Corkys Lane, Culpeper 540.423.1032 • 44652 Guilford Drive, Ashburn 703.729.8375 • 14 S. Madison Street, Middleburg 540.326.8943 • 13270 Alanthus Road, Brandy Station 774.218.8645 •

7679 Limestone Drive, Gainesville 571-248-0489 • 8420 Kao Circle, Manassas 703.420.2890 • 101-D Executive Drive, Sterling 703.791.9363 •

128 S. Main Street, Lexington 540.458.3846 • 217 S. Liberty Street, Harrisonburg 540-217-5452 •

Queen City Brewing

834 Springhill Road, Staunton 540.213.8014 •

Redbeard Brewing

120 South Lewis Street, Staunton 804.641.9340 •


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Ridge Runner Farm & Brewery

6895 Back Road, Maurertown 571.201.2963 •

Restless Moons Brewing Company

120 W. Wolfe Street, Harrisonburg 540.217.2726 •

Seven Arrows Brewing Company

2508 Jefferson Hwy., Waynesboro 540-221-6968 •

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

Skipping Rock Beer Co.

414 Parkersburg Turnpike, Staunton 540.466.5692 •

Stable Craft Brewing at Hermitage Hill

375 Madrid Road, Waynesboro 540.490.2609 •

Swover Creek Farm Brewery

4176 Swover Creek Road, Edinburg 540.984.8973 •

The Friendly Fermenter

20 South Mason Street, Harrisonburg 540.217.2614 •

Three Notch’d Brewing Co.

241 E. Market Street, Harrisonburg 540.217.5939 •

Vibrissa Beer

122 E. Main Street, Front Royal 540.631.0773 •

Winchester Brew Works

320 N Cameron Street, Winchester 540.692.9242 •

Woodstock Brewhouse

Chaos Mountain Brewing Company

3135 Dillons Mill Road, Callaway 540.334.1600

Golden Cactus Brewing

214 5th Street, SW, Roanoke 540.566.3071 •

Hammer & Forge Brewing Company 70 Main Street, Boones Mill 540.909.3200

Jack Mason’s Tavern

400 E. Ridgeway Street, Clifton Forge 540.862.5624 •

Courthouse Creek Cider

1581 Maidens Road, Goochland

Courthouse Creek Cider 3300 W. Broad Street, Richmond

Garden Grove Brewing and Urban Winery

3445 W Cary Street, Richmond 804.338.6029 •

Potter’s Craft Cider

Parkway Brewing


Starr Hill Pilot Brewery

6 Old Whitmore Road, Roanoke 434.823.5671 •

Three Notch’d Craft Kitchen & Brewery

24 Campbell Avenue SE, Roanoke 540.492.5005 •

Twin Creeks Brewing Co.

111 Pollard Street, Vinton 540.265.8062 •

Twin Creeks Brewing Co.

1 Old Salem Turnpike, Roanoke 540.566.4863 •

Twisted Track Brewpub

523 Shenandoah Avenue, NW, Roanoke 540.339.9776 •

Sly Clyde Ciderworks

207 E. Mellen Street, Hampton

NORTHERN VIRGINIA Cobbler Mountain Cellars

5909 Long Fall Lane, Delaplane 540.364.2802 •

Corcoran Vineyards Hard Cider

14635 Corky’s Farm Lane, Waterford 540.882.9073 •

Hinson Ford Cider & Mead

379 Hinson Ford Road, Amissville 540.219.8397

Lost Boy Cider

123 E Court Street, Woodstock 540-459-2739 •

317 Hooffs Run Drive, Alexandria 703.868.4865 •


207 W. Washington St., Middleburg 540.687.8100 •

Mount Defiance Cidery & Distillery Wild Hare Cider

2 Witches Winery & brewing Company

106A South Street, SE, Leesburg 833.675.WILD

209 Trade Street, Danville 434.549.2739 •

ballad Brewing Company

600 Craighead Street, Danville 434.799.4677


Bricktown Brewery

Albemarle CiderWorks

3585 Riverside Dr, Danville, VA 24541 434.217.1458 •

Buggs Island Brewing Company

110 College Street, Clarkesville 434.265.3343 •

Mountain Valley Brewing Company

4220 Mountain Valley Road, Axton 276.833.2171


2545 Rural Ridge Ln., North Garden 434.297.2326 •

Blue Bee Cider

1320 Summit Avenue, Richmond 804.231.0280 •

Blue Toad Hard Cider Pub

9278 Rockfish Valley Hwy., Afton 434.996.6992 •

Bold Rock Hard Cider

1020 Rockfish Valley Hwy., Nellysford 434.361.1030 •

Bryant's Cider

A Few Old Goats


Old Hill Cider

17768 Honeyville Rd., Timberville 540.896.7582 •

Sage Bird Ciderworks

325 N. Liberty Street, Harrisonburg 540.607.8084 •

The Winery at Kindred Pointe

Widow’s Watch Cidery

Barrel Craft Beer & Brewing

Buskey Cider

Big Lick Brewing Co.

409 Salem Avenue SW, Roanoke 540.562.8383 •

2910 W. Leigh Street, Richmond

Castle Hill Cider

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JUNE 2022

CENTRAL VIRGINIA Black Heath Meadery

1313 Altamont Ave, Richmond 703.582.0856 •

Funktastic Meads

1212 Alverser Plaza, Midlothian 804.472.6920 •

Garden Grove Brewing and Urban Winery

3445 W Cary Street, Richmond 804.338.6029 •

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 •

Honey Grail

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

Saga Meadery

Madison Heights, 339.221.3115 •

The Thistle and Stag Meadery


4135 S Lee Highway, Natural Bridge 540.291.1340 •

Bryant’s Small Batch Cider

2601 Franklin Road, Suite A, Roanoke 540.206.3475

605 Buffalo Road, Dugspur 540.834.6172 •

Halcyon Days Cidery Company

121 S. Lewis Street, Staunton

Bacova Beer Company

3224 East Branch Loop, Roseland 804.420.9683 •

Blacksnake Meadery

2053 E. River Road, Fork Union 434.842.2200 •

3575 Conicville Rd Mt Jackson, Shenandoah County 540.477.3570 •

2814 Main Street, Hot Springs 540.839.2217 •


Ciders from Mars

2114 E. Main Street, Richmond

515 8th Street, SW, Roanoke 540.339.9562 •

59 Spruce Street, Monterey 540.468.2322 •

225 Oak Grove Drive, Mineral 540.894.1053 •

1350 Arrowhead Valley Road, Charlottesville 434.964.0271 •

739 Kessler Mill Road, Salem 540.404.9810 •

Big Fish Cider

Coyote Hole Ciderworks

Olde Salem Brewing Company

21 E. Main Street, Salem 540.404.4399 •


Muse Orchard 533 Lantz Road, Edinburg 240.723.0672 •

Winchester Ciderworks

2502 N. Frederick Pike, Winchester 540.550.3800 •

Serendipity Meadworks

15981 Breezy Hill Lane, Smithfield 757-214-7494

Silver Hand Meadery

224 Monitcello Ave, Suite, Williamsburg 757.378.2225 •


36580 Shoemaker School Rd., Purcellville 571.512.0763 •

Maidstone Meadery

9364 Justice Lane, Delaplane 703.303.2090 •

SHENANDOAH VALLEY Misty Mountain Mead Works

1531 Pack Horse Road, Winchester 540.888.4420 •


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