Category Archives: Beer adventures

Check out different beer styles–IPA, Oktoberfest, bock, stout, porter and more.

A Virginia craft beer pioneer visits RVA Beer Show

Join Jay Burnham and me on the RVA Beer Show as we talk with Mark Thompson, one of the seminal figures in Virginia’s craft beer scene. Thompson founded Starr Hill brewery in 1999 on West Main Street in Charlottesville–in the same … Continue reading

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Richbrau and more on RVA Beer Show

When it comes to beer names, Richbrau is one of the most iconic in Richmond. It started as the most popular post-Prohibition beer of Home Brewing Company, became the banner identity of Richbrau brewpub in Shockoe Slip, and now is … Continue reading

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Beer and cheese and more!

Join Jay and me on the RVA Beer Show (97.3 WRIR-FM) as we talk with Maggie Bradshaw of Truckle Cheesemongers about pairing beer and cheese. Let her tell you which of her favorites is like “a party in your mouth.”

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Greg Koch, Stone co-founder, is on the RVA Beer Show

Greg Koch, co-founder of Stone and one of craft beer’s most energetic and colorful figures (read “rock star”), and Jeff Martin, director of Stone’s brewing operations for the East Coast, join Jay Burnham and me for the latest RVA Beer … Continue reading

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Small brewers continue to have big impact

If you ever thought small brewers were small potatoes, the folks at the Brewers Association would like a few words with you. Or a few beers. Described as constituting the “long end of the tail” of craft brewing, the small … Continue reading

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Richmond breweries linked on a trail of beers

Need help keeping up with Richmond’s burgeoning beer scene? Then tune into the RVA Beer Show today at noon on WRIR 97.3 FM and join hosts Jay Burnham and Lee Graves as they talk with Jennifer Hendren, vice president of marketing … Continue reading

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Bold words and a bold beer evoke patriot’s spirit

I felt my father’s presence strongly at a beer event earlier this week. Gov. Terry McAuliffe toasted the release of a collaboration among Stone, Ardent and Hardywood Park craft breweries. McAuliffe had a voice in designing the beer, an imperial … Continue reading

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Legend expansion shows knack for location, location, location

When Tom Martin was casting about in 1993 for a place to locate Legend Brewing Company, his eye settled on a spot looking out on weeds, trash, scruffy trees, grimy buildings, grumbling trains and a dump. But there also was … Continue reading

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Virginia matches high mark for medals at Denver festival

Virginia won 14 medals in competition at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver this year, and that put the state in some interesting company. The Brewers Association, the non-for profit trade group that organizes the festival and represents small … Continue reading

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Tasting Denver–a tale of three breweries

As a member of the credentialed media at the 2016 Great American Beer Festival, it is my privilege and duty to report on the proceedings here no matter how fuzzy my brain is from disrupted sleep patterns, road warrior weariness, … Continue reading

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