Category Archives: Beer adventures

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Time to raise a toast to brewer Peter Hemings

The intersection of black history and beer is a narrow one. Most folks, I believe, would be hard pressed to name two African-Americans who have made a mark on the chalkboard of beer history. I say two because Garrett Oliver … Continue reading

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Brewers eye taxes, legislation and a big feather in the cap

Did you know that Richmond was tagged as the No. 1 beer destination in the world by VinePair magazine? Or that a proposed meals tax in the city has weighty implications for breweries? Or that the Virginia General Assembly is … Continue reading

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Legions of Fans on Facebook make beer scene bubble

Fans of Virginia Craft Breweries, founded by David Hunter (at far right), has created a forum on Facebook for more than 14,000 craft beer lovers. What are their concerns and issues? What’s the No. 1 thread that the site has … Continue reading

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McAuliffe cuts ribbon at Hardywood, ties bow on term

When Gov. Terry McAuliffe cut the ribbon at Hardywood’s West Creek facility in Goochland County, he also tied a bow on his four years as Virginia’s craft beer governor. Join Jay Burnham and me on the RVA Beer Show (WRIR-FM … Continue reading

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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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