Category Archives: Beer adventures

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

O’Connor, GABF medals and more on RVA BEER Show

What’s up with agave in beer? Kevin O’Connor explains the evolution of El Guapo IPA, O’Connor Brewing Company‘s best-selling beer, and Ashley Simard takes a look at the retail beer scene around Virginia on the RVA BEER Show on WRIR 97.3 … Continue reading

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Historic recipes getting new life among craft brewers

John Marshall, fourth chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court and a Richmond resident, was known to favor other drinks over beer, but he would certainly smile on the historic molasses beer brewed at Ardent Craft Ales in collaboration with the … Continue reading

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Precarious Beer Project balances edgy, traditional styles

Precarious Beer Project is adding one more feather in the cap of Williamsburg’s beer scene with a mixture of styles ranging from traditional Bohemian pilsner to a watermelon gose using 600 pounds of locally grown melons. Greg Fleehart, head brewer at Precarious, … Continue reading

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From Waynesboro to Manchester–Basic City comes to RVA

The vacant Twisted Ales brewery site in Richmond’s Manchester area didn’t last long, as Waynesboro’s Basic City Beer Co. quickly moved to stake out its second location in Virginia. Basic City co-founder Bart Lanman and brewmaster Jacque Landry join Jay Burnham and me for the … Continue reading

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New brewer, new brews and the latest in RVA beer

  Aaron Thackery and Willey Broaddus of Three Notch’d RVA Collab House join Jay and me on the RVA Beer Show as we discuss Willey’s new duties as head brewer at the Broad Street location and Aaron’s perspective on Three … Continue reading

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Talking about beer cup awards, SAVOR and more

Which region in the state scored the most awards at the recent Virginia Craft Beer Cup awards? What’s the story behind the Best in Show Lil’ Hellion Lager by Brothers Craft Brewing in Harrisonburg? Find out by listening to Jay … Continue reading

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Black Heath making its mark with elegant meads

Mead can lay claim to being one of the oldest fermented beverages, but it’s the cutting-edge creative approach of owner Bill Cavender and fellow mead-makers Mike Palese and Zack Napier that sets apart Black Heath Meadery in Scott’s Addition. Join … Continue reading

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Starflies make their seasonal debut in my meadow

Two nights ago, fireflies appeared in my meadow for the first time this season. A blink here, a flash there, tentative sparks floating above the meadow. In coming weeks they will increase by the score until at season’s height they … Continue reading

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Beer news you can use from Nashville to RVA

Thousands of brewers from around the world gathered for the Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America in Nashville this week. We bring you some insights from that event, plus a look at stubby lager bottles, some fun aspects of Cinco … Continue reading

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Fastest-growing breweries, anniversaries and Bière de Garde

So much good stuff for Jay Burnham and me to talk about this week on the RVA BEER Show, WRIR-FM 97.3. Three Virginia breweries made the list of 50 Fastest Growing Breweries in the U.S. The Veil is celebrating another … Continue reading

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