Monthly Archives: September 2013

Brown ale leads the way for Legend’s longevity

  Banners hung from the walls of Commercial Taphouse & Grill. Founder James Talley and his co-workers were all decked out for the affair. “It was a big event. It was incredibly exciting. We were wearing ties with blue denim … Continue reading

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Fine dining embracing fine beers

  Normally — about eight days out of seven — I have a peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwich for lunch. Not just any PB&J. Skippy Extra Crunchy Super Chunk Peanut Butter. Welch’s Concord Grape Jelly. And some good bread — Arnold’s Oatnut, for … Continue reading

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Lickinghole Creek brewery — a good place to grow

  The blistering heat of the summer sun made it easy to imagine that the Goochland County clay was red from sunburn. But the soil was moist after a spate of rainy days, so for the hop vines stretching up … Continue reading

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Devils Backbone smokes the competition at brewers’ fest

  Not many beers make me want to change my lifestyle. I’m a vegetarian, but I couldn’t help but yearn for a good German wurst when I tasted Devils Backbone Smokehaus Lager. The smoky quality of this rauchbier is silky … Continue reading

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