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.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe (center, holding scissors), Patrick Murtaugh, Eric McKay and their family members take the stage for the ribbon cutting at Hardywood West Creek on January 8. Lee Graves photo

Join Jay Burnham and me on the RVA Beer Show (WRIR-FM 97.3) as we play some clips from McAuliffe’s remarks and give our own insights on the state’s craft beer scene, including the effect of a change in the federal excise tax, highlights of 2017 and some the exciting things ahead in 2018. Click the arrow below and you’ll be there!

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I am a writer. And a musician/songwriter. And a husband/father. I love good beer, the outdoors, the embrace of family, the company of true friends, the telling of a good story and the inner peace derived from quiet reflection in solitude. Recently I have specialized in beer writing. My most recent adventure is "Virginia Beer: A Guide from Colonial Days to Craft's Golden Age" published fall 2018 by University of Virginia Press. In October 2014, "Richmond Beer: A History of Brewing in the River City" was published by History Press. "Charlottesville Beer: Brewing in Jefferson's Shadow," followed in January 2017. Send me an email at As you can see from this site, however, my interests are broader than beer. Spend time, leave a comment or just enjoy. Lee
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