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?

Join Neil Burton of Strangeways (from left), Brad Cooper of Steam Bell, co-host Jay Burnham, me and Eric McKay of Hardywood on the RVA Beer Show (see link below). Neil Burton photo

Or that a proposed meals tax in the city has weighty implications for breweries? Or that the Virginia General Assembly is eyeing legislation affecting craft breweries around the state? Eric McKay of Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, Neil Burton of Strangeways Brewing and Brad Cooper of Steam Bell Beer Works join Jay Burnham and me on the RVA Beer Show, WRIR-FM 97.3. If you missed the broadcast (we air every other Friday at 11:30 a.m.), the link below will bring you up to speed.

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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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