Powhatan State Park & Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery 

I suppose it is a bit romantic to think that my oars were baptized in the same water used to make the beer I was currently drinking; truly the circle of life for a kayaker. The brewery also grows many of the ingredients utilized to create their heavenly ales, which certainly explains the fresh flavors. Lickinghole Creek is a bit like a Middle Ages, self-sufficient manor, with a more progressive edge.

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Going Rogue - What Makes Strangeways Brewery So Strange? 

Whether you’re a purist, a true craft beer enthusiast, or a newcomer to the industry, the bottom line, as Erin Brunner sums it up, is this: “We still want to make great beers. We’re here to make beer that doesn’t have to fit into a box. It most likely will not fit into a box. There’s a lot of going rogue. That’s what makes us different and peculiar. When it comes down to it, we’re going to make good beer.”

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New Game for Grain: Malting Barley Industry Sprouts in Virginia

Although I grew up on a family farm, I left for college with no intention of returning to farming. Years later, after pursuing other interests, I decided to return to the farm. Once there, I succumbed to a tendency that affects many budding produce farmers - I planted almost every crop under the sun, with minimal regard to the actual likelihood of success in growing them.

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2017 Craft Brewers Conference

Topping off the festivities was a speech from Virginia Governor, and craft beer advocate, Terry McAuliff, who reminded us why craft beer is great for our state.  This industry bring hundreds of jobs to us, increases tourism to different parts of the state and most importantly, provided families, friends and communities a place to come together, get to know one another and enjoy some delicious local beer

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Storming The Beach - Young Veterans Brewing Co.

People can change, but not completely. This is something I have always believed. I also think that in life, you mostly get back what you give. I think it is also true about the brewing industry. It’s changing, more now than ever, but the core remains the same. This is a story of how the experience of opening a brewing business with one of my best friends changed me, and how the effort we have put forth in pursuit of our dreams has given back to us.

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Kindred Spirit Brewing - A Beer for Every Palate

Did you hear the one about the two brothers who walked into a brewery and decided to open their own? That is what happened with Jason and Joe Trotter. About two-and-a-half years ago, they got together to visit some of the local breweries, and before the day was over, what had started out as a leisurely afternoon had turned into a research project ,as they began to discuss the possibilities of opening their own brewery.

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