Category: Craft Breweries

Craft breweries in Virginia

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Bold Mariner Brewing in Norfolk VA!

Welcome to Bold Mariner! The brewery’s owner and founder Michael Stacks, served for many years in the Navy, but instead of retiring, he decided he needed a second full time job. He must have thought the time he used for...

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Who has the best Bourbon Barrel Porter?

On a recent visit to Scotts Addition in Richmond, VA, I stopped in Isley Brewing for a pint. After scanning the beer list I decided on a beer they were calling “This Ain’t Kentucky”, a bourbon barrel aged oatmeal porter....

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Barleywine Fest at Mad Fox Brewing

This past weekend, Feb 24th and 25th, Mad Fox hosted its 8th Annual Barleywine Fest at their brewery in Falls Church, VA.  There were wide variety of barleywines on hand. Several were produced right there at Mad Fox, while others...

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Craft Beer for Thanksgiving!

Why pair your Thanksgiving meal with a wine when beer is far more food friendly? Think about it. Wine makers have essentially 2 ingredients. Grapes and yeast. However, brewers have a wide variety of different grains which can be malted,...