Virginia is For Lovers. And of all the things Virginians love, beer is high on the list.
Craft brewing is taking America by storm. Why would you drink one of those generic tasting national brands when you can have something that is so much better.
Virginia has over 400 years of proud brewing traditions. Many of our Founding Fathers were not only Virginians, but brewers as well. Three of the most well known were George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison. In fact, in the early days of our country’s creation, James Madison proposed the founding a national brewery and the cabinet post of Secretary of Beer! Sadly the motion did not pass.
Over the past hundred years, craft brewing suffered serious decline, and we were forced to get by with the offerings of a handful of national corporations. Fortunately those days are over, and today we are in the midst of a craft brewing boom! Home brewing is surging in popularity, and more and more craft brewers are opening their doors to the public every year!
The Commonwealth’s slogan is “Virginia Is For Lovers”. So for lovers of beer in Virginia, I say rejoice, support your local brewers, and spread the happy news!
So get the word out. Drink local, support your local brewers, and let us know what’s going on in your area that’s craft beer related so we can spread the word. And if you here about a festival or event featuring Virginia brews, have something to say about a Virginia beer you had, or brewery you visited, let us know!