Category Archives: Miscellaneous

  • Virginia Craft Brewing History

    In the early 1990s, there were only a handful of craft breweries in Virginia. Today, that number has exploded to over 130! Here’s a look at the history of craft brewing in the Old Dominion State.ย  Continue reading

  • How to Start Your Own Brewery

    First you must research what it really takes to be in the business of your choice so that you understand the work involved. You could just jump all in without reflecting on why you want to begin your own brewery but knowing the answer to that question will help a lot when things get tough – and they will. With a bit of self knowledge and a solid plan you will be well on your way to weathering those tough times and creating the amazing craft brewery business of your dreams. Below are the basic steps that you must take when getting into the brewery business.ย  Continue reading

  • Brews, Brats, and Bikes

    As the title suggests, I do, in fact, enjoy brews, brats, and bikes. Maybe not exactly in that order, however. As an avid biker or motorcyclist, whichever term you prefer to use, I donโ€™t consider my bike as a toy, but rather a tool. Suffice to say, without it, many experiences I would never have had, many places I would never have seen, and many people I would never have met. An epic bike camping trip I took one unseasonably warm, late October week was the epitome of my riding to date. Continue reading

  • The Expansive Growth of Craft Breweries

    What is a Craft Brewery?

    With the pop of craft breweries popping up all over the country the question of what defines a brewery as a craft brewery is most definitely a common question. To start, there are three characteristics of craft breweries:


    • Small
    • Independent
    • Traditional

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