Saturday, January 3, 2009

Odds & Ends From Around Virginia

Beernews.org let us know that Old Dominion Brewery will release their popular Dominion Millennium Ale in February. When asked about the possibility of a release party, Casey Hollingsworth, VP of Sales and Marketing for Coastal Brewing told Beernews.org "that there is the possibility of release events taking place at the two Old Dominion Brew Houses (DC Convention Center and College Park)." Last year Millennium did not make it to Fredericksburg, and I had to look northward for a supply. Perhaps with the recent distribution improvements for Old Dominion beers I'll be able to buy Millennium locally this year.

First Tracks Online Ski Magazine has a report on Wintergreen Hibernator Doppelbock. This is a new beer brewed by Blue Mountain Brewery specially for the Wintergreen Ski Resort. Wintergreen is a popular tourist attraction so it's good to see craft beer promoted there. According to the brewery's website Wintergreen Hibernator is also available on draft at the brewpub.

The online version of the Roanoke Times has an article on a new brewpub in Blacksburg, VA. Bull & Bones Brewhaus and Grill opened to the public on January 1. The 10,000 square foot restaurant features a 100-foot granite-topped bar. The brewpub will feature seven house brews, as well as three macro-beers. The owners say they hope to "eventually win skeptical customers over to their handcrafted brews." Amen to that.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports on expansion plans at Legend Brewery. The Richmond brewery plans to add a bottling line, fermenters, and storage tanks. The plans also call for making Legend beers available in 6-packs of 12 ounce bottles. The brewery hopes to expand its distribution range as well.

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  1. Huh. I had no clue that was brewed for the ski resort. And now that Devil's Backbone is much closer, are we due for another "collaborative" brew?

    And yet ANOTHER new brewery? Woot! Jefferson Street and Vintage Cellars are on my to do list, so it looks like a trip South is in order soon.

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