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.