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Persistent Perseverance at Sinistral Brewing Co.

Blane Perry is not the kind of guy to admit defeat easily, if ever.  He brings the same passion and intensity to both the operating and brewing sides of Sinistral.  Recently, a local award-winning homebrewer asserted that he tasted the off-flavor diacetyl in Sinistral's Fish Taco Lager, and Blane was having none of it.  Enlisting …

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Stunt Dubbel, Isley Brewing Co. (Richmond, VA)

If you're someone who thinks that pumpkins and yams end with October, clearly you've never been sucked into a Yankee Candle, Bath & Body Works, or any other purveyor of autumnal scents.  This is bigger than a can of gourd slathered into a pie dish, or the sweet potato biscuit recipe my very own mother …

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Lazy Flocculation, Benchtop Brewing Co. (Norfolk, VA)

There seems to be an emerging pipeline from the Tidewater area up to NoVA these days, but what's most peculiar is that it's direct into the small bottle shops and not the bigger retail stores.  One would think buying power would play a role with the wholesalers and distributors, yet when my feeds alert me …

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Bourbon Barrel Baltic Sunrise, Hardywood Park Craft Brewery (Richmond, VA)

How do you view beer?  Is it something which augments a dinner or social engagement?  Is it something you love in its own right?  Your answer to that question may impact how you like some of the ultra-big and -heavy beers that exist on the fringes of the Virginia beer scene.  If you enjoy beer …

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