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Capital Ale House

Capital Ale House

Where to find beer in West End's Best, RiverCity, Chesterfield Living, and Hanover Lifestyle more

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I’ve always been told, “Get to know your local bartender.” Possible perks could include better-made drinks, a special treat here or there and, of course, that warm, fuzzy feeling you get when you can pretend you are a character on Cheers. more

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I voyaged out to Center of the Universe Brewing (COTU) a few weeks back to meet the eclectic and vibrant group of women who call themselves, Ladies of Lager. To be honest, I was a bit intimidated by the Meetup group’s heroic title, oozing with ... more

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If you ask folks around this area about their perception of Petersburg today, they will list reasons they haven’t visited, usually reminiscent of their perception of Richmond 10 years ago. Suddenly, there is a different talk about town, and old ... more

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For each clear day that passes, another garage door window opens at a local eatery, another beer garden grows, another outdoor patio fills up. Breweries everywhere are becoming the new “outdoor activity.” Check out my guide to enjoying some great ... more

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It takes more than just lots of taps to get on our top taps list. It takes a well-curated list that offers a variety of craft beers, including hard-to-find special releases. Looking for something amazing? Check out these ... more

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Peanut butter and chocolate are timeless—but how about peanut butter porter beer? As the craft beer industry continues to blossom, mirroring pre-Prohibition trends in terms of numbers, Richmond patrons are able to taste unique beers that ... more

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Karl Homburg with his girlfriend, Rhonda Groves, and his home brew system. Photo by Steve Cook

When Karl Homburg, now a resident of Richmond’s Lakeside neighborhood, decided that he wanted to move from his native state of Connecticut, he just upped and moved. “I was newly married,” he says. “I didn’t have a place to live or a job, but we... more

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The basics in fermentation have been with us all along in our beverages, namely beer and wine. Add a few microorganisms to juice or grain and water, and voila! more

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