Craft Beer

When someone says “summer beer,” you likely already have something in mind- the classic pale ale or crisp lager that you turn to every year come June and July. When the mercury climbs to 95 or 96, it’s easy to return to those old favorites, or to... more



Hush Puppy Fried Oysters from Kabana

There's so much to tell you about this week, including a new menu at Kabana, the Craft Brew Fest in Charlottesville, a BBQ cookout in Ashland and the Singing Gottliebs wherever life takes them. more

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Virginia Oysters: Virginia’s best and freshest oysters served after 4 p.m. daily

Japanese Scotch, a Patrick Henryesque brew, and beer as a health food? Well, not quite, but read this week's TasteBudz and you'll see where I'm going with this. more

The inaugural Hops in the Park Harvest Festival, at Henricus Historical Park on Nov. 14 from noon to 9 p.m., will highlight Virginia beers as well as meads and ciders and other Virginia-grown products. more



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



The Boardwalk at Virginia Beach. Photo courtesy of VIrginia Beach Tourism

One destination, one easy drive from Richmond, and three different beach experiences. What’s not to love about Virginia Beach? I admit it – this nearby beach had dropped from my radar until recently. I went there for the 2014 Shamrock Marathon... more



Photo: Rick Bancroft

What a classic combination! A generous portion of the perfect savory filling, leaking out the edges as it’s wedged between masterfully matched bread – and as if that wasn’t enough, the sandwich is paired with the perfect craft beer, a melding of... more



Rembrandt's Coffehouse in the Bluff View Art District. Photo: Chattanooga CVB

I felt like Chattanooga should be home, though I’d never been there. I suppose that the “Chattanooga Choo-Choo” song, indelibly etching in my mind the image of the town as a train hub, gives me that feeling. After all, both of my grandfathers were... more



Kepone performing at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery on 5/31/14. Photo by Jesse Peters

In 2012, when the Virginia General Assembly passed SB 604, the bill that made it legal for breweries to sell beer for consumption on premises, there was much rejoicing in Richmond’s craft beer community. Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, an anchor of... more


Mattias Hagglund from Heritage restaurant in the Fan, Shannon Hood with Carytown’s Portrait House restaurant, Iris Woodson on Powhatan’s Festival of the Grape, and Mary Wolf and Danny Wolf with Wild Wolf Brewing in Nelson County, VA. more


The Flave chats with Richmond Brewery Tours, the premier brewery tour experience in the River City. more


Kevin O'Leary of Ardent Craft Ales talks with The Flave about the brewery, two new fall beers, and upcoming events. more



Photo Courtesy of Todd Raviotta

Some culinary tastes are acquired. Few people fondly recall their first raw oyster, that first cup of strong black coffee, the first sip of Scotch, beer, or red wine. Initially, other reasons for taking that “first” probably prevailed: to be... more



Photo by Joey Wharton

Not only does Short Pump have its first brewery, it has a brewpub with full-service kitchen. Rock Bottom is part of national CraftWorks Restaurants & Breweries, which has won awards for its brewpubs and beers from the prestigious Great American... more

My Town

Peanuts! Popcorn! Get your peanuts here!” “Beer! Ice cold beer!” You glance at the vendors, but your attention is diverted by the crack of the bat. You turn anxiously towards the field, knowing that the Richmond Flying Squirrels are two runs.. more


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