Tapped into Craft, Libations and Victuals: Bold Rock Cider

Spencer tells how Bold Rock got its start: “John Washburn & Brian Shanks started bottling Bold Rock Cider in 2012.  John Washburn purchased some land in Nelson County, Virginia in 1985 and could not really decide on what to do with it until he noticed how the wine and craft beer was taking off in the Rockfish Valley. So, he decided to give the cider business a try. He only needed someone to help produce the cider for him and that’s when he called Brian Shanks and asked him to meet with him about helping produce a craft cider.  They
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Tapped into Craft, Libations and Victuals: Devils Backbone

Devils Backbone was founded by Steve and Heidi Crandall in 2008.  They were on a skiing trip in Italy and tasted a beer from Germany called Weihenstephan, the rest is history… When they opened the brewpub in a new community called “The Village of Glen Ferry” people were soon asking for the beer and bottles so they decided to break ground on an outpost facility in Lexington, VA. Their forecast for this new brewery was to brew about 10,000 barrels in the next 10 years, the first 3 years they brewed almost 45,000 barrels (1 barrel = 31.5 gallons).  This
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Tapped into Craft Libations and Victuals Smuttynose Brewing Co.

Smuttynose Brewing Company was founded in 1994 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. It’s named after one of the nine islands that form the Isle of Shoals, which is located about nine miles off the coast. The Smuttynose Brewery is registered for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certified. Peter Egelston founded the brewery as a joint partner with the Mercury Brewing Co. Smuttynose is sold in 24 states and abroad. The name Smuttynose appeared as far back as the 17th century on old nautical charts, but there were no accompanying records to trace its exact origin. The heritage is definitely of
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Tapped into Craft, Libations and Victuals: Not Your Father’s Root Beer

Spencer Davis from City Beverage and Tim Beeman II from The Less Desirables collaborate to give you both a professional beer purveyor’s and a craft brew critic’s (and self-appointed beer snob) points-of-view of craft brews available in the Piedmont area. Spencer Davis explains the beer’s credentials: Small Town Brewery is located in Wauconda, Illinois.   Not Your Father’s Root Beer is the fastest selling new craft beer in American this year.  This beer went from being poured on draft in a few bars and restaurants, to just signing with Pabst Brewing Company in March and is set to be distributed in
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