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7 Mid-Atlantic Brewmasters That Rock


1. Bill Madden, Mad Fox Brewing Company, Falls Church, VA


444 West Broad Street Suite I, Falls Church, Virginia 2204
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One of the industry’s most-respected brewers, Bill Madden (second from right) serves as the chief executive officer and executive brewer at Mad Fox Brewing Company. He guides the brewing team consisting of head brewer Charlie Buettner (second from left) and brewers Brian Murphy (far right) and Brad Hulewicz (far left). Bill learned the science of brewing at the University of California-Davis where he graduated from the Master Brewers Program in 1995. Since then, he has been honing his craft and has been responsible for opening and operating seven brewpub locations in the region while at Capitol City Brewing Company, Founders Restaurant and Brewing Company, and Vintage 50 Restaurant and Brew Lounge. Bill’s locally brewed and served beers have received national acclaim through the Brewers Associations’ Great American Beer Festival (GABF) and the Chicago Real Ale Festival. His achievements are especially notable because they span from the biggest, most robust and full-flavored beer styles to also include the lightest and subtlest beer styles, an unusual accomplishment that speaks to his finesse as a brewer. Read More

11 Awesome CVille Happy Hours!


1. CommonwealthSkybar


422 E. Main St, Charlottesville, Virginia 22902
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CommonwealthSkybar is an elegant rooftop bar situated twenty feet above the hustle of Charlottesville’s historic Downtown Mall. You don’t have to worry about a small window, they have the earliest Happy Hour in CVille. Get awesome drink specials every weekday, Monday through Friday from 3 – 6pm. Read More

7 Va Breweries You Should Visit!


1. Lost Rhino Brewing Company, Ashburn

21730 Red Rum Dr. STE 147-157, Ashburn, Virginia 20147
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The name Lost Rhino™ represents the strength and attitude of the rhinoceros. The five species of rhino each has its own distinct persona, ranging from laid back to aggressive. Their brews will also span a range of personalities from hoppy Pilsners to rich, malty IPAs. Read More

Visit Route 151 In Nelson County, Virginia!


The Wineries

1. Afton Mountain Vineyards


234 Vineyard Lane, Afton, Virginia 22920
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Afton Mountain Vineyards is one of Virginia’s pioneer farm wineries, with the oldest of their vines dating back to the 1970s. They make Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, of course, but they also make wines found at few other Virginia wineries—Gewürztraminer and Sangiovese. Read More

9 Beers To Try In DC, RVA, CVille!


1. Amber Waves Ale, Capitol City Brewing Company


1100 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC 20005
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An American amber ale with loads of American aroma hops from the famed Yakima Valley on the west coast and a healthy malt bill to support them. Initially bitter and finally sweet. Winner: Bronze Medal 2002, Gold Medal 2005, Silver Medal 2006 Great American Beer Festival. Read More

7 VA Wines That Rock!


1. Ankida Ridge 2011 Pinot Noir


Franklin Creek Rd., Amherst, VA 24521
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The nose shows classic Burgundian character with round black cherry and cassis then evolves into hints of ripe strawberry. Kirsch combines with cardamom and white pepper and the long finish carries with it classic fresh bright cherry notes. Read More

9 VA Beers You Must Drink This Week


1. Isabel Chocolate Orange Bourbon Porter, Blue Mountain Barrel House, CVille


495 Cooperative Way, Arrington, VA 22922
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A sublime porter aged in bourbon barrels with cacao nibs from Ghana and Spanish orange peel. The deep chocolaty nose gives way to a surprisingly light porter. Pairs beautifully with grilled foods. Read More

6 RVA Breweries You Must Try


1. Strangeways Brewing


2277 Dabney Rd, Richmond, VA 23230
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In search of something out of the ordinary? So are they. That’s why they spend their days toiling away, creating exquisitely peculiar concoctions to satisfy the most curious of cravings, persnickety of palates and inquisitive of individuals. That said, they strongly encourage you to do two things: Think Strange. Drink Strange. Read More

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