Intermission Beer Co., the new brewery at Virginia Center Commons, started off on my bad side. Despite my complicated calendar, I rushed there on opening day, Friday of Labor Day weekend. It wasn't open as announced. I shouldn't have let the first impression dissuade me. Granted, it's not in my neck of the woods, but my need for updated information would have suggested an imperative to experience it firsthand. Finally, three months later, I did.
My description of Hardywood Park Craft Brewery’s new production facility and tasting room in Goochland County may come across more like a marketing piece than the observations of an outside observer. It’s just that appealing. I got my chance to see it at the ribbon-cutting ceremony on Jan. 8. From the outside, the expansive building is reminiscent of a barn: cedar siding with splashes of rich, red-barn color.
As owner and head brewer of Castleburg Brewery, Karl Homburg has acted methodically and deliberately. When the brewery and tasting room first opened in May 2016, Homburg still had a full-time job, he brewed on a 2½-barrel system and tasting room hours were limited to Friday through Sunday. He quickly filled out his beer lineup to fill all 10 taps. He eventually made the brewery his full-time job and added Wednesdays and Thursdays to tasting room hours.
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Selecting a term
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