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Craft beers increasingly made with Virginia ingredients

Craft beers increasingly made with Virginia ingredients
Virginia’s drink industry is overflowing with more than 175 craft breweries, 14 cideries, 47 distilleries and 282 wineries, and that’s leading to more opportunities for farmers to grow ingredients.



Farm breweries infusing beers with homegrown ingredients

Farm breweries infusing beers with homegrown ingredients
French Toast brown ale made with six-row Thoroughbred barley and Throatlatch Imperial Farm IPA with Cascade and Nugget hops fresh from the farm are among the products farm breweries are crafting with homegrown ingredients.



Hops conference planned for growers, brewers

The South Atlantic Hops Conference for hops growers, brewers and others with an interest in the hops industry will be held March 24 and 25 at the Crown Plaza Resort in Ashville, N.C.



‘From the dirt to the glass,’ farm brewery focuses on a homegrown, farm-malted product

‘From the dirt to the glass,’ farm brewery focuses on a homegrown, farm-malted product
At Wood Ridge Farm in Nelson County, growing barley is the first important step in a hands-on process by which Barry Wood oversees production of craft-brewed beers served at his Wood Ridge Farm Brewery.



Hardywood, Virginia farmers team up to produce seasonal beers

Hardywood, Virginia farmers team up to produce seasonal beers
From its beginning, Hardywood Park Craft Brewery in Richmond has placed an emphasis on using local products in 
its beer.



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