Since RVA is now one of the #1 beer destinations in the country, this is an important read for anyone that's into the local brewery scene. Whether you're a die hard home brewer or just one who enjoys the occasional cold beverage from one of the many places around town this is a great pick. Starting with the history of Virginia brewing and working up to the modern day scene, it features photos of local people, places, and beers. This would be a great read on the patio of your favorite brewery on a pretty spring day - with a beer in hand, of course!— From Andi
The story of beer and brewing in Richmond is a reflection of the well-documented and revered place the River City holds in the nation's history. English colonists imbibed together on the banks of the James River. During the Civil War, a brewery was adjacent to a hospital. Beyond historical brews such as the Krueger Brewing Company and Richbrau beer, Richmond is no stranger to the vibrant craft beer culture thriving across the nation. Area brewers, including Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, Legend Brewing Company, Midnight Brewery and Strangeways Brewing, make Richmond a beer lover's paradise. Grab a pint and join author and beer columnist Lee Graves as he recounts the frothy history of Richmond beer.