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Virginia Brew Review is now Beer From Virginia

Over the last 6 years, Virginia Brew Review has been a bold endeavor with a simple mission: to talk about the best Virginia beer has to offer. We started with a simple website and a Twitter account which continued to grow and evolve over the years. The 3 of us also started reviewing the beers, taking our tasting notes and tried to convey how much we enjoyed them by scoring each one.

When we began, there was a very manageable number of breweries around the state, but that number has almost doubled and it became harder and harder to not only keep up with the new breweries, but also with the beers themselves. This meant a lot of great beers out there were not getting their just due in our eyes. Because of this, the traditional reviews and beer rating system is just not plausible now.

In addition, we are all in different places than we were when we started in 2014 and our free time is not as abundant as it used to be. It doesn’t mean that we have lost our passion for Virginia breweries & beers, we just have other things as well. While we have a little down time, it’s time to complete our change.

Because of these factors, we are retiring Virginia Brew Review and out of the spent grain Beer From Virginia is born. The biggest change is that we will not be reviewing beers, at least the way we have been doing it. It will still continue to have the same concept in talking about Virginia breweries & beer through our social media platforms, but it will be more about the beers, breweries, restaurants, and experiences with Virginia Beer more than scoring them. Therefore it would not be prudent to call ourselves a ‘brew review’, so the broader name of Beer From Virginia will be our handle from now on.

I would also like to thank Alex and Ben for all their work and dedication with the site over the years. After over 300 reviews from 70+ breweries takes a ton of time and sacrifice, but it was a labor of love. While we all have our own things going on, Beer From Virginia will be run by myself for the foreseeable future. You can still check out both of them on their social media and check out their adventures with craft beer.

Beer From Virginia will now be available on these social media platforms:





Thank you to all of the followers and people I have met along the way, and look forward to continuing on with all of you. Cheers!

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