The Brew

Ashland wine company toasts to another merger

A wine distributor that has spread from Richmond up and down the East Coast announced its most recent merger on Tuesday, a deal that created a new management group comprised of employees and executives from both sides of the table.

California brewery considering RVA

A big time West Coast brewery is looking at Richmond as a potential home for a new $20 million facility.

New brewery pouring into Carytown

Garden Grove Brewing Co. plans to open at 3445 W. Cary St. this winter. It’ll be the first local startup brewery to try to tap into a major Richmond retail center.

Distiller takes another shot with vodka

Nearly a year after losing a Hardy Street facility to foreclosure, Paul McCann is ready to again pump out Cirrus Vodka – and lots of it – from a forthcoming distilling and fermenting powerhouse near The Diamond.

Downtown brewery pops the cork

Richmond’s newest brewery is ready to be tapped. Triple Crossing Brewing Co. will pour its first pints today as the downtown brewery and tasting room opens to the public. The menu at the 2,800-square-foot, South Foushee Street brewery will include the Element 79 Golden Ale, the Falcon Smash IPA, a single-hop saison and a rye… Read more »

A whiskey-fueled expansion

Summit Avenue-based Reservoir Distillery is ramping up production in its 5-year-old space to increase its total whiskey production between five- and eightfold.