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Virginia Craft Beer Month

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The Virginia Tourism Corporation has it right when they say "Virginia is for Craft Beer lovers". Over the last decade, the beer business in Virginia has rapidly grown but did you know August is Virginia Craft Beer Month? After a transformative legislation passed, the month long celebration was established to honor these masterminds and their impact on Virginia's economy. Back in 2012 former Governor Bob McDonnell observed the influx in Virginia's craft beer industry and signed Senate Bill 604. This bill allowed the retail sales of beer on brewery premises and in public tasting rooms, ultimately transforming the state's industry. With the new legislation...

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Introducing Deux, A Venue by Wine Gourmet

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When done correctly, food and wine pairing can enhance your dining experience immeasurably. Once you couple expert pairings with an intimate setting, the senses are stimulated in a way that creates long lasting memories. Without further ado, allow us to introduce the perfect pairing to our store and our newest venture - Deux, A venue by Wine Gourmet. Life's smallest and biggest moments are meant to be paired with the ones you love. At Deux, we are committed to enhancing the idea of togetherness, through curated wine dinners and private events in a personalized and intimate setting.When done correctly, food and wine pairing can enhance...

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International Beer Day - ONE DAY ONLY SALE at Wine Gourmet!

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Don't miss our ONE DAY ONLY International Beer Day Sale! Mark your calendars! Next Friday, August 2nd, is International Beer Day and we're having a ONE DAY ONLY SALE to celebrate!  Stop by Wine Gourmet on August 2nd between 10:00AM - 8:00PM and enjoy 10% OFF ALL beer and beer-related accessories and 25% OFF large format beers (16oz+).

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Five BEER Cocktails for Summer

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Beer and summer just go hand in hand. That's why we've decided to highlight some delicious beer cocktails to kick off our summer festivities . We've pulled inspiration from one of our favorite cocktail books, Beer Cocktails! Check out some of our picks below and click the title for the recipe! Sump Coffee Stout Black Velvet Champagne & Stout This cocktail comes in as the dessert of our recipes and the history behind it is certainly intriguing. While this cocktail is historically mixed with Guinness Extra Stout, we like to try new things around here and explore the endless possibilities of mixology....

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The Beer-Barrel Bombers

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Today we honor all those who courageously fought for the liberation of France on D-Day. Now, 75 years later Beale’s Brewing in Bedford has given us the Spitfire Pale Ale to commemorate those who served and the little known masterminds of war time beer distribution. View this post on Instagram In honor of the 75th Anniversary of D Day, we’re releasing Spitfire, a smoked pale ale, this Thursday. • Spitfire pays tribute to the British fighter planes that dropped barrels of beer to Allied troops following the invasion. Read more on this incredible story in our bio link. • #dday...

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