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Flying Dog Plans Farmworks Brewery in Virginia

Author: David From http://www.musingsoverapint.com/ • Dec 20th, 2014
   Category: Blog Entries.Local
Flying Dog is one of my favorite breweries, and I always look forward to trying their new beers. I've reviewed so many of the Maryland brewery's beers, I've often wished they were a Virginia brewery! Soon, that wish will have some basis in reality.
Flying Dog Announces Plans for Farmworks Brewery, a Unique Farm Brewery Destination in Virginia
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 18, 2014

Frederick, MD – Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe was on hand at Shadow Farm, a 53-acre farm in Lucketts, Va., last month for a historic announcement on plans for Lucketts Mill Hopworks, the State of Virginia and the mid-Atlantic’s first commercial-scale hops production and processing facility.

Building on that announcement, Flying Dog Brewery out of Frederick, Md., is nearing the final stages of a partnership to create a separate and unique farm brewery destination on that same property. The project, Farmworks Brewery, is set to open in summer 2015.

Jonathan Staples, who launched James River Distillery in Richmond earlier this year, purchased Shadow Farm with the hopes of growing hops and other ingredients necessary for brewing and distilling. The property sits on the north side of Lucketts, just west of Rt. 15. Staples’ unparalleled vision for local agriculture attracted Flying Dog to add a brewing dimension to the operation.

“We are really excited to have Flying Dog on board at Shadow Farm,” Staples said. “They are a world-class brewery and they are the perfect partner to bring Virginia’s agriculture to life through a different and distinct experience that will offer a new array of fascinating beers.”

Farmworks Brewery, which will be owned and operated by Flying Dog, will be situated on approximately 5 acres of the property and will include a 15-barrel brewhouse, cellar, coolship and tasting room and hospitality area, along with an extensive barrel-aging and sour beer facility. With a selection of beers unique to Shadow Farm, it will be a separate and distinct experience than Flying Dog’s existing brewery, which is located just 17 miles north of Lucketts in Frederick.

“At Farmworks Brewery, we plan to bring the same brewing energy, passion and talent that our fans have grown to love from Flying Dog,” Flying Dog COO and Brewmaster Matt Brophy said. “Agriculture is such an important part of brewing, and having access to the resources at Shadow Farm will allow us the freedom to experiment and innovate with a whole new collection of beer styles. It’s a unique setting, and we plan on brewing some pretty unique beers.”

Flying Dog will focus its energy on highly-experimental beers at Farmworks that will include robust barrel aging, wild fermentation and sour beer programs. Farmworks will also utilize the onsite hops and farming resources to craft recipes for beers made with local Virginia ingredients.

Lucketts Mill Hopworks, which will be operated by Cumberland, Md.-based Organarchy Hops, will be supplying Farmworks, as well as other regional breweries, with annual crops of Virginia-grown hops. It will also provide a central location where growers will be able to bring their crops for processing and packaging. The 10,000-square-foot facility will house top of the line equipment and handling procedures required but out of the budget for the small grower.

"Creating this facility opens up the door for all growers to focus on their crop and expanding their yards instead of shelling out thousands of dollars for their own equipment," Organarchy owner Solomon Rose said. "We are now able to assist new growers with processing and supply chain management, as well as work hand-in-hand with area universities on how to grow quality hops in this region." 
This will be a great addition to the Virginia beer scene. The brewery, to be located just north of Leesburg, is set to open in Summer 2015. I'm looking forward to visiting.


Storms-R-Us 2014-12-20 12:58:00

Author: Chris White From http://stormsrus.blogspot.com/ • Dec 20th, 2014
   Category: Blog Entries.Local
Anybody for a high shear / low CAPE setup on Christmas Eve?
Skew T sounding near Danville VA
Anybody?


What is the Cost for Virginia Reckless Driving?

Author: marketing From http://www.andrewflusche.com • Dec 18th, 2014
   Category: Blog Entries.Local

There are so many factors to consider in a reckless driving case. Not only do you have court costs and lawyer fees, but you could see a spike in your insurance rates. That’s why you should contact me today what see what options you have.


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Stealing the Flying Dog Glass

Author: David From http://www.musingsoverapint.com/ • Dec 18th, 2014
   Category: Blog Entries.Local, Events
Tuesday evening the Flying Dog RV was spotted outside Capital Ale House. The occasion was a Flying Dog "Steal the Glass" night, featuring four Flying Dog beers served in an attractive etched glass. How could we resist going in?

The four beers featured were Bloodline IPA, Hoppy American Wheat, Kujo Coffee Stout and Gonzo Imperial Porter on Nitro. All excellent beers that we've had before. I opted for the Bloodline Blood Orange IPA and Colleen selected Hoppy American Wheat.



Bloodline IPA seemed to be the most popular selection, based on comments I heard at the bar. It's a bright, citrusy IPA that's quite refreshing. I posted a full review of the beer previously. Equally enjoyable was the Hoppy American Wheat. A blend of a bitter IPA and a wheat beer, this member of the Brewhouse Rarities series is a unique take on the traditional wheat beer. More info can be found in this previous review.

Flying Dog beer peddlers Adam and Pete were there to talk about the beers. I got a chance to chat with them a bit about Flying Dog's plans for the upcoming year. Let's just say I'm looking forward to enjoying some interesting beers from the brewery in 2015.

And those cool etched logo glasses? We decided we really needed a set of four, so we enjoyed another round of our selected beers with Capital Ale's tasty, and huge, Lamb Gyro Burger. It was a fitting finish to a fun day that included a fun visit to the range.


Fight Virginia DUI Refusal on Private Property

Author: marketing From http://www.andrewflusche.com • Dec 17th, 2014
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Were you charged with refusing a breath test after being arrested on private property? Contact me today to discuss if you can beat the charge.


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Lunchtime Smoke & Noise

Author: David From http://www.musingsoverapint.com/ • Dec 17th, 2014
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Astute readers would rightly assume by the dearth of posts recently that my time for "fun stuff" has been painfully limited. Being unable to enjoy any trigger time since my range trip on Thanksgiving Day has been especially frustrating. In search of relief, Tuesday afternoon I decided to head up to the Indoor Range in Stafford during my lunch hour. I wasn't sure I'd be able to get in; I had the same idea last Friday, but when I arrived I saw 16 cars in the parking lot, at a 14 lane range, and gave it a pass! On this day, I was in luck as there were only a few other folks there.


I spent about 30 minutes shooting at various distances and speeds. Even with the light turned on above the bench, the shooting booths are still dark. Seeing my black sights against the black target was difficult at times, but it was fun and I was pretty pleased with the holes in the paper.

Given the lack of range availability at the local outdoor club, I'll probably start making the indoor range a regular stop. I am not a fan of being unable to see what's going on in the other bays, but it beats not shooting at all. The range is close enough to my office that I can get there, shoot, and be back at my desk in an hour. (Well okay, a padded hour.)

Smoke, noise, muzzle flash. It all makes for a fun lunch break.

And brass at my feet.


Potential poster photo from 15 Jul 2014 chase

Author: Chris White From http://stormsrus.blogspot.com/ • Dec 16th, 2014
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Each winter over the past several years I have chosen two storm chase photos that I've taken and have printed and framed them to hang in my "chase gallery" (one wall of the garage). Typically one picture is from a Great Plains chase and the other is from a Virginia chase. This photo is a strong candidate for the 2014 Virginia photo:
This view is looking south at a storm approaching from the southwest. The location is about a half mile west of the metropolis of Virgilina VA.

Oh, in case you were wondering I had stopped the chasemobile in the middle of this decidedly unbusy country lane before snapping this photo.


Can You Serve Jail on House Arrest?

Author: marketing From http://www.andrewflusche.com • Dec 16th, 2014
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It does not happen often, but there are some unique circumstances that could allow you to serve your jail time on house arrest. Contact me today to see if this applies to you.


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Can my old Virginia Conviction be Expunged?

Author: marketing From http://www.andrewflusche.com • Dec 15th, 2014
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There are some gray areas in which your conviction could be expunged. Contact me today to see if I can help you.


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ODonnellWeb 2015.1

Author: Chris ODonnell From http://odonnellweb.com/ • Dec 15th, 2014
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If the site looks familiar it's because I've gone back to Pelican, which was what I was on before I started playing with Drupal. I was doing more security updates than blogging with the Drupal site, so I've gone back to a flat file site generator. I also exported my Drupal site as html files, so now everything is static; no security updates to deal with! So yes, this site does now exist as 3000+ html files. No, I have no idea if that is really a good idea. I guess we'll see.