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Oct 1, 2011

Virginia Breweries Medal at Great American Beer Festival

The winners list for this years Great American Beer Festival has just been announced. You can check all the winners out here. […]

Sep 12, 2011

No More “The”

There’s been one major issue with this site as we slowly approach it’s fifth birthday this upcoming December. The problem has been […]

Sep 2, 2011

Session #55: Label, Coaster and Cap Art

Running The Barley Blog is a hobby — a tasty, tasty hobby. The full time job has me fully immersed in Web […]

Aug 26, 2011

Beer Photo: Hop Harvest

Reuters Pictures I love finding photos like this on the Interwebs. Above, we’ve got a great shot of a few hard working […]

Aug 2, 2011

Too Many Beer Glasses?

So, I’m a sucker for beer glassware. I don’t go out of my way to hunt down a rare or specific piece, […]

Jun 8, 2011

Beer Cooler Set-up

A couple of weeks ago, before the real heat of a Virginia Summer had fully kicked in, I noticed that the temperature […]

Mar 30, 2011

Great Divide Brewing Pulls Out of Parts of Virginia

In a report from BeerNews.org, it appears as though Colorado-based Great Divide Brewing will be pulling out of central and southern Virginia, […]

Mar 17, 2011

The Barley Blog Goes Mobile

I’m addicted to web traffic stats. There isn’t a moment when I don’t have real time reports running on any of the […]

Mar 15, 2011

The Famous “Pliny The Elder”

Apparently, The Famous is a band that likes to make the rounds are various beer events and festivals and now… blogs. To […]

Mar 9, 2011

Beer Madness 2011

The Washington Post’s fifth annual Beer Madness tournament is back and bigger than ever. Expanding to 64 beers this time around the […]

Mar 4, 2011

The Session #49: Regular Beer

Had you asked me what my go to beer — you know, that beer that’s always in the fridge as your standard, […]

Feb 4, 2011

Cork & Fork in Gainesville, VA

There’s a small wine shop just down the road from my home that I usually frequent for my craft beer purchases. The […]