Welcome to VaBoozNews!

Welcome to VaBoozNews. This site is the continuation of the writing I began with AshlandBoozNews. As I continue to explore the Craft Spirits scene in Virginia, I got more of a state wide focus. This site will continue to be Spirit and Beer heavy ( reflecting my own interests) along with Cideries, Meaderies, and some wineries.


Thanks Again for stopping by! Karl

Steam Bell (secret) preview

Went to Steam Bell Brew works in Midlothian, Va for their ‘secret’ opening. They had 3 beers,  one sold out before I could try it. Of the 2 I tried, 

The “Grisette” saison: very drinkable, lots of flavors. This is the beer I had 2 of! Just a great session beer

The “Time is Money” IPA: great nose, which is one of the things I look for in an IPA. Not bitter, again very drinkable. Would be a great one to introduce people to the style without burning their taste buds. I love IPAs, hop bombs incuded. I still liked this beer. Good flavor, very balanced. But people who say ‘ I don’t like IPAs’ should still try this.

Great place, friendly vibe, neat pictures on the wall. Southside now has a kick ass brewery!


Welcome to Ashlandbooznews. I hope you get info you can use about beer, wine, spirits and events in Ashland, Hanover, RVA, and Central Virginia.

I focus mostly on local products but have some friends in other areas as well, so you may see their info on here as well.

Thanks for checking it out..should only get better!