Thursday, March 22, 2007

Tidewater tale

The Legendary crew at Hampton, Va pub Marker 20
I've been working the Tidewater, Virginia market these last few days in my position as Territory Manager South for the Clipper City Brewing Company. My guides have been the fine folk at my distributor here - Legendary Distributing.

The region - Norfolk, Hampton, Newport News, Virginia Beach, Williamsburg, Chesapeake, etc. - seems to be about to burgeon into a craft beer friendly area ... which, I've been told, it has not been. I'm scheduled to return in mid-May for a beer festival in Norfolk called the Town Point Park Beer Festival.

During an in-store tasting of Clipper City beers at Norfolk beer and wine shop Grape & Gourmet, I met up - quite by accident- with Christopher Jones. Chris is a freelance beer writer in the Tidewater area. He also happens to be the brother of Marty Jones, the co-owner of Oskar Blues Brewery out of Colorado.

It must run in the family - both are nice guys.

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