News – Starr Hill Brewery http://starrhill.com Brewed in Virginia. Enjoyed on Tour. Since 1999. Fri, 22 Sep 2017 22:23:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.2 Drumroll for the Starr City… http://starrhill.com/2017/09/14/drumroll-for-the-starr-city/ Thu, 14 Sep 2017 15:29:54 +0000 http://starrhill.com/?p=6879 So close you can taste it! If you’ve had your eye on the Pilot Brewery and Side Stage’s Instagram story, you might have caught some sneak peaks of the massive installations, murals, and advances in preparation of our Grand Opening in the Starr City. We are down to the wire — with artist Jaimie Phillips […]

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So close you can taste it!

If you’ve had your eye on the Pilot Brewery and Side Stage’s Instagram story, you might have caught some sneak peaks of the massive installations, murals, and advances in preparation of our Grand Opening in the Starr City. We are down to the wire — with artist Jaimie Phillips adding finishing touches to the local landscape, the hanging of lights, and bartenders gathered admiring the brightly colored taps like candy for grown-ups — but the finale is in sight.

The Starr City's landscape

A drumroll to the Grand Opening, Friday will welcome throngs of local media, the Roanoke City Councilors, and members of the Roanoke Regional Partnership, in a ribbon cutting and beer sampling to usher in a weekend of firsts and celebration. Later that evening, the Pilot Brewery & Side Stage will host a dinner for the Roanoke Graduate Student Association in its first private event.

On Saturday, Team Starr Hill will be joined by friends, family, and fans in a Grand Opening festivity at the Pilot Brewery & Side Stage. Local musicians Corey Hunley, Seph Custer, and Barefoot West will christen the Side Stage in its first performances. Come by to play some games on the patio, enjoy local eats courtesy of Fast Burger food truck, and sample some of Starr Hill’s latest and greatest on 23 taps!

On draft, fans and friends of the independent craft brewery can expect to taste and enjoy the familiarity of its core brands: Northern Lights IPA, The Love Wheat Beer, Grateful Pale Ale, Jomo Vienna Lager, and Double Platinum Imperial IPA. Roanokans will be thrilled for the chance to taste limited release brews never before poured in the area, such as Chipotle Double Bass Double Chocolate Stout, or rare tapping Barrel-Aged Scotch Ale that will be a draft-only selection for a limited time.

What's On Tap?

The Pilot Brewery’s Bridges neighbors will be joining the merriment, with Starbucks serving $1 ice coffees with proceeds to go to The Making Foundation, and Moe’s providing free chips and salsa. Local radio station The Alt Project will broadcast the cheers to all those who cannot attend.

Join us at noon this Saturday, September 16 as we open the doors to the #StarrCity. Click here for the details on the Grand Opening!

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Recipe: Last Leaf Pancakes http://starrhill.com/2017/09/05/recipe-last-leaf-pancakes/ Tue, 05 Sep 2017 17:01:06 +0000 http://starrhill.com/?p=6826 The best part of waking up is beer. On a crisp fall morning, our Last Leaf Maple Brown Ale is the perfect breakfast beer for both drinking and cooking. We whipped up our favorite batch of Chocolate Chip Maple Brown Pancakes, and it gave us the warm and fuzzies. You’re going to want these pancakes […]

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The best part of waking up is beer.

On a crisp fall morning, our Last Leaf Maple Brown Ale is the perfect breakfast beer for both drinking and cooking. We whipped up our favorite batch of Chocolate Chip Maple Brown Pancakes, and it gave us the warm and fuzzies. You’re going to want these pancakes around this time of year, every year, like you want pumpkin spice on everything and to rewatch Good Will Hunting. Enjoy!

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INGREDIENTS (makes 8-10)

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (or pancake mix)
  • 1 egg + 1 additional yolk
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 bottle (12oz.) of Last Leaf Maple Brown Ale
  • Butter or cooking spray
  • ¾ cup maple syrup
  • Chocolate chips for topping (optional)

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DIRECTIONS

In a bowl, add the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and baking powder, whisk to combine. In a small bowl, add the egg, the additional yolk, vanilla and the oil. Whisk until well combined. Make a well in the dry ingredients, add the egg mixture and 1/2 cup of beer to the center and whisk to combine.

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Heat a skillet or griddle until hot. Brush with melted butter or spray with butter flavored cooking spray. Pour about ¼ cup of the batter onto the hot griddle. Once bubbles appear in the middle of the pancakes and the edges start to look dry, flip the pancakes and cook on the other side until cooked through, about 5 minutes total (2.5 minutes per side).

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Take your syrup to the next level by cooking ¾ cup of syrup and ½ cup of Last Leaf in a pot on the stove over high heat for about 10 minutes, until thickened and reduced to a caramel-y syrup. A perfect pairing with your pancakes and your pint. Cheers!

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Heavy Rotation Series: Festie + Back-to-School Playlist http://starrhill.com/2017/08/31/heavy-rotation-series-festie-back-school-playlist/ Thu, 31 Aug 2017 13:22:40 +0000 http://starrhill.com/?p=6511 A great playlist is all about what’s new and what’s next. That’s why we created our Heavy Rotation Series: to keep fresh styles of beer coming your way. Up next: Festie Oktoberfest Lager, a rich and malty tribute to the great German lager. Its name invokes the German tradition of Oktoberfest, while also paying homage […]

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A great playlist is all about what’s new and what’s next. That’s why we created our Heavy Rotation Series: to keep fresh styles of beer coming your way.

Up next: Festie Oktoberfest Lager, a rich and malty tribute to the great German lager. Its name invokes the German tradition of Oktoberfest, while also paying homage to the end of the summer music festival season.

With each new release in the Heavy Rotation Series, we share a playlist of hand-picked tracks, a compilation of some of our favorite new jams and some other deep cuts we’ve seen on our festival circuit. This mix is a sprawling playlist featuring tunes that combines flavors of folk, funk, jam band, and rock to pair perfectly with a bottle of Festie. Bump these tunes on the last leg of your festival tour as you ease into cooler months and cozy fall feels.

Cheers and enjoy!

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LOCKN’ 2017 Recap http://starrhill.com/2017/08/30/lockn-2017-recap/ Wed, 30 Aug 2017 17:34:17 +0000 http://starrhill.com/?p=6762 LOCKN’ ROCKSTARR FOR A WEEKEND 2017 Cheers to the fantastic festival family we made this weekend! The Starr Hill Team had a blast hanging with friends and fans making memories, drinking beers, and gettin’ down to all the live music our bodies could handle! Until next year, let’s relive some of the best moments of […]

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LOCKN’ ROCKSTARR FOR A WEEKEND 2017

Cheers to the fantastic festival family we made this weekend! The Starr Hill Team had a blast hanging with friends and fans making memories, drinking beers, and gettin’ down to all the live music our bodies could handle!

Until next year, let’s relive some of the best moments of the festival with the sights of LOCKN’:

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Local Touches in the Starr City http://starrhill.com/2017/08/24/excitement-builds-starr-city/ Thu, 24 Aug 2017 16:29:26 +0000 http://starrhill.com/?p=6702 Updates from the #StarrCity Construction is rolling along at our Starr Hill Roanoke Pilot Brewery & Side Stage! Since our July update, major steps have been taken in the Pilot Brewery’s build. The bar has taken shape, and the gorgeous red padauk wood for its front has arrived and is awaiting assembly offsite. The keg […]

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Updates from the #StarrCity

Construction is rolling along at our Starr Hill Roanoke Pilot Brewery & Side Stage!

Since our July update, major steps have been taken in the Pilot Brewery’s build. The bar has taken shape, and the gorgeous red padauk wood for its front has arrived and is awaiting assembly offsite. The keg cooler has been built and will be adorned with the same Subway tile that embellishes the back bar.

Where Starr City's draft system was born

“The back bar will feature 23 taps, the majority of which will eventually be filled with beers brewed just a few feet away,” reports Allie Hochman, Manager of Retail Operations.

She stands with Pete Barry, Manager of Operations Maintenance, in Starr Hill’s Crozet facility’s offices drawing along a measuring tape held against a white board. This is where the draft system is born, a plan fueled by dry erase ink and local cold brew. These plans are due for installation within the next couple of weeks.

Once the final piece of drywall is up, the fun part starts!

“We’re so excited to start designing and filling the space! We’re going to carry over inspiration from our Crozet brewery, featuring old screen print concert posters and working with a Virginia muralist,” says Hochman.

Jaimie Phillips is a Roanoke native, known for her murals throughout Roanoke and Hampton Roads, Virginia. Phillips will add color and lush imagery to the wall of the Side Stage, which has just finished construction.

Among these uniquely Roanoke touches is an actual rail that Barry receives word has just arrived in the Starr City. This rail is over a hundred years old and will be repurposed as a footrail for the bar. This is one of many touches that incorporate Roanoke’s rich railtown history.

Fans and friends of Starr Hill Brewery will be thrilled to know that the Starr City opens its doors on Saturday, September 16th. Click here for more information on the Grand Opening.

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Color Crozet Recap http://starrhill.com/2017/08/07/color-crozet-recap/ Mon, 07 Aug 2017 17:42:25 +0000 http://starrhill.com/?p=6473 Cheers to everyone who came out to Color Crozet and participated in our community mural painting at Starr Hill Brewery! We’d like to extend a big thanks to our partners at The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative, as well as Margaret Via and Emily Bagdasarian for photo contributions.

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Cheers to everyone who came out to Color Crozet and participated in our community mural painting at Starr Hill Brewery! We’d like to extend a big thanks to our partners at The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative, as well as Margaret Via and Emily Bagdasarian for photo contributions.

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Celebrate Virginia Craft Beer Month 2017 http://starrhill.com/2017/07/21/virginia-craft-beer-month-2017/ Fri, 21 Jul 2017 18:16:42 +0000 http://starrhill.com/?p=6338 If Virginia is for Craft Beer Lovers, then the Brew Ridge Trail is the cradle for this craft civilization. Since 1999, we’ve been a proud pioneer of the state’s craft beer scene, honored and humbled to play a key role in its growth and impact. VA Craft Beer Month is a celebration of the passion, […]

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If Virginia is for Craft Beer Lovers, then the Brew Ridge Trail is the cradle for this craft civilization. Since 1999, we’ve been a proud pioneer of the state’s craft beer scene, honored and humbled to play a key role in its growth and impact.

VA Craft Beer Month is a celebration of the passion, creativity and local values that make the craft beer scene in the Commonwealth so unique and exciting. We’re hosting several events throughout the month of August at the Crozet Tap Room with a unique combination of beer, music and community outreach.

Also, stay tuned for updates on our Pilot Brewery & Side Stage location in Roanoke, coming soon!

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Cheers for Charity: Women’s Initiative

One dollar for every pint sold during the month of August in the Tap Room will support
the Women’s Initiative and their work to provide vital mental health services
to women regardless of ability to pay.

COMPLETE TAP ROOM EVENT SCHEDULE

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Building in the Starr City http://starrhill.com/2017/07/19/building-starr-city/ Wed, 19 Jul 2017 21:00:16 +0000 http://starrhill.com/?p=6341 Updates from the #StarrCity Things are chugging along at our highly anticipated Starr Hill Roanoke Pilot Brewery & Side Stage. “We’re in the very early stages of the build out process,” reports Allie Hochman, Manager of Retail Operations. “We’ve just cut into the concrete floors to put in the bar drainage and brewing system.” The […]

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Updates from the #StarrCity

Things are chugging along at our highly anticipated Starr Hill Roanoke Pilot Brewery & Side Stage. “We’re in the very early stages of the build out process,” reports Allie Hochman, Manager of Retail Operations. “We’ve just cut into the concrete floors to put in the bar drainage and brewing system.”

The Roanoke brewery will feature a 5-barrel brewing system, just ordered from Deutsche Beverage. This system will support a new brew every week that will be featured exclusively at the Pilot Brewery in Roanoke. Like at neighboring Roanoke breweries, customers will be able to reach out and touch the brite tanks.

“It’s important for customers to see and get to know our process. We’re excited to share the journey every new beer goes through and how we do things — our methods, where we get our inspirations…”

Once the drainage system is set, other equipment will be embedded into the concrete floors that will support the brewhouse, such as the heating system and the chiller. Next on the build list is the walk-in keg cooler, and then finally the construction of the bar.

Asked about the vision for the Pilot Brewery & Side Stage, Hochman shared that the goal was to translate the look and feel of our current Tap Room in Crozet, with a twist.

“The design elements will have an industrial vibe: reclaimed wood and metal with a concrete bar, just like at our original brewery, but will also incorporate touches that nod at Roanoke’s rail-town feel.”

For those who have had a beer in our Crozet Tap Room, look out for design elements that are unique to the Roanoke Tap Room.

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Starr Hill Brewery Releases Summer Jam Can Variety 16-Pack http://starrhill.com/2017/06/14/starr-hill-brewery-releases-summer-jam-can-variety-16-pack/ Wed, 14 Jun 2017 14:26:24 +0000 http://starrhill.com/?p=6197 CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – (June 14, 2017) Starr Hill Brewery ecstatically presents the release of Summer Jam, their first ever can variety pack hitting the road for the season of music festivals, barbeques and pool parties. The 16-pack showcases four different Starr Hill beers in 12 oz. cans, three of which make their debut in the […]

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – (June 14, 2017) Starr Hill Brewery ecstatically presents the release of Summer Jam, their first ever can variety pack hitting the road for the season of music festivals, barbeques and pool parties. The 16-pack showcases four different Starr Hill beers in 12 oz. cans, three of which make their debut in the can format for this limited release package.

Remastered Grateful Pale Ale headlines the Summer Jam set, newly remixed with more citrus hop flavor and balanced with a fuller body. The full lineup of the variety pack includes:

“We’re thrilled to release this unique package as our first can variety pack just in time for summer,” says Jack Goodall, Marketing Manager at Starr Hill Brewery. “As the temperatures rise and craft beer fans hit the road for their own summer tours, these cans are the perfect companion for any outdoor adventure.”

To pump up the summer jams, the Starr Hill team has also curated a collaborative Spotify playlist of their favorite songs for the season on their website at www.StarrHill.com/Summer-Jam. The two-hour setlist mixes new releases with classic hits and covers a wide range of musical stylings to pair with these refreshing beers and summer fun.

Summer Jam Can Variety Pack is now available in retail locations across Starr Hill’s distribution area. To find Summer Jam and other Starr Hill beers in your area, visit www.StarrHill.com/Beer-Finder.

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Born in a Charlottesville music hall in 1999, Starr Hill is an independent, regional craft brewery founded out of a passion for great beer and live music. Among the most award-winning craft breweries on the East Coast, Starr Hill has won 22 Great American Beer Festival, World Beer Cup and Great British Beer Festival medals. Starr Hill beer is distributed throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern regions.

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Starr Hill Releases Remastered Grateful Pale Ale http://starrhill.com/2017/05/31/grateful-pale-ale-remastered/ Wed, 31 May 2017 14:00:51 +0000 http://starrhill.com/?p=6100 CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – (May 31, 2017) Starr Hill Brewery has remastered their Grateful Pale Ale with an enhanced recipe, available just in time for the summer festival season. The update to one of Starr Hill’s flagship brands showcases a fruitier hop aroma, more citrus hop flavor and a smoother, fuller body. “One of our goals […]

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – (May 31, 2017) Starr Hill Brewery has remastered their Grateful Pale Ale with an enhanced recipe, available just in time for the summer festival season. The update to one of Starr Hill’s flagship brands showcases a fruitier hop aroma, more citrus hop flavor and a smoother, fuller body.

“One of our goals was to make Grateful more of an American Pale Ale, moving away from the Session IPA characteristics that focused more on hop side of the beer,” says Robbie O’Cain, Brewmaster at Starr Hill Brewery. “This new recipe really brings everything into balance with more malt body to stand up to that large hop profile.”

To remaster Grateful Pale Ale, Carafoam and Torrefied wheat were added to the malt bill for a fuller mouthfeel. A revamped hop bill features Cascade, Mosaic, Centennial and Falconer’s Flight in the kettle and dry-hop, replacing Chinook, Topaz and Columbus.

The new hop varieties, in particular Mosaic and Centennial, bring out more fruit and citrus notes in the beer. The enhanced aroma and flavor are due in large part to the hop bursting technique utilized in other recent pale ale releases from Starr Hill, most notably Northern Lights IPA and Reviver Red IPA.

“Similar to when we refreshed the recipe for Northern Lights IPA, we didn’t want to throw out the soul of Grateful,” says O’Cain. “For Grateful fans out there, this is an enhanced, balanced version of this beer that’s perfect for the warm summer months ahead.”

Remastered Grateful Pale Ale is now available on draft, in 6-pack bottles, and cans throughout Starr Hill’s distribution area. To find where Grateful Pale Ale and other Starr Hill beers are in your area, visit www.StarrHill.com/Beer-Finder.

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Born in a Charlottesville music hall in 1999, Starr Hill is an independent, regional craft brewery founded out of a passion for great beer and live music. Among the most award-winning craft breweries on the East Coast, Starr Hill has won 22 Great American Beer Festival, World Beer Cup and Great British Beer Festival medals. Starr Hill beer is distributed throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern regions.

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