Richmond Brews & Booze News

February 14th, 2019

Keeping your spirits high

Haley's Honey Meadery
Haley’s Honey Meadery


From bee-keeping to mead-making

Bee-keeping runs deep in Tonya Haley’s background; she learned it from her father. She and her husband, Mike, have added mead-making to their business of raising bees and selling honey. The tasting room, in a renovated historic section of Hopewell, serves the “honey wines” in a flight of four or individual pours. Besides basic meads (honey, water and yeast for fermentation), Haley’s offers meads with fruits – like blackberries and peaches – and other ingredients, including vanilla, with both 12 percent and 6 percent ABV meads. Guests can also purchase small plates (cheese platter, bruschetta, etc.) and honey and listen to live music. – Annie Tobey

235 E. Broadway Ave., Hopewell


Fresh beer in a full-service restaurant

With a nod to Richmond’s history in its name and an acknowledgment of craft beer’s popularity, the owners of Southern Railway Taphouse have opened a new brewpub in Shockoe Slip. The beers reflect brewer James McGraw’s German beer training and experience – think helles lager, Weiss bier and pilsner – as well as other favorites like IPA and Belgian tripel. The food meets bar food expectations – pretzels, pizza, wings, burgers and so on. Guests can also order wine, cocktails and non-alcoholic house-made sodas. – Annie Tobey

115 S. 15th St., Richmond


The most recent issue of Garden & Gun magazine included Carytown cocktail bar The Jasper in its list of “The South’s Best New Bars.” They touted the bar’s sleek interior, its wide variety of craft cocktails – including nods to history like the Quoit Club Punch – and its experienced owners. – Rachel Marsh

3113 W. Cary St., Richmond

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