Taste of Blue Ridge Mountains coming to Richmond

Beale's Bedford beerA brewery based at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains is bringing its beer to Richmond.

Beale’s in Bedford announced on Feb. 20 that it is expanding its distribution to the River City in March.

The brewery, which opened in June 2017, began distributing its beer to Southwest Virginia in October in areas such as Roanoke and Lynchburg.

“Lagers are seeing a resurgence,” said Beale’s brewmaster James Frazer, who is also the brewmaster at Petersburg-based Trapezium Brewing Co. “At Beale’s, our goal is to make very high-quality versions of classic beer styles and provide a counter to all of the high-ABV and quirky styles crowding the craft beer market. We are hyper-focused on quality, while at the same time making craft beer that everyone can enjoy.”

The brewery signed with Loveland Distributing for its launch into the Richmond market.

“There’s just something about grabbing a good old stubby bottle that even the most hard-core beer nerds get excited about,” Frazer said. “This style of beer is deceptively simple. I love it because it goes with everything — it’s crisp and complex, but it’s also fun to have around to go with whatever you’re eating or whatever you’re out there doing. We can’t wait to get Beale’s Gold in front of a larger audience.”

For more information, visit www.bealesbeer.com.