Ten years later, Alewerks Brewing Company focuses on the future

Ten years later, Alewerks Brewing Company focuses on the future

AleWerks Beer Williamsburg Virginia

Ten years ago Chuck Haines, a lover of fine beer, set out on a mission: to open a craft brewery in Williamsburg. That might not seem so farfetched in today’s market of kitschy craft beer. But at the time, opening a startup brewery in an industrial park wasn’t an obvious winner of an idea.

That was 2006. Today, Alewerks Brewing Company (formerly known as Williamsburg Alewerks) has taken over several buildings within Ewell Industrial Park off Mooretown Road in York County. Once a newcomer in the fledgling industry for Virginia, Alwerks is now...

Thirst no more: Great craft beer is at your doorstep thanks to Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

Hardywood Park Craft Beer Virginia

Tucked into nondescript brick buildings in a gritty, industrial neighborhood between Richmond’s The Diamond and Fan neighborhoods is a Virginia company that does everything right. Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, in just four years, has become — in our minds — Virginia’s signature craft brewery, defined not only by the tasty, “I’ll have another, bartender” quality of its craft beers but also by its business model.

Hardywood Park is that rare combination of entrepreneurial business that produces top caliber products —...

Maker’s Mark Bourbon Recipes

Is your glass half full or half empty? Either way, you’ll need more bourbon!

At Marker Nine, our bourbon’s gotta be Maker’s Mark to make it a MARKer Nine classic!


Signature Marker Nine Nor’Easter Cocktail Recipe:


1 ½ oz. Maker’s Mark

1/2oz. fresh lime juice

1/2oz. maple syrup

splash of Ginger Beer

Directions: Combine the bourbon, lime juice and maple syrup in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake 10-12 times. Strain and pour over ice in a rocks glass, or a Tervis, or whatever cup you have handy. Add a splash of ginger beer...

Recipes We Love: Oysters, Oysters, Oysters

Recipes We Love: Oysters, Oysters, Oysters

Do you know that feeling when you fire up the grill…toss a dozen or so oysters on and anxiously wait for them to pop open? At Marker Nine, we know that feeling well!

Living in a coastal community, fresh oysters are plentiful and we can assure you we take full advantage.

We hope you do, too, wherever you are. And if you do, we'd love for you to try a few of our favorite oyster recipes from some of our favorite people and places!

Chesapeake Bay Virginia Oysters

From the Waypoint Seafood and Grill kitchen to yours...try this...

A Fatty Natty in your hand and a Chesapeake Bay breeze at your back. That’s living, ain’t it?

There’s Bud Light, Miller Lite, Michelob Light and Natural Light. That’s a lot of light beer. And we’re only scratching the surface.

But to us – well, if you know Marker Nine and follow us on Facebook, to co-founder Mike Silberhorn - there’s only one choice. Natty Light. Why? It’s like summer time in a bottle. Not heavy, not deep. Light and airy – just what you want as you load up to spend a day on the Chesapeake Bay, on the beach…or just hanging by the fire on a crisp Southern,...