Sep 17, 2020 • 43M

Lee Graves on Richmond Beer

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A town by town look at the past and present of American beer culture featuring beer writers, historians and industry professionals.
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Lee Graves, a graduate of the College of William & Mary and former career journalist, has been writing about beer since 1996, when he started a weekly beer column in the Richmond Times-Dispatch. He has written for numerous publications and has authored three books: “Richmond Beer: A History of Brewing in the River City,” “Charlottesville Beer: Brewing in Jefferson’s Shadow,” and, most recently, “Virginia Beer: A Guide from Colonial Days to Craft’s Golden Age.” In addition to writing, Graves is involved in beer history efforts and serves as president of the non-profit group Richmond Beeristoric. Graves has two daughters and lives in Richmond with his wife, Margaret.