Recent Press

Richmond Bride - The A-List” — Richmond Magazine, Local Beer to Serve at Your Wedding, February 2019

2018: The Beer In Review” — Brightest Young Things, Compiled By Phil Runco, December 2018

America’s Craft Beer Scene Is Booming. So, Here Are the Best Beers of 2018” — Fortune, December 2018

The 50 Best Beers of 2018” — Vinepair, December 2018

Local breweries earn accolades at the Great American Beer Festival” — Richmond BizSense, September 2018

This brewery is making beer with ancient wine from a former Supreme Court justice” — Vinepair, By Cat Wolinski, September 2018

Richmond brewery to attempt drink with John Marshall’s historic Madeira” — WTVR CBS6, By Greg McQuade, September 2018

"Brewtal Truth: Dave Witte’s Food, Beer & Metal Life" — Decibel Magazine, By Adem Tepedelen, February 2018

"Eight family-friendly Richmond breweries" — Richmond Times-Dispatch, By Liz Becker, February 2018

2018 Elby Awards: Brewery of the Year — Richmond Magazine, February 2018

"The wild and scientific nature of Ardent Craft Ales’ Sour production" — Richmond Times-Dispatch, By Andy Garrigue, February 2018

"The World’s Top 10 Beer Destinations for 2018" — VinePair, By Cat Wolinski, January 2018

"Ardent doubles brewing capacity with push northward" — Richmond BizSense, By Mike Platania, October 2017

"Is This America's Next Great Beer Town?" — Men's Journal, By Elliott Smith, October 2017

"Richmond’s Reservoir Distillery and Ardent Craft Ales collaborate on state’s first distilled craft beer" — The Virginian-Pilot/Hampton Roads Growler, September 2017

"Hoppin Down Richmond’s Beer Trail" — Viva Tysons Magazine, By Renee Sklarew, July 2017

"The Art of Tart" — Richmond Magazine, By Robey Martin, June 2017

"Eleven local breweries capture awards in Virginia Craft Beer Cup" —, June 2017

RVA Beer Show, Episode 11 — WRIR 97.3 FM, June 2017

"Ardent Craft Ales buys its building, plans expansion in Scott's Addition" — Richmond Times-Dispatch, By John Reid Blackwell, March 2017

"Local brewery becomes its own landlord, preps for expansion" — Richmond BizSense, By J. Elias O'Neal, March 2017

Nominated "Brewery of the Year," 2017 Elby Awards — Richmond Magazine, December 2016

"Our Next Vice President's Favorite Place to Drink" — Men's Journal, October 25, 2016, by Joshua Bernstein

"For a Sip of Richmond's Exploding Beer Scene, Head to One Neighborhood" — Washington Post, October 15, 2016, by Fritz Hahn

Best New Brewery, Second Place — Richmond Magazine, August 2016

"Richmond Winners at 2016 Virginia Craft Brewers Cup Awards" —, August 2016

"An Ardent Expansion" — Richmond BizSense, By Michael Thompson, June 2016

Best Local Brewery, Second Place — Style Weekly, May 2016

"Big Craft Beer: Good for the Local Guys?" — WVTF Radio IQ, By Mallory Noe-Payne, May 2016

"Where to Travel for Food in 2016" — National Geographic, By Megan Heltzel Weiler, January 2016

"City Guide: Richmond" — Southern Living, December 2015

"An Actually Useful Guide to Richmond, Virginia" — Bon Appetit, By Elyssa Goldberg, October 2015

Best Local Brewery, Second Place — Style Weekly, May 2015

"Class of 2014" — Beer Advocate, By Justin Kennedy, January 2015

"Virginia Brewery Whips Up 300 Year-Old Beer Recipe" — Food & Wine, By Mike Pomranz, December 2014

"Scott's Addition: Becoming A Neighborhood" — Richmond BizSense, December 2014

"Virginia Brewery Taps 300-Year-Old Beer Recipe" — Associated Press, By Michael Felberbaum, December 2014

"The Time is Ripe For Brewing Historical Beer" — Richmond Times-Dispatch, By Lee Graves, December 2014

"History of Beer in Richmond" — WTVR CBS6, By Greg McQuade, November 2014

"Fall Beers & Events" — The Flave, River City Radio, September 2014

"Ten New Southern Breweries" — Garden & Gun, August 2014

"The $20 Diner Visits Richmond For Washington Redskins Training Camp" — Washington Post, July 2014, By Tim Carman

"Balance Is Beautiful" — Style Weekly, July 2014, By Brent Baldwin

"Countdown in on for Redskins Training Camp in RVA" — WTVR CBS6, July 2014 

"Sunday Q&A With Founders of Ardent Craft Ales" — Richmond Times-Dispatch, July 2014, By Jacob Geiger

"Toast Independence Day with a Local Brew" — Richmond Times-Dispatch, July 2014, By Lee Graves

"Ardent Craft Ales Draft Beer Pub Crawl Today" — RVA News, June 2014

"Scott’s Addition: Richmond’s New Watering Hole" — Richmond BizSense, June 2014, By Burl Rolett

"Beware the Consumption of Ardent Craft Ales" —, June 2014, By Annie Tobey

"Ardent Craft Ales Set to Serve on Friday" — RVA News, June 2014, By Richard Hayes

"Trio Ardent About Crafting Beer" — Richmond Times-Dispatch, May 2014, By Lee Graves

"Day Trips: Brew Trail" — Northern Virginia Magazine, April 2014

"Ardent Aims for May Opening" —, March 2014

"Celebrating the Craft Beer Boom" —, January 2014

"RVA Beer Watch" —, January 2014

"Start It Up" — Richmond Magazine, November 2013

"Ardent Signs a Lease" —, September 2013

"Brewing in Scott's Addition" — Richmond BizSense, September 2013

"Brewing Renaissance in Richmond" — Richmond Times-Dispatch, March 2013