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By Tiffany Holland
The Roanoke Times 

'Farm-to-glass' movement drives brewers to local ingredients


April 16, 2017

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — As rain pounded down on the roof of Rising Silo Brewery Monday night, people began to trickle in for some of its agriculture-themed beers.

One of the more popular drinks on tap was the Carrot Ginger Saison, made from carrots pulled from the earth right outside the brewery doors. Rising Silo sits on Glade Road Growing, a Montgomery County farm on the outskirts of Blacksburg. Brewery co-owner Greg Zielske regularly uses produce grown on site in beer, from squash to beets to berries. Next up, he plans to flavor a batch of brew with home-grown hot peppers.

Zielske believes...

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