Blacksburg plantation brewery specializes in ag-themed beers

November 5, 2015 - Picnic Time

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Jess and Greg Zielske are a owners of Rising Silo Brewery, located on Glade Road opposite from Heritage Park in Blacksburg.

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Jess and Greg Zielske of Rising Silo Brewery.

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More Cow “Bellgian” is one of a qualification brews served during Rising Silo Brewery in Blacksburg.

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Brewer Greg Zielske oversees a creation of qualification beers during Rising Silo in Blacksburg.

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The menu of qualification brews constructed by Rising Silo Brewery

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Rising Silo Brewery attracts about 60 to 80 people to a lonesome square on Friday nights.

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Rising Silo Brewery displays T-shirts and design in a daub room, that is open to a open on Fridays.



Burying a Beer in Virginia

Brewer Greg Zielske aspires to make a drink out of mixture wholly grown during Glade Road Growing.

He’s started with an “art beer” aging devise called “I Buried a Beer in Virginia.”

The impulse came from a review with Staunton-based artist Avery Cousins. The dual were deliberating a best approach to mix art and drink and Cousins told Zielske he had once review a line “I buried a drink in Tennessee in a book,” and wanted to do a same in Virginia.

So a span motionless it would be a good thought to bury 3 growlers of Ale Virginny – a green saison done wholly of Virginia ingredients. Zielske buried a growlers during a conduct of rows that will subsequent year be used to grow hops, he said.

One of a growlers had a drink and afterwards some hop-pressed paper designed by Becca Imbur, who owns Bimbur Books and Design. Written on a special paper in ink subsequent from Virginia walnuts was a outline of a drink and a project, Zielske said.

Zielske dripping a paper in a drink and forsaken a growler on a building to get a vellum out, he said.

The subsequent dual beers will stay in a belligerent for 6 months and a year. They’re a initial partial of a multi-year art and aging series. 

Each year, Zielske wants to supplement an part from a Glade Road plantation until he’s creation a drink wholly out of internal ingredients.

“It’s an examination of funeral aging and art,” he said.

Posted: Thursday, Nov 5, 2015 6:00 am

Blacksburg plantation brewery specializes in ag-themed beers

By Robby Korth
Robby.Korth@roanoke.com381-1679

roanoke.com

BLACKSBURG — Rising Silo Brewery started as an forgive to make some drink for some parched farmers, though it has developed into a smart tiny business on a hinterland of town.

The brewery is a small-batch operation, owned and operated by Greg and Jess Zielske and landowner Pat Bixler. Greg Zielske, who brews all a beer, uses tradition apparatus to broach beers in tiny batches and with a parched rancher in mind. Although he now offers a brews to a ubiquitous public, it stays a tiny operation.

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