Beer Review

Victory Brewing Home Grown New American Lager

I’m a big fan of lagers, as well as hoppy IPAs that employ whole-cone (or whole-flower, if you will) hops in their […]

Beer Review

Heritage Brewing Nitro Sovereign Stout

Four years ago, shortly after Manassas’ Heritage Brewing opened their doors, I made a pint of their Sovereign Stout my first purchase. […]

Beer Review

Modern Times Orderville

Modern Times Brewery started showing up on northern Virginia store shelves late June (maybe early July) and my tastebuds are better for […]

Beer Review

Troegs Bourbon Barrel-Aged Troegenator

Troegs’ Troegenator is a Barley Blog HQ favorite as the weather starts to cool and we need a little something extra to […]

Beer Review

Blackberry Farm Classic Saison

Blackberry Farm Brewery has been brewing since 2011, selling their products to guests of the adjacent luxury hotel and local restaurants. In […]

Beer Review

Flying Dog Peach Cobbler Ale

Usually, when I approach a beer with a dessert-like name — Peach Cobbler Ale, for instance — a bit of anxiety starts […]

Beer Review

Surly Brewing SurlyFest

Surly Brewing has been bucking the traditional Oktoberfest release for ten years now. The brewery’s SurlyFest may still present a decent malt […]

Beer Review

Karl Strauss Queen of Tarts

Last year, San Diego’s Karl Strauss won a handful of medals during the Great American Beer Festival including “Mid-Size Brewing Company of […]

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Wicked Weed Old Fashioned

I’ve never sat at a bar and ordered an Old Fashioned — the bourbon-based drink typically made with sugar, bitters and a […]

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Lickinghole Creek Bad Hombre Three Chopt Tripel

Lickinghole Creek’s Three Chopt Tripel is one of my favorite examples of the style brewed in Virginia — the bourbon barrel-aged version […]

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New Belgium Sour Saison

New Belgium’s Sour Saison in the latest release in their newish Belgian Reserve line of beers. This 7% ABV (18 IBU) is […]

Beer Review

New Belgium Voodoo Ranger Atomic Pumpkin Ale

I guess September isn’t too early to crack open a pumpkin ale, especially as cold as the weather has been in the […]