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Starr Hill Double Bass Chipotle Double Chocolate Stout

Starr Hill Double Bass is a tasty, rich stout packed with a surprising earthy character that I enjoyed a good deal. And […]

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Commonwealth Marshmallow Eyes IPA

I’m not typically a fan of gimmicky beers or brews that incorporate silly adjuncts into their recipes, but I still picked up […]

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Alewerks Bourbon Barrel Porter

I’ve imbibed in Bourbon Barrel Porter, a 9% ABV (40 IBU) treat of a beer from Virginia’s Alewerks Brewing, a few times […]

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Almanac Splendid Population

I’m a big fan of the sour beers that Alamanac has been shipping to Virginia lately. The bottles are attractive and certainly […]

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Maui Brewing Imperial Coconut Porter

I’m not a fan of coconut — it’s just a flavor that I’ve never fully enjoyed. That said, I absolutely love the […]

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Captain Lawrence Tears of Green

I was on the hunt for a few stouts on a recent beer run when I happened to spy a four-pack of […]

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Old Ox Brewery Hipmonk

Old Ox’s Hipmonk is a Belgian-style dubbel that was brewed using “secrets of the legendary Trappist brewers.” Or at least, that’s what […]

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Ommegang 20th Anniversary Ale

Five years ago, I was a bit underwhelmed with Ommegang’s XV Anniversary Ale. It was a solid brew, don’t get me wrong, […]

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Parkway Brewing Save the Galaxy

I’m a big fan of Parkway Brewing’s Baltic porter, Raven’s Roost. It’s a beer that frequently shows up in my fridge especially […]

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Brothers Local Roast

Brothers Craft Brewing makes an oatmeal stout called Local Remedy. In order to brew their Local Roast, the company takes that stout […]

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Surly Abrasive Ale

Surly Brewing is no stranger to hops. They’ve got their 16 Grit (a double IPA), their Xtra-Citra (hop-forward pale ale) and, of […]

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Crux Fermentation Better Off Red

I’ve only encountered a couple of Crux Fermentation beers since they’ve started shipping to Virginia. All have been pretty decent, but none […]