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Deschutes The Dissident

There have been two beers from Deschutes that I’ve been itching to try ever since they started shipping to Virginia three years […]

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Dogfish Head Oak-aged Vanilla World Wide Stout

Dogfish Head’s World Wide Stout holds a special place in my heart (and cellar). It’s one of the first big beers that […]

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Clown Shoes Breakfast Beast

Clown Shoes couldn’t have named this beer any better, not because Breakfast Beast is some sort of monstrosity, but because this blend […]

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Starr Hill Double Bass Mocha Double Chocolate Stout

The final variant in Starr Hill’s Box of Chocolates variety pack sees the brewery take their Double Bass Double Chocolate stout and […]

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Starr Hill Double Bass Peppermint Double Chocolate Stout

The second variant of Double Bass Doulbe Chocolate Stout from Starr Hill’s Box of Chocolates Stout Pack treats the special ingredient in […]

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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 […]