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Nov 3, 2017

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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Nov 2, 2017

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 […]

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Nov 1, 2017

Alewerks Lover’s Greed

I’ve enjoyed many brews from Virginia’s Alewerks Brewing. Most have been solid efforts while a few others have left not so impressed. […]

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Oct 31, 2017

Powers Brewing Bourbon Barrel Aged Achilles Yarrow Porter

I’ve visited Powers Farm & Brewery on several occasions since my initial outing back in June, but this is the first time […]

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Oct 30, 2017

Reason Beer Pale

Reason Beer’s Blonde served as a decent introduction to the company that showed promise of things to come. When I purchased that […]

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Oct 27, 2017

Reason Beer Blonde

Reason Beer — out of Charlottesville, VA — officially launched just this year. The brewery may be brand new on the scene, […]

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Oct 26, 2017

Ardent Saison

Richmond, Virginia’s Ardent Craft Ales has been around a few years now, but this is the first time I’ve crossed paths with […]

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Oct 24, 2017

Stone Vengeful Spirit IPA

Stone Brewing’s latest seasonal release is Vengeful Spirit IPA. The 7.3% ABV (57 IBU) brew continues the company’s tropical fruit-forward trend as […]

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Oct 23, 2017

Surly Darkness

Like most fans of any one particular beer style, I have a list of those brews that I would love to get […]

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Oct 20, 2017

Big Boss Bourbon Barrel-aged Tavern Ale

In my recently posted review for Big Boss’ Saints on Raspberries (and via Twitter) I mentioned that, based on the packaging date […]

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Oct 19, 2017

Clown Shoes Crasher in the Rye 2017

Clown Shoes Brewing makes some pretty damn good stouts. For the 2017 iteration of their Crasher in the Rye (11.5% ABV), the […]

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Oct 18, 2017

Big Boss Saints on Raspberries

I was pretty surprised when a box from North Carolina appeared on my earlier this week. I wasn’t expecting anything from any […]

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