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Commonwealth Aureole

I’m a sucker for a good pilsner. Regardless of the time of year, there’s just something about that crisp, snapiness that is […]

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Starr Hill Lola

Lola is the last of Starr Hill’s new brews from their Sour Series introduced this year. While the 4.7% ABV gose is […]

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Starr Hill Mariah

Mariah is the third release in Starr Hill’s Sour Series (new for 2019). The 4.7% ABV gose-style brew falls right in line […]

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Starr Hill Lizzy

Starr Hill’s second release in their new Sour Series is Lizzy, a 4.7% ABV gose-style beer brewed with the juice and peel […]

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Starr Hill Roxanne

Starr Hill announced a new Sour Series with the release of their production calendar last December. Roxanne, a 4.7% ABV wheat-based ale […]

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Escutcheon Brewing Agonic Line Lager

I like a good lager, especially a Vienna-style lager. And, if Escutchon Brewing has done anything in my experiences with them, it’s […]

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Escutcheon Brewing Growler Kolsch

As I have stated more than a few times on this site, the Kolsch style holds a special spot in my drinking […]

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Starr Hill Brewery Announces 2019 Lineup and 20th Anniversary

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – (December 12, 2018) Starr Hill Brewery embarks on its 20th Year with a fresh lineup for 2019, featuring thirteen new beers, numerous Pilot Brewery releases, two new limited 12-packs, and their first ever kettle-sour series. The Sour Series will launch in Spring, with Say It Ain’t Sour…

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Starr Hill 2 Tone Vanilla Porter

I suppose with any Winter-themed variety pack, you’ve got to have a porter, right? Well, Starr Hill certainly believes so and they’ve […]

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Starr Hill Snow Blind

About this time of year, as the weather grows colder and the days shorter, my fridge starts too fill up with warming, […]

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Lickinghole Creek One Lion Imperial Stout

I love stouts like Lickinghole Creek’s One Lion Imperial Stouts. The beer is fairly big (8.3% ABV) and presents itself quite well […]

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2018 Great American Beer Festival: DelMarVa Winners

This past weekend was the 37th Great American Beer Festival in Denver Colorado. The annual extravaganza featured over 800 breweries serving over 4,000 beers to those folks that visited and participated. As for the actual competition, out of the 2,404 companies that entered 8,496 different products for evaluation, the DelMarVa…

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Commonwealth Bizango

Just the other day, I was lauding Commonwealth for their impressive Iconoclast — a damn fine double IPA. Today, I’m not necessarily […]

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Commonwealth Iconoclast

I’m a big fan of the IPAs (standard, imperial and double) that Virginia’s Commonwealth Brewing has been producing the past several years. […]

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Ardent Dark Rye

I’ve only encountered a couple of Ardent’s beers in the past couple of years. One was a collaborative effort with Stone Brewing […]

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Midnight Brewery Rockville Red

Midnight Brewery is located just northwest of Richmond, VA. The company has been around since, I believe, 2012 and yet happening across […]