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2015 Archive

Dec 31, 2015

Pen Druid Brewing Mystic Lamb

Early this past November, the wife and I paid a visit to Sperryville’s Pen Druid Brewing. Not only was it nice to […]

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Dec 30, 2015

Deschutes Brewery The Stoic

Earlier this year I encountered Descutes Brewery Not the Stoic, a beer with a solid depth of flavor and warmth. Now, it’s […]

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Dec 29, 2015

Highland Brewing IPA

Earlier this month Highland Brewing announced some big plans for 2016. Three year-round offerings, three new seasonal releases, two new brews in […]

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Dec 28, 2015

Sierra Nevada Hop Hunter IPA

When Sierra Nevada’s Hop Hunter was first announced back in January of this year, the brewery promised that “…for the first time, […]

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Dec 23, 2015

Schlafly White Lager

I’ve had a few white lagers (Zwickelbier) in my time, but this is the first official review I’ve done for an example […]

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Dec 22, 2015

Anchor California Lager

Anchor Brewing California Lager is the company’s nearly faithful recreation of a beer first brewed by Boca (a small brewery) during the […]

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Dec 22, 2015

Heritage Brewing Barrel Tasting

You know, every once in a while this beer blog here pays off with some exciting opportunities that most outside of a […]

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Dec 21, 2015

Alewerks Secret Admirer

Williamsburg Alewerks already makes one of my favorite double IPA from any Virginia brewery in their Bitter Valentine. And now, we’ve got […]

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Dec 18, 2015

Schlafly Grapefruit IPA

Of the two grapefruit-driven IPAs (Stone Brewing and Ballast Point) that I’ve had fairly recently, both showcased the citrusy melon to its […]

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Dec 17, 2015

Firestone Walker Velvet Merlin

Velvet Merlin is a beer that I’ve had on my watch list for quite some time, but it wasn’t until this past […]

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Dec 15, 2015

Abita Wrought Iron IPA

I’ve had many good Abita brews throughout the years, but, unfortunately, Wrought Iron isn’t quite up to par with those products. The […]

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Dec 14, 2015

Sierra Nevada Otra Vez

Wild, sour and tart beers have been making a steady climb in popularity in recent years. The examples that I have purchased […]

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