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Virginia Beer Archive

Oct 29, 2015

O’Connor Brewing Heavy Footer Double IPA

There’s not a ton of information available for this double IPA from O’Connor brewing except that it’s been dry-hopped four times with […]

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Oct 28, 2015

Lickinghole Creek Fearnought

Lickinghole Creek’s Fearnought isn’t just named after a colonial-era stallion who pretty much started Virginia’s horse racing lineage, but is also brewed […]

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Oct 1, 2015

Sunken City Nachthexen

It’s no secret, for return readers, that I’m not a huge wheat-anything fan, but there is one style based on the grain […]

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Sep 28, 2015

Adroit Theory Devil’s Breath

Although I’ve never been a huge fan of tequila in the past, I’m finding that I’ve been enjoying it’s influence (or rather […]

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Sep 22, 2015

BadWolf Brewing Not So Cereus

BadWolf Brewing has always had fun with their brews throughout the years. Some work, some not so much — pretty much the […]

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Sep 21, 2015

Hardywood Virginia Blackberry

Behind the The Barley Blog headquarters, just along the outside of our back fence is a massive boxwood. Tangled within that gnarly, […]

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Sep 18, 2015

Old Bust Head Quickfix Session IPA

I hate the term “session IPA,” but that’s exactly what this 4.1% ABV IPA from Virginia’s Old Bust Head is — one […]

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Sep 15, 2015

Adroit Theory Imagination Atrophy

I’ve had my fair share of Adroit Theory products by now and there’s one thing that I’ve noticed that they all tend […]

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Sep 10, 2015

Old Ox Brewing Year of the Ox

It’s always nice to see a local brewery hit milestones like their first year in business, especially with a company I’ve just […]

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Sep 3, 2015

Adroit Theory This Time You Should Believe the Hype

I’ve got a buddy at work that is a member of Adroit Theory’s Black Heart Society — limited access to one-off brews […]

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Aug 31, 2015

Hardywood Vinalia Urbana

My mind isn’t always operating on all cylinders all the time. Such was the case when happening across this new brew from […]

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Aug 18, 2015

Hardywood Peach Tripel

The Belgian tripel is a beer style that typically brings a good bit of fruit character to the tastebuds via the yeast […]

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