10 Great Virginia Beers To Check Out


1. Rhin O’ Fest Marzen, Lost Rhino Brewing Company


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A beer designed for the funfair of traditional German culture (which wouldn’t be complete without beer). This Marzen amber lager is an excellent companion to Autumn’s first chill with its full body, malty flavors and a clean, dry finish.

2. Fightin’ Parson’s Pale Ale, Wolf Hills Brewing


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A frontiersman and early settler, Rev. Charles Cummings was dubbed the Fightin’ Parson due in equal measure to his experience battling local native tribes as well as his affinity for resting his rifle on the pulpit during sermons. Like its namesake, Fightin’ Parson’s Pale Ale is an American original. It offers a strong malt background in order to balance intense and complex hop additions. After generous hopping during brewing, we dry hop after fermentation with Simcoe and Amarillo to provide a grapefruit, citrus aroma and flavor.

3. Pocahoptas, Center of the Universe Brewing


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This hop forward India Pale Ale features four different hops from the Pacific Northwest combined with a base of imported English 2-row barley and Crystal malts. Dry-hopped for additional hop flavor and aroma.

4. Dark Abbey, Devils Backbone Brewing Company


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This Belgian beauty is mysteriously alluring with sultry flavors of brown sugar, plum and spices. The dark burgundy hued ale has a rich, deep flavor.

5. Chesapeake Pale Ale, Alewerks Brewing Company


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This dry-hopped Pale ale is golden in color with a pleasant citrus hop aroma followed by flavors of light malt and American hops. Finishes smooth with a light hop finish.

6. Capital Trail Pale Ale, Hardywood Park Craft Brewery


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Citrus peel, fresh cut grass and a hint of pine needles greet your senses as you approach this refreshingly balanced, dry-hopped American-style pale ale. This beer is dedicated to the hard work of the volunteers and supporters of the Virginia Capital Trail Foundation. Joining the historic and current capitals of Jamestown and Richmond, the Virginia Capital Trail will provide 50+ miles of cycling, running and walking paths through stunning cities, parks and wilderness in the heart of the Old Dominion. Your purchase of this beer supports the Virginia Capital Trail Foundation.

7. The Admiral, Three Brothers Brewing


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This thing is big, and it’s in charge. Time to bring aboard “The Admiral”.

8. Angry Scot, Brass Cannon Brewing


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A Scottish Wee Heavy style ale that is malty and smooth with a minimal hop impact. This beer is a dark amber color with a creamy off-white head. The aroma is bready with honey-like notes that blend together like sopapillas. Full-bodied, but not too thick, this beer has all the malty sweet flavors of a traditional Scottish ale with a subtle smokiness and the added complexity of oak and imported black treacle.

9. Brown Porter, Sunken City Brewing Company


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Sunken City Brown Porter! Sunken City Brown Porter is a malt forward ale, driven by a combination of six different malts and four different hops, leaving the drinker with a complex beer of roasty and toasty malt flavor, combined with a temperate, yet intricate interlacing of old world and new world hops.

10. Woodbooger, Strangeways Brewing


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It’s no hoax. You’ve spotted the elusive Woodbooger. However, your adventure is only now beginning. Examine its habits and you’ll uncover footprints of caramel, chocolate and roasted malts with subtle traces of dark chocolate and fruit esters.

It will show you a sweet side, tempting you to let down your guard. But you must keep your wits about you, because as quickly as it reveals itself, it will vanish.

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