1. Cavalier Chocolate Stout, C’ville-ian Brewing Company
705 W Main St, Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
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Think you prefer light beers? Think again! Light-bodied and smooth with notes of cocoa and espresso, the Cavalier will make a stout lover out of anyone.
2. Night Vision American Stout, Young Veterans Brewing Company
2505 Horse Pasture Rd Suite 104, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23453
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Lighter bodied than most stouts and a touch more hop presence, that is the American way! With a dry finish and notes of roasted coffee and dark chocolate. THE DARK IS OUR ALLY!
3. Bavarian Dark Lager, Devils Backbone Brewing Company
Lexington, Virginia 24450
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German style dunkel lager. Deep brown in color, medium to full in body. with rich malty notes of toasted caramel. Finishing with malt complexity and lager smoothness.
4. Fierce Blonde, Three Brothers Brewing
800 N Main St, Harrisonburg, Virginia 22802
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A Belgian blonde/strong golden ale mixture is the perfect foundation for Brettanomyces and rum barrel-aging to impart their unique characteristics. A hint of woodiness and prevalent alcohol underlie refreshing pear notes while the smooth malts of the base beer runs throughout. Each pour offers a plethora of big yet balanced flavors that will leave you wanting only one thing… another glass.
5. New River, Lost Rhino Brewing Co.
21730 Red Rum Dr Suite 147-157, Ashburn, Virginia 20147
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Three hop additions in the boil and dry-hopped, this American-style Pale Ale offers the refreshing zest of nature through lemony, piney aromas with a touch of sweet tropical fruit.
6. Geordie Brown, Mad Fox Brewing Company
444 W Broad St Suite I, Falls Church, Virginia 22046
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A Northern English style brown ale in the tradition Of Newcastle upon Tyne hence the use of the nickname for folks of that region, known as Geordie’s. A malt accented brew made with imported English pale and crystal malts with a touch of roasted barley. Medium/light in body and very lighly hopped with the English hop varietal, First Gold. Flavors of sweet caramel and toffee with a hint of roast malt in the finish.
7. Bookworm Brown, Adventure Brewing Company
33 Perchwood Dr, Unit 101, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22405
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Adventure Brewing Company’s Bookworm Brown is a rich, malty nut brown ale that is crisp, with a hint of brown sugar.
8. Sweet Potato and Sage Autumn Ale, Ardent Craft Ales
3200 W Leigh St, Richmond, Virginia 23230
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The Sweet Potato and Sage is a farmhouse-style saison in which the warmth of the sage and the earthiness of the sweet potato blend with the continental malt backbone and subtle hop presence.
9. Hoppocalypse, Apocalypse Ale Works
1257 Burnbridge Rd, Forest, Virginia 24551
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Aroma explodes with citrus hops and does not stop! Hops in the beginning, middle and end. Hopped as much as a double IPA but perfectly balanced with Munich malt to give both hopheads and malt lovers the best of both worlds. Say no to the bland beer of the past and welcome the future of flavor!
10. Sunktoberfest, Sunken City Brewing Company
40 Brewery Dr, Hardy, Virginia 24101
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Sunktoberfest Lager is a festive amber lager brewed in celebration of the fall season. It’s deep orange hues reflect the colors of the changing autumn landscape and the higher alcohol warms the body against the cooler evenings. Sunktoberfest’s complex malty body mixed with a healthy dosing of old world hops creates a rich and balanced beverage that will last you well into the winter months.
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