12 Virginia Beers To Taste This Week


1. Mad Hopper, Chaos Mountain Brewing


Callaway, Virginia
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This IPA is brewed with 6 varieties of hops. After fermentation it is dry hopped giving it that wonderful citrus aroma. The full flavor offers just the right amount of bitterness and great citrus hop nose that makes you come back for more.

2. Of ,By ,For, Three Notch’d Brewing Company


Charlottesville, Virginia
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This all American lager is a light, crisp refreshing beer that is single-hopped with Sterling hops.

3. Winter Pecan Porter, O’Connor Brewing Co.


211 West 24th St, Norfolk, VA 23517
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The Winter Pecan Porter is a traditional English-style Porter infused with Toasted Pecans. It is full-bodied with a semi-sweet flavor that finishes off with hints of toasted pecans. Pefect for the winter months.

4. Kilt Flasher, Devils Backbone Brewing Company


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This 2013 Virginia Craft Brewers Fest Bronze Winner is a Scotish-Style Wee Heavy Ale that is deep ruby in color, full in body wih flavors of caramel and sweet malts.

5. Oatlands Oatmeal Ginger Stout, Corcoran Brewing Co.


Purcellville, VA
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Oatlands Oatmeal Ginger Stout is a stout with more body from the flaked oatmeal, and the added flavor of fresh ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg.

6. Get Bent Mountain IPA, Parkway Brewing Company


Salem, Virginia
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Get Bent Mountain IPA is a light bodied, west coast-styled IPA with a delightful bready character balanced by lots of citrusy hops.

7. Porter, Port City Brewing Company


3950 Wheeler Ave, Alexandria, VA 22304
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This beer shows bittersweet flavors of coffee and dark chocolate, with a very complex malt character enhanced by yeast fruitiness. It pours ink black with a rich, long lasting brown lace in the head.

8. Forbidden, Hardywood Park Craft Brewery


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Forbidden is a Belgian Wit Blended with Red Dragon Fruit!

9. Slingshot, Center of the Universe Brewing


Ashland, Virginia
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The COTU Kölsch is created using Pilsner malts with a touch of German Munich malt. The resulting straw-colored beer is both light in body, but balanced with the subtle hop spiciness of German Tettnang hops. This is an easy to drink lighter style craft beer that is a general crowd pleaser.

10. Shakedown Imperial Chocolate Cherry Stout, Starr Hill Brewery


Crozet, VA
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Shakedown Imperial Chocolate Cherry Stout is a full-bodied imperial stout with cherries and dark chocolate blended into the beer during fermentation. Aromas of bittersweet chocolate and subtle fruit delight the senses. Tartness from the cherries balances the smooth cocoa sweetness. Malty, chocolate and dark fruit flavors create a rich and complex beer that is meant to be savored slowly.

11. Cairns’ Wee Heavy, Midnight Brewery


2410 Granite Ridge Rd, Rockville, VA 23146
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This seasonal offering is Midnight Brewery’s annual tribute to the Cairns family’s Scottish heritage. Intense malt sweetness is balanced by a subtle, spicy hop note. Pairs well with roast pork, sausage, or bread pudding.

12. Dry Stout, Wild Wolf Brewing Company


2461 Rockfish Valley Hwy., Nellysford, Virginia 22958
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This stout is a deep brown in color and has a beautiful tan head. It is medium bodied and has a creamy character. The coffee like aroma with slight chocolate notes is followed by a medium hop bitterness. This beer is remarkably smooth.

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