5 Seasonal VA Beers You Must Try!


1. Snow Blind, Starr Hill


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Starr Hill’s Snow Blind Doppelbock Lager is a full-bodied winter seasonal brew. Its massive caramel aroma belies its fresh and lightly toasted malt flavor. Sweetness dominates the front of the pallet while the beer finishes with a neutral lager taste that is clean and crisp. Snow Blind is smooth and will keep you warm throughout the winter months.

2. Isabel Chocolate Orange Bourbon Porter, Blue Mountain Barrel House


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A sublime porter aged in bourbon barrels with cacao nibs from Ghana and Spanish orange peel. The deep chocolaty nose gives way to a surprisingly light porter. Pairs beautifully with grilled foods.

3. Area 151, Wild Wolf Brewing Company

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The newest version of Area 151 is made with peaches. As expected, peaches flow from the nose and on the tongue, finishing with a touch of sweetness. Fret not, this is not a fruit beer! The peaches are just a dimension of this complex straw colored Belgian style brew.

4. Winter White, Legend Brewing Co

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Get ready for a winterized version of a classic Belgian Witbier (white beer). Legend Winter White starts with a blend of Belgian malts and wheat in the mash for a rich, sweet body and tangy crispness. Spicy hops blend in the boil with coriander and orange peel. During fermentation these flavors combine harmonically with a Belgian Trappist yeast strain (banana, pear bubblegum). The creamy mouthfeel of this unique unfiltered winter warmer pairs well with salads, seafood, poultry and pork dishes.

5. Lights Out Holiday Ale, Blue Mountain Brewery

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This holiday Old Ale features a deep malt flavor and earthy hop spiciness given by whole-flower Willamette hops. A range of English crystal malts come forward and, combined with rolled oats, finish with a medium-bodied texture.

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