6 Virginia Beers You Should Try


1. Barrel Aged Vanilla Porter, Three Brothers Brewing


800 North Main St., Harrisonburg, Virginia 22802
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Robust roastiness blended with vanilla and bourbon/oak. A delicious spin off of their Elementary Porter. Aged in bourbon barrels, which first had their Resolute Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout.

2. Flying Mouse 5, Flying Mouse brewery

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221 Precast Way, Troutville, Virginia 24175
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Bartleby’s brew of choice. The Flying Mouse 5 has a tint of crimson to it, not quite an amber or red, but something all of its own. The perfect companion to watch the world go by.

3. Red Clay IPA, Sunken City Brewing Company


40 Brewery Drive, Hardy, Virginia 24101
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Crack open a can of Red Clay IPA and celebrate the spirit of the SUNKEN CITY. Red Clay IPA is an aggressive American style India Pale Ale. Brewed with seven different types of malts, it boasts a magnificently heady malt gusto and a color reminiscent of the red soil prominent in Franklin County, Virginia. We also employ a large charge of hops to give this formidable beer a highly pungent spicy, floral and citrusy aroma and flavor. Red Clay IPA ends up being a complex, yet highly drinkable and enjoyable ale.

4. Archie, Beer Hound Brewery

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6420 Seminole Trail U1, Barboursville, Virginia 22923
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Archie is an American Brown Ale. Archie pours a rich dark brown color with a thick off-white head that lasts and leaves a nice lacing on the glass. It features an aroma that contains hints of citrus and bakers chocolate. Archie’s flavor provides a burst of citrus hop character and balances with a subtle caramel and bread notes. You will have to Stakeout a place at the bar for this complex ale.

5. Backpack Wheat, Adventure Brewing Company


33 Perchwood Dr, Unit 101, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22405
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This refreshingly smooth wheat quenches your thirst at the end of a hard day of work. A traditional german styled wheat, no slice of orange is needed.

6. Roy’s Big Bad Brown Ale “Triple B”, Rusty Beaver Brewery


18043 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Ruther Glen, Virginia 22546
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Rich Brown Ale with deep chocolate tones. 2 row malt, Belgium Chocolate malt and 40L Caramel Malt with Cascade and Northern Brewer hops. Named after the song Roy by one of their favorite bands, The Southern Belles of Richmond, VA.

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