7 Great VA Beers To Check Out


1. Purdy Mechanic, Midnight Brewery


2410 Granite Ridge Rd, Rockville, VA 23146
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“Purdy Mechanic” is a west-coast IPA brewed with Nugget and Chinook hops, and dry hopped with Simcoe and Chinook. Well balanced bitterness, flavor and aroma hops make this IPA approachable for all beer enthusiasts. Pair it with spicy fare, pizza night, or Friday night!

2. Optimal® Wit, Port City Brewing Company


3950 Wheeler Ave, Alexandria, VA 22304
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Enjoy summer year round with this refreshing take on the Belgian Wit beer. Crisp and refreshing, Optimal® Wit tastes like Sunshine and Happiness!

3. “Bloody Roots” Imperial Brown Ale, Three Notch’d Brewing Company


946 Grady Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903
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A collaboration with Adroit Theory Brewing Co. You like beer? You like Bloody Marys?? You’ll love this beer! It’s an imperial brown with honey, habanero peppers, crushed tomatoes, celery salt and horseradish!!

4. White Wolf, Wild Wolf Brewing Company


2461 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Nellysford, VA 22958
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Their take on a wheat based IPA. They started with a Wit style beer and then added just over 30 lbs of hops. Unfiltered, the beer is off white in color with a white head. Strong citrus notes on the nose leading into a slightly sweet taste, then finishing with the hop bitterness characteristic of an American IPA.

5. Brown Porter, Sunken City Brewing Company


40 Brewery Dr, Hardy, Virginia 24101
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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.

6. El Guapo, O’Connor Brewing Co.


211 West 24th St, Norfolk, VA 23517
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El Guapo, translated “the handsome one,” looks sexy, smells beautiful, and feels great! El Guapo is a medium-bodied Agave India Pale Ale with grassy citrus nose, notes of sweet caramel, and finishing with a smooth but strong bitterness.

7. Squatch Ale, Chaos Mountain Brewing


3135 Dillons Mill Rd, Callaway, Virginia 24067
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This big, malty Scotch ale presents a wealth of complex flavors. Not too dark, with a little bit of initial sweetness, it finishes dry. This beer will put hair on your chest and, like our buddy Squatch, maybe all over.

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