8 Awesome Beers To Try In The CVille Area


1. Soul Shine, Starr Hill Brewing Company


5391 Three Notch’d Road, Crozet, Virginia 22932
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Soul Shine is a Belgian-style Pale Ale with an American twist. It is generously hopped with a blend of American hops to give it a distinct aroma of citrus & tropical fruit. This light-bodied beer has a crisp palate & moderate bitterness, with a spicy finish of fruity esters from the Belgian yeast strain.

2. Dry Stout, Wild Wolf Brewing Company


2461 Rockfish Valley Hwy., Nellysford, Virginia 22958
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This stout is 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.

3. Kolsch 151, Blue Mountain Brewery


9519 Critzers Shop Road, Afton, Virginia 22920
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A light German-style ale indigenous to Cologne. This ale is treated like a lager, undergoing extensive cold aging to produce a clean, crisp beer. German Pilsen and Vienna malts and Hallertau region hops lend a balanced flavor to their lightest beer.

4. Brother Barnabas Belgian Tripel, Three Notch’d Brewing Company


946 Grady Avenue, Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
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Virginia is home to 1 of only 6 Belgian Monasteries in the country. Brother Barnabas is one of the oldest, living monks there. The true champagne of beers, this lightly colored, medium bodied Belgian-style Tripel is crisp, refreshing, and highly carbonated with fruity Belgian esters that give a great pear skin, apple, citrus-like profile.

5. Striped Bass Pale Ale, Devils Backbone Brewing Company


200 Mosbys Run, Roseland, VA 22967
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Golden in color with a light body and pleasant hop bouquet of traditional German hops blended with the intense citrus of American hop varieties.

6. Satan’s Pony Amber Ale, South Street Brewery


106 W South St., Charlottesville, Virginia 22902
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The most distinguishing characteristic of this amber ale is the perfect balance of hop, malt, and roasted flavors. Deceptively smooth, Satan’s Pony is their most popular selection.

7. Green Eyed Lady, James River Brewing


561 Valley Street, Scottsville, Virginia 24590
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Belgian Golden Strong, hazy and effervescent with a touch of residual sugar and a pleasant pistachio finish.

8. Pacecar Porter, Champion Brewing Company


324 6th St SE, Charlottesville, Virginia 22902
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A Robust Porter with flavors of chocolate and roasted coffee with a soft, creamy finish. Pale malt and English Goldings hops provide subtle hop character and moderate bitterness.

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