8 Charlottesville Beers You Should Try ASAP!


1. Dark Hollow, Blue Mountain Brewery


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Imperial Stout Aged in Oak Bourbon Barrels – Dark Hollow blends the miracle of two crafts— brewing and distillation— to create a work greater than the sum of its parts. This imperial stout has been aged in charred American oak bourbon barrels, patiently breathing in and out of the wood, gaining complexity, depth and character.

2. Missile IPA, Champion Brewing Company

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An American India Pale Ale, with firm bitterness and intense citrusy hop aromas. Made with 2-row pale ale malt and dry-hopped with simcoe, cascade, summit, and more for the full experience of an American IPA.

3. Vienna Lager, Devils Backbone Brewing Company


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Vienna-style Lager – 2012 Gold World Beer Cup Gold winner, 2012 Great American Beer Festival Gold Medal winner and 2009 Great American Beer Festival Silver Medal winner, Vienna Lager is an amber colored lager, medium in body with a finish that has hints of caramel and toasted nuts. This beer is brewed with four different malts resulting in its smooth malty flavor.

4. Green Eyed Lady, James River Brewing Company


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Deliberately hazy, with a touch of residual sugar, Green Eyed Lady has a bold mouth-feel, and a pleasant pistachio finish. Combined with a generous helping of Mt. Hood hops.

5. Espresso Porter, South Street Brewery


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A dark beer with a light body, served on nitrogen to give it a rich, creamy head. Shenandoah Joes’ espresso imparts perfectly balanced coffee flavor to this decadent brew.

6. Boxcarr Pumpkin Porter, Starr Hill Brewery


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Boxcarr Pumpkin Porter is a traditional English-style Brown Porter with pumpkin added to the mash. Light spicing allows the subtle flavors of pumpkin and roasty porter to shine through.

7. No Veto English Brown Ale, Three Notch’d Brewing Company


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This Northern English Brown Ale is filled with a variety of English malts giving it great caramel, nutty, toffee flavors with a touch of chocolate and even espresso. The English Hops offer the perfect balance to the complex malt sweetness, providing a earthy/grassy hop finish.

8. Exquisitely Evil Ale, Wild Wolf Brewing Company


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Here you go hopheads – we brewed this one just for you! 55+ pounds of hops, lots of local honey and a little citrus just for some added kick. Golden in color with a nice round malt middle, ending with a huge punch of hop bitterness.

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