9 Awesome Beers In Central VA And Shenandoah Valley


1. India Pale Ale, Blue Lab Brewing Company

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123 S Randolph St, Lexington, VA 24450
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Blue Lab Brewing Company’s flagship IPA is not a tounge-splitter but remains true to the original style of an English India Pale Ale with just enough residual sweetness to moderate the alcohol and hop bitterness. This is an easy drinking IPA that is still satisfying to the IPA aficionado.

2. Sandbar, James River Brewing


561 Valley St, Scottsville, VA 24590
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The perfect beer for a warm early spring day or in the heat of summer. Great during or after tubing or fishing on the James River, while watching your favorite sporting event or a refreshing reward after mowing the lawn. Light malty body, clean hop finish.

3. Old Yella, Beer Hound Brewery


201 Waters Pl #102, Culpeper, VA 22701
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Old Yella is an American Wheat Ale that pours a cloudy amber with a thick rich white head. Old Yella presents aromas of citrus and light hints of baking bread. It is an easy drinking beer that balances the bready sweetness with a bracing bitterness and offers a smooth, easy drinking flavor that does wonders to quench your thirst. Get some Old Yella while it is still alive and kicking.

4. ‘Til Sunset Session IPA, Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery


4100 Knolls Point Dr., Goochland, Virginia 23063
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Golden in color, light in body and delightfully hoppy in all the right ways. ‘Til Sunset is the session beer hop heads have been waiting for. Low in ABV and high in hop flavor and aroma. Generously hopped with American Centennial and dry hopped again with even more Centennial for a fantastic hop flavor profile. Hand crafted to be enjoyed responsibly ‘Til Sunset.

5. Reilly’s Red Ale, Devils Backbone Brewing Company


200 Mosbys Run, Roseland, VA 22967
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Return of brewer Aaron Reilly’s legendary rye ale, a slight hazy orange-hued beer with spicy and earthy notes coming from the use of rye malt, English Fuggle hops and English Ale yeast. A complex yet easy drinking ale.

6. Über Pils, Blue Mountain Barrel House


495, Cooperative Way, Arrington, VA 22922
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A beer whose simplicity of elements belies its complex spirit. Pilsener malt, noble Hallertau hops, lager yeast, and deep well water. By scaling up these simple ingredients they’ve turned the German pilsener “imperial” and made one of the world’s most refreshing styles of beer bigger, rounder and even more enjoyable.

7. Black Rabbit Stout, Queen City brewing


834 Springhill Road, Staunton, VA 24401
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A true stout‎ with a little hop!

8. Bold Rock Hard Cider


1020 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Nellysford, VA 22958
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From the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains at Wintergreen, Virginia, comes this crisp and refreshing hard cider crafted with care useing Virginia apples. From backyard barbecues to elegant evenings, Bold Rock’s Virginia Apple goes with good times. Best served stone cold or over ice.

9. Drift, Three Brothers Brewing


800 N Main St, Harrisonburg, VA 22802
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Escape the mundane with this citra-based session IPA, the perfect beer to end a workday or to carry you through a weekend with friends. A heavy, dry-hop and pristine finish make Drift the ideal indulgence for any time, every time. Serve cold and enjoy with friends!

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