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9 VA Breweries To Watch


1. Forge Brew Works


8532 Terminal Rd. Suite L, Lorton, Virginia 22079
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Forge Brew Works is a labor of love for brewer Matt Rose. As a Craft Brewery, Matt is focused on quality and small batches. They’re just happy his wife is on board with this brewing thing. Forge Brew Works, because hard work tastes better! Keep Reading

10 Hot Restaurants To Try In VA


1. Blue Light Grill, Charlottesville


120 A East Main St, Charlottesville, Virginia
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Blue Light Grill & Raw Bar offers contemporary seafood-centric cuisine on the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville, Virginia. They specialize in seasonal classics, fresh oysters, and a lively bar scene focused on custom cocktails and craft beers. Keep Reading

Top 6 Virginia Wines To Try


1. 2011 Meritage, Rappahannock Cellars


14437 Hume Road, Front Royal, Virginia 22640
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A stunningly complex and subtle “right-bank” styled red blend from the historically challenging 2011 vintage. This medium-bodied jewel begins with aromas dominated by tobacco leaf, leather, and anise, which precede flavors of candied red fruit reminiscent of strawberry-rhubarb pie, all clothed in a thin veil of vanilla, cocoa, and clove, and leading to a lingering finish with soft, enjoyable tannins. Perfect to accompany your favorite veal dish, or try with a saltimbocca venison shank. Keep Reading

6 Amazing Virginia Beers To Try


1. Revival, Port City Brewing Company, Alexandria


3950 Wheeler Ave, Alexandria, VA 22304
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Port City Revival Stout is a limited edition beer that they made with oysters from War Shore Oyster Company. Crafted by Head Brewer Jonathan Reeves, this beer is brewed in the British and Irish tradition of oyster stouts. They steep War Shore’s Chesapeake Bay oyster shells in the brewing water to add mineral content and then add the oysters and their liquor to the brew during the boil. The oysters add a subtle whiff of a sea breeze, a slight briny character and a smooth textural element to the beer. Keep Reading

7 Great Eateries In Waynesboro


1. The Green Leaf Grill

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415 West Main Street, Waynesboro, Virginia 22980
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The Green Leaf Grill is an Award winning restaurant featuring a diverse menu including New Orleans authentic craw-fish etouffee, seafood gumbo, creative vegetarian options, fun comfort food twists, gourmet pizzas with the classic build your own option, delicious paninis and so much more! They also offer fine wines including 25 local wines from the valley by the glass, craft beer, and mixed drinks! Keep Reading

5 Finger-Licking Shenandoah Valley BBQ Joints


1. Mill Street Grill


1 Mill Street, Staunton, Virginia 24401
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Mill Street Grill are well known for their Barbeque Baby Back Ribs, which are tender, fall off the bone, and glazed with a barbeque sauce that they make themselves. One customer quipped, “If Adam had your ribs there would have been no Eve.” Pigs fear them, but Mill Street Grill is not just a rib joint. They have great steaks, which they cut in house and are grilled to order. Fresh seafood arrives daily, which they grille, sauté, bake, or fry. And their assortment of pasta dishes is not only interesting, but also flavorful. Keep Reading

9 Awesome East Coast Beers To Enjoy


1. The Trader Crystal-Hopped Saison, Three Notch’d Brewing Company, Charlottesville, VA


946 Grady Avenue, Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
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This Farmhouse Ale, originating from the Northern France/Southern Belgium region, encompasses the flavors of many herbs, spices, fruits and vegetables that were historically added by the farmhands after harvest each year. The special Belgian yeast is the highlight of this beer, complemented with the single-hop of Crystal and it’s complex herbal/spice/pepper profile. Keep Reading

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