Top 8 Mid-Atlantic Beers To Try This Week


1. Azrael, Devils Backbone Brewing Company


200 Mosbys Run, Roseland, VA 22967
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This Belgian-inspired strong ale is medium bodied with a dry, spicy finish. Hints of apple, pear and clove from their unique Belgian Ale yeast.

2. Rye Baby, Union Craft Brewing


1700-D Union Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21211
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Rye Baby IPA ain’t for no squares! Brewed with floor malted English Marris Otter and a hefty charge of rye malts, this beer brings a spicy malt presence to the scene. But its the hops that are the stars of this hep ale. They hopped Rye Baby with copious amounts of Chinook and Simcoe hops and then dryhopped it with a blend of the two to give it an amazing hop character that will make you the baddest delinquent in Baltimore! Rye Baby is a delicious beer that you’ll be burning inside to drink!

3. Bourbon Sidamo, Hardywood Park Craft Brewery


2408 Ownby Lane, Richmond, Virginia 23220
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An assertive Imperial Stout aged 12 weeks in bourbon barrels and conditioned on custom roasted Sidamo coffee from Lamplighter Roasting Company, Bourbon Sidamo showcases the signature flavors of whiskey, roasted malt and Ethiopian coffee. This robust stout displays a midnight hue with a caramel head and offers a dark chocolate character laced with hints of blueberry from this unique coffee bean, rounded out by charred White Oak infused by an angel’s share of Kentucky goodness.

4. Brooklyn Blast, The Brooklyn Brewery

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79 N 11th St, New York, NY 11249
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The Brooklyn Brewery brews their beer in New York, about halfway between the hop fields of the Pacific Northwest and the hop fields of Kent, England. So they use earthy English hops to build the foundation and bright citrusy American hops to bring the noise in the rambunctious IPA they call BLAST! British Maris Otter and German Pilsner malts lends solidity, balance and bready flavors to brace up a beer that’s beautifully hoppy, strangely quaffable and oddly compelling. Minerally hop bitterness is followed by a shock wave of flavor and aroma. You won’t even know what hit you.

5. Bertha Oatmeal Stout, Fat Bottom Brewing


900 Main Street, Nashville, Tennessee 37206
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Fat Bottom Brewings love coffee and they hope you do too! Balanced dark malts, a sweet finish, and intense cold-brewed coffee flavor makes Jane stand out of the crowd. Special thanks to Drew’s Brews for providing locally-roasted beans for this beer.

6. Expedition IPA, Adventure Brewing Company


33 Perchwood Dr, Unit 101, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22405
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An interesting update to plain old IPAs, Expedition IPA calls forth a blend of citrus and white wine hop flavors that temper a clean lightly malted grain background. Certain to satisfy the long time IPA lover, this beer avoids the hop punch associated with many IPAs.

7. Prohibition Porter, Capitol City Brewing Co.


1100 New York Ave NW Frnt 1, Washington, District of Columbia 20005-6173
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Traditional English style ruby-brown ale with pronounced chocolate malt character. Single hopped with Fuggles from England.

8. Norfolk Canyon, O’Connor Brewing Co.


521 W. 25th Street, Norfolk, Virginia 23517
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Named after the offshore fishing grounds located 60 miles off of the coast of Virginia, Norfolk Canyon Pale Ale is a medium-bodied American Pale Ale, with a solid malt pallet and a pleasant hop finish.

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