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The Ghost of the 43rd APA, Three Notch’d Brewing (Charlottesville, VA)

  1 year ago     1144 Views     Comments Off on The Ghost of the 43rd APA, Three Notch’d Brewing (Charlottesville, VA)  

With multiple members of the VBR crew owning kegerators, we have yet another form of juvenile oneupsmanship to perform every few months.  In particular for us up here in NOVA, our challenge is who can go the furthest to score the most obscure beer (and similarly, plead the hardest with local retailers to get a rare sixtel)?  In this manner, our burgeoning man caves have been blessed with the likes of Port City, Forge, Lost Rhino, Fair Winds, Strangeways, Adroit Theory, Devils Backbone, and now Three Notch'd.  We have other requests in, but the latter was among the new finds…

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Get Bent Mountain IPA & Variants, Parkway Brewing Co. (Salem, VA)

  2 years ago     1226 Views     Comments Off on Get Bent Mountain IPA & Variants, Parkway Brewing Co. (Salem, VA)  

As we are heading into the holiday season, we are going to switch gears and try something a little bit different. As many of you have deduced this is a beer review (which we do a few of round here) but today we are emphasizing variants. Most of the loyal Virginia Craft Beer fans know Parkway Brewing Co. and Get Bent is one of their 4 flagship beers. Over the past year plus, I have seen their Grapefruit Get Bent around Central Virginia and just recently, Orange Get Bent has been seen all over the Commonwealth. But what makes these…

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Blitzen, Blue Mountain Barrel House (Arrington, VA)

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No, I really don't mean the fabled reindeer at the end of the line, though that's a good bit of trivia for your "holiday" potluck this month.  What we have here is another of the quirky productions from the Barrel House, of which we've previously looked at their Hommelbier, Imperial Pilsner, and Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout.  In other words, these ain't your grandpa's happy hour specials.  Now we come to the "Bière de Noël," or what the French call a certain...I don't know what.  I first discovered this particular brew not at the Barrel House tap room but at the…

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