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Coffee Obsession, Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery (Goochland, VA)

  1 year ago     593 Views     Comments Off on Coffee Obsession, Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery (Goochland, VA)  

Part of the Yin and Yang of the craft beer scene is balancing your core beers and limited release offerings. Some places have gone as far as having several different beer 'series' with different release dates. But a few places love to throw you for a loop and constantly release new stuff all (most) of the time. Are we complaining? Not in the least. In fact, we are the beneficiaries of trying new and innovative things from some of the finest brew-masters around. But in trying to stay current and get the news out to fellow Commonwealthers (Commonwealthians?), it seems…

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Zephyrweisse, O’Connor Brewing Co. (Norfolk, VA)

  1 year ago     561 Views     Comments Off on Zephyrweisse, O’Connor Brewing Co. (Norfolk, VA)  

I've been breaking a lot of rules recently. First, I am WAY TOO backed up on reviews right now. What you are about to read is left over from about a month ago. I'm also backed up cause I went on my semi-annual sabbatical to Northern Virginia to meet up with the rest of the crew as we took in a little basketball (and a few more beers).  This has now added just a few more things I need to review as basketball stressing is over. I'm also breaking another rule. I try to spread around my reviews between various breweries…

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Orange Whip IPA, Mad Fox Brewing Co. (Falls Church, VA)

  1 year ago     1092 Views     Comments Off on Orange Whip IPA, Mad Fox Brewing Co. (Falls Church, VA)  

My, what a strange adventure it's been to get our hands on this beer, and what a glorious ride this sixtel is getting in the kegerator.  Since I was first gifted the device about a year and a half ago, I've had a few different beers on my radar, most of them from here in NoVA with a few national selections from stalwarts such as Bell's.  I would like to think I've done a good job tracking down the beers from my original New Beer Resolutions, with some exceptions owing as much to antiquated distribution laws as overall effort.  Mad…

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Bring Out Your Dead, Reaver Beach Brewing Co. (Virginia Beach, VA)

  1 year ago     613 Views     Comments Off on Bring Out Your Dead, Reaver Beach Brewing Co. (Virginia Beach, VA)  

Trends come and go. If you don't believe me, take a look at some pictures of you from high school. Okay, we get it, New Kids On The Block and WRV were a thing. But those have been replaced with One Direction and Salt Life. In 6 years, those will be trumped with The Aesop Boys and Surf'N'Turf. That's just the way it is. Somethings will never change. Trends also happen in the American Craft Beer industry. One that has moved from a cult following to mainstream are sours. Sure, Europeans have been kicking them out since before the war (the one…

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