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BR: Missile IPA, Champion Brewing Company (Charlottesville, VA)

  4 years ago     1815 Views     1 Comment  

It seems nowadays every craft brewery has to have at least 4 IPAs on tap just to be taken seriously. Because of this, the market is just saturated with India Pale Ales that it (1) makes it hard for new breweries to get on local taps and (2) a lot of tap real estate is being used to carry IPAs that other, maybe better, variety of beers are getting knocked out. But when I came across the Missile IPA from Champion Brewing Company in a restaurant in Newport News, and the only IPA on tap, something had to be special…

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BR: Full Nelson Pale Ale, Blue Mountain Brewery (Afton, VA)

  4 years ago     1134 Views     1 Comment  

Anxious to get my first-ever beer review under my belt, I ventured all the way to my basement kegerator for a glass of Blue Mountain Brewery's (Afton, VA) signature brews.  They style their Full Nelson Pale Ale as a "Virginia Pale Ale" but it's listed elsewhere as a simple American Pale Ale. No matter the category, Full Nelson is a tasty pale ale you can find throughout the Commonwealth in both draught and bottle form. Full Nelson Pale Ale, Blue Mountain Brewery (Afton, VA) Virginia Pale Ale, ABV: 5.9%, 60 IBUs Presentation: Tap pour into pint glass. Appearance: Dark orange, clear with…

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BR: Springhouse Ale, AleWerks Brewing Company (Williamsburg, VA)

  4 years ago     979 Views     1 Comment  

With spring (finally) coming to Virginia, we are going to use our first post to talk about a real gem in Williamsburg, Va's AleWerks Brewing Company arsenal. The Springhouse Ale release a short while ago was a pleasant surprise as I found myself in Williamsburg recently. And while it might not have been the hands down best saison out right now, it's the Colonial Williamsburg's brewers slight twist that makes is a must have when traversing DoG street. Springhouse Ale, Alewerks Brewing Company (Williamsburg, VA) Farmhouse Ale/Saison, ABV: 8.0% Presentation: Tap pour into tulip glass. Appearance: Golden to orange color,…

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Welcome to Virginia Brew Review!

  4 years ago     632 Views     1 Comment  

Slainte! Thank you for checking out the Virginia Brew Review. This will be a new site for beer lovers from Virginia sharing our opinions on beers, breweries, and great places to find them. Although we will be talking a lot about beer from The Commonwealth, we will also review beers from all over the east coast, US, and anywhere else that we find beer done right. You can follow us on Twitter at @vabrewreview until we get the site up and running. Thanks for looking us up and we'll talk to you soon.

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