Tag Archive: richmond

Stunt Dubbel, Isley Brewing Co. (Richmond, VA)

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If you're someone who thinks that pumpkins and yams end with October, clearly you've never been sucked into a Yankee Candle, Bath & Body Works, or any other purveyor of autumnal scents.  This is bigger than a can of gourd slathered into a pie dish, or the sweet potato biscuit recipe my very own mother has refused to share with me even 30 years after I became addicted to them.  It's also bigger than that whole spiced coffee bit dominating even your workplace pantry's Keurig, and the indefensibly questionable notion that pumpkins are fruity enough to go into ice creams…

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Citra Triangles, Triple Crossing Brewing Co. (Richmond, VA)

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"Drink now or don't bother."  Cloudy beer sure is a demanding passion.  We troll social media, call in "sick" on Thursdays or Fridays, and practice the worst forms of road rage to get our parking spots and places in line.  This was the result of one such adventure. Citra Triangles, Triple Crossing Brewing Co. (Richmond, VA) New England IPA, 6% ABV, 0 IBU Presentation:  Can pour into tulip. Appearance:  Pulpy, cloudy orange juice that catches a lot of golden hues in the right light.  Webs of lattice follow the beer down the glass fairly generally (but without a ring pattern).…

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2017 Virginia Brew Review Hops of Fame

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Hoppy Anniversary to, well, us!  Three years and hundreds of beer tastings, reviews, happy hours, and festivals later, we have always striven towards our goal:  to find the best craft beer Virginia has to offer and let others know about it. And y'all have helped.  We are still getting tens of thousands of visitors to our site every year and more and more regular visits throughout our social media platforms.  This is something that we are very humble about and we thank every single person who reads (and shares) our work.  You know how it works:  first you tell a…

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VIPA, Hardywood Park Craft Brewery (Richmond, VA)

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While our fancy pants Virginia Brew Review year doesn't flip over until April, we understand that a few of our readers still like to ring in the traditional calendar reset, and did so over the weekend. To you, Happy New Year! Our time was filled with friends, family, and yelling at TV sets while people played sporting contests. But we did happen to work in a few beers, including one that has finally pushed into my area on tap. I find no better way for VBR to start "2017" than with a very aptly named brew. VIPA (Virgindia Pale Ale),…

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Making IPA Great Again, The Answer Brewpub (Richmond, VA)

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  I am not a very political person. Don't get me wrong, I educate myself on the issues, have thought out decisions, and vote in every election. But I stick to the adage that there are 2 topics you don't delve into whilst having a round of drinks, and politics is one of them. So as you are reading this, please note that this is not, in any way, shape, or form, touting any candidate in the upcoming Presidential Election. I enjoy beer, and when it comes to IPAs, we are very well documented in saying that Richmond has been…

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Choosy Mother, Isley Brewing Company (Richmond, VA)

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  Wrapping up our Richmond weekend reviews is one that should surprise no one from Central Virginia. I completely understand the weather is now starting to catch up to the calendar, and I usually keep the porter/stout reviews chained in the basement, watching black and white pirate movies, and eating Baby Ruths until at least October, but this one is too good. While new-ish styles of beer comes and go, the Commonwealth has been inundated with a version of this brew from a state up north for a while, not fully knowing that there is a better product stateside. The…

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Crucial Taunt, The Veil Brewing Co. (Richmond, VA)

  2 years ago     1129 Views     Comments Off on Crucial Taunt, The Veil Brewing Co. (Richmond, VA)  

  So it's not just a clever name. You hear about new places and you hear some hype from various sources. Another brewery, another knock-your-socks off beer, another clone of SuperCraftBeer from EvenHarderToFindBrewery in Coolsville. And you give in. "Fine. I'm going now. Lay off." Thankfully, your childhood knowledge of the city allows you to find the place with relative ease. You find a super cool interior and trendy clientele (you know the ones that see you walk in the door and a record skips, but make fun of you cause you were around when records and that analogy were…

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Element 79, Triple Crossing Brewing (Richmond, VA)

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Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!!! (Or VBR on several road trips to Richmond and back.) Last weekend, I was able to get up to the Commonwealth's capital to earn some brownie points with the misses at or former wedding venue, and spend them all hitting up some breweries in town. Thus this begins the run of Richmond beers that we have the pleasure of reviewing. First up is one I found the most interesting in it's simplicity. I took a few growlers home from every stop, knowing that I was going to share the bounty with friends over the Memorial…

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BOOM! Choc-O-Lotta, Strangeways Brewing (Richmond, VA)

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  I really enjoy my trips to The Capital, but unfortunately, I'm not able to get everywhere I really want to get to in my short allotted time. With the Richmond area booming with craft breweries, I use the opportunities that I have to sample all the new(er) beer that doesn't get out of the 804. Always on that list is Strangeways Brewing, because in a world of traditional tastings and review, I get to really break down non-traditional beers, and 'non-traditional' is modest. This brew was easily found on a Capital Ale House sheet, as the all caps, the…

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Guarded By Monkeys, Strangeways Brewing Company (Richmond, VA)

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As we wound our way through Richmond last weekend, a few definitive plans were on our schedule. One of them was to catch some beer release parties, which are always a blast. But when one is a release party at Strangeways, you never know what you are going to get. And that is the best part. Through the custom cars and live music, we worked our way into the tasting room to get our hands on this new beer from their 'Sours & Wilds' collection and found it to be a little of both. Guarded By Monkeys, Strangeways Brewing Company…

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