I Can Taste the Chocolate!

On a chilly pre-spring day, I returned from Burketsville MD, stopping outside Lovettsville, VA at Wheatland Spring farm and brewery.  I knew that they had done a collaboration with Ocelot and wanted to check in.  The beer was clear (in purpose and spirit) and tasty.  I don’t remember if it was ‘hazy.’  (Note the jab) […]

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The British Are Coming

and they are delicious. Last Sunday night I dropped into Churchkey, you know, to see what I could poke with a stick. When I heard that a British tap takeover was a few days earlier I was kinda bummed. What used to stand for hundreds of years of experience – delicious maltiness and refreshing bitters […]

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Dessert beer anyone?

Tuesday, January 31st, 2006 There are some beers that were brewed to be sipped and Brooklyn Brewery’s Black Chocolate Stout is certainly among them. Drinking this imperial stout commands your full attention as you notice a significant chocolate taste blended with bold hints of espresso. Its light head disappears into the darkness as you pick […]

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Virginia is for beer lovers

March 3rd, 2006 by Andy The Old Dominion is known for many things, from historical landmarks and beautiful beaches to fine wine and heritage; however, one thing Virginia should be known for is its excellent beer. If you’ve ever had the opportunity to taste the Old Dominion Brewery’s Oak Barrel Stout on tap, you’d proudly […]

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Forget chocolate and peanut butter

March 8th, 2006 by Kevork I have another combination of which I’m a big fan (Mom you should be proud, I almost ended that sentence in a prepositional phrase). Rogue Chocolate Stout is a wonderfully black stout with a big brown head and a phenomenal cocoa aroma. I love bittersweet chocolate and this is the […]

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Pious in Pittsburgh

March 21st, 2006 by Andy Recently, I found myself having a spiritual experience sitting in a downtown Pittsburgh church. This wasn’t any normal church, however. It was once a church, but now a brewery. Pittsburgh’s Church Brewery is a holy pilgrimage everyone should experience when visiting this fine city. Not only is the brewery’s ambiance […]

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Devout to Sierra Nevada Stout

December 24th, 2006 by Kevork Tis Christmas Eve and I am beaming, cherubs singing, bells a-ringing. Nick at Finewine.com did me a solid Found me this stout; apostolic. See, the distributor here in Virginia stopped carrying this beer. Why, I wonder? It’s taste is robust, like nuts a-roasted Smothered in chocolate tones; I boast it. […]

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Awe for the southpaw

April 18th, 2007 by Andy Being of left-handed disposition, I was naturally drawn to a beer that celebrates the true uniqueness of being a southpaw. Accordingly, I had on occasion to imbibe the Left Hand Brewing Company’s Milk Stout, which I am happy to report, is an outstanding stout worthy of a right or left-handed […]

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