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10 RVA Craft Beers You Need To Try

by Jerry Miller, Publisher

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The craft beer scene in Richmond is booming. RVA’s newest addition — Garden Grove Brewery Co. (opening on February 14, 2015) — will be the 100th brewery in the Commonwealth. Legend Brewing Company has been around for over 20 years and more than a dozen craft breweries have opened in Richmond and the surrounding area in the past 5 years. Specialty stores like Corks & Kegs and the newly-opened Growlers To Go (with 56 beers on tap including many local varieties) are thriving in the River City.

 

With California’s Stone Brewing Co. set to open its east coast headquarters in Richmond (including a brewery and a restaurant) by late 2016, Richmond will soon be a national destination for beer lovers. In fact, it already is.
Here are 10 RVA craft beers that you need to try if you live in or visit Richmond:

1. Hardywood Gingerbread Stout

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20 Great Dark Beers To Try In Virginia

by Jerry Miller, Publisher

1. Black Me Stout, Champion Brewing Company

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324 6th St SE, Charlottesville, Virginia 22902
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This smooth, full-bodied nectar is a middle ground between a dry stout and an imperial stout. Made with wheat and chocolate malt for low bitterness and round mouthfeel. Read More

20 Virginia Brewmasters To Watch

by Jerry Miller, Publisher

1. Jeremy Wirtes, Triple Crossing Brewing Company

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113 S Foushee St, Richmond, VA
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Jeremy, was raised by homebrewers and acquired a love for beer after living in Germany for three years. Jeremy has immersed himself in what it takes to make great craft beer, and can be found on any given day constantly tweaking his recipes in the pursuit of perfection. In late 2012 he partnered up with Adam, a fellow home brewer, and Scott an avid beer lover to begin work on planning Triple Crossing Brewing Co. Read More

20 Awesome Mid-Atlantic Beers To Check Out

by Jerry Miller, Publisher

1. Embrr Rye Porter, Ithaca Beer Co.; NY

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Ithaca, NY
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A cold weather game changer of a beer, Embrr is every bit as rich and tasty as its sonorous name suggests. A true wake up call if you haven’t started packing away your Summer whites yet. Embrr (not a typo!) is brewed with a hefty portion of rye and flaked rye to give this smooth porter a rich chocolaty body and hint of spice. Read More

20 Great East Coast Beers To Try

by Jerry Miller, Publisher

1. The Shirtless Horseman Russian Imperial Stout, Denizens Brewing Co; MD

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1115 E West Hwy, Silver Spring, MD
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This stout has a bold blend of aromas and flavors from the dark malts. Notes of dark chocolate, dark roast coffee, and toffee permeate the complex flavor profile stemming from the ten different malts used in the recipe. Read More

20 CVille Cold Weather Brews

by Jerry Miller, Publisher

1. Anastasia’s Chocolate Fantasy, South Street Brewery

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106 W South St, Charlottesville, Virginia
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This heavy Russian imperial stout packs a malty flavor with strong chocolate notes. Read More

Top 20 Beer Cities In Virginia

by Jerry Miller, Publisher

1. Charlottesville

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Photo: Champion Brewing Company
Charlottesville is home to Champion Brewing Company, South Street Brewery, C’villian Brewing, Three Notch’d Brewing Company and several tap houses and restaurants with amazing beer lists like Michael’s Bistro and Beer Run. On the outskirts of Charlottesville, you can find Blue Mountain Brewery, Wild Wolf Brewing Company, James River Brewing, Devils Backbone Brewing Company and a bunch of cideries. Read More

20 Virginia & Maryland Beers To Try

by Jerry Miller, Publisher

1. K-9 Winter Ale, Flying Dog Brewery

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4607 Wedgewood Blvd, Frederick, MD 21703
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They call it winter warmer for a reason. K-9 Cruiser is the perfect beer to cozy up with by the fire, with or without an attractive companion. Read More

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