Portsmouth lands another craft brewery
Jan30
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Old Numbskull – AleSmith Brewing
Jan13

Old Numbskull – AleSmith Brewing

Old Numbskull AleSmith Brewing Company ABV: 11.0% Style: American Barleywine Appearance: Pours a reddish orange color with a persistent ivory white head. Aroma: Sweeter than expected with notes of dates, figs, and caramel. Taste: Well-balanced, with spruce coming through from the hops that is complimented by notes of dried mango, honey, and caramel. Mouthfeel: Full-bodied with a medium carbonation, it has a pleasant bitter linger....

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​​​Hog Heaven – Avery
Jan13

​​​Hog Heaven – Avery

Hog Heaven Avery Brewing Company | ABV: 9.2% Style: American Barleywine Appearance: Pours an amber color with golden highlights. The head is off-white, frothy and voluminous for a barleywine. Aroma: You pick up immediately that this is dry hopped. Scents of orange peel and lemon are most prominent. Taste: The hop notes are even more prevalent in the flavor with grapefruit, spruce, and hints of lemongrass coming through. However, the...

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Weyerbacher – Blithering Idiot
Jan13

Weyerbacher – Blithering Idiot

Blithering Idiot Weyerbacher Brewing Company ABV: 11.1% Style: English Barleywine Appearance: Pours a dark dirty brown with orange highlights and a tan diminishing head. Aroma: Sweet with notes of candied orange peel, molasses, and hints of bubble gum. Taste: A nice balance of malt and hops, although a bit hoppier than most English barleywines. The flavor reminds me of root beer; sweet with a hint of bitterness. Mouthfeel: The...

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Record-breaking Santa Run
Jan12

Record-breaking Santa Run

VIRGINIA BEACH – More than 5,000 people dressed as Santa for the Dec. 17 Surf-n-Santa 5 Miler by J&A Racing of Virginia Beach, setting a world record for the largest Santa race. H.R. Growler was glad to be a sponsor of the event, which started in front of the Virginia Beach Convention Center, went along the beach and ended inside the center itself. More than 5,000 people dressed as Santa for the Dec. 17 Surf-n-Santa 5 Miler...

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