Whats Brewing: St. Patty’s Day 2017
Mar16

Whats Brewing: St. Patty’s Day 2017

Who says you have to be Irish to enjoy a good stout or porter on St. Patrick’s Day? Sure, Guinness is a fine choice, but we have so many options made right here in Hampton Roads. Bold Mariner Brewing Company has a blueberry porter on tap. There’s just one keg, so you better move fast if you want a taste. If you haven’t had Cowcatcher at Smartmouth Brewing Company yet, it’s a good week to try it. In the brewery,...

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Sunshine Daydream – Melo Lion Meadery
Mar09

Sunshine Daydream – Melo Lion Meadery

Sunshine Daydream Melo Lion Meadery | ABV: 12% Style: Traditional Appearance: A pale straw yellow with beautiful clarity – like sunshine. Aroma: Lots of soft floral notes: honeysuckle, jasmine, and hints of tea. Taste: Balanced, soft, and not overly sweet. Notes of white grape, vanilla, and a touch of lime. Mouthfeel: Light and fairly dry for a mead. Drinkability: Great for people who don’t like things too sweet. It is well-balanced...

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The Good Dr’s Pale Ale
Mar09

The Good Dr’s Pale Ale

Beer moves with the seasons. With spring upon us, you can expect more light-bodied beers with a floral or citrus flavor, like the American pale ale. The APA, a close relative of the IPA, has become a big part of the craft beer scene. Tropical hop characteristics, along with pine aroma and low malt presence make this a flavorful and desirable beer as the weather warms. So clear the fridge of those heavy, boozy beers and make room for...

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HOMEBREW RECIPE: Wanchese Marsh Mud
Jan12

HOMEBREW RECIPE: Wanchese Marsh Mud

STOUT Historically good alternative to hoppy “…The profits and pleasures of stout British beer” From an English drinking song, 1757 Guinness Draught was, for many of us, an introduction to stout and imported beer. A rich, creamy, dark and malty beer that was flavorful and easy to drink. At the time it was considered exotic to our American taste buds. Times have changed, but Stouts continue to be an important beer to drinkers and...

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Brewers and Beards
Jan12

Brewers and Beards

Beer’ds, Fashion or Freedom Beers and beards. Beards and beers. In the craft brewing scene it seems – if you’re a dude – you can hardly have one without the other. The brewers have them, the drinkers have them and one gets the feeling that any labor done within a square-mile of a brewery might just require at least a patch of chin hair. It’s like a self-perpetuating cycle of hirsuteness, one that has been wholeheartedly embraced...

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Growling Around with George Culver January 2017
Jan12

Growling Around with George Culver January 2017

Jeremy-and-Ashley-Mitchell Full-House-At-Birch Dale-Price-and-Eric-Tennant Brew-Crew-GFLASH Pamela-Jacobson-Vince-and-John-Bowhers Karina-Tejada-Katrina-Gonzales-Erin-Greer-Kasey-Wilder Will-Correll-with-George Nikki-DiDomenico YVBC-NEIL-TOM Kevin-Oconnor-Porter George-and-Jarrell-Nomarama-Williams Chris-Ross...

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