FROM VA Beer Trail
We had a whirlwind weekend that included many new Virginia brews. On Friday night I was in Woodbridge to see the new Hunger Games movie with my friend, Shiloh. For dinner we went to Bottle Stop, a cozy wine shop/bar/eatery in Occoquan. In addition to an extensive wine selection, they also have a decent craft beer list!
I started with the Lickinghole Creek Three Chopt Tripel. LC had a version of this with lavender at the Virginia Craft Brewers Fest this summer, and it was amazing. The original is good too; itâs full-bodied with a strong lemon presence and a little bit of hoppiness. Very drinkable.
Shiloh had the New Holland El Mole Ocho first. Itâs described as a âMexican spiced ale,â and has strong coffee, cocoa, and chili flavors. Itâs a complex, but well-balanced, beer; the many flavors blend perfectly
Virginia Beer Events happening on January 8th, 2014
8 Jan 2014
Humpday Hatrick at Rustico Restaurant #Alexandria
Try 3 Rare & Exotic beers, from all over
the world, every Wednesday.
Itâs the best way to get over the hump!
8 Jan 2014
Wed, Jan. 8 â Crazy Ivan Cask â 3 to 9 PM
Crazy Ivan Russian Imperial Stout infused with American Oak spirals that have been soaked in Eagle Rare bourbon
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