Kristin’s Temper, Old Ox Brewery (Ashburn, VA)

For some craft beer festivals, the "VIP" experience is just an extra hour and a handful of additional tickets.  Purchase wisely.  For others, you get exclusive access to select brews plus the chance to mingle with the brewers themselves.  When we visited the VA Craft Brewers Festival in August, we stopped for extended chats with …

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40 Mile To The Border, Three Notch’d Brewing & O’Connor Brewing (Charlottesville/Norfolk, VA)

One thing we haven't done a lot of is review collabs. By our count we are somewhere just north of 110 reviews in about a year and a half, but only one has been a collab (If you can find it, we'll give you a prize! No kidding.) Not searching to really change that, I …

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Tailgate Throwdown: Oktoberfestbier, Boise St.-UVa (9/25/15)

We had never before had a Friday night game in Charlottesville, and never before had we planned such an ambitious lineup for a Tailgate Throwdown.  In the midst of Oktoberfest, we once again could not deny ourselves a sampling of one of the most robust (and popular) seasonal types.  Granted, there are some variations which …

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