It was a lot of fun to get out with the old tennis guys last night. We joined a new club this year and I have been spending most of my time playing there. Thursday Night Tennis is still play for a couple of hours and then drink beer and hang for a while, and I’m glad for it, but the Ridgetop game always has bigger beers at the end and I’m moving a step slow this morning.
Now I have to decide if I’m going to play in the heavy heat this weekend.
I don’t get to breweries much anymore. The pandemic has squashed a lot of my get-around-town time. I was happy to be able to grab a 4-pack of Clever Girl. It’s still one of my favorite IPAs and one of the best beers in Richmond.
G.B. (formerly known as Ghost Beer) is a hazy, unfiltered pale ale that runs just under 5% ABV. Sometimes when they’re that light they taste thin. This one does not.
Vale is another pale ale at 5% ABV. I like this one even more than G. B., which I thought was delicious. Still a little hazy but none of the unfiltered debris at the bottom of the glass when you’re done.
I’m not sure when the Dutchess Ales hit our market but they’ve been plentiful and tasty.