Setting myself up for success, as always.
Reality Approaches from The Veil is a new IPA from them, brewed to celebrate their 6th anniversary.
The unusual grain profile (naked oats and raw wheat) creates a very different Veil IPA than I’m used to. I liked it.
Other Half Poetry Snaps is a tasty rice lager. Using rice as the grain really lightens the whole thing and it’s a perfect late spring/early summer beer.
Like they say in the description, it’s 100% super crushable.
Other Half Sixth Man Lager is in the more traditional lager style. You can see that it’s darker than the rice lager and it definitely has more weight.
I wouldn’t go all the way to crushable, but it is very, very drinkable.
Lovely night for a couple of Veil IPAs.
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.
Smooth DIPA from Short Thrown Brewing. Coming in at a hearty, but not punishing, 8.4% ABV so you can have a couple and lose touch.
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.
Barrel-aged Moose Boots from Prairie Artisan Ales for the recording last night.
At over 13% it was not the sort of thing to take lightly. It was a tasty one.