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Beth J. Bates

Ales, Beer Reviews

Weyerbacher Double Simcoe IPA

Weyerbacher Double Simcoe IPAI was fortunate enough to learn about Weyerbacher at the Richmond World Beerfest in June. I drank a lot f different beers at the festival and Weyerbacher stood out from the rest. We tried two of their brews – the Double Simcoe IPA and a Tripel. While my husband loved the Tripel, the double IPA blew me away.

After much searching, I found Double Simcoe at Lost Dog Cafe in Arlington, VA. It’s sold in a 4-pack. Continue Reading

Beer Reviews, Specialty Brews

Anderson Valley Summer Solstice (Cerveza Crema)

Anderson Valley Summer SolsticeThe first time I had Anderson Valley’s Summer Solstice I was pleasantly surprised. It’s so light and refreshing and is a great choice if you want to enjoy several beers in one sitting. I typically drink it on draft, but had the opportunity to try it in a can. While still warming up to the idea of canned beer (which is becoming increasingly popular), I was a little skeptical. But, it was actually as good as draft IMHO. However, I don’t enjoy it as much in a bottle. Continue Reading

Beer Reviews, Specialty Brews

Dogfish Head Festina Peche

Dogfish Head Festina Peche

Dogfish Head Festina Peche

I’ll preface this post by saying that I am not a big fan of Dogfish Head beer. Occasionally, they’ll release a specialty beer that I enjoy but for the most part, I’m not a fan. With that said, I attended a great local 4th of July event where Festina Peche was being served. It was literally about 100 degrees with the sun beating down and while a chewy beer would have been delicious, I just wanted something refreshing. So I opted for Festina Peche. Continue Reading