The weekend was quickly coming to its inevitable conclusion. Tristan shipped off pretty early on Sunday morning and Taylor decided to head back to Delaware to take care of some chores, so by early afternoon the group had been reduced to the "four regulars" - D&C, Brewslut, and yours truly. Considering we had to work the following day and had a three-and-a-half hour drive ahead of us, it didn't stop us from undertaking a fairly ambitious schedule. Turns out we'd hit five breweries on this particular day, four of which were new to us Pour Travelers.
First up was another farm brewery, the brand spankin' new Death Ridge. Situated on Higher Ground Farm on the outskirts of Culpeper County in the small town of Jeffersonton, VA, this brewery takes its inspiration from the American Civil War. The streams that wind through the property are part of what's called "Delridge Run." Originally known as "Deatherage Run," the name stems from William Deatherage, who settled in Culpeper County in 1675 after he and his two brothers had been granted 950 acres by King Charles II of England. Since the brewery is situated on part of this land, the owners decided to combine these two similar names and adopt Death Ridge as the name of the brewery. The actual site of the brewery was once used as a campsite during the Civil War, and many relics have been found all over the surrounding fields.
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- Dark Mild - an easy-drinking 2.5% English dark mild ale with notes of chocolate, toffee and lightly toasted bread.
- Bonfire Lager - clean, crisp Helles lager brewed with German malts and Noble hops.
- Coffee Lager - coffee-infused Vienna lager
- Blackpowder Stout - American stout offering traces of dark chocolate and coffee flavors. Brewed with Maris Otter, chocolate, special roast, and black malts.
|Pleeps gets to know the beers at Powers Farm.|
|Outside Warrenton's Altered Suds Brewery.|
|Obligatory "Attaboy, Pleeps!" caption.|