Soccer year is rapidly approaching (Finally!!) and I can rarely hold out!! In order to tide me more than until finally that final week in August I located myself a awesome Lager from Virginia that will ideally do the position – Fightin’ Hokies Lager.
Hardywood, out of Richmond, Virginia, is a single of the most properly-acknowledged breweries in the state. They opened their doors again in 2011 and have found a ton of achievement over the past ten years. In simple fact, they have because opened a 2nd area in the West Creek space of the city.
The VT Office of Food stuff Science and Technological innovation has frequently been named a single of the nation’s very best. They have their possess brewhouse and both equally their bachelor’s and master’s systems are presently outlined as a person of the best 10 food stuff science programs in the country (if I at any time go back to faculty, I know where I’m heading!!)
You can examine all about the collaboration listed here but, the significant issue is that there is a VT beer out for usage appropriate now!!
This lager is a Munich-model Helles Lager built with Noble hops. It has a 5% ABV and 6 12-ounce stubby bottles will set you again $10.
Fightin’ Hokies lager poured a vivid and clean golden color with just about a finger of pure white head forming. The bubbles speedily fizzled down into a razor slim ring close to the edge of the glass with a solitary lone cloud floating in the middle.
The aroma was sweet malt with a light-weight hop backing. It was dominated by a cereal-like good quality that highlighted flaked wheat and corn, like a bowl of liquid Corn Flakes…with just a touch far more sugary sweetness to it.
It started with a very mild touch of carbonation. The flaked wheat notes strike my style buds virtually straight away with that crisp, sweet flavor. The grist added a roasted/smoky malt characteristic as properly but, for the most part, it was the sweeter facet of the grains that came through.
There was a dash of hoppy bitterness that peeked its head out on the back fifty percent of the sip. But Munich design brews are acknowledged for owning a little bit additional of a hop presence than their Czech counterpart and, as a hop-lover, the light-weight bitter twinge didn’t trouble me at all. In reality, I assumed it extra a good lemon zest good quality and some floral notes that amplified the grains.
Fightin’ Hokies Lager concluded genuinely properly – which, regrettably, can’t be explained of the football workforce past 12 months, as they dropped four of their last 5 video games (but 3 of those video games have been to leading 25 opponents). It finished quite cleanly, with just a slight lingering bitterness and a bready attribute both equally of which faded inside of a minute.
With 5 of VT’s first six video games becoming residence video games, this brew is likely to be a ideal tailgating beer in Blacksburg this September/Oct when the temperature is continue to nicer. It’s a great compliment to the sizzling weather conditions and helps make for a wonderful all-working day sipper.