Featured Beer

Paw Tails IPA, Deena’s Defiance NEIPA, Zombie Dust Pale Ale…

We’ve chosen three craft beers to feature this month, each special in their own way.

Paw Tails IPA Tall Tales Brewing Company
Each of Tall Tales new Paw Tails IPA series features photos and stories of a rescue dog in need. We’ve currently got cans in stock featuring Jude, a Pit Bull mix and Sailor Luna, a Labrador mix.

Deena’s Defiance NEIPA7 Locks Brewing & Friends
A handful of local breweries and industry friends have joined 7 Locks in brewing Deena’s Defiance – an NEIPA with all proceeds going to support a family member battling brain cancer. Raise a glass in support of Deena and her family.

Zombie Dust Pale Ale3 Floyds Brewing Co.
3 Floyd’s “Not Normal” beers come to us from Munster, Indiana. The brewery promises this is an “intensely hopped and gushing undead Pale Ale.” Zombie Dust features label artwork from comic book artist Tim Seeley, known for his work on Nightwing, Grayson, and G.I. Joe, as well as co-creator of original titles for Image Comics.

Invisible Pink Unicorns, Robe Life, Box of Sours

We’ve got a few featured selections this month to help kick off your summer with some much needed micro brewed goodness. First up from Baltimore’s own Checkerspot Brewing Co. we’re excited to add to our shelves…

Invisible Pink Unicorn – A hazy New England style IPA brewed with El Dorado, Azacca and Ekuanot hops. Checkerspot promises “grapefruit and tropical fruit notes.” – 7% ABV

Robe Life
– A double IPA the brewer describes as “fuzzy and hazy” with a “notes of peach and citrus”. – 8.3% ABV

And from Ithaca Beer Co. we’ve got a brand new variety 8-pack of 16 oz sour beers!

Box of Sours
– A variety of Berliner style Weisse Ale’s brewed with various fruits and flavors. Blackberry Sour, Tart Cherry Sour, Tropical Sour, and Lemon Tea Sour!

Great Lakes IPA & Commodore Perry IPA

Great Lakes Brewing Co opened in Cleveland’s Ohio City in 1986, capping their first bottles by hand. After a couple expansions in the 90s, and another in the early 2000s, Great Lakes Brewing Co was large enough to offer their fine brews for distribution, and onto our shelves for you.

Great Lakes IPA – Perfect for summer, this lightly filtered IPA is dry-hopped, and brewed with “easy drinking” in mind. 6.5% ABV

Commodore Perry IPA
– A bolder selection from Great Lakes Brewing Co, Commodore Perry is brewed with “an arsenal of caramel malt flavors.” – 7.7% ABV

Silver Branch Brewing Co – Eternal and Delusional Optimists, Power Boots, Sisyphus

Silver Branch IPA cans
Silver Branch Brewing Company was founded in early 2017 in downtown Silver Spring, Maryland. Beer lovers Christian and Brett take inspiration from brewing cultures across Europe and the United States. Silver Branch Brewing Co is both a taproom and production brewer, and we’re proud to offer these local brews on our shelves.

This month our featured beers are four distinct IPAs from Silver Branch Brewing Co.

Eternal Optimist – Triple IPA
This Triple IPA weighs in at a heft 10.6% ABV, brewed with Citra Incognito, Lorel Cryohops, El Dorado and Columbus hops.

Power Boots – Sour IPA
Silver Branch describes this IPA as a “Sour hop bomb”, brewed entirely with Pink Boots hops. 5.8% ABV

Sisyphus – Double IPA
This Double IPA is a new version of the brewery’s flagship beer. Brewed this time around with Mosaic Incognito, Strata, El Dorado and Amarillo hops. 8.3% ABV

Delusional Optimist 2 – Hazy IPA
This Hazy IPA is brewed with Strata, Saro Incognito, Citra LupoMax, and Mosaic hops, for a “tropical hop bomb”. 7.6% ABV

Time Crystals & Exigence – Commonwealth Brewing Co.

Commonwealth Brewing Company opened it’s Virginia Beach doors in the summer of 2015. Ever since their colorful cans have found their way to our shop, they’ve consistently flown off the shelves. For a presumably limited time, we have the following offerings from Commonwealth in stock:

Time Crystals
Style: Double IPA
Hops: Cryo Ekuanot, Cryo Idaho 7, Citra and Azacca
ABV: 8.3%

Exigence
Style: Hazy IPA
Hops: Styrian Wolf, Rakau, and Azacca
ABV: 7.4%

True Respite | Fox, Sparrow, Button & Muffin, Scrum & Hooker, Week Away


In stock and featured for January we’ve got a great selection of canned six-packs from Rockville’s own True Respite!

FoxKeller Pilsner – Unfiltered German style Pilsner dry hopped w/ Jarrylo and Kazbek hops
 
Sparrow Italian Style Pilsner – Pilsner dry hopped with Spalt and Hersbucker noble hops
 
Button & MuffinDouble Hazy IPA – Brewed with Strata and Southern Passion hops
 
Scrum & HookerNut Brown Ale – True Respite describes this one as “nutty, malty and just a hint of chocolate.”
 
Week AwayHazy IPA – Brewed with El Dorado, Cashmere and Sultana hops.

Holiday Craft Beers 2020

display of holiday craft beer selections
Winter Warmer Cinnamon & Nutmeg Holiday Ale – Harpoon Brewery
This festive brew has been around since 1988, a true New England classic of the season. The brewer promises a mild sweet malt behind the holiday spices. 5.9% ABV

Winter Cheers Hazy Wheat Ale – Victory Brewing Co
This winter seasonal from Victory is a Hefeweizen style wheat ale with a holiday spices from Bavarian wheat ale yeast and American Citra hops. 6.7% ABV

Shiner Holiday Cheer
Dunkelweizen – Shiner Beer
Shiner brews this holiday Dunkelweizen with Texas peaches and roasted pecans. 5.4% ABV

Christmas Ale
Scotch Ale – Bell’s Brewery
Bell’s offer a traditional Scotch Ale for the holiday season, promising “rich and malty notes of caramel and a warm finish.” 7.5% ABV

Aslin Beer – Master of Karate | Commonwealth Brewing Co – Family Drama

For this Thanskgiving season we’ve selected Family Drama! No, no…not that kind of family drama.

This Family Drama is a Tripe IPA from Virginia Beach favorite Commonwealth Brewing Company. Family Drama is brewed with Sabro and Mosaic hops, and weighs in at a hefty 9.2% ABV. So far only one reviewer at Beer Advocate has gotten their hands on this one, awarding it a respectable 4.2 out of 5.

Become a Master of Karate with one of Aslin Beer’s flagship brews. This DIPA is brewed with Mosaic, Galaxy and Amarillo hops, for a taste the brewer describes as “a juicy punch of mango, pineapple, passionfruit, pine and berry.” 8.4% ABV