First off, with the stress climate how the heck do we get 3 weeks into the new year and no beer thread for the year yet?
Third. Wacha got going for favorites lately?
I've had a hankering for 2 different types, Imperial Stouts and DIPA or at least some old school but not over the top NWIPA. The NEIPA thing with the hazies has moved past my overton window and I see too many beers hazy for the sake of being hazy and have so much hop added that I'm tasting too much of the vegetal/broccoli thing.
On that, Deschutes has come to my rescue lately as well as some locals.
The Abyss is a good barrel aged Imperial Stout.
Red chair has been my lower ABV choice but Dogfish 90 minute has been a feature lately so much I had to brew my own Triple IPA and got it on tap on Wednesday.
Twisted Tracks in Roanoke opened up by 2 friends, the brewer is Will Landry. He knows what he's doing and they have a kitchen. Think upscale pub food. They opened in the building that Soaring Ridge was in until last year. 5th and Shenandoah.