To go along with our beer tasting, we ordered some pretzels and cheese, the perfect compliment to a flight. The flight gave us ten 2.5 oz samples of beer.
Of the ten, I was least impressed with the Euro Lager. A very light body, some bitterness, and an easy drinker. To me it was a standard Euro lager, but just not really my style. My favorite of the day was the Barrel Aged Sensible Mole. It started with some malt, a bit of hops, and a great flavor from the bourbon. Very smooth and balanced. My girlfriend, who is typically not a fan of the big barrel-aged beers, enjoyed this one.
(Photo cred to blrea)
It was a fun afternoon in Afton, VA. Being that this is such an easy stop on the trek to PA, I'll probably be back again. I occasionally see some beer from Blue Mountain here in Raleigh. Overall, I'd say their lighter beers (Kolschs, pale ales, etc.) have been pretty average for me. On the other side, I have really enjoyed several of their bigger, darker beers (Sensible Mole, Dark Hollow, and Nitro Porter).
Blue Mountain Brewery
9519 Critzer Shop Road
Afton, VA 22920