I was looking for a mixed 12-pack at Magruder’s and the Starr Hill Box Set caught my eye. The box set included:
- Amber Ale, an Irish Red Ale
- Jomo Lager, your standard light lager
- Pale Ale, an English Pale Ale
- The Love, a wheat beer
The Pale Ale, a solid session beer, was my favorite, followed by The Love.
I’m a big fan of Starr Hill Brewing Company (Charlottesville, VA) and I couldn’t resist picking up a six-pack of Festie, their fall seasonal, when I was buying beer at Rodman’s a few days ago (October 16).
Festie is a rich and malty Oktoberfest lager — one of the best I’ve had this season.
Even better though, is the Dogtoberfest from Flying Dog Brewery (Frederick, MD). I picked up a six pack of this even before I found out that it had won Gold in the German Style Märzen category at the 2009 Great American Beer Festival. I’ll be getting more of this easy-drinking brew.