Here’s another entry in my occasional series of posts about visits to local brewpubs and breweries in the DMV…
When Visited: September 2016
Occasion: After riding 30 miles in the 2016 ASAE Foundation Bike Ride, I was ready for a beer! The bike ride was held in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, and on my way home, I stopped with some friends in Purcellville, Virginia for our post-ride reward: fresh craft beer at Corcoran.
We found Corcoran in an odd location for a brewery – the corner of a large brick building that was also home to doctor offices. But once inside, Corcoran offered all of the trappings you’d expect in a small craft brewery – a large beer menu of house brews, a long row of tap handles, and flights being poured and growlers being filled left and right.
The Corcoran Beer Menu:
Corcoran offers 5-beer flights of 3 oz pours, which was perfect for sampling a lot of different beers and getting a good feel for the brewery.
Over two 5-beer flights, I sampled:
- Whiskey Tangerine Falconer’s IPA (8.6%), an Imperial IPA
- Clever Wit (5.25%), a refreshing Belgian Wit
- Dutchman’s Creek (4.5%), a traditional German Hefeweizen
- Life Gose Round (4.5%), a German-style sour Gose
- Mad Corcoran (7.0%), a German Dunkelweizen
- Beerway to Heaven (6.2%), a Farmhouse Saison blended with peach puree
- P’ville Pale Ale (5.4%), an American Pale Ale
- LoCo (7.2%), a West Coast-style IPA
- Red Rocker IPA (6.5%), a strong Red IPA
- Newtown Alt (5.5%), a Düsseldorf Altbier
Favorite Beer: Whiskey Tangerine Falconer’s IPA was aged in bourbon barrels, blended with tangerine juice, and dry-hopped with Falconer’s 7C’s hops. It was as delicious as it sounds!
I was most impressed with: The number and variety of house beers on tap. After two 5-beer flights, I had only sampled 10 of the 17 beers on tap. They were all so good I wish I had time to try more, especially the Stouts!Follow @boabeerblog