30 Second Beer Review: The Starrs of Summer

August 14, 2017 0

July disappeared in the blink of an eye. Despite what back-to-school displays and the growing number of pumpkin beers on the shelf may tell you, summer is still here. We have at least another month of warm weather, cookouts, and the pool. Fortunately, Starr Hill has a whole variety of beers for you to choose from – several of which Read More

120 Second Beer Review: Starr Hill’s 2017 Four Kings Pack

May 24, 2017 0

Starr Hill’s Four Kings variety pack is back for another run. The pack takes a very good beer — their King of Hop Imperial IPA — and gives it three different flavor variants. The variants and original are then packed in a case for your hoppy enjoyment. Last year, Chelsie and I reviewed the 2016 variety pack. This year, Starr Read More

Bottle Shop Overview: The Perfect Pour

July 6, 2016 0

Some people treat beer shopping like a regular errand. My husband Will and I are more deliberate. While we’ve been known to make a quick stop at a nearby shop for a six pack or single, one of our favorite weekend activities is to go to a larger bottle shop and make a day out of beer shopping. We’ll consider Read More

Baseball Brews: Orioles Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, MD

June 7, 2016 2

My husband and I have a lot in common, but a favorite baseball team is not one of them. While I cheer for the Washington Nationals, he is a lifelong fan of the Baltimore Orioles. Lucky for us, we live very close to both parks, and trips to Orioles Park at Camden Yards are planned right alongside our Nats Park Read More

Mother/Daughter Beer Review: Starr Hill The Hook & Starr Hill Sublime

May 6, 2016 2

One of my proudest accomplishments has been introducing my parents to craft beer. They started out being receptive to craft beer, but uncertain if it would ever replace Michelob Ultra or Blue Moon in their fridge. Now, they take beercations to Asheville, N.C., and text me photos of their beer flights from various breweries. I’m so proud, I’m not even Read More

30 Second Beer Review: Starr Hill Daily Grind Peppercorn Farmhouse Ale

March 23, 2016 0

Spring is in full swing, as are pint glasses filled with delicious spring beer! You know I’m a big fan of saisons, and I was very excited to learn that Starr Hill Brewing Co. recently debuted a new one: Daily Grind Peppercorn Farmhouse Ale, a new beer that’s part of their Heavy Rotation series. The series not only brings excellent Read More

Farewell, Dark Starr Stout

February 19, 2016 0

Fare you well, fare you well I love you more than words can tell. ~Grateful Dead One of my favorite breweries, Starr Hill, has announced several new beers and changes to their release schedule for 2016. These changes are exciting, but in order to move forward, a few things must be left behind. Sadly, this includes my beloved Dark Starr Read More

Brewery Visit: Corcoran Brewing Co.

December 31, 2015 0

I have spent most of my life in Northern Virginia (referred to as NoVA around here). I lived in Leesburg for ten years, and currently live in Arlington. Throughout my life, NoVA has transformed dramatically, going from vaguely rural to thriving suburb to (over)crowded mini metropolis just over the past decade. As such, when my parents come to visit me Read More

#DrinkLocal – A Visit to Sunny Brae Hops Farm

October 23, 2014 0

Here at Stouts & Stilettos we truly believe in the idea of #DrinkLocal, but here’s a question for you – how ‘local’ is your beer if it’s made down the street, but the hops are being shipped in all the way from the West Coast? Luckily there are people in our area who are working to bring hop farming to Read More

Happy IPA Day!

August 2, 2012 1

Today, August 2nd, is the second annual IPA Day! IPA Day is a joyous universal celebration of craft beer. There are many many ways to celebrate today, but www.IPAday.org has some great suggestions: