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Hardywood Park

Discussion in 'South-Atlantic' started by 4kbrianb, Jan 18, 2013.

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  1. 4kbrianb

    4kbrianb Jan 2, 2013 California

    Anyone who has tried Hardywood Park Brewery, could you please share your thoughts?

    judging by what I have seen I would definitely like to try some of their options.
  2. ncaudle

    ncaudle May 28, 2010 Virginia
    Beer Trader

    some excellent brews (gingerbread, bourbon gingerbread, bourbon cru, farmhouse pumpkin)
    some good (mocha belgique, hoplar, belgian dipa, bourbon dipa, sidamo ris, singel)
    some meh (va strawberry, va blackberry, sb604)

    weekly randalls and firkins they invite local beer geeks to create and a bunch of tap only 1-offs and pilot brews that run the gamut (bourbon barleywine, bourbon hoplar, bourbon farmhouse pumpkin were excellent)
  3. 4kbrianb

    4kbrianb Jan 2, 2013 California

    Thanks for the tips. Sounds like a good set up out there. How do they distribute? Bottle sizes?

    obviously nothing makes it this far west, or out of the state at all.... so I may have to look in to other options haha.
  4. mocktm

    mocktm Jan 3, 2011 Virginia
    Beer Trader

    Everything is in 750 corked and caged bottles except the Singel, which is their flagship year around offering sold in bombers. Nothing makes it outside of Richmond distribution wise, so you gotta trade for it. But it's well worth it.
  5. ncaudle

    ncaudle May 28, 2010 Virginia
    Beer Trader

    only distribute within Richmond, bottles are all 750s
  6. Savage1005

    Savage1005 Feb 8, 2012 North Carolina

    had their gingerbread. it was okay but i didnt think it was as good as it was hyped up to be.
  7. Momar42

    Momar42 Sep 19, 2010 Maryland

    Gingerbread and Farmhouse pumpkin are all I've had the chance to sample and both were excellent. Gingerbread usually trades really well but since its only once a year its best to set up a trade prior to its release I'd wager. Worth seeking out for sure, though would raid your cellar to get it.
  8. RyanBeer13

    RyanBeer13 Jan 24, 2011 Virginia

    I traded most of my gingerbread $4$
  9. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina
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    Ive had 3 so far, and all have been good to great. Sidamo coffee stout was good, really balanced coffee flavor. Anniversary (blackberry) was really good, just needed to kill the carbonation a bit. Gingerbread Stout was great. Like a ST stout, only no syrupiness.
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