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Virginia’s great beer is pretty much the only thing that gets me to take Metro’s blue/yellow across the river (well, beer and pho). And Galaxy Hut has several on tap this week by Virginia microbreweries that don’t distribute to the District. Here’s a quick guide to the highlights:

  • Blue Mountain Double IPA – I haven’t had this yet, but Blue Mountain makes Full Nelson, a wonderful English-style IPA, so I see no reason this shouldn’t be tasty.
  • St. George Fall Bock – Another one I haven’t had by a good brewery — the brewery that’s actually behind the revival of Tuppers’ Hop Pocket Ale.
  • Legend Brown Ale – A big, dark, and roasty brown ale that is to Newcastle what Ray’s Hellburger a live cow is to a Big Mac.

Bonus after the jump: Virginia beer in D.C.!

Williamsburg AleWerks, yet another excellent Va. brewery, is trickling into the District. You can’t buy it in stores yet, but CommonWealth has added their deep, hoppy brown ale to their draft list, under the name “CommonWealth Brown.” But rest assured, it’s an AleWerks brew (and $2.50 a pint during happy hour). Bottles of their chocolaty, roasty Washington’s Porter have also made their way to Chef Geoff’s downtown, a happy development for a spot better known for its 33 oz. “Super Mugs.”