If you've read my beer reviews, you know I'm a fan of the products that Elkton Brewing Company is putting out. I've never gotten the chance to actually go there, as I came home right around the time everything started shutting down.
But my dad has stopped in there a few times to pick up some crowlers, and the beer they're brewing in Elkton is among the best of the breweries in and around Rockingham County.
This newest beer that they released is called Old Spotswood, and it might be my favorite of the three that they've released.
It was very similar in style to The Nutt, their brown ale, but in my opinion was a little better. At 8.0% alcohol, it also packs a punch.
The beer has malty, roasty and rich characteristics, with a bit of sweetness. The official description on Elkton's website reads: "Some might fault him for being loyal to the British, but times were different back then. And we'd like to think that he was always an American at heart (at least a Virginian!). This beer is a tribute to the olden days and to the heart of exploration which led Old Al to the valley!"
If you're anywhere near Elkton, I'd stop in and pick up a crowler or two of the Old Spotswood pretty soon.
Untappd Rating: 4.0 out of 5
Matthew Atkins, Journalist and Baseball fan.