For those of you that live in the Harrisonburg area, you know we have some pretty good breweries around here. There are the staples downtown that have been there since the start of the craft beer boom, but it seems like new ones pop up every month.
The latest addition to local breweries is Elkton Brewing Company. When my parents told me Elkton was getting a brewery, I was a little shocked. But they've been there multiple times since it opened, and I think it may be their new favorite brewery in the area.
One of the things that made my dad like it so much was their selection. Most breweries are heavy on the IPAs and real bitter beers, but Elkton's selection has almost every type of beer you could want. The ones that stood out to my parents were the red and brown beers that they offered.
The brewery, like almost every other business, has shut down the taproom due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but it's still open for to-go beer. My dad stopped by there recently to pick up some crowlers, and I was thoroughly impressed with the product.
The first one that I tried was the red lager, Reddish Knob. First off, I love that they name their beers after local landmarks and history. The Reddish Knob has all the characteristics that you would expect in an excellent red lager - nice amber color, toasty and caramel malt flavors, and some hops, but not too bitter.
I was a big fan of this beer. My dad bought three 32 oz. crowlers, which I thought meant we each got our own, but my parents didn't go for that idea.
Untappd rating: 4.00 out of 5
Matthew Atkins, Journalist and Baseball fan.