I had been meaning to check out Westover Market Beer Garden forever! It’s actually a little grocery store that also sells really good beers. In the back, they opened a small beer room and outdoor beer garden. They also have a small menu and decent sandwiches.
A couple of taps inside, maybe 10? But they also had entirely different taps outside in the garden.
I started out with the Dark Hollow by Blue Mountain Barrel House of Afton, VA at 10% abv.
This was an intense beer. It was a bourbon barrel aged imperial stout. Roasted malts, charred wood, vanilla and of course bourbon! Very little carbonation, smooth and heavy, light coffee flavors, semi sweet chocolate. An amazing sipper. I would definitely have this again if I see it available.
Next I went with an old favorite, the Maredsous 8 of Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat of Breendonk-Puurs, Belgium at 8% abv.
This beer took me right back to Belgium. Completely enjoyable. Dark fruits, like plums, figs, raisins. Molasses and the very typical Belgian funk yeastiness. Toffee and brown sugar, very smooth on the palate.
I wish there had been room for us to sit outside, especially with the live band playing, but chilling at the inside bar was a fantastic time too!