|Virginia Beach roller, 9/2|
After ripping and avoiding a ripping in some serious beachbreak mid-week, my girl and I took a weekender down to Virginia's coast, and as a side to our journey we were able to do a little surf check before the an approaching storm moved in. Virginia Beach is known for breaks that have a bit better shape than what I'm used to in MD. However, they have their flat spells/crap swells just like the rest of us (little localism there). On Sunday evening however, the surf was about thigh high and very clean. Even had the opportunity to watch a seven year old local grom grab a sweet ride into shore. -Side note: the swell beginnings were due to a front off the coast; a forerunner to Hurricane Leslie making his way up from the Carib. Hoping for some of that sweetness of my own through the end of the week.
|Charging the beach, OCMD 8/30|
Our main destination and one of our favorite Right Coast towns, Williamsburg is known for it's restored 18th century colonial capital and a local brewery by the name of Williamsburg AleWerks. This brew review features AleWerks Chesapeake Pale Ale. At an estimated 35 IBUs and a 5.3% ABV, Chesapeake had a biscuity malt nose with a slightly citrus-fruit taste. Not real aggressive on the hops with this one. Poured a hazy amber-orange with a thin white head. Good lacing, decent carbonation, and a smoothness to the hop finish of my pint made this beer an above average, but not outstanding Pale. I rated it a B-.
|"Ale, proper drink for Americans."|
-George Washington, 1788