- Little Devil Blonde
- Fallen Fruit Saison
- Stoney Man ESB
- Wildflower Honey Brown Ale
- Smiggy’s Wee Heavy Scottish Strong Ale
- Innkeepers IPA
Friday, December 4, 2015
Visiting Hopkins Ordinary
We took a little drive over to Sperryville on the weekend – I wanted to show Mary one of the craft breweries over there. This one is located in the basement of a bed and breakfast called Hopkins Ordinary. We’d stopped by once before, in the summer, so I could deliver some hops from Hawksbill Hop Yards to them.
There is a second brewery in Sperryville called Pen Druid – we’ll hit that one sometime this winter, and I’m sure she’ll enjoy it as much as this one. One of our discoveries was the addition of a new beer garden on the grounds there, complete with tables and a firepit. That’s where we decided to do our tasting.
They typically will have a good range of offerings on tap at Hopkins Ordinary, and many of the beers include a local ingredient or two. I think everything that was available during our visit used local malt procured from Copper Fox Distillery, and the saison used local persimmons. The offerings on tap were:
We had a nice time sitting outside by the firepit. Looking forward to more adventures over on that side of the mountain – they’re neighbors, after all!