St. George Brewing’s Porter

St. George Brewing’s Porter
Pour this beer in a glass and the crimson-black brew opens up with heady aromas of caramel, chocolate and spice. Those are the flavors on the palate, too, as this remarkably smooth, balanced English-style porter dances across the palate a complex dance of taste and texture.

The rich malt base provides a full-mouth feel, without being over powering, and English aromatic hops join the party to flavor a most memorable quaff. Pair this porter with meat dishes, barbecue, and stew. This beer would also be good as an ingredient in a rich and hearty chili – or, you could just drink it on its own, which is something we love to do.

Forbes does more than just taffy
Many folks in Coastal Virginia know Forbes Candies for their saltwater taffy; the company has been serving it up since 1930.

But it’s time to think outside the box; the confectioner has a wide assortment of items for the sweet tooth, including large hearts of assorted handcrafted chocolates. The sweet treats come decorated with a red foil bow on the front, perfect for Valentine’s Day.

Specialty items like this can be found at Forbe’s flagship location, in Virginia Beach’s Hilltop.
Forbes Candies is at 1554 Laskin Rd. Call 757-965-9295 or visit

Hamming it up
forbes candies
For 87 years, Virginians in these parts have known to head to Edwards of Surry for quality ham, whether it’s Christmas, Easter, or just because. Now there’s a new Edwards to head to when in Williamsburg.

Edwards Virginia Ham Shoppe has relocated to a spot near Premium Outlets. For sale – ham, lots of ham, and other pork-fect products, too, like bacon and sausage. Also look for specialty foods from across Virginia, and made-to-order deli sandwiches.

The store is at 5541 Richmond Rd. Call 757-903-4465 or visit

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