Earlier this evening, I met up with some friends at Coelacanth Brewing Company in Ghent! Coelacanth was at the Battle of the Beers in September where they showcased their Passionfruit Gose and Nunya Cocoa Raspberry Brown Ale. We finally made it to their brewery to try more of their beers.
The brewery is located on 22nd Street in by the Panera and Farm Fresh. Parking is limited to the street and some of the shopping center parking lots. Coelacanth typically does weekly pop-ups with local restaurants and food trucks. Unfortunately, there wasn’t anything going on – but they were playing Stranger Things season 2 on one of the walls!
Mallory and I shared a flight (pictured below) but we had no idea what we wanted to try. The server was so friendly and helped us figure out what to put in our flight. We started with the Passionfruit Gose, and then were recommended the Coelia, My Lady, and Holla Back. The flight was only about $10!
The Passionfruit Gose is one of their most notable beers – it was the Gold Medal Winner at the Virginia Craft Brewer’s Cup. It is a really light, unfiltered wheat beer that is salted with Red Hawaiian Sea Salt. The next beer on the flight is the Coelia. It’s a lemon wheat beer and has hints of Rosemary. Third is the My Lady and it is a tart, Belgian amber ale made with cherries from Michigan. I usually stay away from darker beers but I really liked this one! Last but not least, the Holla Back. This is their German Bock Bier. We were told it’s enjoyed best at room temperature. The keg kicked for this beer so it was pretty foamy and I think that’s why I didn’t like it as much as the others. Overall, the Passionfruit Gose is still my favorite!
I met up with Matt, the two gals behind Blonde & Rouge (Mallory & Erin), and one of Erin’s pals from college! We hung out at Coelacanth for about an hour and a half before walking over to Luna Maya – an extremely tasty Latin American restaurant on the other side of the block.
As for my outfit…
Top: J Crew
Jeans: Loft (similar – hack: order Tall for extra length to cuff)
Shoes: Sam Edelman (similar)
Is your favorite Coelacanth beer one that I didn’t try? Let me know in the comment section below so I can try it!