The Brewery: Brew Forge Works out of Lorton, Virginia (25 miles south of Alexandria)
The Beer: Petite Saison
Tasting Notes: This crisp saison is the kind of beer that, first and foremost, quenches thirst. "It's the beer I use when I play beer pong," Matt Rose, the founder and head brewer of Forge, told us at the festival. Thanks to a spare use of Saaz hops and just a 3.6 percent ABV, you can do just that for hours without getting tipsy.