Hampton brewery, restaurant partner to release new beer

Posted at 6:01 AM, Oct 08, 2020

HAMPTON, Va. - One of the newest beers at Oozlefinch Beers and Blending pays homage to a restaurant just a mile up the road.

Oozlefinch released 'It Takes Two to Mangeaux' in late September -- a sour ale with hints of mango, lime and vanilla.

The name and the flavor are both a nod to Mango Mangeaux, a French creole restaurant located in nearby Phoebus that's known for its famous mango preserves.

In the Facebook post announcing the beer, Oozlefinch said, "We have been great admirers of the work done by the ladies at Mango Mangeaux, a local restaurant in Phoebus. They have built a small empire by starting businesses all over town—to include a restaurant, event space, spa, night lounge, and a boutique hotel."

Oozlefinch Beers and Blending opened at Fort Monroe in 2016, the same year Mango Mangeaux opened. Both businesses have since become destinations helping to revitalize the area.

Oozlefinch is located on Patch Road and Mango Mangeaux is located on Mellen Street.