2018 Beer Archive
Wilton House Porter
In Collaboration with the Wilton House we crafted this porter based on two historic recipes. The first is a Spruce Beer recipe we found in “The Virginia House Wife” Circa 1831 by Mary Randolph. This recipe includes young Spruce Tips (harvested from the brewer’s urban garden spring 2017) Molasses, All Spice, and Ginger. The second, pulled from George Washington’s recipe for a Molasses, Grain, and Hops based porter. We followed these recipes as close as possible including fermenting the beer in oak casks.
Aroma: Chocolate, Molasses, Spruce, Cedar, Cinnamon, Caramel, Nutmeg, Pine
Flavor: Molasses, Chocolate, Pine Resin, Ginger, Mexican Hot Chocolate, Spruce, Oak
We crafted a “Vermouth” in collaboration with the Roosevelt‘s head mixologist T Leggett. As far as beer styles go it is most similar to a Gruit. We have been inspired by the surge in craft vermouths and have brought out very vermouth like flavors, aromas, and bitterness without focusing on hops. Hops dominate the brewing world at present and all the wonderful flavors and aromas of all other botanicals have been all but forgotten. Made with Petit Verdot form our Vineyard and Aged for 7 months in red Wine Barrels.
Aroma: Citrus, Floral, Pineapple, Strawberry, Rosé, Herbs De Provence, Vanilla
Flavor: Bitters, Lemon, Citrus, Herbal, Cranberry, Sour Cherry, Thyme, Blueberry, Dandelion Greens, Blackberry
Tropical & Citrus Fruit Bomb of an IPA made with a Tangerine Puree.
Aroma: Tangerine, Yellow Nectarine, Floral, Mandarin, Candied Orange, Grapefruit, Pineapple
Flavor: Citrus Bomb, Orange Juice, Tangerine, Citrus Zest, Peach, Pineapple
German Rauchbier crafted with whole Virginia Oyster. The salty briny umami flavor from the oysters and shells pairs perfectly with the rich malty smoked character of our Rauchbier.
Tropical and Fruity IPA
Belgian Blonde made w/ local wet hops all grown from Tricycle Gardens and Garden Groves Urban Farm.
Saison crafted with Chef Bryan McClure from Lemaire with the delicious fruity tomato varieties; Orange Brandy Sun Gold, Juliet, Ground Cherry, Striped German Black Cherry, and traditional Cherry Tomatoes.
ONE TRICK PONY IPA
Tropical & Juicy IPA
Refreshingly dry Saison crafted with Stone Brewing. Made with Virginia Grown Vidal Blanc Grapes, New Zealand Nelson Sauvin & French Strisselspalt Hops. Fermented in wine barrels.
lord of the ryes red ipa
Red Rye IPA brewed with rich malts and cryo hops.
Classic Belgian Tripel, brewed with German Hallertau and French Strisselspalt Hops.
RVA Lager is based on a classic German recipe but the hop character is amped up with the help of US Sterling Hops.
Russian Imperial Stout brewed with Rostov's Yirgacheffe Coffee and fermented with English and American Yeasts.
eLIXIR OF LIFE
VMFA Terracotta Army Collaboration. While excavating the army's tomb a vessel was discovered containing a beer made with Millet and Chrysanthemum Flowers. We have recreated that truly historical beer.
Hibiscus harley quinn
Imperial version of our beer Hibiscus Harlequin. Bière de Garde brewed with loads of hibiscus and sweet orange peels. Fermented in 1st fill Cabernet Sauvignon barrels.