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.
The Spice trade
Our Golden Rye balances the fresh fruit esters of strong golden ales with a triple attack of spice from phenols, rye, and a plethora of carefully balanced spices from around the globe.
Unique take on a Belgian Wit brewed in wine barrels with a blend of wit and saison yeast, coriander, orange peel, & grains of paradise.
80 SHILLING Scottish ale
Classic 80 Shilling Scottish Ale . Malty with a dry finish. Caramel and earthy in character.
hallertau blanc pilsner
Pilsner crafted with German Hallertau Blanc Hops
Old IRON DOG OLD ALE
English Old Ale crafted with pomegranate molasses and Petit Verdot Pomace . Dark, rich, and intense. Fermented and aged for 5 months in Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon barrels.
Pilsner brewed with Saaz, Hallertau, and Sterling hops.
A British style brown with an American twist. Clean, drinkable with a restrained bitterness but quite rich in caramel, chocolate, and nuts. Nutella and peanut butter on toast
Big kid juice box ipa
Juicy and Fruity IPA brewed with Citra & Ekuanot hops.
Honey wheat ale made with organic malts, wildflower honey, sorachi ace hops, and organic herbs (lemondrop basil, Lemon basil, lemon balm) grown by Garden Grove.
Cold brew coffee infused Robust Porter. Made with Café Femenino Colombian ORGANIC coffee in collaboration with Bright Spot Coffee. Support empowerment of women.
A truly LOCAL Belgian ale crafted with FORAGED Spice Bush leaves as well as Lemon Verbena grown by Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. Made with ORGANIC malt. Brewed with a significant proportion of honey and fermented in wine barrels
German Black Lager (Schwarzbier) made with ORGANIC malts. Smooth but balanced with a roasty bite.
herbs are the heroes
4.1% ABV / IBU 11 / 1.036 OG
A Deliciously dry Belgian Ale crafted with the ORGANIC herbs Lemon Balm & Pineapple Sage grown by Garden Grove. The addition of Hibiscus, Sweet Orange Peel, Sumac Berries, and spicy Rye malt make for a truly unique brew. Made with ORGANIC malts.
6.5% ABV / 47 IBU / 1.058 OG
American IPA with a Citrus, Tropical, and Piney hop character.
6.0% ABV / IBU 22 / 1.056 OG
German Festbier brewed with organic German pilsner malt.
gold and greed dipa
8.2% ABV / 33 IBU / 1.073 og
Double IPA brewed with El Dorado, Citra, Calista, & Mandarina Bavaria hops.
5.8% ABV / 8 IBU / 1.050 OG
Belgian Sour accented with the herbs Lemon Verbena & Lemongrass. Starts with a mellow bready charcter and finishes with a citrusy tartness. Fermented with wild yeast.
6.8% ABV / 35 IBU / 1.058 OG
Fruity and juicy IPA.
5.25% / 14 IBU / 1.047
Two time award winning Belgian Wit brewed with a blend of Belgian Wit and Saison yeasts, coriander, orange peel, and grains of paradise.
The Devil Belgian dubbel
Belgian Dubbel crafted with Figs from Garden Grove's urban garden, raisins, currants, beets, and dates. Fermented in Cabernet Sauvignon barrels.
flower power ipa
Sessionable IPA brewed with Citra, Palisade, & Centennial hops. Accented with hibiscus, rose hips, apple, and orange.
Fruity IPA crafted with Meridian and Calypso hops.
bum rush ipa
American IPA crafted with El Dorado, Mosaic, & Amarillo hops.
saison of the witch
Saison crafted for Girls Rock RVA Benefest 2018. In collaboration with Stone Brewing Company RVA & The Pink Boots Society. This Saison is a true Braggot (beer/mead hybrid). Half of the fermentable sugars came from Wildflower Honey. Brewed with organic malts & fermented in red wine barrels.
Perfect summer ale. A hybrid that pulls inspiration from many styles. There are characteristics reminiscent of German Hefeweizens, Belgian Wits, Goses, and Rye ales.
Saison brewed with loads of wheat, Lemon Verbena, Lemongrass, Lemon Peel, and Sorachi Ace hops. Anthem Lemonaid Charity beer brewed to raise funds for the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.
bitter ballad english ipa
English IPA with a bitter backbone and brewed with fruity English Hops.
mexicali blues mexican lager
Light and refreshing Mexican lager accented with Lime Basil.
Mammoth west coast ipa
Classic West Coast IPA loaded with Simcoe hops.
Death belgian quadruple
Pushing the boundaries of Belgian beer into the realm of wine. We strive to bring out ripe and dark fruit flavors reminiscent of rich red wines by fermenting with 2017 Petit Verdot grapes grown in our own vineyard at Arterra Winery. Aged 9 months in American Oak Cabernet Sauvignon wine barrels. Two-time award winner.
Refreshing Saison bursting with a crisp lemon character from ORGANICALLY grown Garden Grove Lemon Balm. Brewed with organic wheat & organic barley.
guns n’ rosé
Our attempt to make a dry Rosé with beer ingredients. A very simple malt base fermented with wine and Belgian yeast. This ensures the beer is fruity, dry and well suited to highlight the flavors extracted from the wine barrels. Our Rosé was fermented and aged in Napa Cabernet Sauvignon barrels for six months and gains color and acidity from hibiscus flowers. Dry, Austere, and great acidity. Made with ORGANIC malts.
resist prohibition lager
4.9% ABV / 32 IBU / 1.046 OG
During prohibition Americans still craved beer but the federal government shut down breweries and the ability to ferment lagers at the proper cold temperatures became difficult. Rogue brewers resisted and provided thirsty Americans with beers fermented in less than ideal conditions. We have created "Resist" in the memory of those brave Americans that refused to have their right to great beer taken from them. Resist is a smooth amber lager made with Pale and Caramel malts, with a distinct noble hop character from Hallertau and Sterling hops and subtle fruity characteristics from the higher than typical fermentation temperature.
PARADISE PALE ALE
5.8% ABV / 29 IBU / 1.049
Belgian Pale Ale brewed with German Calista & NZ Rakau hops. Accented with a touch of apple, mango, orange, elderberry, rosehip, pineapple, & hibiscus.
career suicide ipa
6.7% ABV / 62 IBU / 1.059 OG
The majority of the world’s hops and IPAs are spicy, floral, herbal and bitter as hell. This IPA is part of that tradition even though the rule in Richmond is… Don’t make an IPA that doesn’t taste like fruit juice.
7.0% ABV / 37 ibu / 1.063 OG
Imperial Amber Rye Ale brewed with Garden Grove grown Spruce Tips. Nice balance of malty caramel, spicy rye and a touch of piney spruce.
green dragon ipa
Fresh & Fruity IPA
Donnybrook irish stout
Classic Dry Irish Stout
Classic Bohemian Pilsner. Crisp and Clean with a malty backbone. Delicious Czech Saaz hops balance the malt with a clean lingering bitterness and spicy character.
I AM gruit
Our Gruit (Beer made with herbs) is crafted with the following botanicals grown organically in Garden Grove's Urban Garden (Spruce Tips, Lemon Balm, Sage, Pineapple Sage, Lemon Thyme, Rosemary, Mint) . Gold in color and refrershing.
Little Red Corvette
Sessionable red ale crafted with US & UK hops. Prince would be proud.
Pushing the boundaries of Belgian beer into the realm of wine. We strive to bring out ripe and dark fruit flavors reminiscent of rich red wines by fermenting with 2016 Virginia Petit Verdot grapes grown in Garden Grove’s own vineyard at Arterra Winery. We then transferred our Quadruple into Cabernet Franc wine barrels just as primary fermentation slows and conducted an aging for 13 months. Death is a two time medal recipient winning in the 2016 & 2017 Virginia Craft Beer Cup.
A saison crafted for spring. Sessionable, dry, refreshing and complemented with a tasty selection of fruits and flowers. Fermented in red wine barrels.
Belgian Strong Gold brewed in collaboration with Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. Brewed with Pineapple Sage grown by Lewis Ginter and Garden Grove's Urban Garden. Brewed with organic malts & fermented in wine barrels.
Tropical IPA made with Pawpaws foraged on the banks of the James River in Richmond, VA. Made with ORGANIC malts.
freshness wet hop ipa
Wet Hop IPA made in collaboration with Tricycle Urban Ag. This IPA was made with Richmond grown hops that were never dried and used FRESH. Crafted with Centennial hops grown by Tricycle Urban Ag, Columbus hops grown by Garden Grove, and Cascade, Chinook, and Nugget hops grown by Jordon Cole.
East coast lager
Clean and crisp lager amped up with tasty German Huell Melon & Mandarina Bavaria Hops. Made w/ Organic malts.
Russian Imperial Stout aged for 5 months in Syrah and Cab Sauv barrels. Intense rich dark chocolate flavors abound. Brewed with lactose for a smooth milk chocolate finish. #fakenews
Lil’ devil belgian dubbel
7.0% ABV / 27 IBU / 1.065 OG
Classic Belgian Dubbel. Made with Organic Pilsner malt.
high - time hipster ipa
6.9% ABV / IBU 52 / 1.063 OG
West Coast IPA brewed and double dry hopped with 007, Cryo Simcoe, & Zythos hops.
fruit bomb ipa
6.4% ABV / 42 IBU / 1.058 OG
Fruity IPA brewed with Wild Yeast and Citra, BRU-1, & Rakau hops.
false idol ipa
7.2% ABV / 46 IBU / 1.065 OG
Hazy IPA brewed with Citra, BRU-1, and Amarillo Hops.
5.9% ABV / 21 IBU / 1.055 OG
Brown Ale accented with figs grown organically by Garden Grove. Brewed with Organic malts and fermented in French Oak red wine barrels.
chocolate imperial stout
8.7% / 47 IBU / 1.079 og
Imperial Stout brewed with Chocolate and Sumac Berries. Complex and rich with a long chocolate finish.