Small Batch, Big Spirit
We have chosen to build a small brewery for our exploration into craft beer and the infinite possibilities of fermentation.
While we celebrate many classic styles and cultural traditions, we refuse to be contained or restricted by convention. We strive to blur, erase, and rewrite the lines that define style, beer, wine, and our own expectations.
At Garden Grove we brew on a 3 barrel system. The small scale fosters experimentation and exploration. We largely avoid bottling and distribution. Proponents of Small batch wine and craft beer have recognized the immeasurable quality that is possible when the ingredients are grown by the producer, the beverages are never under harsh storage or transportation conditions, and are served fresh at the source. Garden Grove Brewing and Urban Winery brings wines and beers crafted under those perfect conditions directly to Richmond, VA.
Our extensive barrel fermentation and aging program exclusively uses French and American oak wine barrels. All of our barrels are used and previously stored either Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, or Chardonnay. We barrel age our beers anywhere from 1 month to over 1 year, producing truly one-of-a-kind results.
Balance. Passion. Sustainability.
Balance begins with a healthy harmony between our brewery, environment and community. From there our obsession with recipe, quality of ingredients, and attention to craft takes over. Respect is paid to every component with the goal of a perfect marriage and an extraordinary beer.
Passion inspires our experience. A taste can evoke the past and stimulate contemplation, reminding us of distinct flavors of the world’s great beers, wines, botanicals, fruits and cuisine. We cherish these experiences and are inspired to share them. Passion drives us further and further into the art of craft brewing and the infinite possibilities of fermentation.
Sustainability is not a choice. Our production must have a neutral impact on the environment because without clean water, healthy soil, and fruitful plants-there is no beer, cider, mead, or wine.
" This is a great looking brew, clear and deep copper hued with a nice head retention. Spicy nose with hints of fallen apple and taffy. Crisp and smooth, a little bit of body but drys up nice in the finish. Bready malt, spicy, phenols, kiss of steely sugar, peppery, warming, estery, and grassy. Lots of layers to pull back on this one, makes each sip interesting. Lots of fun this brew is. "
Jason Alstrom - Co Founder BeerAdovate
Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is a global, grassroots network, powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.
We believe in the importance of a healthy harmony between our brewery, environment and community. GGBC works hard on forging relationships with local businesses, organizations, academia, farmers & more.