Available Beers

What’s On Tap – 9/27

Little by Slowly – 3.4% ABV: The second batch of our our Berliner Weise! We skipped the boil to preserve a fresh bread dough aroma from the malted wheat. Lactobacillus and a clean ale yeast then soured and fermented in tandem. Finally we naturally carbonated in the keg with a variety of Brett strains that will increase the lemon and mineral aromatics as time passes.

Achilles – 4.2% ABV: We brewed this tart gruit with malted barley and Maryland-grown millet, buckwheat, and corn. After souring rather than dry-hop, we added homegrown yarrow flowers picked that morning. This traditional brewing herb brings a vibrant green-floral flavor similar to dandelions. Named after the hero of Greek fables, who carried yarrow with him to treat battle injuries.

Hedge Trimmer – 5.0% ABV: Our take on a British Summer Ale! We used our usual house English strain, but rather than load up on citrusy American or Southern Hemisphere hops we added just a touch of earthy Styrian Goldings from Slovenia. For malt, the simplicity of 100% Scottish Golden Promise adds a slightly biscuity fullness.

Rings of Danger – 5.4% ABV: Merger of Rings of Light and Danger of Light. Rings featuring Citra and Danger featuring Mosiac. Piney and dank when together.

House Saison #4: Rice** – 6.1% ABV: The fourth entry in our series of saisons showing off different grains comes around to rice. Often maligned as an ingredient in Macro lagers, we used puffed jasmine rice to lean the body of this saison giving it a clean crisp finish that highlights the character of our house wild yeast culture and Lemondrop hops.

Cheater X2 – 8.2% ABV: For our first anniversary in 2019 we brewed an IPA hopped with a financially-irresponsible amount of our two favorite hops: Galaxy and Nelson Sauvin. For our second anniversary we created a double-version with higher alcohol and more hops! It is loaded with aromatics that remind us of passion fruit, gooseberry, and citrus. Thanks for all of your support over our first two years, it allows us to brew over-the-top beers like this! To-go Cans

Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather** – 8.3% ABV: We aged two batches of saison in barrels that originally contained Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay before adding 60 pounds of wildflower honey from Maryland Honey Co. The concentrated nectar of more than 100 million local flowers imbues the beer with a fresh floral aroma that plays off the earthy contributions of wild microbes and buckwheat. Pre-Order 500 mL/$16

Timestream – 10.3% ABV: For this Imperial Oatmeal Stout we really pushed the syrupy body and mouthfeel. Almost 10% each flaked and malted oats, a tweaked water profile, and a ridiculously large amount of residual malt. Most of the balancing bitterness is provided by a combination of German and English roasted grain, bringing flavors of 80% dark chocolate, espresso beans, and caramel. 

** Variants are only available for grolwer fills to 2020 Sap and Founders Club members. 

 

To-Go

Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather – 8.3% ABV: We aged two batches of saison in barrels that originally contained Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay before adding 60 pounds of wildflower honey from Maryland Honey Co. The concentrated nectar of more than 100 million local flowers imbues the beer with a fresh floral aroma that plays off the earthy contributions of wild microbes and buckwheat. Pre-Order 500 mL/$16

Cheater X2 – 8.2% ABV: For our first anniversary in 2019 we brewed an IPA hopped with a financially-irresponsible amount of our two favorite hops: Galaxy and Nelson Sauvin. For our second anniversary we created a double-version with higher alcohol and more hops! It is loaded with aromatics that remind us of passion fruit, gooseberry, and citrus. Thanks for all of your support over our first two years, it allows us to brew over-the-top beers like this! Pre-Order 4-packs/$22

Golden Empire of York  6.9% ABV: We created Golden Empire of York from 100% Virginia-grown Golden Delicious, Empire, and York apples. Our house saison culture was in charge of fermentation, but don’t expect it to have the peppery or funky notes of a saison. Rather the result is dry and tart, with the intense taste and aroma of apples. Pre-Order 500 mL/$10

On-Site Bottles

No Beginnings (2019)  7.2% ABV: No Beginnings started as House Saison #1, brewed August 2018. It spent most of the intervening year in oak barrels that previously held Sauvignon Blanc wine. In addition to our house culture, each barrel received a unique mix of Brettanomyces (the wild yeast responsible for creating fruity and funky aromatics). The combination provided a variety of aromatics with white wine leading, followed by notes of hay, lemon, and minerals.

Golden Empire of York  6.9% ABV: We created Golden Empire of York from 100% Virginia-grown Golden Delicious, Empire, and York apples. Our house saison culture was in charge of fermentation, but don’t expect it to have the peppery or funky notes of a saison. Rather the result is dry and tart, with the intense taste and aroma of apples.

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