Available Beers

What’s Available – 7/31

Sideways – 4.8% ABV ($3/6): For our first hard seltzer, rather than look to the beer-world we sought inspiration from the wine-world. French Piquette is low alcohol, often made by using second use grapes along with sugar. It’s bright, slightly tart, and often sparkling. We didn’t have second use grapes, so we bought more than 600 lbs of Washington State Cabernet Franc grapes for their intense berry aromatics. Order 4-pack $15

Salzig – 4.9% ABV ($3/6): We did our best to brew an authentic gose in the style in Leipzig Germany. Low in alcohol, tart, and refreshing. It is soured in the fermenter with a blend of Lactobacillus, got a little funky-fruity edge from Brettanomyces, and then naturally carbonated in the keg. Lightly flavored with both Indian coriander and salt. Growlers Available

Guava Salzig – 5.2% ABV ($3.5/7): We love our base gose, Salzig (German for “salty”). It’s a traditional mixed-fermentation with Lactobacillus and Brettanomyces. Subtle, tart, and citrusy. This version with a massive 700 lbs of pink guava is anything but traditional or subtle. The fruit adds an intense tropical flavor and increased acidity. Order 500 mL Bottles/$8

Rings of Light – 5.6% ABV ($6 – 16oz CAN): Rings of Light is the purest expression of Sapwood hoppy beer. We use every trick in our brewing arsenal to saturate it with tropical, citrusy, and melony Citra® hop aromatics. Oats provide a creamy body, while our house ale strain creates a richness too often missing from session beers. Order 4-pack $16

Now It’s 95ᴳ – 6.6% ABV ($6 – 16oz CAN): Our homage to the signature beer of the 1990s, American Amber Ale. We brewed it with American 2-row, German Vienna, English Maris Otter, and a touch of Midnight Wheat then hopped with Cascade and Chinook, two of the classic citrusy “C” hops. It’s a little fuller, hoppier, and hazier than the originals! Order 4-pack $16

Spoiler Warning – 7.1% ABV ($3.5/7): Our goal was to replicate the character of our usual hazy IPAs, but trading the balancing bitterness for acidity. We hopped it with Strata for its beautiful tropical fruit aroma and Nectaron, a just named New Zealand variety that brings supporting citrus flavors. This isn’t a kettle sour, the acidity, alcohol, and reinforcing fruity esters all come from the Philly Sour culture. Order 4-pack $18

Uncut Stones – 7.1% ABV ($3.5/7): Citra, Simcoe, and Mosaic are the three hops that have come to define American IPAs over the last 20 years. Despite all having strong personalities, they work together wonderfully. Together you get fruity notes of mango, melon, and berry balanced by dank pine. Order 4-pack $18

Exaggerated Truth – 7.2% ABV ($3.5/7): This recipe started as Mad Fermentations Vol 4. It was our favorite and luckily one we immediately received calls to re-brew. It’s an IPA fermented with a blend of English Ale and Hefeweizen strains, then double-dry-hopped with Cashmere. Sweeter than our typical IPAs with a tropical aroma of lemongrass and candy. Order 4-pack $18

Cloud Palace – 8.0% ABV ($4/8): We finally brought back the recipe from the first hazy double IPA we ever canned! We dry hopped it with equal parts Citra, Citra Cryo®, Simcoe, and Simcoe Cryo® to provide big mango and citrus aromatics. The result is a balance of juice and resin, with a touch of vanilla thanks to our house English ale strain. Order 4-pack $18

Snip Snap Blackᴳ – 8.0% ABV ($8 – 16oz CAN): At the urging of Spencer, our bar manager and graphic designer, we took our favorite Citra-Galaxy DIPA and converted it into Black DIPA! We didn’t just want to dye the beer though, so we added Golden Naked Oats and CaraMunich to provide toasty, nutty, and caramel flavors. The result is a blend of rich malt and tropical hop aromatics! Order 4-pack $21

Shadows Blacker – 8.2% ABV ($7 – 16oz CAN): There are two ways to look at this dark lager. First as a black doppelbock, loaded with Munich and Vienna malts, and lagered for more than a month. Second as a German-inspired stout, with smooth roast from German chocolate malt. Either way the intense malt flavor lands between chocolate breakfast cereal and fresh baked pumpernickel bread. Order 4-pack $18

Fundle Bundle – 8.2% ABV ($8 – 16 oz CAN): We double Mosaic’d this Double IPA with Mosaic and double-concentrated Mosaic Cryo. Our goal was to make it as Mosaic-y as possible with notes of Mosaic, Mosaic, and Mosaic. If you like Mosaic you’re sure to Mosaic this Mosaic DIPA! 

Molé’d – 10.0% ABV ($4/8 – 5/10oz): An Imperial Stout for the summer? Infused with ancho and guajillo peppers for their dried fruit flavor, and a little bit of heat. The buttery-cinnamon aroma of Brazilian amburana wood balances the chiles. The finish is creamy drinking-chocolate from cacao and vanilla. The base stout is low-bitterness and features chocolate wheat malt to reinforce the Mexican-inspired chocolate flavor. Order 2-pack $14

Stickied – 12.1% ABV ($4/8 – 5/10oz): We embiggened this stout with unrefined muscovado cane sugar in the kettle to add depth to the roasted and caramelized malts. After fermentation, we infused it with five pounds of Saigon cinnamon bark along with a double-dose of Madagascar vanilla beans. The spice cuts through the mocha flavor from the chocolate malt, while the vanilla transforms it into a luscious creamy dessert. Like dipping a sticky bun into a cup of black coffee! Order 2-pack $14

Dripped – 12.4% ABV ($4/8 – 5/10 oz)
Nothing says diner breakfast like the mingled aromas of maple syrup and freshly-roasted coffee. We bourbon-barrel-aged 25 gallons of dark maple syrup before adding it to make this massive Imperial Stout even more massive. The recipe has less roast and bitterness to leave room for the Peru Chota coffee from Vigilante Coffee Co! The maple adds woodsy-vanilla-caramel notes that dance around the juicy marshmallow aromatics of the coffee. Order 2-pack $14

** Variants are only available for grolwer fills to 2021 Sap and Founders Club members.

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To-Go/On-Site Bottles

Prosaic – 5.5% ABV ($14):  You might expect a brewery founded by two authors best known for writing about hoppy and sour beers to brew more hoppy sour beers… Well, here you go! We blended a tart rye saison aged three months in stainless steel with a white-wine-barrel-aged multi-grain saison. We dry hopped the blend with one of our favorite hops, Mosaic Cryo®! Mosaic imparts a deep blueberry-fruitiness to mingle with the acidity and a vibrancy to brighten the earthy aroma. Order 500 mL Bottle/$12

Pearlized – 6.4% ABV ($18): Asian pear is a subtle fruit, often described more by its crisp texture than a distinct flavor. Perfect to add luster to a sour beer without obscuring culture and barrel. After aging this pale sour in well-used Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir barrels we blended it with 20% Virginia-grown Asian Pear juice. The result is light, bright, with a honey-ish note from the fruit. The balance is more tart than sweet though the pear provides perceived sweetness. In House Only

Jona and Ida are a Pear – 6.9% ABV ($12): Pressed from a blend of Jona Gold, Ida Red, Greening, and Golden Delicious apples grown in Virginia. We blended in 15% local Asian pear juice to bring a touch of perceived sweetness. Fermented with our house culture. The result is balanced and effervescent, with a blend of orchard fruit aromatics. 500 mL Bottle/$10

Bestagon – 8.0% ABV ($18)Bees aren’t smart, but through cooperation with each other and symbiosis with flowers they have survived millions of years. Along the way they “discovered” that hexagons of wax are the best most efficient way to store their precious honey. We added 5 gallons of Spanish thyme honey to this gin-barrel-aged sour red to impart an herbal aroma that is perfect for summer drinking by the grill or winter drinking by the fire. Order 500 mL Bottle/$16

Amethyst Throne (2020 Vintage) – 9.3% ABV ($20): We added 300 lbs of blackberries to this strong, sour red ale. As far as berries go, blackberries have a less-distinct more-complex flavor. They imbued a deep winey aroma, complimenting the vinous character created during the beer’s time in oversized port-barrels. The acidity is moderate, providing balance to the malt without disrupting drinkability. The fruit intensifies the red color of the base beer into a vivid ruby. The result is a libation suitable for a monarch to sip from a crystal goblet after a hard day of ruling. In House Only

Fellow Feeling – 8.9% ABV ($18): This sour blends two beers with two fruits. Malty red and amber sour ales join forces to balance the intensity of red wine grapes (Pinot Noir and Cabernet Franc) and black currants. The grapes provide a vinous backdrop for the potent cassis aromatics. The balance is firmly acidic, with a drying finish. Order 500 mL Bottle/$16 

Stallion Cover – 7.7% ABV ($14): This beer is a blend of two threads: 45% young rye saison aged in stainless steel, and 55% old wine-barrel-aged pale sour brewed with unmalted wheat and aged hops. The result is a beer with tartness and fruitiness that will continue to evolve as time passes, developing funkier and earthier aromatics. Order 500 mL Bottle/$12

Elliptical Orbit 2020 – 7.8% ABV ($18): Elliptical Orbit 2020 is our annual dark sour. It changes each year, this one has bready dark malts, rye, and Black Mission figs. We aged it in Maryland Chambourcin red wine barrels for 10 months. The result is layered with earthy rye, bright acidity, rich dark fruit, and leathery Brett. The second entry in a renewed tradition. In House Only

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