HOW WE NAME OUR BEERS

When Do We Name Our Beers: We know it’s a little unusual, but we don’t name our beers until we believe they are ready for a broader market. We believe that we need to earn the right to put a name on a beer. We do not release any beer unless we are completely comfortable with the taste and quality of the beer. With that said, we believe a beer is ready for a broader market after the beer has been in our tasting room and a limited market for a long enough time to get your input.

How Do We Choose the Names: Our beers are named after people that we admire for their great contributions. These people often made enormous sacrifices. Naming a beer that we believe in and that we have invested our caring, time, effort and expertise in after these great people is our way of thanking them for making our world a better place.

 

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Article One Amber Lager

Availability: In bottles in retail stores; on draft; and in the Tasting Room.

About the Name: Article One is named for George Mason. Mason is often referred to as the forgotten Founding Father. He was one of the most important thought leaders and influencers of our developing nation. Among his contributions, he authored the Virginia Declaration of Rights. The Declaration is one of the most influential works in American history. Article One of the Declaration was one of the earliest and most thoughtful expressions of individual rights in our country’s infancy. Thomas Jefferson relied heavily on Article One of the Declaration when drafting the Preamble to the Declaration of Independence. Article One of the Declaration also served as the precursor to our Bill of Rights. Thank you George Mason.

ABV: 5.5%

IBU: 15

Short Description: Smooth, Malty, Toasty

Full Description: A pleasant, medium-bodied Vienna-style lager with lightly toasted malt flavor. Made with imported Vienna and Munich malts.

 

Marbury American Wheat Ale

Availability: In bottles in retail stores; on draft; and in the Tasting Room.

About the Name: Marbury American Wheat is named for John Marshall. John Marshall was the fourth and longest-serving Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the U.S., among his other contributions. Soon after Marshall took office, the Marshall court issued its highly controversial opinion in Marbury v. Madison. Through Marbury, the Marshall Court established the Judicial branch as a co-equal branch of the government, standing that it failed to achieve up to that point in our history. Marshall additionally changed the Supreme Court’s procedure so that the Court issued a single Opinion that established clearer precedent rather than its prior practice of each Justice issuing an individual opinion causing a splintered and unclear rule of law. Thank you John Marshall.

ABV: 5.5%

IBU: 15

Short Description: Crisp and refreshing with subtle honey notes.

Full Description: A clear crisp wheat beer with subtle honey notes from Virginia honey. Refreshing, drinkable and smooth.

 

Minho (pronounced “Meen-u”)

Availability: On draft and in the Tasting Room.

About the Name: Minho is a unique name for a unique beer. Unlike our other beers, the Minho is not named for a person that we admire. It is named after a region in Northern Portugal where a young bright table wine was made that served as Kenny’s, our Head Brewer, original inspiration for the beer. A cross between a bright wine and a Saison, the Minho is unique enough that it is probably best categorized within a new beer style. It is what you would get by starting with carbonated mineral water tapped from the Alps and transporting it to the Wallonia region in Belgium where you use it to brew an elegant Saison with bright citrus notes. It is elegant, crisp, dry and refreshing. First introduced within our Tasting Room and at a couple of select events and then featured at the Craft Brewers Conference, it is the product of heady conversations and experimentations between Kenny and many great minds within our craft brewing community. We are ready to introduce this unique beer to a broader group of beer lovers.

ABV: 4.5%

IBU: 9

Short Description: Light, elegant and refreshing with citrus notes.

Full Description: A light refreshing beer that offers a bright citrus nose, crisp effervescent mouthfeel and pleasantly dry finish.

 

Dortmunder Lager

Availability: On draft and in the Tasting Room.

ABV: 5.5%

IBU: 15

Short Description: Golden malted lager with affirmative noble hops

Full Description: A smooth classic German lager with a bready character that gives way to a combination of malt sweetness and palate clearing noble hop bitterness.

Availability: In bottles in retail stores; on draft; and in the Tasting Room.

 
Bock

Availability: On draft and in the Tasting Room.

ABV: 7.0%

IBU: 18

Short Description: Toffee, Raisin, Dried Plums

Full Description: A full-bodied bock, brewed with Perle and Saaz hops then fermented with lager yeasts. The Especial malts bring flavors of toffee, raisin, dried plums, and five grain bread.

 
Porter

Availability: On draft and in the Tasting Room.

ABV: 5.5%

IBU: 15

Short Description: Dark & Rich with caramel notes

Full Description: A traditional English porter brewed to highlight the quality rich roasted malts. Choicest ingredients offer flavors of bittersweet chocolate-caramel notes and a velvet texture.

 
IPA

Availability: On draft and in the Tasting Room.

ABV: 6.5%

IBU: 75

Short Description: Pale, elegant and floral

Full Description: A quintessential West Coast India Pale Ale. A pale elegant IPA with firm bitterness and affirmative floral hop aromas.

 
Tart Imperial Stout

Availability: On draft and in the Tasting Room.

ABV: 8.5%

IBU: 17

Short Description: Complex, Lactic Sour, Chocolate

Full Description: A sour character compliments the imperial stout base to develop a complex and indulgent depth of flavor.

 
Imperial IPA

Availability: On draft and in the Tasting Room.

ABV: 8.5%

IBU: 85

Short Description: Assertive, tropical and smooth.

Full Description: A smooth West Coast IPA that offers an assertive tropical fruit nose and smooth clean finish.