Farm Brewed Beers
Updated daily, however subject to change without notice here given our small batches. Growlers and Crowlers available for most beers, ask in the taproom for availability and pricing.
Murphy’s Lager - Our very first batch using two brand new ingredients – Avalon, the first ever 2-row barley variety bred at Virginia Tech specific for it’s malting quality, and a forgotten Franconian lager yeast, recently rediscovered and propagated by our friends at Jasper Yeast. The barley was grown in VA and malted in Charlottesville by Murphy & Rude. Extra dry due to the high attenuation of the yeast, with a very light and crisp classic pilsner body. 5.6% ABV
“Hibiscus” Blonde Ale – A crisp clean blonde ale with hibiscus flowers added after fermentation. Local hibiscus flowers from Sharkawi Farm in New Baltimore. A nice, drinkable ale with a beautiful pink color plus a floral background and nice tart finish from the flowers. 5.3% ABV
“Viking” Aronia Ale - Earthy, floral and dry. This light bodied ale is brewed with juice from Viking Aronia Berries grown here on the farm. Also known as black chokeberries, they are highly nutritious and often called sour berries, denoting the astringent fruit that has been used to make tasty jams, jellies, pies and juice. 4.9% ABV
“Munich Winter” Lager – Brewed with a heavy dose of Virginia-grown light and dark Munich malt, this lager has flavorful, toasty and warming notes making for a nice Winter season brew. 5.2% ABV
“The Greenway Extension” Berliner Weisse – Brewed with Virginia-grown calypso barley and malted wheat, this classic style was aged for a little over three months in Virginia wine barrels, ‘soured’ the traditional way with lactobacillus and time. Clean from aging, slightly tart from the lacto fermentation, refreshing. Enjoy singly or with a shot of our farm grown *Add farm grown fruit reduction.
“The Saxon” Schwarzbier – This smooth black lager is brewed light, with additions of our farm grown chicory root added to the boil. The roasted chicory flavor lends hints of toffee to the roasty creaminess of the Murphy & Rude dark malt additions. 5.3% ABV
Christmas Ale – aka our Persimmon spicebush ale. This malt-forward grain bill is the backbone for this winter beer made with Fauquier-grown American Persimmons (150 pounds) from Messick’s Farm; a tea made from spicebush berries grown here the farm was added to round out the flavor with notes of chai, dried orange peel and black pepper. 6.1% ABV
“Ales for ALS” IPA – This is our seventh year of participating in the Ales for ALS program, where we are sent a unique blend of hops and donate $1 from every pint we sell, back to the foundation. This year's blend is made up of Simcoe, HBC 522, Talus, Eukanot, Loral, HBC 586 (experimental hop grown in yakima valley), and the granddaughter of warrior (HBC 630). Brewed in the West Coast IPA tradition, with layers of pleasant tropical and earthy notes. 6% ABV
"Cold Moon” IPA – This clean-drinking IPA features a Virginia-cultivated, neutral yeast, hopped with Citra, Mosaic and Mandarina Bavaria at a total rate of over four pounds per barrel. Citrusy on the nose with a balanced bitterness on the finish. 6.8% ABV
Barrel Aged “Virginia Winter” Biere de Garde – A local-focused version of France’s “beer for storing.” Brewed with five different richly flavored malts all grown & malted in Virginia. Fermented cool and fully for a dry drinking beer with estery and peppery notes. A strong ale that also refreshes with a delicious stone fruit character. 8% ABV
Candy Roaster Porter - Brewed with 120 pounds of local Candy Roaster Squash, then roasted and added to the mash tun during the brewing process along with 100% Murphy and Rude malted barley. Chocolate, caramel, and roasty malt flavors add to the smoothness of the winter squash in this delicious local Porter. 6% ABV
Bourbon Barrel-Aged Stout - With a wonderful sweet chocolate aroma, this low ABV stout was brewed for summer, then aged in Copper Fox bourbon barrels featuring seven 100% Virginia-grown malts from Murphy & Rude in Charlottesville. Thirst-quenching, light and crisp even for a stout. . 6% ABV
DRY HARD SELTZER FEATURING FARM INGREDIENTS - A crisp & very dry (as in: super-low residual sugar & low calorie) base with small-batch additions from the farm – all grown & processed here on the farm. No outside flavorings or back-sweeteners. Gluten-free. Flavors vary -Strawberry, Blackberry, Raspberry or Elderberry. Current batch: 4.4% ABV
HOUSE MADE HARD KOMBUCHA - Kombucha is a fermented tea, using a wide range of various yeasts that create a semi-sweet, tart beverage that we referment with brewers’ yeasts for an alcoholic version.
Flavors vary - ABV varies: 5% - 8%
Farm Made Non-Alcoholic
Soft Kombucha - A naturally fermented, non-alcoholic fizzy drink containing probiotics and flavored with ingredients from our farm. Slightly tart, slightly sweet.
House-Made Birch Rootbeer - Made on-site using simple ingredients.
Non-alcoholic Seltzer - Non-alcoholic soda made on site.