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Farm Brewed Beers

Updated daily, however subject to change without notice here given our small batches.  Growlers and Crowlers available for most beers, ask at the tent for availability and pricing. 

“Lemongrass” Pils -- A soft malt bill steeped with dried farm-grown lemongrass during the boil, bringing out the grass’s lemony aroma and floral taste that works well with that typical, faint sulfur yeast character present in pilsners.  Crisp & dry.  5.1% ABV 

“Midlander” Lager -- This classic and unfiltered helles-style lager uses a recently rediscovered German yeast strain that was abandoned roughly 75 year ago for (very lame) production reasons.  Rediscovered by a lab and sensory tested and propagated locally by Jasper Yeast Lab, this beer has a super soft malt sweetness and subtle yeast flavor.  Bright & clean.  4.5% ABV 

“Elderflower” Kolsch  - An ale fermented cold with this hybrid yeast, unfiltered and slightly hazy from unmalted wheat, brewed with farm-grown fresh elderflowers which adds slight orange and grapefruit notes, balanced out with mild and earthy crystal and saaz hops. 5.3%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.  5.5% AB

“The Botanical” Saison - A fresh tasting saison with notes of lemon and pepper, fermented dry.  Brewered with dried elderflowers from our farm, adding a sweet and floral aroma.  5.8% ABV 

 

“Summer Haze” Hefeweizen - A refreshing summer beer with a traditional recipe heavy on the wheat: our batch was brewed with entirely Vriginia-grown red and white wheat malted in Charlottesville.  Open fermented warm to allow the yeast to produce this style’s signature fruity and spicy flavors.  A glowing golden color with a full, wheat-drive  mouthfeel.  4.5% ABV

“Ales for ALS” IPA – This is our fifth 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 Mosaic, Simcoe, Eukanot, Loral, Sabro, Citra, Ahtanum and the granddaughter of warrior (HBC 630).  Brewed in the West Coast IPA tradition, with layers of pleasant citrus, tropical and earthy notes.  6% ABV

Barrel Aged “The Solstice” Farmhouse Ale– This French countryside style is bright, dry, funky and was aged in wine barrels for 4 months. Brewed with Virginia grown, Virginia malted amber & munich malts, adding rich flavors to the grain bill. Similar to our Virginia Winter Biere de Garde but smoother, drier and a hint of tartness.  8% ABV

“Trifolium” Stout – Sweet milk chocolate aroma, this low ABV stout was brewed for summer, featuring four different kinds of roasted, Virginia-grown malts, finished with Crystal hops and fresh red clover from our fields for an earthy roasty finish, balanced with touch of malty and red clover sweetness.  4.8%ABV

“The Caneberry” Belgian Singel - A complex soured beer with refermented raspberries grown here at the farm - polana, latham & boyne heritage varieties.  This was a portion of our Belgian Singel, aged seven months in wine barrels that previously housed lactobacillus and brettanomyces.  Mixed fermentation funkyness, light tartness, strong fruity raspberry notes without being sweet.  Very limited quantity.  7.1% ABV

Farm Made Non-Alcoholic

Kombucha - A naturally fermented, non-alcoholic fizzy drink containing probiotics and flavored with ingredients from our farm.  Slightly tart, slightly sweet.  On tap now: strawberry. 

House-Made Birch Rootbeer - Made on-site using simple ingredients.