We brew a constantly rotating set of recipes — a new one almost every week — all centered around the growing season and our on-farm ingredients including hops, herbs, fruits & (yes, even) vegetables. This is a log of all of our different offerings, many of which have rotated off with the end of a harvest, are are likely to return in some form when the season comes back around.
So while the odds are the beers listed here are not on tap, currently, please feel free to check out what currently is by getting in touch or checking our social pages.
Our Current Beer menu (as of 1/25/19):
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. 5.4% ABV $3/$6/$20
“Hibiscus” Blonde Ale – A crisp clean blonde ale with hibiscus flowers added to the boil and after fermentation. Local hibiscus flowers from Sharkawi Farm in New Baltimore. A nice, drinkable spring ale with a beautiful pink color plus a floral background and nice tart finish from the flowers. 5.2% ABV $3/$6/$20
“The Beta” Cantaloupe Wit – A classic style unfiltered Belgian wit, with a large portion of the grist made up of raw wheat. Our farm-grown Golden Jenny cantaloupes were picked fresh, hand blended and added as whole fruit post-fermentation. 5.1% ABV $3/$6.25/$21
“Violetta” Vienna Lager – Brewed with Virginia grown, Virginia malted Violetta Barley. Smooth with a slightly rich malt flavor for a very drinkable lager specially made for our fall festival. A little flavor from Virginia malt for our Virginia fall. 5.25% ABV $3/$6/$20
Sweet Potato Pale Ale – We took 150 pounds of our farm-grown sweet potatoes, roasted them at high heat to create caramelization, and then mashed them in with 100% Virginia-grown barley. The sweet potatoes add caramely undertones, combined with biscuit malt for a slightly spicy and bready base. Earthy Crystal hops were added at flame out. Rich but drinkable. 6.2% ABV $3/$6.50/$21
“Oxheart” IPA – A west-coast style IPA finished with Zeus hops and dry hopped with El Dorado & Hull Mellon. This beer was bittered with fresh carrot greens from our farm added to the boil, and refermented after primary with fresh carrot juice from our farm and from the Farm at Sunnyside, added directly to the fermenter. Balanced bitterness with earthy & fruity hops that include subtle notes of stone fruit, strawberry and honeydew, slight residual sweetness from the juiced carrots. 50 IBU, 6.2% ABV $3/$6.25/$21
“The Heirloom” Belgian Strong Dark Ale – A very full-flavored style brewed with our farm-grown sun dried heirloom tomatoes, which helps add to the sweetness of this yeast-forward style. Estery and full bodied, hints of oak from aging in wine barrels. 8.7% ABV. $3/$6.75/$22
“A Virginia Winter” Biere de Garde – A local-focused version of France’s “beer for storing” winter style. Brewed with Virginia grown, Virginia malted amber, munich and biscuit malts add rich complexity to the grain bill, fermented entirely in oak and aged in those wine barrels for 2 months. A nice winter warmer, slightly stronger and darker than typical for this (very loosely defined) style. 8.8% ABV $3/$6.75/$22
“Piedmont” Porter – Robust porter with our Piedmont well water. Mashed with a combination of seven different malts for sweet flavor profile, finishes with a slight warmth from a full fermentation. Brewed with Cascade and Centennial hops. 38 IBUs, 7.8% ABV $3/$6.50/$21
Seasonal Farm Brews:
Elderflower Kolsch — An ale fermented cold, for a clean backbone, with farm-grown fresh elderflower added to the boil to give the beer a crisp, grapefruit character. 5.5% ABV
Bramble Blackberry Saison – We fermented this one dry using our French saison yeast – all the way down to an FG of 1.001 – and added 125 lbs of our neighbor’s organically grown, freshly harvested Virginia berries post fermentation. Crisp with a clean saison flavor, and a great blackberry accent without being sweet. 5.9% ABV
Broadfork Hopped Field Beer — A crisp malt bill and bright yellow hue combined with a healthy dose of high-alpha American hops, all finished with our farm-grown whole cone Cascades. A refreshing beer for a hot day. 5.3% ABV
Passion Flower Saison — A very saison-y saison, featuring fantastic yeast from the local & amazing Jasper at Bright Labs Yeast, this also includes steeped passion flower from our garden, which has calming and sleep improving characteristics. 5.1% ABV
Sooner Pale Ale — Our very first pilot batch! Slight caramel backbone with a long knock-out soak of Powers Farm Cascade Hops, picked early last year before our main harvest. 6.1% ABV
OId World Black IPA — A dark, very slightly-roasty and chocolatey IPA featuring earthy hops, including a healthy dose of Tettnang. 5.9% ABV
Lemon Balm Wit — Another great yeast from Jasper at Bright Labs, this balanced and spicy Belgian beer was steeped during the boil with our farm-grown lemon Balm, which helps accent the classic yeast character in a very drinkable beer. 5.3% ABV
Belgian Blonde – A strong Belgian yeast flavor in this golden ale is paired with chamomile and ginger leaves added to the boil. American hops add some citrusy notes to this classic style. 6.6% ABV
Spelt Bier De Garde — Mashed almost entirely with Ohio-grown barley & spelt, malted by fellow NE Ohio native Haus Malts. Spelt malt is an unusual addition, and we used a ton of it to bring out a very complex flavor in this higher ABV beer, highlighted by another great Bright Labs Yeast for that strong French character, seasoned with old world hops. 7.5% ABV
Trifolium Red IPA — A red ale brewed with a big bucket of farm-grown red clover flower, adding some floral notes to the malt bill, dry hopped with Centennial and Amarillo hops for a citrusy/gradefuit aroma 6.3% ABV
Happy Creek Coffee Pale Ale — A surprisingly pale ale with two different cold-brewed additions of locally roasted beans from Happy Creek (The Plains, VA). The roasts are fun & complex, adding tropical fruit, chocolate & strawberry aromas, a smooth coffee flavor, complemented by secondary additions of cascade & citra hops. 6.4% ABV
The Achilles Yarrow Porter — This historical recipe features our farm-grown yarrow, which adding a slight licorice undertone to an oat porter, adding a roasty finish. The Latin of yarrow Achillea millefolium, or “the thousand leaved plant of Achilles,” a nod to the herb’s famous healing & medicinal qualities (Achilles was said to bring it with him to battle). It’s also called “meadow hops” in Scandinavia, because of its very common use in beer for hundreds of years, picked from the field instead of the hop-laden woods. Earthy. 5.6% ABV
“Tonic” Belgian Wit – Our floral Belgian wit yeast, brewed with farm grown nettles and lemon balm, with a small amount of orange zest to round out the nice spring tonic flavor. A grain bill high in flaked wheat give this drinkable beer that signature wit mouthfeel. 4.9% ABV.
“Spring Ahead” IPA – Brewed with a healthy dose of Mosaic hops during the boil and post-fermentation, gives this IPA complex tropical fruit and citrus notes. Just in time for the mixed weather of spring, this brew has both a clean malt bill and a refreshing citrus finish. 50 IBUs. 6.7% ABV.
“Birch” Brown Ale – Made with fresh black birch tree trimmings from grandma’s farm on the Huntington Creek, a Chesapeake Bay tributary. Birch was added three separate times – birch twigs in the mash, birch sticks in the boil, and a birch tea post-fermentation. Spicy on the nose and up front, adding a slight sweetness to the heavily roasty malt bill. 5.4% ABV