Bold, resinous and bursting with bright grapefruit aroma, this IPA is a tribute to the decades of hard work by conservationists to restore the James River as a bounty of vibrant aquatic life, eco-friendly recreational activity, and in our case, fresh brewing water. These efforts have culminated recently with the symbolic return of the endangered Atlantic sturgeon, a prehistoric, yet majestic behemoth of a fish, spotted as far up the James River as the fall line in Richmond. Your purchase of this beer supports the James River Association. Thank you for being a part of the Great Return.
9 Mile is a smooth, hoppy-go-lucky drinkable IPA will a conscience. There is classic IPA bitterness perfectly balanced with a citrus-like sourness which gives 9 Mile IPA it’s sessionable drinkability and fruity characteristics. The philanthropic backbone of this product is to deliver hope and access to clean water to a remote village called "9 Mile", high in the mountains of Jamaica and known as the birthplace of reggae legend Bob Marley. With every can sold, a portion of the proceeds will go to creating access to clean water for this village.
Real unfiltered lager crafted from the finest hops and barley malt. Here in Richmond, we’re not afraid of doing things the hard way. We are a community of artists, creators, and innovators. We respect time-honored tradition, craftsmanship, and quality over quantity. We go the extra mile, and when the job is done, we know we’ve earned the right to kick back and enjoy a cold one. For a hard day’s work, and whatever follows, we give you Richmond Lager. We are proud to continue supporting Virginia agriculture. Virginia-grown Cascade hops constitute 20% of the hop bill for Richmond Lager, lending subtle notes of citrus in the finish. A portion of the grain bill incorporates Virginia-grown and malted 2-row barley.
2018 AIBA Bronze, International Lager/American-Style Lager
Remember that trip to Grandma's? The aroma of of warm, delicious apple pie drifting from her kitchen. Every mouthful was one of those moments that stay with you forever! Now imagine being able to drink that experience! Apple, cinnamon, it's all here... except maybe the ice cream.
Brewed for Earth Day, Keep Virginia Beautiful is a 100% Mosaic India Pale Ale brewed with Virginia-grown Soft Red Winter Wheat Malt courtesy of Murphy & Rude Malting Co. For every barrel sold, The Virginia Beer Company donates $10 to Keep Virginia Beautiful, Inc. - an organization that promotes litter reduction, recycling, waste prevention, beautification, and environmental education in Virginia communities.
We love East Coast Style IPA's as much as the next person, but let's be honest: sometimes it's nice to kick it old school (Williamsburg-style) and throw back to the roots of American IPAs. Pattern Break is just that: a nod to the days when India Pale Ales had a bit of bite. Notes of spicy, piney Chinook are softened with bright citrus flavors & aromas from Citra with a subtle splash of resiny goodness on the finish. Refreshing, zippy, and easy to understand why these recipes took the country by storm once and again.
12 Month Apple Brandy & Bourbon Barrel-Aged Blended Imperial Stout
A word from the Virginia Beer Company: "We brew beers for all and we share cheers with all. As such, we have joined numerous brewers around the world to participate in the Black is Beautiful initiative. Launched by our friends at Weathered Souls Brewing Co., Black is Beautiful is a collaborative effort amongst the brewing community and its customers, in an attempt to bring awareness to the injustices that many people of color face daily and to show that the brewing community is an inclusive place for everyone. For our version of Black is Beautiful, VBC will take the original open source Imperial Stout recipe developed by Weathered Souls, and blend Waypost Imperial Stout vintages aged for 12 months in Apple Brandy barrels and Willett Bourbon barrels to showcase flavors coming together from across the country. We stand with our colleagues, our friends, and our neighbors; and we will do what we can to lead by example."
An exotic, tropical treat for any time of the year! Like always we start with fresh pressed apples. Then we finish with pineapple juice to create a vibrant flavor, that strikes the perfect balance between sweet and tart.
Hardywood Peach Tripel is bright and effervescent, showcasing a delightful balance of fruity esters and spicy phenols that harmonize with subtle notes of white pepper and honeysuckle. Our Peach Tripel is refermented on apricots and heaps of yellow peaches, delivering a luscious stone fruit character with a pleasantly dry finish.
Sour Ale with Pineapple, Passionfruit, Hibiscus and Butterfly Pea Flower
Tropic Like It’s Hot is a Sour Ale with Pineapple, Passionfruit, Hibiscus and Butterfly Pea Flower. It delivers an uplifting aroma of fresh tropical fruits with a tart, dry finish that will keep you cool and refreshed this summer! Brewed in collaboration with Virginia Pride!
Nuclear Nugget is a hop bomb. It’s not delicate or subtle. What it is is a hop-head’s dream fulfilled. Nugget explodes with flavor notes of citrus, flowers (Centennial) and strong herbal and spice notes (Nugget). Local honey attempts to contain the Nugget fallout, only to be radiated with with dry hop Nugget additions. Not intended for the faint of heart or the uninitiated.
Key Lime Pi is a pastry sour inspired by the ratio of the circumference of the best dessert (key lime pie, obviously) to the diameter of that same pie. To create this delectable dessert delight we started with our base sour beer and employed an extremely advanced, complex brewing technique called “buying a bunch of key lime pies and putting them into the beer.”
New England Style IPA Dry-Hopped with Galaxy and Wakatu
Hops: Cascade, CTZ, Galaxy, Wakatu
Rinse/Repeat is Westbrook's rotating hop hazy IPA series. This batch is dry hopped with New Zealand hops Galaxy and Wakatu. Expect bright aromas of fresh pineapple, mango, papaya and grassy citrus in this delightful hazy IPA.
New England Style IPA Dry-Hopped with El Dorado and Mosaic
ABV: 7.0% Hops: Cascade, CTZ, El Dorado, Mosaic
Rinse/Repeat is Westbrook's rotating hop hazy IPA series. This batch is dry hopped with El Dorado and Mosaic hops. Juicy aromas of fresh pineapple and blueberry emanate from the glass. Soft pillows of flaked oats caress your tastebuds.
Bellissimo is an homage to a special type of Pilsner first introduced by Agostino Arioli, the founder of Birrificio Italiano near Lake Como, Italy. Unlike traditional German or Czech-style Pilsners, Italian-style Pilsners are unique in that they are dry-hopped with German noble hop varieties that feature spicy, herbal, and floral aromas, imparting hop aroma while not increasing bitterness. Bellissimo Italian-style Pilsner is based on German malts and classic Lager yeast. Five weeks of cold conditioning results in a crisp, malt-forward Pilsner base complemented by the floral hop aromas produced by the aforementioned dry-hopping process. One of the reasons VBC chose the name “Bellissimo” is that we find Italian-style Pilsners to be a very beautiful take on the Pilsner style. A collaboration with Williamsburg pizzeria Bellisimo Pizza.
Game on, we say -- which is why we bring you Next Point Wins, a brand new 3% ABV Hazy India Pale Ale. One of VBC's first uses of Sitiva: a new hop blend bursting with ripe stone fruit, sweet floral, and soft peach flavors & aromas. Featuring a bounteous dry-hop of Sitiva that gives this recipe a citrus-forward and tropical essence. Additions of flaked oats & golden naked oats add a mellow, fluffy, hazy body to a flavorful recipe that doesn't let up on our love of lupulin. As the brewmaster put it: all the hops and haze you could want in a tidy little 3% ABV package. And the perfect beer with which to keep the game going no matter which side of the ball you find yourself on.
A hazy IPA brewed with lactose, vanilla, and pineapple to create a delicious pineapple milkshake. A creamy body is paired with tropical pineapple notes and an underlying bitterness, with a hint of vanilla on the nose.
Drinks Well With Otters is a soft and pillowy double IPA featuring Galaxy, Simcoe and El Dorado hops. Expect intense flavors of orange zest, ripe pineapple and peach. This is Westbrook's second beer brewed in partnership with the South Carolina Aquarium. A portion of the proceeds from this beer go towards their conservation programs.
A kettle-soured berliner weisse lightly complemented with Centennial hops and finished with luscious additions of Raspberry purée (1 lb. per gallon). Soft and pleasingly tart with a brilliant ruby hue. The third in VBC's “One Night” series of fruited Berliner recipes: a rotating series of tart, fruity sours to transport you to destinations near and far.
A super light cerveza made with flaked maize, the best noble hops and cold fermented with Commonwealth's house lager strain. Exceptionally smooth, clean and supremely sessional. Enjoy by itself or garnish with a lime for an instant trip to the beach.