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
The embodiment of Virginia hospitality, Hardywood VIPA offers alluring tropical aromatics, a refreshingly delicate body and a bright, juicy finish. Heirloom Virginia barley rounds out the malt bill and creates a perfect sense of balance with a dose of citrusy Virginia hops. VIPA is our take on a Virginia India Pale Ale, or as we like to call it, Virgindia Pale Ale.
Rum Barrel-Aged Belgian-Style Farmhouse Pumpkin Ale
ABV: 12.3% Bitterness: 21 IBU
Hardywood Rum Barrel Pumpkin combines the nostalgic flavors and aromas of autumn with a soul-warming, blackstrap molasses-laced finish that can only be achieved through months of maturation in Caribbean dark rum barrels. Pleasantly mellow up front, Hardywood Rum Barrel Pumpkin offers a crescendo of pumpkin pie spices that are emboldened by the barrel aging process, and finishes with subtly sweet, lingering notes of brown sugar.
Hardywood Cuvée Gold artfully blends the elegance of wine country with the gentle and balanced characteristics of a traditional Belgian-style Golden Ale. Combining both young and mature vintages aged in freshly emptied Sauvignon Blanc barrels, Cuvée Gold offers light earthy aromatics, a subtle sweetness and a hint of toasted oak that are delightfully dry and delicate on the palate, with lasting white grape and stone fruit undertones.
Hardywood Bourbon Cru is brewed in the fashion of Belgium’s revered monastic breweries. Bourbon Cru displays a rich mahogany hue with a medium body and brilliant clarity after months of barrel aging. The maturity and melding of flavors brought on by the freshly drained bourbon whiskey barrels lends an extraordinary sense of harmony to Bourbon Cru. Almond, toffee and oaky vanilla give way to notes of dark cherries and raisins. Subtle hints of plum are greeted by caramel overtones for a smooth, robust and warming finish.
Crisp, clean and incomparably quaffable, Hardywood Pils sparkles a brilliant shade of gold with a rich, cloud-white head. Hand crafted with only the finest European pilsner malt and German noble hops, Pils is patiently conditioned for weeks in our lagering tanks, maturing into a beer that refreshes the palate and satiates the soul. This classic pilsner is the quintessential lager beer in its purest form, brewed in strict accordance with the Reinheitsgebot Law. Hardywood Pils is a nod to old world tradition offered by the innovative brewers at Hardywood. Prost!
Bronze, German-Style Pilsener, Great American Beer Festival 2019
Bourbon Barrel-Aged Baltic Porter with Roasted Coffee
ABV: 10.4% Bitterness: 33 IBU
Hardywood Bourbon Barrel Baltic Sunrise is a robust Baltic Porter with an invigorating aroma of freshly brewed coffee. Full-bodied and rich, Bourbon Barrel Baltic Porter is nuanced with hints of dark cherry that meld beautifully with a rounded chocolate malt backbone. Months of maturation in bourbon barrels lend a comforting warmth that is followed by toasted oak and a balanced touch of vanilla for a smooth finish.
Hardywood Raspberry Stout is brewed with chocolate malt, cacao nibs and late season red raspberries from Agriberry Farm in Hanover, VA. Our Raspberry Stout is a full-bodied, beguiling stout with notes of rich dark chocolate and raspberry jam.
2014 GABF Gold, American Fruit Beer 2017 Australian Beer Awards Gold, Fruit Beer Category 2017 Australian Beer Awards Major Trophy Winner
Hardywood Baltic Sunrise is conditioned on locally roasted coffee beans from Black Hand Coffee Company in Richmond, VA. Baltic Porter is an invigorating, full-bodied lager with a bold aroma of freshly brewed coffee preceding notes of bittersweet chocolate, hints of dark cherry, and a malty, smooth finish.
A dessert beer to the core, our Raspberry Stout is truly a feat in decadence. Loads of chocolate malt, cacao nibs, and local, late season red raspberries from Agriberry Farm all contribute to what would best be described as a raspberry truffle in liquid form. After months of patient maturation in freshly emptied bourbon barrels, our Raspberry Stout is finished on Madagascar vanilla beans revealing a confluence of smooth, rich dark chocolate, ripe red raspberries, and real vanilla.
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.
Hardywood's Christmas Morning lends a cheerfully heightened decadence to their Gingerbread Stout through deep conditioning on locally roasted Mexican Chiapas coffee beans from Black Hand Coffee Co. Hints of sweet honey and oven baked gingerbread greet the comforting nuances of freshly brewed morning coffee in this imperial milk stout. Skip the leftover cookies and milk and awaken your senses with this delightful holiday tradition.
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.