Each of our beers pays homage to the legends of Fort Monroe, although sometimes the lines between fact and fiction aren't quite so easily drawn. Consider us a new twist on history class.
Being released on FRIDAY, MAY 26th! If you love IPAs this is definitely one you won't want to miss!
In the murky waters of the moat surrounding the fort, a creature lies in wait of its next unsuspecting victim. Believed to be a relative of the great Loch Ness, the Moat Monster lurks silently as the sentinel of the water. Our light-bodied dry stout might take on the color of this hidden menace of the deep, but there's no reason to fear the taste of its slow-roasted character and hints of coffee and dark chocolate!
Fort Monroe has beautiful trees in abundance, including a nearly-500 year old "Algernourne Oak" tree in the middle of the fort. With all these trees that have witnessed so much of our nation's history, it goes without saying they are things we want to protect. And who comes to mind more than Smokey the Bear when you think of protecting magnificent trees? This Polish wheat beer is a fun twist on our tree-protecting friend's name, smoky in scent and flavor, and accented with Bartlett & Bosc pears to give it a refreshingly juicy undertone. But we promise even with all the smoke in this low gravity session, Smokey himself would surely approve!
While we don't have any elaborate tale behind the name for this beer, it's certainly appropriate that something so cool & refreshing should be named after the water our brewery faces. Mill Creek provides every customer with a beautiful backdrop of scenery by which to enjoy their beer (as well as a lovely location to enjoy the sunset or fresh breeze). The malt in this beer brings us flavors of toasted bread & crackers, and it has a slightly herbal hop characteristic on the back end. It's an easy-drinking classic that is sure to quench your thirst!
She might come to you in a dreamlike fog, or you could catch a glimpse of her through an upstairs window at dusk. Repeated sightings of this mysterious "Lady In White" have made her a notorious presence on Fort Monroe. Accounts differ as to her origin—some say she's Jefferson Davis' wife, Varina, who stayed in nearby quarters throughout his imprisonment in the fort. Others claim she's a Civil War soldier's wife who was unfaithful while he was away and subsequently murdered by him upon his return. No one really knows. But this hazy, German-style Hefe with flavors of wheat, banana, and clove is so good it's sure to give you chills, just like the mysterious apparition haunting Fort Monroe to this day.
Charlotte White was a former slave who became a successful entrepreneur by running a business from her ox cart on Fort Monroe. Each day she made the rounds among the fort's soldiers to sell her freshly-baked pies. We've reimagined out robust imperial porter for warm weather drinking, and its dark chocolate & caramel flavors with tart Balaton cherries perfectly balance out the sweetness. Extended aging and a blended yeast fermentation helped make this one of our smoothest imperials yet. This beer is everything you love about our regular Ox Cart with a fruity tangy twist, and will most certainly bring to mind Charlotte's famous desserts. You'll quickly become a regular patron of this beer, just like the customers of her ox cart.