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AIN’T DEAD YET

HAZY IPA WITH RHUBARB & JUNIPER 5.5%

When asked to start taking over one-off batches in our smaller tanks, Brewer Rachel, didn't shy away from the unexpected ingredients. An ode to historical ingredients, this beer was intended to showcase Juniper berries as well as the sweet and slightly tart rhubarb vegetable. Strawberry, ripe melon, and faint pine notes dominate the aroma while the insanely soft bitterness contributes to a full creamy mouthfeel. With a fluffy head and strong cling, this beer goes down smooth and will have you reaching for an empty glass before you know it.

LADY IN WHITE

HEFEWEIZEN 5.5%

available on tap & in 4-packs to-go

Our best-selling, award-winning, crowd-pleasing favorite, Lady in White is a hefeweizen you can turn to any time of year. We have slowly tweaked the recipe, and we're now confident that we've taken a very good beer and made it great. A new grain bill, more complicated mashing regimen, carefully calculated yeast amounts, diligently monitored fermentation temperatures, and naturally captured carbonation have all helped take this beer to the next level. A balanced aroma of intense banana esters and clove phenols is now backed by subtle tart wheat notes, while a creamier mouthfeel from malt selection, mash techniques, and carbonation make the overall experience extremely satisfying.

TWANGY BANJO

SESSION HAZY IPA 4.9%

Summer is the time for flavorful session beers and IPA. So why not both? Twangy Banjo is an all-day drinker at just under 5% ABV, but still bursting with passionfruit and papaya aroma from big additions of Vic Secret and Mosaic. The light and crisp character is enhanced by a refreshing lime flavor in the background, but a healthy proportion of wheat in the grain bill provides enough body to let you know you're still drinking an IPA. Easy bitterness from the moderate 49 IBUs just lingers into the finish. This beer is drinkable for days.

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CRANBERRY TANGERINE SPRITZER-BEER 4.1%

Our version of a "light" beer, this spritzy fruited ale is just in time for the late summer heat! We used a small amount of the lightest malt available, the tiniest sprinkle of hops, and then added simple sugar to create a dry, less filling flavored ale. Late additions of cranberry and tangerine give it a beautiful light pink hue and add complexity to the simple base. Co-fermented with our house yeast and a cider yeast strain, it's not quite beer, not quite cider, not quite fruited seltzer -- it's simply light and delicious! At 4.1%, this is an all day drinker. So grab your lawn chair and come on out to Oozlefinch because this is a draft-only taproom exclusive!

VERY IMPORTANT PERSONS

BLACKBERRY BERLINER WEISSE 4.2%

available on tap & in 4-packs to-go

For our newest fruited sour beer, we're back to our Berliner Weisse roots with this refreshing, low ABV wheat beer. Very Important Persons has a clean, sharp sourness with lemony notes from our house bacteria culture, and crisp carbonation to keep things light. A big blackberry addition lends a pleasing magenta color and a fruity nose that complements very light Brettanomyces funk. The sourdough breadiness and juicy acidity will have you coming back for another. And another.

DAS YUMMY

COCONUT CREAM PIE BERLINER WEISSE 5.4%

Brewer Rachel is at it again with another pie-style sour! This batch offers a nice, simple flavor profile that lets our house culture shine and finishes with a creamy coconut finish. Tart lemon-lime flavors up front keep this beer sharp and refreshing, and complement the cracker-like quality of the grain bill. A big addition of toasted coconut in the fermenter yielded subtle authentic coconut flavors that come through in the finish. Come get some!

SOUR, NOT STIRRED

MARTINI-STYLE GOSE 5.2%

The name's Finch. Oozle Finch. We pulled out all the stops for our latest experimental gose, a martini-inspired sour ale brewed with gin botanicals. This beer contains no actual gin -- our brewmaster carefully hand-picked over a dozen specialty ingredients to mimic the classic favors of gin, then made it a dirty martini with an additional of olive juice! Like our "Just Too Likable" Lemongrass Miso Gose, which relied on the miso for saltiness, this gose contains no traditional sea salt -- all of the salinity comes from the olive juice. So if you're ready for a drink, Sour, Not Stirred may just hit the spot. Shaking the cans is not recommended!

PARTY DINOSAUR

SMOOTHIE-STYLE BERLINER WEISSE WITH APPLE & CARROT 7.2%

The Party Dinosaur is trading in his bathing suit and pool parties for a flannel shirt (with extremely short sleeves) and fall evenings by the firepit. This fall-inspired smoothie sour is packed with McIntosh apples and a healthy dose of carrots, then spiced with some of the fall classics. The smooth mouthfeel and residual sweetness keeps the acidity of this tart ale nicely in balance with the big flavor profile. One of our brewmaster's favorite sours to date, we brewed a big batch of this tribute to autumn so you have plenty of time to fall in love with it, too. Thought we suspect your first sip may just be enough.

JUST TOO LIKEABLE

LEMONGRASS & MISO GOSE 4.2%

Just Too Likable is our Asian-inspired sour made with lemongrass and two different kinds of miso. If you like Summer Snow, you'll love Just Too Likable -- it has a punchy acidity and citrus quality, backed by subtle herbal from the lemongrass and earthy umami from the miso. This gose is sea salt free! All of the saltiness came from a careful additions of red and country barley misos. Come and get it!



SHUGGA SHUGGA

COFFEE CAKE IMPERIAL STOUT 9.5%

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Shugga Shugga, ahhh Coffee Coffee, you are a tasty stout, and you've got me wanting you! This big boozy delight features hand ground coffee from Rare Bird, our favorite Northern Virginia coffee roaster, along with rummy brown piloncillo sugar, ceylon cinnamon, and an irresponsible amount of vanilla. Skip the trip to the bakery this morning, because we've got your coffee cake in a glass right here at Oozlefinch. Our first imperial stout recipe from Assistant Brewer Rachel, this sweet offering will have you rethinking beer for breakfast.

COWS AT LARGE

ROCKY ROAD ICE CREAM STOUT 7.0%

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I scream, you scream, we all shout for ice cream stout! We've brought back our popular Cows at Large stout, but this time it's a take on Rocky Road ice cream! With 800 sugar cones and a whole heap of cocoa powder added to the mash tun, this stout started off down a sweet and chocolatey path. Then we added almonds, marshmallow, and lactose to the boil before topping it off with an insane 80 vanilla beans and 40 pounds of cacao nibs in the fermenter. All fermented with our house kveik yeast for a fruity finish, this stout is dessert in a glass for all you dark beer lovers out there. At 7%, you can enjoy this pint without feeling too guilty. Available in cans and on draft.

 
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Bottles & Cans


Bottles & Cans


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FRIVOLOUS PAPERS

BARREL AGED SOUR ON FERMENTED BLUEBERRY SKINS

8.8% ABV | 2 IBU

We loved last year's fresh North Carolina blueberries so much in our Demure Defiance barrel aged sour that we couldn't bring ourselves to empty the tank. Instead, we flushed more barrel aged sour ale on top of the skins to make Frivolous Papers, a funky Rosé style sour ale perfect for the warm weather. With moderate acidity and complex tannins from the blueberry skins and oak, this beer finishes beautifully dry. Effervescent carbonation helps keep things refreshing despite the big 8.8% ABV punch. Available in limited draft quantities and bottles to go.

 
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CINEMATIC MOMENTS

BARREL-AGED SOUR ALE ON SUMAC AND MANGO AMCHUR

6.8% ABV | 2 IBU

Cinematic Moments is the newest blended barrel aged sour ale from Oozlefinch, Virginia's gold medal holder for American Wild Ale! This saison base rested in barrels with Brett and our house sour culture for over 7 months before being conditioned on sumac, a tart lemony Middle Eastern spice, and mango amchur, a citrusy Indian seasoning made from dried unripe green mangoes. The result is a complex tart and citrusy ale with hints of earthiness and a dry finish. One of our strangest and most delicious barrel aged sours yet, you won't want to miss the moment! Available on draft and in bottles.

 
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RIVETING CONVERSATION

SOUR DARK ALE AGED IN SCOTCH BARRELS

7.2% ABV | 14 IBU

Riveting Conversation is our second dark barrel aged sour, and our first to touch scotch barrels. This carefully blended ale is a combination of a Belgian brown ale, German dunkelweizen and weizenbock, and an imperial saison, all exposed to their respective dominant yeast strains along with Brettanomyces and our house bacteria culture. The deep complexity of these base beers and mixed fermentation is further complemented by the character from the 2006 Laphroaig barrel, which lends a beautiful smokey note to the fruity base and approachable acidity.

 
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Self Contemplation

BARREL-AGED SOUR WITH PEACH & TAMARIND

5.9% ABV | 9 IBU

Self Contemplation is our second fruited barrel aged sour beer, and our first to be conditioned with an exotic spice. Though technically a fruit, tamarind is best known as a tangy flavoring addition to chutneys, curries, and Masala Chai. We blended saison and red kolsch base beers aged in Cabernet Franc barrels, then conditioned the mixed fermentation blend on tamarind paste and over 350 pounds of peach. The result is a super fruity, tangy, and tart ale with notes of raspberry and violet from the wine barrels, as well as pectin haze from the huge peach addition. You don't want to miss this one!

 
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COWS AT LARGE

ROCKY ROAD ICE CREAM STOUT 7.0%

I scream, you scream, we all shout for ice cream stout! We've brought back our popular Cows at Large stout, but this time it's a take on Rocky Road ice cream! With 800 sugar cones and a whole heap of cocoa powder added to the mash tun, this stout started off down a sweet and chocolatey path. Then we added almonds, marshmallow, and lactose to the boil before topping it off with an insane 80 vanilla beans and 40 pounds of cacao nibs in the fermenter. All fermented with our house kveik yeast for a fruity finish, this stout is dessert in a glass for all you dark beer lovers out there. At 7%, you can enjoy this pint without feeling too guilty. Available in cans and on draft.

 

Summer Snow

TRADITIONAL GOSE WITH LEMON PEEL 4.2%

In the dog days of a Coastal Virginia summer, you sometimes find yourself wishing for a summer snow shower. And in a field of heavily fruited goses, sometimes you crave tradition. For Summer Snow, we stripped away all the bells and whistles, relying on the quality of malt and the character of our house sour culture to bring you this approachable, refreshing, satisfyingly sour ale. With just the right amount of salt, coriander, and some supplemental lemon peel, Summer Snow is a nod to Leipzig-style goses with the bracing tartness of American sours. Perfect for session consumption.

 
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LADY IN WHITE

HEFEWEIZEN 5.5%

available on tap & in 4-packs to-go

Our best-selling, award-winning, crowd-pleasing favorite, Lady in White is a hefeweizen you can turn to any time of year. We have slowly tweaked the recipe, and we're now confident that we've taken a very good beer and made it great. A new grain bill, more complicated mashing regimen, carefully calculated yeast amounts, diligently monitored fermentation temperatures, and naturally captured carbonation have all helped take this beer to the next level. A balanced aroma of intense banana esters and clove phenols is now backed by subtle tart wheat notes, while a creamier mouthfeel from malt selection, mash techniques, and carbonation make the overall experience extremely satisfying.

 

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BERLINER WEISSE WITH ORANGE BLOSSOM HONEY & SWEET ORANGE PEEL 5.9%

Did you know it takes 5 million flowers to produce one pint of honey?! Here at Oozlefinch, we appreciate a good honey beer and all the work it takes to make one, from pollination to the glorious day it starts flowing from our taps. Our most recent honey beer from Brewer Rachel, is a 5.9% tea-inspired Berliner Weisse that will challenge your taste buds. A bright citrus nose and subtle earthy notes from ginger & cinnamon bring you in, and an approachable acidity keeps you coming back for more. Time to raise a glass to flowers, bees, and tasty beers!

 

BURKEY’S LAGER

DRY-HOPPED KELLERBIER 5.7%

available on tap & in 4-packs to-go

This pale kellerbier is craft lager at its freshest! Burkey's is coming at you right out of the Oozlefinch cellar (kellerbier literally means beer from the cellar!) -- canned off the fermenter with 100% natural carbonation. We brewed a pale lager base straddling German Pilsner and Helles with German hops, then dry hopped it with American Crystal hops. The young lager fermentation and dry hopping results in a slightly hazy pint with touches of yeast character and clean bitterness over a foundation of Pils and Munich malt.

This beer is named after our Brewmaster's grandfather, who was stationed at Langley Air Force Base before serving in the Korean War. One of Burkey's unofficial duties on base was to collect a portion of each man's paycheck on payday and go out on beer runs, a responsibility that culminated in a bulk buy for the long train ride across the country to catch their boat to Korea. Seems that providing beer to folks in Hampton has been a family business for decades! Cheers, Burkey!

 
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night market snack

GOSE WITH PLUM, VANILLA, & CINNAMON 6%

We love our Northern Virginia friends, and Jinson and his crew at High Side are some of the best! We got together for this sour brew inspired by High Side's special seasoning for their sweet potato fries, made with salt, sugar, and a very special sour plum. This gose ale was brewed with the Oozlefinch house culture, plum, and sea salt to mimic the seasoning, then given a nice little boost of vanilla, cinnamon, and lactose to help capture the flavor of the sweet potato fries. Don't miss out on this exclusive collab!

* specialty-release glassware (featured) is also available in the taproom! one glass per customer while supplies last *

 
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Rarer bird

IMPERIAL COFFEE CREAM ALE 7%

available on tap & in 4-packs to-go

Our popular Rare Bird Coffee Cream Ale has been ramped up in this imperial version, Rarer Bird. More malt and a new varietal of coffee from our favorite coffee roaster, Rare Bird Coffee, in Northern Virginia. This version got a cold brew of Colombian Los Haipes, with notes of raspberry, grape, and chocolate. The fruity character of the coffee complements an enhanced ester profile from feeding our British yeast strain all that extra sugar. As always, we ground the beans by hand for extra love.

 

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