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tall tales & rad brews

Many of our beer names pay homage to the legends of Fort Monroe, though sometimes the lines between fact and fiction aren't quite so easily drawn. (Consider us a new twist on history class!) Others names are inspired by personal experiences or funny conversations.

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UPCOMING releases

FRIDAY, JULY 5TH

 

FLANNEL THIEF

SOLD OUT!!!

FOGGY MCFOGHORN

[RE-RELEASE] HAZY IPA

HABITUAL HESITATION

SOLD OUT!!!

 

 

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.

AIRSHIP

HONEY PILSNER 5.7%

available on tap & in 4-packs to-go

This pale, crisp, moderately bitter lager is named after the hydrogen-filled airship Roma that took off from Langley AFB and crashed in Norfolk in 1922. Our brew team manipulated our ale-oriented brewhouse for some traditional mash techniques, then fermented under pressure with a special valve to capture natural carbonation. A big wildflower honey addition accentuates the floral noble hop aroma, while also boosting the ABV and ensuring a dry finish. This beer is completely unfiltered, but still clear and bright from extended cold aging. That means you can still get a ton of flavor when you need a break from the haze craze. This is a summer crusher!

widow’s wager

TROPICAL STOUT WITH VANILLA & PILONCILLO SUGAR 7%

We loved our base tropical stout recipe so much that we decided we had to bring it back! This time, we thought the rich chocolate, creamy base would benefit from a heaping addition of vanilla beans.  The decadent blend of dark specialty malts and mash techniques provide this beer with a creamy, robust body without the roast character. The vanilla shines through on the aroma followed by a slight rum undertone from the piloncillo sugar.  We are thinking this might be a perfect dessert beer! 

Foggy McFoghorn

HAZY IPA 7.7%

Foggy is back and bigger than ever! Our original hazy IPA, Foggy McFoghorn is still packed with the hazy IPA go-to hops: Citra and Mosaic. Now hot fermented with our house Norwegian yeast strain, the flavors and aroma pop even more than before. Big sweet navel orange with hints of blueberry and melon make this a fruity delight, while stable haze from out mash and hopping techniques create a silky mouthfeel. We beefed up this version to push the ABV, so keep your wits about you!

SALLYPORT

SCHWARZBIER 4.5%

Dark lagers are awesome, so guess what? We made one! This German schwarzbier is no frills, just smooth malt with a clean roast character, balanced by moderate hop bitterness. This flavorful pint has a touch of residual sweetness, contributing to the perception of body and enhancing the chocolatey malt character. Still super drinkable at a modest 4.5% ABV, this pint is a great option for dark beer lovers who are tired of heavy pastry-style stouts but still want that roasty malt character.

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.

Das Yummy

KEY LIME PIE IMPERIAL BERLINER WEISSE 5.5%

available on tap & in 4-packs to-go

Our third Berliner in the pie-style series, is a key-lime pie inspired ale that is packed with a bright, zesty punch to keep you cool on these warm summer days.  The addition of key lime puree and our house prop gives off a strong lemon-lime aroma that incites a perceived acidity. However, with a healthy addition of lactose, vanilla beans, and residual sugars from fermentation, this beer is still creamy and sweet with just enough tingly acidity to keep the pints and good times flowing. 

LAND OF SLEEPING EAGLES

BARREL-AGED SOUR PETIT SAISON 5.4%

Don't miss this rare sessionable barrel aged sour from one of your favorite sour breweries! Our award winning barrel aged sour base is an imperial saison, but for the hot summer months we planned a more approachable ABV saison for all you sour beer lovers. Land of Sleeping Eagles expresses with mild wet hay Brett funk on the nose, followed by grainy-sweet wheat and light honey notes. The signature lemony acidity of our house culture comes through in the flavor, aided by our saison yeast and lively carbonation. A complex offering for simple summer days. Available on draft only. Come and get it!

BARREL-AGED INNOVATIVE AGITATOR

BELGIAN STYLE BLONDE ALE 6.2%

We stashed away some of our Innovative Agitator, our third ale fermented with our house yeast strain harvested from the Casemate Museum on Fort Monroe from a Civil War-era dining chest, and aged it in barrels with Brettanomyces and our house bacteria culture. The Brett shines with the Casemate yeast, creating additional complex fruity notes and spicy phenols. The beer maintained some of its honey like finish and dropped beautifully clear in the barrels. With medium acidity, this pint is perfect for the hot days ahead.

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.


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.

Dude Blanket

HAZY IPA 6.7%

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Dude Blanket is back and juicier than ever, dude! One of our few repeat hazy IPA recipes, Dude got some updates as part of our never-ending pursuit of IPA perfection. With fewer IBUs, a splash of wheat, new yeast, and a more complex hop bill, we think the return of Dude will make you feel more warm and fuzzy than your favorite blanket! Citra, Ekuanot, Centennial, and Mosaic hops combine with our house kveik strain for a big fruity nose with herbal undertones. The super creamy mouthfeel gives a filling impression despite low residual sugar. The Dude is back!

HONEY-MOUTHED

BERLINER WEISSE WITH PEACHES, WALNUTS, & HONEY 6%

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Assistant Brewer Rachel is all in on the sour program recipes, and this delicious combo is her latest creation. Like a refreshing summer dessert, this mildly tart Berliner style combines the freshness of peaches with the earthiness of toasted walnuts for a complex depth of flavors that is still light and drinkable. A big blast of orange blossom honey boosts the aroma, while a touch of lactose helps round out the flavors and remind you this beer can be dessert if you want it to be! Our first sour beer with nuts, Honey Mouthed will have you talking sweetly about our brew team

 
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Bottles & Cans


Bottles & Cans


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FRIVOLOUS PAPERS

BARREL AGED SOUR ON FERMENTED BLUEBERRY SKINS 8.8%

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%

*available in 500ml bottles to-go*

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%

*available on tap & in 500ml bottles to-go*

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%

available on tap & in 4-packs to-go

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.

 

Flannel Theif

HAZY IPA 7.2%

Coming soon! 

 
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AIRSHIP

HONEY PILSNER 5.7%

available on tap & in 4-packs to-go

This pale, crisp, moderately bitter lager is named after the hydrogen-filled airship Roma that took off from Langley AFB and crashed in Norfolk in 1922. Our brew team manipulated our ale-oriented brewhouse for some traditional mash techniques, then fermented under pressure with a special valve to capture natural carbonation. A big wildflower honey addition accentuates the floral noble hop aroma, while also boosting the ABV and ensuring a dry finish. This beer is completely unfiltered, but still clear and bright from extended cold aging. That means you can still get a ton of flavor when you need a break from the haze craze. This is a summer crusher!

 
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DAS YUMMY

KEY LIME PIE IMPERIAL BERLINER WEISSE 5.5%

available on tap & in 4-packs to-go

Our third Berliner in the pie-style series, is a key-lime pie inspired ale that is packed with a bright, zesty punch to keep you cool on these warm summer days.  The addition of key lime puree and our house prop gives off a strong lemon-lime aroma that incites a perceived acidity. However, with a healthy addition of lactose, vanilla beans, and residual sugars from fermentation, this beer is still creamy and sweet with just enough tingly acidity to keep the pints and good times flowing. 

 
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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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night market snack

GOSE WITH PLUM, VANILLA, & CINNAMON 6%

available as 4-packs to-go

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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TAIL-ON COLLISION

MOSAIC IPA 6.9%

available as 4-packs to-go

All. About. Mosaic.. This IPA is for old-school and new-school IPA lovers alike. Our lightest grain bill in an IPA yet, the emphasis on firm bitterness and hops over malt will make West Coast IPA lovers smile, while the focus on Mosaic hops will keep new-school hop lovers happy, too. This beer is 100% Mosaic. Mosaic in the boil, Mosaic in the whirlpool, dry-hopped with Mosaic... Did we mention it has Mosaic in it??

 
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HONEY-MOUTHED

BERLINER WEISSE WITH PEACHES, WALNUTS & HONEY 6%

available on tap & in 4-packs to-go

Assistant Brewer Rachel is all in on the sour program recipes, and this delicious combo is her latest creation. Like a refreshing summer dessert, this mildly tart Berliner style combines the freshness of peaches with the earthiness of toasted walnuts for a complex depth of flavors that is still light and drinkable. A big blast of orange blossom honey boosts the aroma, while a touch of lactose helps round out the flavors and remind you this beer can be dessert if you want it to be! Our first sour beer with nuts, Honey Mouthed will have you talking sweetly about our brew team!

 

COMING SOON!

 

Coming soon!