THE BEERS

 
Our Perspective on Beer:  A fluid expression of creativity and nurishment with an emphasis on the senses, seasons, and ingredients available.  
 
Our Goal for Beer: To develop recipes, story, and authentic visual art for each of our beers as they grow and mature, follow this page for regular additions. 

Year-Round Taps

Eastern Divide Pils
German Style Pilsner
Brewed to honor the freedom and decisiveness of our surface water! A SMASH (single malt, single hop) german pils for those who prefer a crisp and refreshing light lager. Cold fermented using exclusively all organic Weyermann Pilsen malt and Willamette hops for clarity and effervescence to boot. 

Alc. 4.8% // IBUs 17

Leggy Blonde
Blonde Ale
 

This light, yet malty little thing brings a bit more to the glass than your average golden ale.  Red wheat and noble hops give a fuller flavor, dirty-blonde color and little bitterness. We are currently serving a gluten-removed version of the Leggy Blonde brew.

Alc. 5.1% // IBUs 17
 

Alc. 6 % // IBUs 60
 

Treerider IPA
Session India Pale Ale

This brew climbs the branches of your palate to a floral hop bouquet of citrus flavor and aroma. Golden Promise Pale malts mingle with three hop varietals: earthly yet fruity bitterness of Simcoe, Mosaic's herbal grab bag of flavor, and the tropical aromas of Equinox.
 

Toward heaven, till the tree could bear no more,

But dipped its top and set me down again. 

Excerpt from Birches, by Robert Frost

Goat's Eye Rye
Rye Pale Ale

 

A goat finding your hop yard is like having a raccoon in your china closet.  Bittered with all American Warrior and Centennial hops. Also, some Honey malts to help to balance the dry, spiciness from the rye in the mash.  Dry-hopped with Saaz and Northern Brewer for nice earthy and evergreen aroma.

Alc. 5.8% // IBUs 68

 

Brown Chicken Brown Ale
Brown Ale

 

No need to get into the metaphysical details of this one.  Here you have smooth and simple brown ale that’s not so nutty.   Mild Cascade hop aroma and character to spruce it all up.

Alc. 6.7% // IBUs 16

 

Thunder Snow Stout
Vanilla Oatmeal Coffee Stout


Perfect consolation when you think you’ve seen it all and then a strike of lightning hits your snowman!  An oatmeal brewed stout finished with real vanilla beans and cold brewed, locally roasted coffee from Strange Coffee Company just a few miles away.

Alc. 5.1% // IBUs 21

 

Seasonal Brews

RSB Traditions
More Cow Bellgian 
Belgian Dark Strong Ale
 

Our own mix of special dark wheats and malts.  Crystal and Amarillo hops join the boil for some citrus, and fresh orange zest for even more citrus.  A quite smitten, trappist-like yeast strain and 6 months in a bourbon barrel for whiskey, oak and all. 

Alc. 7.8% // IBUs 17

 

Bandit Cat Barleywine
American Strong Ale
 

Named in honor of the resident farm feline, the Bandit Cat Barleywine evokes a purr of contentment on these cold winter nights.  Though it may cozy up and fluff your fur, this 11% Barleywine is crafty like a Bandit Cat - it might also frisk your whiskers!  All organic Pale and Munich malty flavor and sweetness balanced with Magnum hops, which is what it’s all about in a big beer like this.

Alc. 11.0% // IBUs 44

Duck Duck Dunkel
Munich Style Dark Lager
 

 A truly quack-tastic, German dark lager utilizing Munich malts. Dark in color, rich in malt flavor yet light, crisp and dry to finish. Ever been bum-rushed by a raft of ducks while tossing bread into water? This liquid-bread Dunkel might very well drive them to dive-bombing your beer stein!

Alc. 5.0% // IBUs 20

Gopher Gose
German Style Wheat Ale
 

A light, wheat ale with dynamic flavors.  The mash is soured on site usingprobiotic lactobacillus cultured from the grains themselves.  Then we balance the sour with Mediterranean Sea salts and a hint of coriander.

Alc. 4.8% // IBUs 11

Get Sun Sour
German Style Wheat Ale
 

If all the beer drops were sour drops and sun drops oh what a beer that would be!  Some could say it’s worth revolving around, or we might as well just keep orbiting. Yes, a few more circles around the sun with a refreshing beer in our hand will do!  A toast to the all things solar, and the daily dose UV, our favorite star of life and energy, featuring organic pale malt and Huell Melon Hops!

 

We wouldn’t forget a (hat in hand) shout out to Baseline Solar, the best technicians in the solar system!  Quite a session-able sour ale, at our absolute favorite ph of 3.5, so go-on ‘n get chu sun!

Also magma and plasma…

Alc. 5.5% // IBUs 37
Farm & Forage 
Blue Heifer 
German Style Hefeweizen with Blueberries
 

OK, so it won't turn your favorite bovine pal a beautiful hue of blue...

A real wheat treat with fresh blueberries, hand picked by yours truly.  Sweet on the front end and dry in the finish, a subtle fruit beer for those who like something light yet involved in the summer!  Available every blueberry season and served very fresh!

Alc. 4.5% // IBUs 11
Ginger Hare Carrot Saison 
Farmhouse Saison
 

This ale is driven by a bountiful harvest from the crew at Glade Road Growing Farm.  A light effervescence gives way to the pleasantly mild taste of fire roasted carrots, a mellow ginger kick and spice for a little hop in your step! On the dry side, not too sweet- perfect alongside a cool autumn breeze.

Alc. 4.8% // IBUs 23
Beet Drop Saison 
Barnhouse Saison
 

Who says a farmer doesn’t know how to drop the beet !? This funky saison is brewed with grains of paradise, Sorachi Ace hops, and finished with 37lbs of roasted beets from our farm. Bright red in color and a flavor that keeps the beet and makes for quite a treat!

Alc. 4.6% // IBUs 45
Mole Jalapeño Porter
Roasted Jalapeño Porter
Love is blind, and moles are practically blind, but this malty, roasty Porter has been enhanced by the addition of cocoa powder, cocoa nibs and flame roasted Jalapeños from Glade Road Growing Farm! A mild spiciness and warming heat that does not burn, yet gives way to notes of chocolate goodness that will pry your eyes right open for a longing gaze of affection.
Alc. 5.7% // IBUs 15
Apple 'Atcha Pale Lager
Apple Pilsner
 

Organic, Appalachian Apples coming ‘atcha ! Crisp, dry, slightly tart and balanced with a mild Hop bitterness: is it a cider or is it a beer?? Made with a blend of apples from Seven Springs Farm, which we pressed and fermented with our favorite base lager.

Alc. 6.0% // IBUs 17
Hop 'N' Holler
Wet Hopped Session Pale Ale
 

Is there anything better than brewing with hops straight off the vine?? This wet hopped brew is available in late Summer and Early Fall. Whether the hops are from local hop yards or harvested from our very own vines here on the Farm, we love to experiment with the delicate earthy and floral flavors that fresh, wet hops give beer. Be on the lookout for when this brew will be on tap, it's best drunk FRESH! 

Alc. 5.5% // IBUs 55

Farm Fizz

Low/No Alcohol

 
Kombucha
Femented Tea

 

Kombucha is a fermented, probiotic drink made from sweetened tea and a symbiotic culture of yeast and bacteria (SCOBY). Taste can be described similar to sparkling apple cider and champagne depending on various factors. We use a mix of organic teas, English Breakfast black tea, Bancha green tea and Yerba Mate, and organic evaporated cane juice (sugar) from EATS in Blacksburg, and flavor primarily with freshly juiced seasonal fruits or dried herbs and teas. Kombucha contains some caffeine, acetic acid, B vitamins, antioxidants, trace amounts of alcohol and live bacteria and yeast - Give it a taste or bring your growler to enjoy regularly!

Ginger Beer
Fermented Ginger Ale

 

Our Ginger Beer (or "Ale") is fermented by Ginger Beer Plant (GBP). GBP is not really a plant, but rather a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast (similar to a Kombucha SCOBY) of tiny grains, like semi-transparent rice granules. Lower sugar content and plenty of fresh organic lemon and ginger juice create a beverage that is tart yet a dry sweet, and fiery in ginger taste. This is a low-alcohol ferment.

Soda
Non-alcoholic / Non-fermented

 

Always made from scratch, we offer a soda available on tap. Flavors vary and include root and herbal recipes, citrus and seasonal fruits.