New Offerings at Virginia Beer Company

This year, Virginia Beer Company celebrates its fifth anniversary, and what better way to celebrate than with a host of new releases. From unique twists on local favorites to a brewer’s tribute to the area, creativity is the name of the game in 2021.

A brand new batch of barrel-aged Waypost Anniversary Imperial Stout is released each year at the end of March, and this year’s collection is being released in 16 oz. cans for the first time. The collection includes Neat, Buffalo Trace Bourbon Barrel-aged, Cherry Cordial, cherry brandy barrel-aged, Kentucky Vanilla, vanilla bourbon barrel-aged, and Coconut Praline, bourbon barrel-aged with coconut and pecans.

Free Verse is a best seller and local favorite from Virginia Beer Company. This India Pale Ale recipe is tropical and juicy and lends itself perfectly to new variants for this year’s anniversary celebration. This year’s new additions to the Free Verse line include Blood Orange Free Verse, Pineapple Free Verse, Wild Free Verse fermented with Brettanomyces, and Triple Free Verse.

Exclusively in the taproom, you have the opportunity to try a small batch “smoothie sour” called No Ragrets. This Imperial Sour packs 10.2% abv and is brewed with boysenberries, blueberries, black currants, milk sugar, and vanilla.

In addition to these small-batch releases, Virginia Beer Company is also excited to introduce three new large-batch offerings that will be released nationally and internationally. One Night In The Thicket is a Berliner Weisse-Style Ale brewed with Raspberries and is the first in a series of five soft and tart fruited Berliner Weisse recipes that will be brewed throughout 2021.

Bellissimo is an Italian-Style Pilsner and an homage to a special type of Pilsner first introduced by Agostino Arioli near Lake Como, Italy. It’s also a shout-out to Bellissimo Pizza Café, who will be creating a pizza with dough made using this beer.

Finally, Keep Virginia Beautiful is a 100% Mosaic India Pale Ale brewed with Virginia-grown Soft White Wheat Malt from Murphy & Rude Malting Co. This IPA is a collaboration with Keep Virginia Beautiful, Inc. and $10 from every barrel sold will be donated to support their mission of promoting environmental sustainability and conservation throughout the Commonwealth.

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