Not everyone likes surprises. Here’s what you can expect to find currently flowing from the taps in our brewery’s tap room.
Helles Munich Lager | 5.0% ABV | 18.0 IBU
Our Patriot 212 Golden Lager is specifically designed to bridge the gap between those who drink industrial American pale lagers and the world of craft beer. It’s light, clear and easy drinking, but unlike the big beers we all know, Patriot 212 is a properly made Munich Helles golden lager with a flavor profile and aroma that are guaranteed to please. The prevailing sweet malt flavor is meticulously highlighted with just enough noble hop bitterness to provide balance, resulting in a smooth, medium-bodied, bright golden lager.
Amber Ale | 6.1% ABV | 27.9 IBU
This amber ale is steeped in Colonial Virginian heritage, as well as American-grown barley and hops, to create a delicious, medium-bodied ale with modest alcohol and hop bitterness. The flavor and aroma are of sweet, toasty, and biscuity malt with caramel and toffee richness and just a dash of bitterness for balance. The beer pours a beautiful deep copper-color with a creamy white head.
India Pale Ale | 6.5% ABV | 42.1 IBU
Our signature, hop-forward East Coast IPA is made by Virginians, for Virginians. VaIPA (or Virginia IPA) is brewed with 100% locally sourced Virginia pride and attitude to create a hoppy yet smooth finishing delight. The rock-solid pale and crystal malt bill and aggressive hop schedule of citrus and floral hops are in perfect harmony and deliver a clean, well-balanced, malty sweet and citrusy flavor. We also add late additions and dry hops to craft a prominent floral hop aroma that finishes the beer perfectly. VaIPA embodies the surging Virginia craft beer industry and is a beer we can all be proud to say is “made in Virginia.” Sic semper zythum!
American Blonde Ale | 5.9% ABV | 21.6 IBU
Abide is a traditional, malt-forward, light-bodied and easy drinking ale. Balanced with sweet malt flavors and modest hop notes, our blonde is approachable and less assertive than our other ales, yet completely satisfying, particularly on a hot summer afternoon. The sweet malt notes together with very subtle bitter hop notes means Abide is an easy-drinking “every man’s” kind of beer. We bet you can’t have just one.
Baltic Porter | 7.0% ABV | 21.1 IBU
It takes a strong libation to properly fuel a Viking raiding party. Requiem is just what the raiders ordered. This Baltic porter is a robust dark brown porter brewed with a complex blend of dark Munich, brown, crystal, and chocolate malts, giving it a rich flavor profile that consists of roasted coffee, chocolate, caramel, and toffee sweetness. The intricate taste is perfectly complimented by a dash of spicy Saaz hops and alcohol heat, ideal for a cold night along the Baltic Sea (or the Potomac River).
Oatmeal Stout | 5.0% ABV | 30.3 IBU
The Night Mare is a jet black, medium-bodied dry stout that pours with a tan, creamy head. The flavor is dominated by dark roasted grains that provide coffee and chocolate flavor notes, as well as oats that provide a grainy creaminess. The hops are subdued for balance. This stout will haunt your dreams, and you will thank her for it.
Christmas Ale | 6.3% ABV | 37.0 IBU
Our gift to our loyal fans at Christmas time: Commonwealth Christmas Ale is a seasonally-spiced ale, brewed with caramel, wheat, roasted barley, and biscuit malts, as well as Cascade and Hallertau hops, cinnamon sticks, fresh ginger, honey, and Irish yeast. We also sprinkled a little holiday cheer into the mix, just for good measure. ‘Tis the season!
Wee Heavy Scotch Ale | 9.0% ABV | 28 IBU
William the Butcher Wee Heavy is big, dark, and will lay waste to your senses – and you will like it. This tartan beauty is a traditional malt-forward Scottish-style ale made with sweet, bready malts, English hops, and Scottish Yeast. It is richly malty with caramel sweetness and complexities that linger throughout the flavor and aroma profiles.
Root Beer | 0.0% ABV | N/A IBU
Not everyone wants to drink alcohol; not everyone is old enough to drink alcohol. Fortunately, not all beer contains alcohol. We gave our fermenters a rest and brewed up a sweet treat for young and old! Presenting Republic Root Beer, a 100% caffeine and alcohol free libation that is good for the soul and the sweet tooth. Our root beer is brewed with local honey from local bees for a more full bodied root beer experience. That local honey might also help you fight off allergies. It’s a pretty sweet deal.