Bringing the Beer to Woodbridge

May 22, 2017 | 0 comments

Bringing the Beer to Woodbridge

It seems like a lifetime ago, but it hasn’t even been two years yet:  There were no breweries in Woodbridge. None.

That was 2015; the dark ages of Woodbridge beer. Those of us who lived here lamented having to drive 20-30 minutes to get to the nearest tap room. If you were lucky, there was a brewery near your office, or on your way home from work, but then there was traffic, and more often than not, it just complicated matters. Aside from a few “craft beer hip” spots in town, we were on our own.

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Why Stonebridge?

April 23, 2016 | 0 comments

The question was recently asked, “Why are you putting a brewery in Stonebridge?”

Let’s start with a little inside baseball. The Republic is built on three pillars: great beer, great people, and great location. All three are equally important, and each one depends on the other two in order for the whole thing to maintain its stability. Our pillars are the focal points of everything we do and every beer we brew.

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Drink Like a Professional

April 7, 2016 | 0 comments

If you hang around beer nerds long enough, you’ll notice that they have a different way of drinking beer than most people. A normal person usually defers to the time-honored method of drinking, which is to hold the beer up to your lips and tilt it just enough to cause the liquid to crest over the walls and flow into your mouth. Beer nerds, on the other hand, have a more structured and academic (some might say exaggerated) way of doing things.

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Water, Starch, Hops, and Yeast

December 3, 2015 | 0 comments

Did you know there are only four fundamental ingredients in beer? Water, starch, hops, and yeast. That’s it. Other ingredients are sometimes used (often as additional flavoring agents), but at the basic level, beer only has four components.

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Beer & Bacon. Peas & Carrots.

August 15, 2015 | 0 comments

I’ve said it before—countless times, in fact—which means you’ve probably heard me say it and don’t really need me to say it again. Except I say so many things, if I don’t specify which quote I’m talking about right now, this post is going to be more confusing than this opening stanza. Hopefully, you understand why I have to repeat myself in this case.

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