Blue & Gray Brews

 Many great beer flavors and styles, all brewed in historic Fredericksburg, Virginia. The beers that will make Fredericksburg famous for beer! We set out to brew the best beer in Virginia and ended up with the best beer in the world. 

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Classic Lager

4.8% ABV

Availability: Year Round

 

The crisp, smooth Classic Lager is judged to be excellent with food, or by itself. It has a distinct malty smoothness and light amber color. The Classic Lager is the result of superior quality ingredients and award winning hand-crafted attention to excellence. It is expertly double-hopped and then cold conditioned for six weeks.

 

Fred Red

6.8% ABV

Availability: Year Round

 

Fred Red is the best beer you’ve ever tried. This brew will arouse your senses with its refreshing aroma and pure malt-inspired body. This Irish style ale has a robust malty base which we balance with selective European hops for a fresh, bold finish. Treat yourself to its unforgettable flavor, creamy head, and deep red color.

 

Falmouth APA

5.0% ABV

Availability: Year Round 

 

In Falmouth, Virginia, the fall line of the Rappahannock River, 18th Century Fredericksburg brewers used generous amounts of American grain and a modest amount of American hops. We do to. This results in a nice, clean aroma. The flavor is malty upfront, followed by big, crisp citrusy hops. A nice toasty malt backbone stands up well to the hops. This is born and brewed a American Pale Ale (APA).

 

 

Stonewall Stout

5.0% ABV

Availability: Year Round

 

We use roasted and flaked barley malt to produce a dry stout that pours pitch black and opaque with an aroma that is subtle, sweet, and pleasantly malty with strong coffee notes, and hints of dark chocolate. The rich flavor is a nice balance of sweet, roasty and bitterness. The body is medium-light and Stonewall Stout stands firm with full flavor. So good you’ll say, “I’d give my right arm for a Stonewall Stout!”

 

 

Borman’s Belgian Ale

9.0% ABV

Availability: When Brewed

 

This is one of our specialty beers. It is a medium-full bodied saison farmhouse style Belgian ale that pours a hazy gold. The aroma is fruity, with some banana and strawberry notes, backed by spicy phenols, mostly white pepper. The flavor is true to its Belgian ale yeast and slightly fruity, like the aroma.

 

Franklin’s Crossing IPA

8.5% ABV

Availability: When Brewed

 

Franklin’s Crossing India Pale Ale is brewed for the hop head. We use a generous amount of malted barley to support an abundant amount of hops. After fermentation we dry hop every batch. We put 10lbs of whole leaf Cascade hops in the fermenter and soak the hops for two weeks. The result is a beer that finishes neat and clean.

 

 

Temporary Insanity

13.0% ABV

Availability: Winter

 

A full bodied Russian style imperial stout that pours pitch black. Flavor and aroma is rich and earthy with dark malts, dark fruits with hints of chocolate. Aftertaste is roasty and malty, with some fruity notes. Named after Daniel Sickles, a congressman who killed Philip Key, the son of Francis Scott Key in LaFayette Park. He was the first man acquitted on the basis of “temporary insanity.”

 

 

Minor Dementia

13.0% ABV

Availability: Winter 

 

Temporary Insanity becomes Minor Dementia. We age our russian style imperial stout in an oak bourbon barrel. The result is a beer that pours thick and pitch black, while the edges exhibit ruby highlights. The flavor is rich and dark, with a nice molasses character balanced out by a woody dryness. Very smooth considering the alcohol level.

 

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Garryowen Brown Ale

8.6% ABV

Availability: When Brewed 

 

A hybrid English Brown and American brown ale. A firm malty base with high alpha bittering hops. Slight butterscotch undertones with a dry finish.

 

Oktoberfest Lager

4.9% ABV

Availability: September - October

 

Oktoberfest is brewed several months in advance using Munich and Vienna malts and imported noble hops. Months of cold conditioning result in an exceptionally smooth amber beer that is medium bodied and well balanced. Oktoberfest is a great session beer to be enjoyed all day.

 

Spiced Winter Ale

6.5% ABV

Availability: Winter

 

Seasonal spices (cardamom, allspice, and cinnamon) are brewed into a rich malty amber base to create a nice, festive beer for the fall and winter.

 

Christmas Cranberry Ale

6.5% ABV

Availability: December

 

We infuse 100% natural cranberry to creat a seasonal treat that has a distuict cranberry hue.

 

 

Chocolate Raspberry Stout

5.0% ABV

Availability: January - February

 

One taste and you’ll fall in love with our ChocolateRaspberry Stout. We use natural raspberry and roastedchocolate barley malt to give you a sweet, seductive and exceptionally smooth encounter.

 

Washington’s Cherry Wheat

5.6% ABV

Availability: Summer 

 

A full flavored wheat beer, more than 40% malted wheat and a hint of dark cherry. This classic is American born and brewed. Washington’s Cherry Wheat is the ultimate in summer refreshment. No lie.

 

Virginia Hefeweizen

5.6% ABV

Availability: Summer

 

Sic Semper Fermentue Terribilis means Death to Bad Beer Always. We make our summer seasonal with 100% German Wienstephan yeast. Like the early German immigrants to central Virginia (Germana), we use American wheat to produce an authentic unfiltered Hefeweizen beer. Enjoy banana ester production, phenols, and clove-like characteristics. This is the best hefe you’ve ever tried.