Fresh Local Libations
Greg started making a farmhouse ale as a home brewer. The Belgian yeast Belle Saison was one of his favorites. Adam took it, scaled it up to commercial quality and even won a NC Brewer's Guild medal in 2018.
Adam and Great started drinking New England IPAs in 2017, sent by a family member in Massachusetts. Our wholesale restaurants and bars would not buy it (or even taste it) as it was cloudy! After New Belgium and Sierra Nevada released their first hazy IPA, people started to take this beer more seriously.
This is a classic brown ale. Greg plays cards weekly on Bald Mountain. Two members of the group love brown ale, inspired Adam to brew it, and thus came the name!
This started as a joke; intended to be a one-time release. Home brewers have long made Skeeter Pee when they don't have brewing supplies. This basic recipe is sugar, water, yeast, and lemon juice. This became a surprise hit and now and always will be an NRB favorite!
This is the high-octane version of Skeeter Pee. 13.3% ABV has potential for making bad choices! The name comes from the classic B52's song.
Adam has always loved this style. This is how he made the Belgian Strong Golden Ale his own. The name comes from Men at Work's song "Down under ".
This was a frequent beer from Greg's home brewery and is also a Belgian Strong Golden Ale. It is high in alcohol but deceptively drinkable. Someone once said, "You should call that dang stuff Rockit Fewl"! The name stuck!
This is an imperial (high alcohol) West Coast IPA. Appropriate hop bitterness and a malty backbone.
This was the first beer brewed by the Ashe Brew Club in 2015. We brought it back in Fall 2019 when the Brew Club came into the brewery to resurrect the beer as a fund raiser for ALS research. It has been an NRB "always on" beer ever since.
This imperial NEIPA was created by Adam for Veteran's Day 2021 in honor of his Grandfather, Jerry Jeremiah. Sales of the beer allowed for donations for support animals for Veterans with PTSD and the Ashe VFW group.
This is a light lager Adam created as a fundraiser for the New River Conservancy. The name is from the Talking Head's song.
This is a style from Louisville, KY. It is a cream ale (contains corn) first brewed by German immigrants. It may look dark, but it drinks like a light lager.
This is a bourbon barrel aged, annual Bottle Release. It is an imperial Scotch Ale, 10 % ABV. Name comes from the effect on the drinker trying to play the 'air' bagpipe!
Our exceptionally drinkable English mild ale. It is much more popular after its name change. It used to be called ESB (Extra Special Bitter). Few would risk trying a mild malty ale that has bitter in its name!
The Hershner family lives on the North Fork of the New River in Warrensville. This malty, slightly roasted dark ale is a family favorite.
This is Adam's most recent Pale Ale. He uses unique Kveik yeast (cosmic punch) in fermentation and Citra hop hash to produce this beer.
Our Belgian Strong Dark Ale that is barrel aged in white oak chardonnay barrels. The logo was created by local artist Whitney Landwehrmann. Will release bottles in fall 2022.
This is one of our early beers, inspired by Adam's sister. A traditional Belgian Wheat is flavored with Amoretti raspberry extract.
Traditional beer served every Fall in Munich Germany. This is Greg's favorite beer of the year. Malty, not hoppy with a slight sweetness and mouthfeel. Our goal is to make Oktoberfest an annual West Jefferson tradition!
This is a German beer brewed for Catholic monk's 6-week Lentin fast. Hgh gravity and residual sweetness to cover the alcohol burn. This is not a low calorie/low carb beer!
This is an amber lager that has a loyal following. It was originally called New River Steam until we received a 'cease and desist' letter from Anchor Brewing in SF! Surprisingly, we didn't get one from the AB/InBev as we came first!
This is an elderberry flavored Scottish Ale. It was popular before COVID to prevent Influenza. There has been no budget for research on the current pandemic pathogen!
This is a traditional German black lager. Adam could not resist naming it after his favorite action hero.
A imperial New England/Hazy IPA. This was one of the first beers Adam did using Kveik yeast. Think of it as a hazy Hopsessive Compulsive.