Our Brewery

GREAT BEER IS THE CORNERSTONE OF CABOOSE.

Our brewery team is a group of skilled scientists and beer aficionados that love to experiment. Drawing inspiration from traditional styles, current brewing trends, and even Mother Nature’s local bounty, this group of artists is passionate in their pursuit for delicious beer. 

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Meet Our Superhero Brewing Team

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Jeremy Ray
Head Brewer

David Traille
Head of Brewery Operations

Kevin is on our brewery team

Kevin Corcoran
Brewer

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Matt Smith
Brewer

Jodi Hunter
Brewer

Brandon Marshall
Cellarman

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Wort Truck & Wagon

spent grain from our brewery

Graining Out

Each time we brew, we extract sugar from malt to create wort (aka, sugar water). When doing so, we produce a ton of left over spent grain. Caboose decided to donate our spent grain to a local farmer as food for her animals (kind of like how humans eat barley oats for breakfast). Two to three times per week, our lovely farmer friends come by our brewery to pick up our spent grain. Why do their chickens love it so much? Since the sugar has been extracted from this grain, there is lots of protein and fiber. Which is exactly what animals need! How much spent grain? About 2,000 lbs. But we do save a little bit for ourselves to make our famous spent grain crackers.

What's on Tap Now

Beer Library

Explore our beer - past and present!

Award Winners

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Barrel Fermented Flanders Style Red Ale

2021 GABF Gold
This ale spent 9 months in oak barrels with a wild house culture of yeast and bacteria harvested from the blossoms of the Black Locust tree growing at our brewery.
Barrel Aged Red Ale, 7.2% ABV, 22 IBU
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Vienna, VA Lager

2017 VCBG Cup Gold
Medium body, crisp finish, well balanced. Malt forward, easy drinking Vienna-style lager, perfect for any time of year.
Vienna Style Lager, 5.3% ABV, 22 IBU
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Bourbon Barrel Aged Fireside Ale

2020 VCBG Cup Gold
Notes of vanilla, toasted almond, anise, pink pepper, toffee, and caramel corn
Barrel Aged Rye Ale, 12% ABV, 28 IBU
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Boxcar Brown Ale

2016 VCBG Cup Gold
Smooth, robust, hints of rich chocolate, dark fruit notes.
American Brown Ale, 5% ABV, 22 IBU

Flagships

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Fog IPA

Fruity hop character, juicy mouthfeel, citrus notes.
New England Style IPA, 7.0% ABV, 42 IBU
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Vienna, VA Lager

Medium body, crisp finish, well balanced. Malt forward, easy drinking Vienna-style lager, perfect for any time of year.
Vienna Style Lager, 5.3% ABV, 22 IBU
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Citra Session IPA

Light bodied, citra hopped, tropical aromas.
American Session IPA, 4.8% ABV, 38 IBU

Seasonal

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Blackberry Gose

Tart and fruity gose-style beer, mild sourness. Jampacked with blackberry, which in turn provides a fruity, refreshing counter balance to the sea salt additions.
Gose, 4.5% ABV, 10 IBU
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Bienvenidos

Light bodied, mild bitterness, crisp sweetness, clean finish with a hint of salt.
Mexican Style Lager, 4.9% ABV, 24 IBU
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Wasser Pilsner

Light bodied, effervescent, floral notes, crisp & clean.
Bohemian-Style Pilsner, 4.9% ABV, 30 IBU
Wolf Trap Summer Pale Ale

Wolf Trap Pale Ale

Amber color, pleasantly hopped and floral, with notes of citrus and pine.
Pale Ale, 4.8% ABV, 40 IBU
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White-Tail Wit

Notes of citrus peel and coriander, dry with medium body and finish.
Belgian Style Witbier, 5.1% ABV, 12 IBU
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Think Pink Sour

Dry hopped (with pink boots blend!) lemon hibiscus sour. 4% Citrus is balanced with floral/herbal notes and pink peppercorn notes.
Hibiscus Lemon Sour, 4% ABV, 10 IBU

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Empowered.

Pine and Honeydew melon on the nose with a grapefruit and berry finish. This West Coast IPA was designed and brewed by our female lead brewer, with the 2020 Pink Boots Society Hop Blend.
West Coast IPA, 6.3% ABV, 65 IBU
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Juicy McJuice Face IPA

Double dry hopped with galaxy, mosaic and citra hops notes of honey dew, pineapple and apricot.
New England Style IPA, 6.7% ABV, 44 IBU
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Cold Train

Delicate strawberry & guava notes with with fruity complexity from saison yeast, full-bodied.
Strawberry & Guava Sour Ale, 6.5% ABV, 12 IBU
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How to Cut a Mango

Notes of mango and fresh lemon peel, creamy with a smooth vanilla finish.
Norwegian Blonde Ale, 5.1% ABV, 19 IBU
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Oktoberfest Märzen

An elegant, malty German amber lager with a clean, rich, toasty and bready malt flavor, restrained bitterness.
Marzen Lager, 5.7% ABV, 20 IBU
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To Helles and Bock

Deep amber color, toasted grain sweet malt flavor, pleasantly hopped.
Maibock/Helles Bock, 6.8% ABV, 24 IBU

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Vanilla Bean Hobo Imperial Stout

Chocolate caramel notes, vanilla bean infused, full bodied, smooth.
Imperial Stout, 8% ABV, 24 IBU
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Bourbon Barrel Aged Vanilla Bean Imperial Stout

Aged 2 months in bourbon barrels, roasted coffee and molasses notes, full bodied, smooth.
Imperial Stout, 8% ABV, 24 IBU
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Boxcar Brown Ale

Smooth, robust, hints of rich chocolate, dark fruit notes.
American Brown Ale, 5% ABV, 22 IBU
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Difficult Run Saison

Golden amber color, fruity & spicy with hints of orange marmalade and oak.
Belgian Style Saison Ale, 8.1% ABV, 30 IBU

Golden Machtando

Golden Machtando 

Tart strawberry; hints of banana and clove. Finishes with a gentle kiss of alcohol.
Belgian-Style Golden Strong Ale, 10% ABV, 24 IBU
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Slam Dunkel

Crisp, light biscuity body, chocolate roasted malt flavors, balanced bitterness.
Munich Dunkel, 5.4% ABV, 28 IBU
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Surfliner IPA

A classic, bold West Coast IPA loaded with resiny, piney, and citrusy flavors from Amarillo, Simcoe, and El Dorado hops.
West Coast IPA, 7.4% ABV, 70 IBU

For Lovers Series - 100% VA Ingredients

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Community Hops

Light and crisp with notes of citrus and fresh-baked bread. Brewed with fresh hops grown by community members and local farmers.
Wet Hopped Ale, 5.5% ABV, 20 IBU
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Pumped Pumpkin Cream

Cream ale with pumpkin and spices.
Pumpkin Cream Ale, 5.2% ABV, 15 IBU
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Norton Imperial Ale

Imperial Red Ale Brewed with Norton Wine Grapes. Notes of Dried Berry, Fig, and Toffee.
Imperial Red Ale, 7.2% ABV, 50 IBU
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Cornbread Kvass

Mashed with over 200 pounds of cornbread that we stone milled & baked in-house, and fermented with a house blend of lactobacillius and kviek yeast!
Kvass Inspired Sour Ale, 5% ABV, 10 IBU
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VA Pine Pale Ale

Pale Ale brewed with Virginia pine needles. Notes of bold pine and grapefruit.
Pale Ale, 5.5% ABV, 50 IBU
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Ghost Train to Helles

This pale lager was created with local Murphy & Rude Malt and locally sourced and responsibly harvested serrano, habanero, and ghost peppers.
Herbed Spiced Helles Lager, 4.8% ABV, 15 IBU

Barrel Club

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Rum Barrel Aged Tiramisu Stout

Aged in rum barrels with cocoa nibs, whole coffee beans, & Madasgascar vanilla beans.
Imperial Stout, 9.9% ABV, 24 IBU
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Barrel Aged Cherry Pie Maibock

Lager with cherries, notes of cranberry, almond, vanilla, & oak
Helles Bock, 6.8% ABV, 24 IBU
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brb. Barrel Fermented Mixed Berry Sour Ale

A blend of 8 and 18 month golden sour saison fermented in French oak barrels with our house brettanomyces culture. Refermented with buckets of blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries. Bright berry notes, complex acidity, and wine-like oaky finish.
Mixed Berry Sour, 7.1% ABV, 12 IBU
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Bourbon Barrel Aged Wheatwine with Coconut & Vanilla

Wheatwine aged in bourbon barrels for six months and conditioned on mountains of fresh shredded coconut and Madagascar vanilla beans.
Wheatwine, 12% ABV, 35 IBU
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Barrel Fermented Flanders Red Ale

2021 GABF Gold
This ale spent 9 months in oak barrels with a wild house culture of yeast and bacteria harvested from the blossoms of the Black Locust tree growing at our brewery.
Barrel Aged Red Ale, 7.2% ABV, 22 IBU
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Bourbon Barrel Aged Midnight Boil Barley Wine

Full-bodied, chewy American barleywine aged in bourbon barrels for over a year.  Notes of dark caramel, toffee, and molasses with dried fruit character on the finish and plenty of bourbon barrel bite!
Barley Wine, 14.1% ABV, 65 IBU
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Scotch Aged Wee Heavy

COMING SOON!
Wee Heavy, 9% ABV, 30 IBU

Collaborations

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Wolf Trap Summer Ale

Amber color, pleasantly hopped and floral, with notes of citrus and pine.
Pale Ale, 4.8% ABV, 40 IBU
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Fireside Ale

Virginia Brewers Guild Cup Gold Medal Winner 2020, Aged in Lost Whiskey rye heavy bourbon barrels, notes of vanilla, orange, toasted almond, and anise. Followed by pink pepper, rye, toffee, and caramel corn.
Bourbon Barrel Aged Old Fashioned Inspired Ale/ Rye Ale, 12% ABV, 28 IBU
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Rustic Love DIPA

A double IPA with tangerine and lactose, double dry-hopped with el dorado, chinook, and citra. Brewed in collaboration with Rustic Love Vienna! Their mission is to help area restaurants and food suppliers feed first responders and the food-insecure in our community.
DIPA, 8% ABV, 25 IBU
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Collaborate and Listen #1

Made with Lone Oak’s Guatemala Waykan coffee. The beer is juicy and sweet with tart fruit acidity, citrus & honey notes, and made with local malt.
American Blonde Ale, 5.1% ABV, 19 IBU
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Big Top Rye Lager

A dark orange rye lager, with notes of fruity berries + a touch of caramel - created in collaboration with Lazy Dog Restaurants
Rye Lager, 5.5% ABV, 20 IBU

Experiemental

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Little DIPA

Notes of cantaloupe, papaya, and green tea.
Double IPA, 7.5% ABV, 52 IBU
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Raspberry Lokaal

Raspberry Belgian style blonde ale, fruity-ester and spice characters, light body, long lasting fruity finish.
Belgian Blonde Ale, 6.8% ABV, 20 IBU
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Hop Theory 35

Juicy IPA with orange blossom honey & Norwegian Kveik Yeast. Brewed with Mosaic, Citra, and Bravo hops.
IPA, 6.5% ABV, 45 IBU
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Key Lime Gose

A tart and fruity wheat ale, key lime and salt character, low bitterness, refreshing, with bright flavors.
Gose, 4.5% ABV, 10 IBU
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Barrel Aged Key Lime Gose

Barrel aged in tequila barrels, a tart and fruity wheat ale, key lime and salt character, low bitterness, refreshing, with bright flavors.
Gose, 4.5% ABV, 10 IBU
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Fog Goes to Norway

Citrus and delicate pine with a hint of honeysuckle on the nose, mouthwatering peach and apricot with pleasant, lingering resinous notes. All flavors elevated by the orange-citrus of the kveik yeast, brewed with Nelson Sauvin hops,
New England Style IPA, 7.1% ABV, 45 IBU
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Clara Grisette

Named after self-taught nurse and founder of the American red cross, Clara Barton. This low abv grisette style saison is refreshingly smooth with hints of orange zest.
Farmhouse-Style Ale, 4.5% ABV, 26 IBU
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Penydarren Pale Ale

Additions of caramel malt produce a copper color and slight sweetness, balanced by a generous dose of northwest American hops for mild bitterness and a fruitiness that coats the tongue. The nose is floral and the finish dry and crisp.
Pale Ale, 5.3% ABV, 40 IBU