Our Brewery

GREAT BEER IS THE CORNERSTONE OF CABOOSE.

Our brew 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

Matt Furda
Head Brewer

Kevin Corcoran
Brewer

Caitlin Lawler
Quality Control Manager

Matt Smith
Brewer

Jeremy Ray
Brewer

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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 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.

Beer List

Flagship

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The Fog IPA

Fruity hop character, juicy mouthfeel, citrus notes.
New England Style IPA, 7.0% ABV, 42 IBU
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Citra Session IPA

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

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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Wasser Pilsner

Light bodied, effervescent, floral notes, crisp & clean.
Bohemian-Style Pilsner, 4.9% ABV, 30 IBU

Seasonal

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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
Blackberry Gose

Blackberry Gose

Tart and fruity gose-style beer, mild sourness. Jam packed 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
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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Rowan Sour

Golden sour aged in oak barrels with pretty and Cruz yeast. Tart with a pineapple funk, notes of sauvignon blanc.
Golden Sour, 7.1% ABV, 10 IBU
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Soursop Sour

Tropical fruit sour, tart & fruity, notes of banana & pineapple, full bodied malt beverage with soursop puree.
Tropical Fruit Sour, 6.5% ABV, 0 IBU
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Norish Special Bitter (NSB)

Notes of caramel and and tart blueberries. fermented using Norwegian Kveik yeast
Norish Special Bitter, 5.9% ABV, 35 IBU
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Amarillo Rye

A balanced pale ale with pleasent rye and mild pepper character. Reminiscent of charred peppers on a thick slice of fresh rye bread.
Amarillo Pepper Rye Pale Ale, 5.5% ABV, 40 IBU

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Secrets of the Galaxy

Notes of passionfruit, lychee, and cherry blossom. Melon and lemon peel follow with a white grape finish.
Hoppy Blonde, 5.5% ABV, 25 IBU
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Kveiking Leprechaun

Deep Amber in color with aromas of caramel, toffee, and toasted bread. Sweet and biscuity with a mild bitter finish..
Irish Ale, 5.5% ABV, 24 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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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
Cold Train

Cold Train

Strawberry & guava kettle sour saison, delicate strawberry & guava notes with with fruity complexity from saison yeast, full-bodied.
Farmhouse-Style Ale with Strawberry and Guava, 6.5% ABV, 12 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

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Beyond the Stave #1

A blend of Clara + Fog IPA. Woody, cedar, and juniper notes with fruity red wine aroma and brett funk.
Oak Aged Brett Farmhouse Ale, 7% ABV, 30 IBU
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Beyond the Stave #2

Our Flagship Fog IPA funkified for 8 months in neutral wine barrels. Secondary fermentation with a blend of several Brettanomyces yeast strains. Notes of barnyard funk, ripe Asian Pear, and oaky goodness.
Oak Aged Brett Farmhouse Ale, 8% ABV, 30 IBU
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Schwarzbier

Smooth chocolate notes, rich, roasted malt nose, subtle barbecue notes.
Schwarzbier German Black Lager, 4.7% ABV, 37 IBU
oktoberfest

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
Helles and Bock

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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Bourbon Barrel Aged Maibock

Our To Helles and Bock Aged in 2nd-use bourbon barrels. Notes of oak and vanilla with malty backbone.
Maibock/Helles Bock, 6.8% ABV, 24 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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Sidetrack Saison

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Chasing Butterflies

BIG strawberry aroma followed by a fruity and creamy flavor, yet surprisingly crisp and refreshing.
Strawberry Blonde, 4.8% ABV, 15 IBU
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Painkiller IPA

Tiki-cocktail inspired ale! Aged in Jamaican rum barrels, this beer is bursting with tropical-pineappley goodness and finishes with smooth coconut and rum funk!
IPA, 8% ABV, 25 IBU

Clara

New Year Resolution aka 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
Dutchess Porter

Dutchess Porter

Heavy bodied & robust, balanced mouthfeel & notes of chocolate.
Coffee Porter, 5.5% ABV, 24 IBU
Earmuffs

Earmuffs Milk Stout

Dark chocolate, smooth, velvety mouthfeel and sweet finish.
Chocolate Milk Stout, 5.9% ABV, 32 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
saison

Difficult Run Saison

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

Golden amber in color with aromas of fresh pear, honeysuckle, and lemon peel. Sweet and salty up front, followed by tart berry and graham cracker finish.
Gose-Style Sour, 7.5% ABV, 12 IBU
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Cucumber Mojito Sour

Mixed fermentation sour with cucumber, mint, and lime.
Sour, 3.7% ABV, 6 IBU
Penydarren Pale Ale

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

For Lovers Series

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Community Hops

Light and crisp with notes of citrus and fresh-baked bread. Part of our For Lovers series — this beer is made with 100% Virginia sourced ingredients. 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. Part of our For Lovers series — this beer is made with 100% Virginia sourced ingredients.
Pumpkin Cream Ale, 5.2% ABV, 15 IBU
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Norton Imperial Ale

COMING SOON! Imperial Red Ale Brewed with Norton Wine Grapes. Notes of Dried Berry, Fig, and Toffee. Part of our For Lovers series — this beer is made with 100% Virginia sourced ingredients.
Imperial Red Ale, 7.2% ABV, 50 IBU

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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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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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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

Collaborations

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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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Collaborate and Listen #1 American Blonde

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.
Blonde Ale, 5.1% ABV, 19 IBU

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