Current Tap List
Belgian Style Ales
Conviction - 7.3% ABV - Belgian Style Blonde Ale
2020 Bronze Medal Winner at Virginia Craft Brewers Cup
A perennial favorite back at Forge, this Belgian Blonde Ale is an easy drinking traditional style Belgian. Hopped with Saaz, and with notes of fruit and spice yielding from the Belgian yeast, this beer is easy to enjoy year round.
...By Any Other Name... - 7.6% ABV - Belgian Strong Fruit
...a rose would smell as sweet. Also known as the Wedding Beer, this was first brewed in 2017 for Matt and Ashley's wedding. A Belgian Strong ale fermented with over 250 lbs of Strawberry and Peach puree, this beer is a wonderful fruit beer with a mix of sweetness and dry finish. One of our favorites, for obvious reasons.
Farm Use- 4.2% - Patersbier
A low alcohol ale brewed by monks as their private, easy drinking bee, this was rarely shared with outsiders. It changed with every head of the monastery, and was always an excellent brew. Ours is low abv, with hints of plum and cherry balanced by a light, crisp finish.
Use Your Melon - 4.2% ABV - Saison
Saison - meaning "season" - was originally brewed for the seasonal farmhouse workers. In its initial form, it was a low alcohol, thirst quenching beer meant to let you work all day and sleep all night. We brewed Use Your Melon with two newer German hops - Huell Melon and Mandarina Bavarian - which lend notes of melon, mandarins, honeydew, and lemon. With a saison spice, its a beer you can also drink all day (and all night!)
Alastair- 8.4% ABV - Belgian Style Brown Ale
Named for Matt’s brown standard poodle Alastair (aka Allie AKA Brownie AKA Jerk), this big brown ale is fermented with our house Belgian yeast. With notes of caramel, plum, cherry, and chocolate, this traditional brown ale is dangerously easy to drink.
Solar Radiation- 8.1% - Belgian Golden Strong
Brewed with only 1 type of malt, 1 type of hop, yeast, water, and sugar, this might seem a very simple beer. And at first glance, it is. But the depth of Belgian notes you get from the yeast belie the complexity. With spice and fruit aromas, and a clean finish, you'll never realize it isn't a pale ale, but a Golden Strong.
Daywalker- 9.0% - Belgian Fruit Tripel
Daywalker, so named for the owners oldest son Lance, is a Belgian tripel with a different fruit added each year. This year, we added Boysenberry, which gives the large tripel a delicious, slightly tart finish
Motley Prince - 8.3% - Belgian Imperial Wit
The Motley Prince, sometimes known as the Royal Wit, is named for the owners younger son Charlie. Brewed as a traditional Belgian wheat beer with coriander and orange peel, this is a wonderful, strangely easy drinking beer.
Nana's Stout- 9.0% - Belgian Imperial Oatmeal Stout
Nana likes a big dark beer, so we brewed her stout. Brewed as a Belgian style stout, we have a mix of maris otter, caramel malts, chocolate, oats, and roasted malts, all adding to a semi-sweet creamy stout that belies its ABV. Have a nice pint. For Nana.
Nana's Baklava- 10.5% - Belgian Imperial Spiced Honey Stout
Nana loves her beer, but she also loves her baking. Mixing the two seemed like a natural thing to do. Brewed with honey, Cardamom, cinnamon, and cloves, this is a slightly sweet stout with the lingering taste of a delicious Baklava.
Cuvee- 4.6% - Belgian Chambourcin Ale
We brewed this beer in collaboration with our friends over at Molon Lave Vineyards, and we love it. Using fresh crushed Chambourcin grapes, and a clean Belgian ale, we made a refreshing, light, slightly fruity ale that's easy to drink.
Blank Slate- 5.3% - Witbier
A return of the Forge classic, this wheat ale is brewed with generous amounts of coriander and orange peel and almost 50% wheat in the grist. Light, tart, and easy to drink year round.
Cranberry Slate- 5.3% - Cranberry Witbier
Take our Blank Slate. Add over 200 pounds of cranberry puree. Enjoy.
German Style Lagers
Forged Gold- 5.2% - Dortmunder Gold Lager (TEMPORARILY OFF, BACK SHORTLY)
The first lager we ever brewed at Forge is also fittingly the first lager we've ever brewed at Barking Rose. A light, malt forward lager with a clean finish, this has always been a staff (and owner) favorite of ours.
Rosefest- 7.5% - Oktoberfest Lager
A delicious lager hailing from the Munich region of Germany, our festbier is a fall staple. Malty, clean, crisp, and easy to savor, this is a wonderful drink for the cool autumn days and nights.
Kelsenator- 8.4% - Dopplebock
2020 Silver Medal Winner at the Virginia Craft Brewers Cup
Named for Matt's miniature poodle Kelsey, this traditional German lager is a malty treat. And much like Kelsey, its sweet, but packs a wallop.
029 Jump Street - 6.7% ABV - East Coast IPA
Originally brewed for the Unity Tour, a charity organization raising awareness and funds for officers who have died in the line of duty, this IPA is brewed with Centennial, Columbus, and Amarillo hops. As an East Coast Style IPA, there is a more pronounced malt backbone to balance the American hops we generously add over the entire boil. With notes of grapefruit and a hint of orange, this is an easy drinking IPA that finishes clean.
Farmers Tan - 5.6% - American Pale Ale
The farmers tan. Many people get one, but Matt embraces his. This pale ale is an homage to long days outdoors in a t-shirt. Brewed as a traditional American pale ale with Citra and Mosaic, and generously dry-hopped, it has a nice citrusy flavor and aroma with a crisp finish. Great for a job well done.