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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.

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 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.

Nana's Morning Cup- 9.5% - Belgian Imperial Coffee Stout

Nana always likes a good morning pick-me-up, and that's why she drinks her Morning Cup.  Brewed with coffee locally roasted by Vint Hill Coffee, this is smooth and deceptively easy to drink.

Jager XII- 12.0% - Belgian Quad

Jager XII, or Hunter 12, refers to what our brewer Matt likes to drink after a hunt - a large, malty, dark, Belgian-Style quad.  Notes of coffee, stone fruit, caramel, and a clean finish.  

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

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.  

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. 

Hop-Forward Ales

029 Jump Street - 6.7% - American 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,  With notes of grapefruit and a hint  of orange, this is an easy drinking IPA that finishes clean.

Citron - 6.8% - Hoppy Saison

Brewed with Tangerine and Grapefruit Peel, Hopped with Citra, and fermented high to give that classic saison charecter. Our blend of American IPA and classic Belgian saison.