Old Trade’s assortment of beers are in the style of traditional American and European farm-centric beers. Included in this lineup will be traditional American beers such as Pale Ale and IPA, Belgian-style beers such as Saisons and Lambics, and English based beers like Porter and Mild. Old Trade will also create unique beers sourced from farm ingredients such as raspberries, pecans and peaches and other available farm fresh ingredients.
The farm opened with a hop yard and a half acre of cider, pear, cherry trees. In addition to these crops, the farm has multiple bee hives which will be integrated into beer production too.
Another unique feature of our farm brewery is a “barrel program,” which entails aging beer in used spirit and wine barrels. Old Trade will source many of its barrels from local vineyards and distilleries.
The used barrels will add interesting and unique flavors to many beer styles. The barrel program will allow an advanced barrel aging schedule which will allow for beer styles like barleywine and sour / wild beers to gain increased complexity.
Old Trade Farm is excited to announce that in addition to our offering craft beer, we are now a farm cidery and winery! Starting this weekend, we will be offering a new dry, sparkling cider called Rockyknoll and will be offering dry-hopped, semi-sweet and barrel fermented cider in the future. From Old Trade, this week we will premier a semi-sweet balanced white wine called Ninja Chicken, crafted through a partnership with The Kilted Vinter. Future house wine will include other whites and table reds on tap. Other local wine available by the glass this weekend are a Cabernet Franc and Rorom our friends at Narmada winery.
Most beer available for crowlers and growler fills
German-style beer boasts light, toasted bread notes. Malt forward beer balanced with hops.
Kalb Pilsner (Pilsner)
A malt forward lager with smooth toasted bread notes
Malt-forward beer with a subtle hop flavor. Notes of spicy white pepper, toasted almond flavor and bread.
Hop-forward and a dry, bitter finish with notes of malt, pine and citrus.
Light malt notes of caramel and American Pale. Strong notes of tangerine bittered with Centennial and Galaxy hops and dry hopped with Chinook variety.
Part of our sour series, a hazy, wheat malt-bodied with strong notes of lemon, and grapefruit, and back notes of tart cherry and blackberry added during the boiling process.
An American IPA with a light malt body with a balanced citrus and pine back ground.
A brown nut ale inspired by traditional colonial ingredients which include maple and molasses.
Silky smooth texture and toasted flavor. Flavor boasts roasted coffee, prunes and grape-nut.
A Trappist malt forward beer that boasts notes of prune, plum and coco notes. Aged for 12 months in a bourbon barrel.
Mitch is Bitter (English)
A mild English Malt forward beer with notes of toast and caramel balanced by a pleasant bitterness provided by noble hops.
More cider variety to be added this fall!
Honey Crisp apple notes with dry and tart balance (apples from Nelson County)
Sparkling Cider with flavors of Honey Crisp, apple with a balanced dry tart background with additional oak barrel tannins and vanilla notes , ( Fresh pressed apples from Nelson County and aged in French Oak chardonnay barrels)
Sparkling Cider with flavors of Honey Crisp, apple aged in a Bourbon Oak barrel with notes of bourbon, tannins and vanilla
More house options this Fall!
Pale white gold in color. Aromas of key lime pie, citrus, peaches and honey. Vibrant and semi dry body that is smooth on the palate with racy acidity, fruit tannins and no oak. This is a light bodied easy drinking white wine with alot of character and the perfect balance of sweetness and acidity.
Pairing with: Chicken Fajitas, blackened tilapia, ceveche, great with seafood, spicy food or on its own!
A dry table red with light fruit forward notes . It finishes with a dry acidic back ground with hints of tabaco . 100% Virginia grown Chambourcin grape
Pairing with: meaty grilled fish, roast chicken, all the way up to beef and lamb dishes.