Hop Pickin’ Party at Stable Craft

It’s Hop Pickin’ time and we need your help bringing in our Hop Harvest.

Saturday, August 5th 6am – 10pm (Sunday, August 6th rain date)
August is Virginia Craft Beer Month and what better way to celebrate than learning about hop harvesting from your local farm brewery! Join the Stable Craft Team and “Stan the Hop Man” to learn all about harvesting hops.

We will provide beverages while you pick. The smoker will be full of smoked meats and terrific side dishes to compliment. We will also be releasing our Small Batch Beer “Hummingbird Cake”.

Enjoy live music at 5pm by Crystal Armentrout & Alex Arbaugh.

Beer drinking while picking is also encouraged! No need to make a reservation, just show up and we will put you to work.

2 Hours = Lunch and Beverage
4 Hours = Lunch, Beverage, Growler
The Whole Day = Lunch, Beverage, Growler & T-Shirt

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Stable Craft Brewing honored at Virginia Craft Beer Cup Awards


Christopher Fann, the head brewer at Stable Craft Brewing in Waynesboro, was honored among the best brewmasters in the state in the 2017 Virginia Craft Beer Cup Awards, which were presented Monday in Richmond.

Christopher Fann won second place in the Amber and Brown American Beer category for Stable Craft’s Britchin Brown Ale.
The honor came from the Virginia Craft Brewers Guild, which gave out awards in 24 categories, encompassing 356 total entries from Virginia craft brewers.

The Virginia Craft Beer Cup is the largest state competition of its kind in the United States, and the aim of the competition is to give VCBG members the opportunity to obtain critical feedback from certified judges and get noticed statewide.

“The Virginia Craft Beer Cup recognizes brilliant independent craft beer and the creativity of the brewers that make it all happen,” said Brett Vassey, president, and CEO of the Virginia Craft Brewers Guild. “Congratulations to all the teams that competed in this year’s Cup.”
The Virginia Craft Beer Cup competition was managed by Master Beer Judge Certification Program Judge Tom Cannon and 40 judges.
The judging took place May 13 at Fair Winds Brewing Company in Lorton.

Award winners will be featuring their beers in their tasting rooms, at festivals and through their wholesale and retail partners. The VCBG encourages craft beer enthusiasts to tour these breweries and sample the award-winning craft beers.

To learn more about these breweries and plan your next trip, visit the craft brewery directory at virginiacraftbrewers.org/guild.aspx or go to the Virginia Tourism Corporation’s craft beer site to plan your next weekend or vacation virginia.org/craftbeer.
The VCBG also encourages anyone interested in tasting many of these award-winning beers at one place to register for the Virginia Craft Brewers Fest coming up on August 19 in Charlottesville

–vacraftbrewersfest.com


IPA’s for Days

The Sunbaked IPA and the Traditional IPA

Besides the Throatlatch IPA, Stable Craft is pleased to provide craft beer lovers with both the Sunbaked IPA and regular IPA. Our IPA is a revitalized West Coast version infusing aromatics and recognizable citrus nose with an exciting East Coast balance of caramel sweetness and complexity. The traditional IPA has a fairly high ABV of 7%. It has a caramel sweetness and a delicate balance of bitterness, cascade nugget hops that are grown on the farm. The Sunbaked IPA boasts big apricot aromas with a subtle fruity flavor. The Sunbaked IPA is brewed with comet and mosaic hops. Apricot IPA is a big flavored beer. The strong hint of apricots makes for boosted aromas.

We suggest pairing the Sunbaked IPA with our crispy braised pork belly. The crispy braised pork is served with chipotle peach BBQ over sriracha coleslaw. Our orchard grilled chicken salad is filled with yummy mixed greens, goat cheese, grilled chicken breast, sugar-grilled peaches, topped with onion marmalade served with peach vinaigrette. If an IPA is just for you, stop by the brewery today and grab a glass. Cheers!


Craft Beer Lineup Series: Britchin’ Brown Ale

Craft Beer – Robust, dark, & enjoyable

Next up in our craft beer lineup series is the Britchin Brown Ale! With a name like “Britchin Brown” it is hard to overlook this beer. This brown ale has a roasted, nutty taste that truly showcases the malt flavor with a ABV of 5.5%. It has a strong-pull mouthfeel that is enough to lure in any craft beer lover. A well-made brown ale is typically characterized as a combination of toffee, nuts, and toast flavors. Chocolate notes are notorious for brown ales, while moderate hop bitterness brings a brassy middle. Far from boring, good brown ales will delight the taste buds-they are typically the perfect balance of not too heavy and not too light! If you fall in love with the Britchin Brown Ale, it is bottled and distributed from buds to suds!

Britichin Brown Ale

Brown ales pair well with hearty foods, such as smoked salmon, brisket, or smoked sausage. Cheeses such as aged gouda also go well with the Britchin Brown, perhaps try pairing it with our cheese plate containing: asiago, cheddar, pimento, sun-dried tomato, and goat cheese served with pickled veggies. Tomorrow our featured beer is the Night Latch American Stout. This beer is a close cousin to the Britchin’ Brown, as it is also a dark beer with a roasty, chocolate finish. Stay tuned as our craft beer week lineup continues on!


Craft Beer Lineup Series: Throatlach Imperial IPA

West Coast flavor with an East Coast Twist.

throatlatch Imperial IPA

This Imperial IPA is bigger and bolder than your average IPA. It has a complex citrusy flavor that is loaded with hops. The throatlatch IPA is the last, but certainly not the least, of our four main beers. The name “Throatlatch” is a noun inspired by a strap of a bridle or halter passing under the horse’s throat. With an 8.5% ABV, this beer is certainly big and bold. It has a complex nose and an impressive citrus, rounding out to a sweetness and caramel bite. This beer has something for everyone as it is incredibly hoppy but also gives off hints of sweet caramel malts.

As far as pairing, we suggest trying the Throatlatch with the hop trellis wrap. This wrap contains crispy bacon, chipotle peach BBQ, goat cheese & mixed greens. Imperial IPA’s are notorious for being paired with pungent cheeses, such as blue cheese or goat, making this wrap the perfect match for this crisp and hoppy beer. Grilled meats and saucy barbecues also make for great additions to any imperial IPA. For the last day of national craft beer week, we will feature the Blueberry Blonde made with fresh blueberries, stay posted!


Craft Beer Lineup Series: Nightlatch American Stout

Tiramasu in a Glass

Cheers to farm fresh beers! Today’s craft beer spotlight is on the Nightlatch American Stout. Fun fact: Nightlatch is a noun, meaning a door locking having a spring bolt operated from outside by key. Being the third featured beer in our series, the Night Latch exhibits a strong body and presence with 6.6% ABV. This creamy stout is big on flavor! It is sensible and well balanced, with a roasty, soft chocolate finish.

On our menu, the Nightlatch is comparable to the Whoa Bucker Oatmeal stout due to the roasted coffee and chocolate notes, however, the Nightlatch is a bit sweeter. We suggest pairing the Nightlatch with our brewer’s grain brownie, which is made with the leftover Nightlatch grain making this a killer combo for anyone with a sweet tooth. Stay tuned for our next entry on the Throatlatch Imperial IPA, for the fourth of the craft beer spotlight series!


Craft Beer Lineup Series: The Appalachian Divide

This craft beer is a real palate pleaser

In honor of National American Craft Beer week, Stable Craft Brewing wants to take the time to re-introduce our craft beer lineup. With four staple beers and dozens of seasonal brews, Stable Craft has everything a craft-beer lover could desire. According to CraftBeer.com, the United States now has more than 150 types of beer and over 20,000 brands to choose from, making our country the largest beer market in the world, wow! So why not join in on the fun this week?

The first beer of the Stable Craft lineup is the Appalachian Divide, American Blonde Ale. This light ale sits at a 4.0% ABV. It gives beer lovers a balanced, yet fresh finish. It does not have an overwhelming hoppy or malty flavor which makes this a versatile fan favorite for new beer drinkers as well. The Appalachian Divide is an American classic and is well known for its simplicity. The lightness of this beer makes it easy to pair with a variety of food. The Stable Craft Brewing team recommends trying the Appalachian Divide with the salad of your choice or any burger your heart desires. Those options don’t suit you? Well, you’re in luck because this beer pairs well with just about anything!

In honor of National Craft Beer Week, stop by Stable Craft to try our Appalachian Divide. This light, crisp beer is perfect for a new craft beer lover and is a classic for those with experienced taste buds. The Appalachian Divide is truly both a crowd and palate pleaser, come give it a taste!

Stay tuned for tomorrow’s blog takeover all about the Britchin’ Brown Ale as the celebration of National Craft Beer week continues!


DUDE WHERE’S OUR VAN! Selfie Photo Contest

Stable Craft Brewing Van

Spring has sprung and the first Stable Craft Brewing photo contest has just begun!!!!

“Whoever said craft beer can’t buy happiness, simply didn’t know where to drink! Stable Craft Brewing and Blue Ridge Beverage are out on the open road working hard to bring our Farm Fresh Beers to your home and local bar! Have you seen us? Prove it! We are excited to introduce our first ‘Dude Where’s our Van’ Photo Contest. Enter now to win 1 of 10 fun prize packages, worth more than $50 each!
Stable Craft Brewing has just finished wrapping Blue Ridge Beverages third distribution van with our fun logo and slogans! Next time you see our van take a picture and share!

To enter Stable Craft Brewing ‘Dude Where’s our Van’ photo contest please complete the following steps:

1) Follow @stablecraftbrewing and stable_craft_brewing on Facebook and Instagram
2) Post a selfie photo of the Stable Craft Brewing van with the hashtag #dudewheresourvan and #stablecraftbrewing
3) Tag @stablecraftbrewing and stable_craft_brewing in the photo and share where you saw our van

The follower with the best photo, most likes and shares in a week wins!
We will select the winner of best picture with most likes every Thursday via Facebook & Instagram starting April 5, 2017 – June 1, 2017.

Please don’t drive and photo! Winners must pick up prizes within two weeks of announcement on Wednesday & Thursdays only! A new winner will be chosen each week! No purchase necessary to play, you gotta play to win!
That’s’ a wrap!!

*** Please remember you must follow @stablecraftbrewing in the loop to qualify. All entries must be submitted by Wednesday night by 11:59pm EST. We ask that private accounts are made public during the giveaway in order to be entered. The winner will be announced on Thursdays at 4pm, we appreciate your patience while we verify all the entries. Good luck!

Per Instagram rules, we must mention this is in no way sponsored, administered, or associated with Instagram, Inc. By entering, entrants confirm they are 21+ years of age, release Instagram of responsibility, and agree to Instagram’s term of use.”

Stable Craft Brewing completely releases Instagram by each entrant and participant. Stable Craft Brewing understands that this promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram. Stable Craft Brewing understands by using Instagram & Facebook to administer the ‘Dude Where’s our Van promotion we do so at our own risk. ***


Have A ‘Beerful’ Time with Winter Craft Beer Dinners

Who doesn’t love a farm fresh beer perfectly paired with a meal, that was created just to complement it. These very pairings can be found at our Winter Craft Beer Theatre Dinners. Meet friends or make new acquaintances, whichever you choose, this is a great way to socialize, all while enjoying delicious food and locally brewed beer. The meals are designed to suit all tastebuds and have been created for people who are ready to try something a little bit different. Each course is paired with Stable Craft’s farm fresh beer that will enhance your meal.

Winter Craft Beer Dinners

At our Winter Craft Beer Dinners, your enjoyment of craft beer will grow with the fantastical element of theater. The addition of theater into each craft beer dinner will turn the event into a lively and engaging evening. Bob Lunger’s incredible acting troupe “A Fool’s Folly” will create a magical atmosphere for a one-of-a-kind event.

Our craft beers are brewed with the utmost care, passion and experience to delight and appeal to a wide variety of palates.

This is the great opportunity to enjoy local foods, local beers and the local talent of the Shenandoah Valley!


An Evening Full of Fun and Frolic at Birthday Party Fit for a King Craft Beer Dinner Celebration

Beer is one of the most loved beverages in the world, and when coupled with mouth-watering food, it becomes an avenue for having a good time with great friends. To enhance the pleasure further, the whole rendezvous can become an interactive session in the presence of prominent artists sharing their experiences with the gathering to make it an evening full of laughter, interesting conversations, delicious food and amazing beverages.

Birthday Party Fit

Stable Craft’s “Birthday Party Fit for a King” is one such event that aims at conscious pairing of beer and the elements of interactive performances to give birth to an engaging evening designed to lift up your spirits and satiate your taste buds.

The star attraction of such craft beer dinners, apart from the amazing beer and food, is the theme around which the whole event is designed, for this event we will celebrate Elvis Presley’s birthday and we invite you to take part in this zany evening. Each person attending the event gets to participate and interact with our star of the evening, so expect the unexpected and come out for hilarious evening.

So impart with us on this fun-filled evening and bring friends and family for we assure you this will be a night to remember, and who knows you might end of grabbing some great shots of you, your wife or girl friend with this legendary man. Tickets are on sale now at http://stablecraftbrewing.com/introducing-stable-crafts-winter-craft-beer-dinner-theatre-series/.