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!

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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.

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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

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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/.


Introducing Stable Craft’s Winter Craft Beer Dinner Theatre Series

JOIN STABLE CRAFT BREWING FOR OUR WINTER
CRAFT BEER DINNER THEATRE!

During the months of January, February, March and April, we will be hosting a unique twist to traditional craft beer dinners, Stable Craft’s Winter Craft Beer Dinner Theatre Series. The element of theatre will turn our craft beer dinner into an engaging evening designed to enliven your spirits, as well as your tastebuds. 
Enjoy an evening out with family and friends and take part in our interactive dinner experience.

Dinners will feature a themed three-course dinner paired with Stable Craft Beers. Menus and pairings to be announced.

Join Stable Craft Brewing as we pair up with Bob Lunger and his zany acting troupe a “A Fool’s Folly” for this one-of-a-kind interactive experience.

Please note that these performances are geared to an adult audience with subject matter that may be unsuitable for young ears.
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Dinner Tickets: $55 per person
Purchase tickets online through Paypal and present receipt at the door or purchase tickets directly at Stable Craft Brewing. Advance purchase recommended. Please note all ticket sales are final.

MAKE IT A WEEKEND GETAWAY!
Hampton Inn and Suites of Fishersville is located 7 miles from Stable Craft Brewing and features an indoor swimming pool, spacious guest rooms and complimentary breakfast. Make it a winter weekend get-away.
Address: 15 Foursquare Ln, Fishersville, VA 22939
Phone: (540) 213-9500
Book Your Stay!
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DINNER THEATRE SCHEDULE

April 1st 5-9pm: COSMIC CRAFTCON

Who killed Captain Kirk? Don your favorite interstellar costume and join us on a galaxy far far away to help solve the mystery of Captain James T. Kirk’s perilous demise. This murder mystery takes on a whole new life with the next generation of characters from your favorite SciFi series.
Come as you are, costumes are encouraged but not required.

Menu and pairings to be announced soon.
 


Brewing Beer for a Cause – Blue Ridge Area Food Bank’s Chocolate Orange Milk Stout

Stable Craft Brewing has teamed up with our local Blue Ridge Area Food Bank and produced a delicious beer just for them! A one of a kind Orange Chocolate Milk Stout.

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The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank and our awesome brewer Chris Fann have crafted a collaboration beer you don’t want to miss! The Chocolate Orange Milk Stout is at 5.8% ABV which makes it a very drinkable milk stout. They added tons of sweet orange peel and organic cocoa nibs added to both the boil and the fermenter. You will notice big notes of chocolate and orange on the nose, and a creamy, thick, mouthfeel with tons of orange and chocolate in the taste. The flavors are paired perfectly as to not overwhelm your palate in the finish.

The color of hunger awareness is orange … oranges are delicious…why not put it in a beer? A few staff members from the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank were stoked to come out to the farm and team up with our brewer Chris Fann. They helped all day to brew a beer made specifically for them. Chris took a pilot version of our chocolate milk stout and added a scrumptious twist of sweet oranges and cocoa into the mix.

This beer will be released Thursday Dec. 8th 2016 and Stable Craft will donate $1 per pint of that beer to the food bank until the keg is kicked! Why not drink beer while helping out a wonderful cause for your community?

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What Are We Smoking?

(Why a fresh array of meat, of course)
Stable Craft has been taking full of advantage of the smoker located right outside our taproom. Nothing warms the soul or whets the appetite more, than the delicious aroma of meat smoking. And there is that joyous feeling of smelling your dinner cook; while you kick back and enjoy that farm fresh brew – nothing can be more relaxing.
 
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At Stable Craft Brewing, we keep the fresh smoked pulled pork on our menu daily for your enjoyment…but then, Friday rolls around, and we shake things up a bit. (Except beer, that is no bueno!)
 
The rotation is never the same and we are always looking for suggestions on what to smoke next so don’t miss the next fun and exciting smoker night! Currently in our rotation: (Let your taproom server know of if you have a favorite suggestion to add to our line-up…let’s have some fun with this).
 
 
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Fresh Smoked Prime Rib
Just one question..is there really anything more stunning than a perfect cut of Prime Rib delivered to your table? It is possible that here at Stable Craft, we may have found a way to one up that wonderful feeling of joy when your Prime Rib is within sight. We, at Stable Craft, have teamed up with McNette Angus Beef Co., from right down the road, to bring you locally-raised farm fresh Angus beef, quite possibly the freshest cut of Prime Rib, you could ever dream of. When enjoying this Prime Rib, you will be introduced to a heavenly smoked flavor on the skin of this Prime Rib, followed by a delicious, melt in your mouth pink center. Barley fed, medium rare, locally-smoked decadence.
 
 
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Smoked Chicken Wings
We’ve figured out a way to make your favorite all-time snack food even better. Stable Craft slow smokes large chicken wings to juicy perfection. Our wings are served up with that evening’s variety of scratch-made dry rubs, buffalo or BBQ sauces. We serve up these delectable wings with our own secret recipe chunky blue cheese dip and a side of crisp celery to complete the entire smoked wing experience.
 
 
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Slow Smoked BBQ Brisket
There is this little rumor that brisket can be a tough cut of meat. Here at Stable Craft, we challenge that notion. We’ve figured out that brisket is perfect meat to slap on the ole smoker. Homemade BBQ sauce, plus hours of low-heat smoking, make this a luscious, tender cut of meat – fit for a king (or queen, or even your little prince and princess).
 
 
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Smoked BBQ Ribs
One of life’s greatest pleasures is a rack of ribs smoked to pure perfection. Stable Craft has gotten the science of smoked ribs down to the bone. Of which the meat will fall right off, of said bone. These ribs are smoked all day to give them the flavor your taste buds crave and desire. Once these ribs are pulled, we sauce them down and serve them up- just the way you like. Served with a sweet bbq sauce to complement the smokey flavor of these ribs!
 
 

The Farm Fresh Fixins’
To accompany whatever we may be smoking that day, our in-house chef, Gary, makes all the sides from scratch – to pair deliciously with the main course of the day. Gary is constantly trying new flavor combinations and this keeps things fresh and appealing. Scratch-made mac & cheese with gouda, spinach and tomato, or perfectly stuffed twice-baked potatoes are just some of Gary’s creations. Fresh mixed greens with scratch-made dressings round out this one-of-a-kind dining experience and add a bit of healthy green to that dinner plate.
 

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