Stable Craft Brewing’s Kentucky Derby Birthday Bash

Consider this your official invitation!

Stable Craft is turning “2” on Saturday, May 5th and you are cordially invited to our Kentucky Derby Birthday Bash. We’ll have 7 beer releases throughout the day, 1 Bottle Release and a whole lotta fun planned!
Mark your calendars and get your hats, this day is going to be an epic celebration.

Stable Craft Brewing's Kentucky Derby Birthday Bash on Saturday, May 5th 2018


12pm Liola 120 Bottles 12.2% ABV
Barrel-Aged refermented Imperial IPA

Mad Lick Maibock 6.5% ABV
Wilderness Series Maibock

J.K.M.B.R.E.M.I.X 5.3% ABV
Dry hopped Kolsch-with Galaxy & Mosaic

2pm Milkshake IPA 6.8% ABV
Raspberry Mango Ipa with lactose

4pm Helles Bells 5% ABV
Helles Lager

6pm Talk Derby To Me 7.8% ABV
our take on a Mint Julep Golden Ale aged on oak chips and mint

8pm Blonde Jovi 6.8% ABV
Blonde Stout


1-3pm 2-Legged Pony Race
3-6pm Pints & Ponies
6:30pm Running of the Kentucky Derby
6:45pm Derby Hat Contest


12pm Doors Open
12pm Bottle Release (only 120 BTLS)
Liola Imperial IPA [draft]
Mad LIck Maibock [draft]
J.K.M.B.R.E.M.I.X [Draft]

1pm Hops & Brewery Tours

1-3pm 2-Legged Pony Race

2pm Milkshake IPA [Draft]

3pm Hops & Brewery Tour
3-6pm Pints & Ponies

4pm Helles Belles [Draft]

6pm Talk Derby to Me [Draft]

6:30pm Kentucky Derby Race

6:45pm Derby Day Hat Contest
1) Best in Show
2) Most Creative
3) Biggest Hat

8pm Blonde Jovi [Draft]
8pm S’mores at Sunset

10pm Closing Time

Dinner with the Omni Homestead’s Executive Chef

Stable Craft Brewing is pleased to welcome the Omni Homestead Resort’s
Executive Chef Severin Nunn for our first Chef Series Beer Dinner.

Join us at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 22 for an exquisitely prepared culinary experience designed to celebrate the flavors of spring and Stable Craft’s farm fresh beer.

Chef Severin Nunn’s Beer Pairing Menu:
~ Iceberg Wedge Salad – Torn Croutons, Red Onion, Olives, Radishes and Blue Cheese dressing
Paired with Madridiculous IPA

~ 16-Hour Smoked Brisket
Paired with Roostered Red Smoke Ale and Throatlatch Imperial Farm IPA
~ Roasted Ice-Top Carrots with Goat Cheese
~ Braised Collard Greens with House-Smoked Bacon
~ Creamy Goat Milk Grits

~ Local butters & cornbread

~ Homestead’s Doughnut Bread Pudding with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
Paired with Britchin Brown Ale and Nightlatch American Stout

Tickets are $55/person
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Read more about Executive Chef Severin Nunn’s Culinary Career

Severin Nunn is the executive chef of the Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Va. In this role, Nunn leads and directs all kitchen operations and menu creation for the resort’s seven restaurants and bars, including the historic Main Dining Room, Jefferson’s Restaurant, Casino Restaurant, Rubino’s at the Cascades and more.

Read more about Executive Chef Severin Nunn’s Culinary career #visitvirginia

Porkuary Fest: Belly-Busting Buffet Menu

Saturday, January 13th 4-8pm

After much debate, the crew at Stable Craft Brewing has come up with a belly-busting pork buffet menu worthy of being part of our first-ever Porkuary Fest! If you aren’t familiar with Porkuary Fest, let’s just say it is a celebration of all parts of the pig, so set aside your diets and come out to join the fun.

This Belly Busting Buffet Menu is perfect for all you pork lovers out there and will pair exceptionally well with a Chocolate Vanilla Milk Stout being released on Saturday. This small-batch beer was collaboratively brewed with bloggers Josh Hall of Swill & Swine and Jason Baker of Beer, Bacon & More.
Cost: $15 Per Person (dine-in only) Children (12 & under) $8

Carving stations of Honey Thyme-Roasted Center Cut Pork Loin & Brown Sugar-Glazed Ham
Smoked Pulled Pork Butt
Smoked Pork Ribs
A trio of sauces to satisfy the East coast styles of Pork BBQ
Virginia – sweet rich thick smoky
North Carolina Vinegar
Georgia Honey Mustard
Smoky Bacon Macaroni n’ Cheese
Local Crumbled Sausage shredded potato caramelized onion bake
Virginia Country Ham Green Beans
Honey Glazed Carrots with Candied Bacon
Black beans, Roasted Corn, Mixed greens,
Traditional Southern Coleslaw
Brown-Sugar-Butter-Brushed Buttermilk Biscuits
Cornbread with Bacon Butter

Maple-syrup glazed sugar cookies
Bacon Beer Brownies

We’ll be goin’ whole hog with Porkuary!

Pork “U” Back Room at the Taproom- Informational Beer & Bacon Pairing Class

Saturday, January 13th 2-4pm

Stable Craft Brewing will host Pork “U” an informational beer and bacon pairing class from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13 in the back room of the tap room. Pork “U” is a beer and bacon pairing class hosted by Stable Craft’s award-winning head brewer Christopher Fann and bloggers, Jason Baker from “Beer Bacon & More” and Josh Hall from “Swill & Swine”.

Fann, Baker, and Hall will each offer a particular expertise to this class as they walk participants through pairing six different Stable Craft beers with six different types of bacon. Matt Milhit, Stable Craft’s hospitality director and taproom manager came up with the idea to do a beer and bacon pairing class during the brewery’s Porkuary event as a way to give people the opportunity to not only learn more about Stable Craft beers, but to also teach participants about beer and food pairings.

Pictured: Chris Fann, Head Brewer at Stable Craft; Matt Milhit, Hospitality Director at Stable Craft; Josh Hall from Swill & Swine; Jason Baker of Beer, Bacon & More

Pictured: Chris Fann, Head Brewer at Stable Craft; Matt Milhit, Hospitality Director at Stable Craft; Josh Hall from Swill & Swine; Jason Baker of Beer, Bacon & More

Milhit is a veteran of the hospitality industry having worked for major resorts, such as the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulfur Springs, W.Va., Boars Head Inn in Charlottesville, Va. and Airlie Center in Warrenton, Va. He is skilled with food and beverage pairings and enjoys sharing his expert knowledge with others.

Milhit will cure all of the bacon for Pork “U” himself. He plans to have the following types of bacon available for the class:

  1. A maple whiskey brined bacon smoked on hickory
  2. An agave syrup and tequila brined bacon smoked on mesquite
  3. A brown sugar and cinnamon dry-rubbed bacon smoked on applewood
  4. A black pepper and coffee dry-rubbed bacon smoked on hickory
  5. A chili dry-rubbed bacon smoked on cherry
  6. A dry-cured Italian bacon, or pancetta

The following Stable Craft beers will be paired with the above types of bacon:

  1. Porter
  2. Roostered Red
  3. Blue Ridge Sunryes Lager
  4. Throatlatch
  5. Britchin Brown
  6. Special Collaboration Beer – This is a beer that is specifically being brewed for this event.

Milhit encourages craft beer enthusiasts, cicerones, fans of wine pairings, foodies, pork lovers and anyone else interested in learning more about pairing craft beer with bacon to sign up.

Tickets are $25 per person with limited availability.
Purchase tickets online through Paypal and present receipt at the door or purchase tickets directly at Stable Craft Brewing during our normal business hours – Wed-Sun.


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’s 1st Year Anniversary Kentucky Derby Celebration

We can’t believe it has been a whole year of fun and growth at Stable Craft Brewing.
To celebrate, we are throwing ourselves a 1-year birthday party celebration and we want to invite you! Our birthday falls on the “Running of the Roses”, so we will be celebrating in true Kentucky Derby Fashion. Join us for our 1 Year Anniversary and Kentucky Derby Celebration!

Stable Craft Brewing's 1 year Anniversary Kentucky Derby Celebration

Bring your hats and your taste buds – Stable Craft Brewing will have fun Limited Release Beers throughout the day and our Anniversary Beer- the Stable Craft Julep will be released at 2 pm. This is a limited release of only 200 bottles, so be sure to grab yours before they disappear.

Horses, large hats, hop and brewery tours, fabulous food, cornhole, volleyball and lest we do not forget, the running of the Kentucky Derby. Bring your friends and your hats it will be a day of fun and celebration.

To learn more about the Kentucky Derby click here.

Be sure to join Stable Craft Brewing for the 143rd “Greatest Two Minutes in Sports” on Saturday, May 6th, 2016 from 12 pm – 10 pm.

See Our Listing of Small Batch Releases Below:
Limited Craft Beer Releases for our 1st Year Anniversary Kentucky Derby Celebration


Cumuli Nimbi | 6.3% ABV
• Our 2nd version of this crafty IPA
• We used tons of Amarillo, Simcoe, and Citra to give this beer a big juicy nose and taste. Very light in body, hazy, smooth mouthfeel!
• Bottles for sale: 12oz – 25ish bottles



Barrel Aged Imboden’s Valley Reserve Ale | 12.5% ABV
• Extremely limited! Not available again until December!
• This is our Imperial American Stout that has been aging in Rye Whiskey barrels for almost 6 months. Big, boozy, sweet, with tons of chocolate, vanilla, and oak on the nose and taste with hints of the rye whiskey.
• Bottles for sale: 0 until December



Madridiculous IPA | 6.9% ABV
• One massive juice bomb!
• Brewed with Amarillo, Citra, and Simcoe late addition hops, look for a ton of flavor and aroma, not bitterness with this one. Light, crisper, and smooth with tons of tropical aromas on the nose. HAZY AF!
• Bottles for sale: 12oz – 25ish bottles


Grandsire Ale | 12.2% ABV
• This small batch was aged on Bourbon Barrel Oak Chips which add a big boozy hit and oaky flavor.
• This big and complex Belgian Strong Ale has the typical Belgian yeast spice with hints of bubble gum, toffee, and raisins/dark fruits on the nose. It’s thick and boozy, and has a big hit of toasted caramel up front and finishes with hints of toffee, raisins and plums.
• Bottles for sale: 12oz – 6-10 bottles, maybe…..


Dark Bay IPA 6.2% –
• This Black IPA is nice and roast without being astringent. Look for lots of citrus and grassy hop and a coffee like roast on the nose, with a bold bitterness up front from the hops and roasted malts used. It finishes nice and clean with a slight caramel sweetness and grassy hop note to cleanse for the next sip!
• Bottles for sale: 12oz – 25ish bottles

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. ***

Introducing Stable Craft’s Winter Craft Beer Dinner Theatre Series


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.

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.

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!


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.



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?


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.
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).
Fresh Smoked Prime Rib
Just one 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.
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.
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).
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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