Hopkins Ordinary Ale Works

 

Tasting room open Wednesdays 4 – 7 pm and Saturdays 1 – 6 pm.
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About Our Beer

What’s On Tap

B&B Guest Offerings

CSB Project

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We are brewing small batch craft beer in the cellar of the Bed and Breakfast. Using our one-barrel brewhouse, we are making a variety of beers over the course of the year, including our three standards: Innkeeper’s India Pale Ale, Hazel River Brown, and Little Devil Blonde. We will be adding monthly and seasonal beers to keep up the variety.

Our beers are made with local barley that is malted by our neighbors at Copper Fox Distillery, and feature local, seasonal ingredients whenever possible, such as hops, honey, fruit and herbs.

All of our beer is sold fresh on site: by the taste, the pint, and the growler fill. We are also bottling some varieties, and will be offering large-format bottles on occassion. 

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What’s On Tap

We have three standard beers on tap, and will be adding selections monthly and seasonally so there is always something new.

 

Little Devil Blonde

Following the Belgian tradition, the Blonde Ale is light in color, low in bittering hops and highly carbonated. This beer is appealing to those who like a lighter, refreshing style.
                   
Hazel River Brown

Medium malty flavor typical of an American Brown Ale with coffee flavors, a hint of chocolate and medium-high bitterness. The dry finish provides an aftertaste having both malt and hops. Late hop additions add a subtle citrusy character.

Innkeeper’s IPA

A modestly hoppy, almost “sessionable” American pale ale with citrusy hop aroma derived from local hops. Smooth, medium-light to medium-bodied mouthfeel without hop-derived astringency.

 


End of the Trail Pale Ale

Floral and yeasty on the nose with a taste initially dominated by malt, followed by bittering hops. Medium mouthfeel with a finish that will leave you wanting more.

Dr. Amiss' Amber Ale

Low to moderate hop aroma resulting from a late addition of local Cascade hops balance the caramel richness derived from Copper Fox malted barley.  The mouth-feel is medium-full with a smooth finish.

 

Coming Soon - Farmer's Tan Saison

 

 

For a limited time, we also have our Oventop Tripel available for tastes and pints - in the tasting room only. This Belgian-style Tripel is a beautiful marriage of spice, fruit, and alcohol (9.4% abv), supported by a soft malt character. Full-bodied and complex with hops in the background.

All our beers are unfiltered, contain no artificial preservatives, and are best enjoyed fresh.

 


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B&B Guest Offerings

 

B&B Guests are invited to visit the brewery and taste what we have on tap, and of course enjoy fresh beer during their stay. Choose between a complimentary tasting or pint. Beer tastings in the cellar are available to B&B guests between 3 and 6pm Fridays through Sundays, or by appointment. 

Growlers are also available for purchase so you can take our beer home. Bring your own empty growler (a 64 oz. container designed to hold beer) or buy one of ours. We have insulated stainless steel swing-top growlers (keeps beer fresher longer) as well as glass screw-top growlers for sale.

 

 Community Supported Brewing (CSB)

 

Become a shareholder and save money on your growler fills. We offer two levels: a full share ($420 for 24 growler fills) and a half share ($240 for 12 growler fills). Come as often as you like over a six-month period, taste what's on tap, and choose a beer to fill your growler. The stainless steel growler is included free with your first CSB membership.

Shareholders save money in the long run. Our average growler-fill price is $22, but half-share members pay an average of $20 per growler fill, and full-share members pay just $17.50.

Each Share lasts approximately six months (we are flexible and will be happy to extend your share by a few weeks if you weren't able to come in as regularly as you planned). A full share is about one growler fill per week; a half share is about one growler fill every two weeks.

Shares are transferable. Just have someone bring in the growler and tell us what's happening.

You are wlecome to fill your growler as frequently as you like (you don't have to wait two weeks between pickups). We will be recording your pickups and will let you know when you are nearing the end of your share. When you have received all of your pickups, you can purchase another share, or sign up for auto-renew and your share will renew automatically.

Our growlers are made of stainless steel and have a swing-top closure with a gasket to keep your beer fresh longer. They also look great and have our logo on them, so you can show them off to your friends.

You can purchase additional growlers and growler fills each week at the Ale Works counter if you need more beer for special occasions, so come in and taste our brews, and ecided whether a share makes sense for you.

Pickup days and times: Wednesday 4 – 7 pm; Saturday 1  – 6 pm

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Dr. Amiss’ Amber Ale

Moderate hop aroma results from a late addition of locally-grown cascade hops, which balancies the caramel richness derived from the roasted barley. The mouthfeel is medium-full with a very smooth finish.

Hopkins Ordinary Bed and Breakfast

47 Main Street, PO Box 437
Sperryville, Virginia; 22740
innkeeper@hopkinsordinary.com
540-987-3383
 
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