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City Line Pilsner
When you walk through the front door of our brewery, you’re in Portsmouth; if you go out the back door you will find yourself a few short steps from Chesapeake. Whichever side of the city line you find yourself, our pilsner brings people together to share the simple joy of good friends and craft beer.
Pata De Palo Vienna Lager
**2019 VCBG Gold Medal Winner**
Smooth, light amber and copper in color from the use of Vienna malts that provide toasted bread and biscuit flavors and aromas. Moderately hopped and fermented with a yeast strain specific to Mexico City, Mexico. Salud!
P.O.E.T.S. Day ESB/Red Ale
**2019 VEER GOLD MEDAL WINNER**
P.O.E.T.S. Day is our take on an Extra Special Bitter, a classic British Ale. Deep amber in color from a blend of carefully selected British crystal malts that produce biscuit, toffee, and caramel aromas and flavors that are balanced perfectly with the mild bitterness of UK hops. Clock out early and start the weekend right with this incredibly smooth and crisp timeless ale! Cheers mates!
*P.O.E.T.S. Day is slang used on the last day of the work week by British and Australian workers and affectionately means Piss Off Early Tomorrow’s Saturday. Or, Punch Out Early Tomorrow’s Saturday.
Route 58 Peanut Butter Porter
Our PB Porter is rich in chocolate, peanut butter, and caramel aromas and flavors. This truly decadent beer has a full malt body and a soft mouthfeel. Delicious chocolate and peanut butter flavors linger through this beer and last until the satisfying end.
Mozzie Juice IPA
This New England Style IPA is bringing the flavor from down under. Our Juicy IPA utilizes hops from both New Zealand and Australia for big flavor and aroma. Notes of Pineapple, Passionfruit, tropical fruits, and pleasant pine. This mildly bitter IPA has a nice soft mouthfeel and finishes smooth. Cheers Mate!
Skeeder Juice New England Style IPA
This refreshing juice bomb is profusely dry-hopped with Citra and Mosaic hops giving way to aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, and passion fruit notes. This NEIPA is super crushable and has a mildly bitter finish. Cheers!
Citra Back & Relax IPA
The American IPA is a rising tide of tangerine, grapefruit and citrus aromas that will definitely float your boat. A solid base of pale and caramel malts create a smooth balance that makes this a truly flavorful and refreshing IPA.
Berkley Blueberry Wheat
A deliciously smooth ale brewed with over 50% malted wheat. A generous amount of blueberries are added during the secondary fermentation creating a beautiful light purple color. A subtle berry aroma and flavor blends nicely with softness of the malted wheat making this an exceptionally drinkable beer.
Safe Harbor Hefeweizen
This distinctly classic German beer style is brewed with over 50% malted wheat and a special yeast strain responsible for both its appearance and incredible flavors of clove and banana. With an incredibly light and smooth body. Safe Harbor Hefeweizen will definitely keep you at ease.
Purple Lady Fruited Sour Ale
The Purple Lady Fruited Sour Ale pays homage to a local legend in our neighboring city of Suffolk, VA. This ale goes through a delicate Kettle Souring process that involves the addition of a pure Lactobacillus culture accompanied by a heavy dose of Lactose sugar, producing the perfect balance of tartness and sweetness. During fermentation, we added an absurd amount of Blackberry, Raspberry, and Boysenberry puree responsible for the beer’s deep purple color and delicious berry flavors and aromas. This beer is softly carbonated to enhance the incredible berry smoothness that truly lives up to its name.
Craney Island Brown Ale
A wonderful blend of crystal and dark malts bring out a nutty and caramel aroma with a hint of chocolate. The malty flavors are balanced by a medium hop bitterness that ends with a smooth and slightly sweet finish.
Smooth, clean, and crisp when you just got to get back to basics.
This double fruited sour is bursting with fresh mango and raspberry flavors and the perfect amount of tartness to keep you cruising all summer long.
Cock Island Imperial Stout | ABV 12.5%
This jet black American Stout is brewed with hefty amounts of chocolate and roasted malts. This stout delivers incredible flavors you expect in a big beer and then some. After aging in freshly dumped bourbon barrels for 3 months the beer transforms into a seriously divine treat with notes of vanilla, toffee, caramel and of course bourbon.
P-Town Dry Irish Stout | ABV 4.8
This deep rich brown stout has aromas of chocolate and coffee. Brewed with generous amounts of roasted barley and chocolate malts giving this stout a smooth creamy head and dry coffee-like finish.
Geistboot Schwarzbier | ABV 4.9%
Deep and dark in appearance yet incredibly smooth and crisp as you would expect from a classic German lager. This beer was brewed with de-husked dark roasted malts that deliver rich dark colors but restrained roasted or coffee flavors.
Seakow Chocolate Milk Stout | ABV 5.0%
Using the finest floor roasted dark malts, a touch of lactose (milk sugar) and a sh*tun of Ghiradelli milk chocolate, we set out to brew a righteously delicious milk stout with tons of flavor and a smooth creamy mouthfeel.
Eclipse Oyster Stout | ABV 4.8%
This amazing stout has balanced notes of dark roasted malts and chocolate throughout. A late addition of local James River Oysters were added to the boil adding another layer of complexity to this brew. A smooth creamy head and finishing mildly bitter.
Hodge’s Ferry Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Stout | ABV 5.3%
An intricate stout that works with a lot of different elements to deliver an incredibly delicious beer. We added toasted hazelnuts, and of course oats, straight into the mash tun and a dash of cinnamon into the boil kettle. During the conditioning period we added dozens of fresh vanilla beans and a unique spice that is often characterized as maple syrup. It’s as delicious as it is cozy and comforting on cold winter days!
Orizaba Mexican Lager | ABV 5.3%
With a nod to our Sister City in Mexico, we set out to brew a light and refreshing lager to true to the Mexican style. No limes needed. Clean and Crisp!
High Water Helles Bock | ABV: 6.7%
Our Helles Bock is just in time for spring. This Helles (Pale) Bock is brewed with the finest German malts and noble hops. It has a brilliant copper color with a soft bready and toasted malt aroma. Mildly sweet and malty clean finish. Prost!
PONO Porch Swing Shandy | ABV 5%
Take a stroll down any sidewalk in Portsmouth’s historic district of Port Norfolk and you will encounter numerous happy neighbors smiling away on their porch swings. This light blonde ale has just enough lemon to remind you of the lemonade stands of yesteryear, but with a grownup twist perfect for those endless late summer barbecues with friends and neighbors alike. After all, in PoNo, your neighbors are your friends!
Colonial Cranberry Crush | ABV 5 %
A colorful hefeweizen juiced and spiced just in time for the holidays! Tons of cranberries and a blend of cinnamon and other mulling spices light up your glass presenting a slightly sweet and moderately tart pink holiday treat. With over 50% malted wheat this ale has a smooth mouthfeel and a clean crisp finish. Brewed every November for the best Friendsgiving celebration to date!
Forgotten Resolutions Extra Brut Double IPA | ABV 9.5%
This Brut Style IPA was double dry-hopped with Lemon Drop, Huell Melon and Amarillo hops and then filtered to crystal perfection. Dry, crisp, fruity and deceptively smooth with negative gravity!
Rusty Rudder Blood Orange DIPA | ABV 8.2%
This deep red DIPA is bursting with citrus flavor. Juicy Blood Oranges were added and we dry-hopped this DIPA with healthy doses of Amarillo Hops. So juicy, you can’t have just one.
WIT Lashed IPA | ABV 7.0%
This White IPA has it all! Brewed with coriander and sweet orange peel along with a special yeast strain bring out all the classic fruity & clove notes you would expect in a classic Belgian Wit. We hopped this with Huell Melon for juicy melon and mango notes. Sit back and enjoy the final days of summer with this fruity, spicy and pleasantly hopped IPA.
Kaiser’s Pirates Festbier | ABV 5.7%
A classic Festbier bright gold in color brewed exclusively with German malts and German Noble hops. Featuring great malty and bready characters throughout with a crisp clean finish. A perfect pairing with a large pretzel or bratwurst. Prost! Our Festbier was inspired by a group of almost 1,000 German sailors that formed their own village right here in Portsmouth, VA at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard before the U.S. entered WW1. Unable to outrun the British Royal Navy they chose internment and remained in political limbo for over a year charging an admission fee for American tourists while offering German handmade goods, food, and of course, beer!
Hope Is…Honey Cream Ale | ABV 5 %
This classic cream ale brewed with local honey from Blackwater Honey Bee, Ivor, Virginia is loaded with malty goodness and mildly sweet. It was brewed in honor of the outstanding individuals at Roc Solid Foundation for all the amazing work they do to support kids with cancer.
Cosmos Coffee Cream Ale | ABV 7.5%
We brewed this in memory of a classic local diner that has since closed its doors like so many other American treasures of that time. We really wanted to capture the spirit of the Cosmos diner by brewing a brilliant amber colored ale with locally roasted coffee beans and lactose. Hints of coffee in the aroma are followed up with a mix of caramel and toffee flavors. The end result is a delicious coffee ale with good malty sweetness balanced with a low hop bitterness.