We live in a world full of overwhelming choices: white or wheat bread, soup or salad, or maybe pale ale or stout? Ordering a beer has become a extensive process – do you want it on tap or in the bottle, light or full calorie, a microbrew or mainstream variety. Beer is the third most popular beverage in the world so it is no wonder there is such a choice. Here at the Stoney Badger Tavern we know that everyone has a preference when it comes to the world’s most widely-consumed alcoholic beverage so we offer an array of beers to choose from.
For those looking for a tried and true American beer we carry the staples such as Coors, Miller, and Bud or for the little adventurous there is Corona and Guinness. But for our patrons really looking for some special beers we offer a number of different microbrews. Microbreweries, otherwise know as craft breweries, have been popping up all over the country; over 300 were opened in 2012 alone. A beer is considered a microbrew when its production is limited to less than six million US barrels per year and cannot be owned by another alcoholic beverage company by more than twenty-four percent.
The biggest and probably most well known craft brewery in the United States is Samuel Adams, which you can find at the Stoney Badger. But have you heard of Devils Backbone, Apocalypse Ale, Parkway Bent Mountain IPA? The Badger has over fifteen specialty craft beers on tap for the beer connoisseur looking to try something different and new.
If you prefer a lighter Pale Ale there is the Starr Hill Grateful, described on the Starr Hill website as aromatic with a light body. It is 4.7% alcohol by volume. Grateful is a light bodied seasonal beer with a citrusy flavor, it is also a local brew. Starr Hill, which originated in Charlottesville, Virginia, is now located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Crozet, Virginia. On the other end of the beer spectrum is the Dark Hollow Artisanal Ale from the Blue Mountain Brewery. Dark Hollow is an Imperial Stout aged in oak bourbon bales with a 10% alcohol by volume and brewed in Afton, Virginia.
Whether you stick to what you like or prefer to change it up a bit and see what is out there, we have it all at the Stoney Badger. Come and check out our open deck and enjoy a cold one with the days and nights getting warmer as summer quickly approaches. We look forward to serving you!