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Hardywood Raspberry Stout

Chocolate Stout Brewed with Local Red Raspberries
Availability: 
Early spring
Strength (ABV): 
9.20 % ABV
Color (SRM): 
40 °L
Bitterness (IBU): 
50 IBUs

Brewed with heaps of chocolate malt, cacao nibs, and local, late season red raspberries from Agriberry Farm, Hardywood Raspberry Stout captures the essence of a decadent raspberry truffle in liquid

Best with: 

Chocolate, coffee or cream based desserts.

Hardywood Saison Rustica

Belgian-style Saison Brewed with Star Anise, Peppercorns and Fresh Local Lemongrass
Availability: 
Late Spring
Strength (ABV): 
4.50 % ABV
Color (SRM): 
6 °L
Bitterness (IBU): 
20 IBUs

Refreshingly light in body, yet full in flavor, Hardywood Saison Rustica combines the best of both worlds for a warm weather beer like no other.

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Best with hard cheeses, steamed crustaceans and mollusks and blackened fish.

Hardywood Chocolate Heat

Double Chocolate Milk Stout Brewed with Local Chile Peppers
Availability: 
Late Winter
Strength (ABV): 
9.00 % ABV
Color (SRM): 
45 °L
Bitterness (IBU): 
50 IBUs

Luscious yet piquant, sultry yet fiery, Hardywood Chocolate Heat melds the dichotomy of semi-sweet chocolate and hot chile peppers into one insatiably seductive libation.

Best with: 

Chocolate Heat has sufficient sweetness and spice to pair beautifully with savory Mexican or Caribbean fare, spicy cheeses such as pepper jack, or creamy desserts like vanilla gelato or flan.

Hardywood Sidamo Coffee Stout

Russian Imperial Stout Brewed with Locally Roasted Coffee
Availability: 
Late winter
Strength (ABV): 
9.30 % ABV
Color (SRM): 
45 °L
Bitterness (IBU): 
55 IBUs

Our quest to brew the quintessential coffee beer began over a cupping with the coffee gurus from Richmond’s Lamplighter Roasting Company.

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Hardywood Sidamo Coffee Stout pairs masterfully with pastries, with spiced doughnuts and with all manner of sweet cakes. The roast chocolate character in Sidamo Coffee Stout embraces sweet cream- or chocolate-based desserts, while the beer’s pleasant city roast coffee bitterness provides a harmonious contrast.

Hardywood Virginia Blackberry

Belgian-style White Ale Brewed with Fresh Virginia Blackberries
Availability: 
Late Summer
Strength (ABV): 
6.80 % ABV
Color (SRM): 
17 °L
Bitterness (IBU): 
12 IBUs

A Belgian wheat beer brewed with a touch of rye and a massive addition (over 1,000 lbs.

Best with: 

Hardywood Virginia Blackberry makes a great pairing with summer salads, particularly a caprese salad with balsamic. Soft, spreadable cheeses such as camembert, goat cheese or Neufchâtel offer a pleasant contrast with the almost wine-like fruit character of Virginia Blackberry.

Hardywood Virginia Strawberry

Belgian-style White Ale Brewed with Fresh Virginia Strawberries
Availability: 
Early summer
Strength (ABV): 
5.80 % ABV
Color (SRM): 
7 °L
Bitterness (IBU): 
12 IBUs

Brewed with wheat, a touch of rye and a ton (yes, a whopping 2,000 lbs. in a 40-barrel batch) of fresh, ripe strawberries grown by Agriberry at the Chesterfield Berry Farm just 30 miles from the

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Hardywood Virginia Strawberry beautifully complements fresh salads with walnuts or berries and vinaigrette or citrus based dressing. Soft, spreadable cheeses like brie make a great pairing as well. While Virginia Strawberry is adept in pairing with lighter fare, it also works well with fluffy desserts or pastries. Try it with an Eton Mess, banana and Nutella crepes, or strawberry shortcake.

Hardywood Hoplar

Dry-Hopped Imperial IPA Conditioned on Virginia Tulip Poplar Wood
Availability: 
Early spring
Strength (ABV): 
8.50 % ABV
Color (SRM): 
14 °L
Bitterness (IBU): 
100 IBUs

Hardywood Hoplar follows the wood-aging tradition of the earliest India Pale Ales, which were matured on oak.

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Hardywood Hoplar is exceptional with smoked or grilled meats, particularly those spiced with a dry rub or marinade, and is well-suited with braised short ribs, pulled pork barbecue, beef tenderloin or a thick cut steak. Hoplar also complements a range of spices employed in many Asian dishes.

Hardywood Mocha Belgique

Hardywood Mocha Belgique
Belgian Chocolate Porter Brewed with Locally Roasted Coffee
Availability: 
Late winter
Strength (ABV): 
7.20 % ABV
Color (SRM): 
40 °L
Bitterness (IBU): 
31 IBUs

With several talented artisan roasters in town, we invited Richmond’s beer and coffee lovers to vote in a blind taste-off on our collaboration partner for the 2012 Mocha Belgique. They selected Black

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Hardywood Mocha Belgique pairs masterfully with pastries, with spiced doughnuts and with all manner of sweet cakes. The chocolate character in Mocha Belgique embraces sweet cream- or chocolate-based desserts, while the beer’s pleasant city roast coffee bitterness provides a harmonious contrast.

Hardywood Gingerbread Stout

Imperial Milk Stout Brewed with Fresh Local Ginger and Honey
Availability: 
Early winter
Strength (ABV): 
9.20 % ABV
Color (SRM): 
40 °L
Bitterness (IBU): 
55 IBUs

Brewed with baby ginger from Casselmonte Farm and wildflower honey from Bearer Farms, Hardywood Gingerbread Stout captures the terroir of central Virginia in a rich, creamy libation with a velvety

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Hardywood Gingerbread Stout is exquisite as a dessert pairing beer. An absolute wonder with crème brûlée or fresh chocolate pudding, rich desserts with cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla or chocolate really bring out the flavor of Gingerbread Stout, and vice versa. By itself, Hardywood Gingerbread Stout also makes a fine digestif while enjoying a cold night by a crackling fire.

Hardywood RVA IPA

Community Hopped India Pale Ale
Availability: 
Early fall
Strength (ABV): 
7.00 % ABV
Color (SRM): 
12 °L
Bitterness (IBU): 
62 IBUs

In August, 2011, Hardywood Park Craft Brewery pioneered a new concept in collaborative brewing: community hopped beer.

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Hardywood RVA IPA is exceptional with pulled pork barbecue, smoked ribs, grilled venison loin, peppered steak, chili, and burgers. RVA IPA stands up well to spicy Mexican, Thai, and Vietnamese cuisine, bringing out savory characteristics in the food. Cheese recommendations include aged, sharp cheddar, Gruyère and Monterey Jack.

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