|Redbeard Brewing Company
120 S. Lewis Street|Staunton, VA 24401
The Redbeard Brewing Company story goes back to March 2013 when founder and head brewer Jon Wright launched a Kickstarter campaign. They successfully raised $6,400 from 61 contributors, allowing them to cover some of the start-up costs that go along with starting a new business.
The brewery was officially licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia in April 2013 and opened its doors on Friday, June 21, 2013. The brewery is located on South Lewis Street in the Wharf District of Staunton, Virginia, making them Staunton’s first brewery since prohibition.
The forty-plus seat taproom features a constantly rotating tap list. The small batch brewery is able to change the taps regularly, offering something new every time you visit.
The beers on tap during my visit included…
- America’s Pale Ale – a 5.5% ABV Pale Ale with Cascade and Centennial hops.
- I Did It MIPA Way – a 7.0% ABV Single Hop IPA with Centennial hops.
- Irene – a 4% ABV English Dark Mild.
- Blueberry Wheat Ale – a 5.5% ABV Blueberry Flavored American Wheat Ale.
- Saison – a 5.5% ABV Belgian Golden Ale spiced with ginger, citrus peel, and grains of paradise.
- Black Rye IPA – an 8.5% ABV Black IPA with a touch of roasted rye.
- Blacklight – 6.5% ABV blend of Blueberry Wheat Ale and Black Rye IPA.
Beers are served in 4, 8, and 16-ounce pours in house. Growlers, both 32 and 64-ounce, can be filled to go for most beers. Flights are available for $10. Light snacks, as well as bottled water and soda can be purchased.
Guests are encouraged to bring in food from one of the nearby restaurants. If the weather is nice, there is an outdoor beer garden with picnic tables and umbrellas.
The taproom is open Thursday and Friday 4 to 11 PM, Saturday 12 to 11 PM, and Sunday 1 to 11 PM. They often feature great music and food trucks.