Ardent Craft Ales

August 10, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Crystal City Wine Shop
220 20th St S
Arlington, VA 22240

Ardent Craft Ales is a brewery, taproom, and beer garden in the Scott’s Addition neighborhood* of Richmond, Virginia. They began as a co-op in a Richmond garage, a space where they sought to create innovative beers and introduce others to historic brewing methods and beer styles. As a production brewery, Ardent’s mission remains the same: to produce and celebrate exceptional and ambitious beers with the ever-growing craft beer community in Richmond and throughout the state of Virginia.

The Beers:

  • Rye Kolsch: “Rye Kolsch uses rye malt instead of wheat for this German pilsner-style ale. The malt, balanced with noble hops, adds a delicate spiciness and slight fruit note to this light alternative for the winter. The Rye Kolsch is light golden in color and drinks very easy.” 4.7% ABV, 25 IBU (This is a Growler Stations special! Get it while it lasts …)
  • Saison: “Our saison is a pale gold-colored farmhouse-style ale. We use a traditional yeast strain and Continental hops that in combination imbue an aroma with a mild spiciness tempered with fruit. The beer is medium-bodied, with a slight acidity. It is effervescent and dry, with an edge of bitterness that balances the fruitiness of the aroma. A yeast-derived refreshing, spicy ale.” 6.7% ABV, 31 IBU
  • IPA: An American IPA that uses a standard malt-backboned recipe and which privileges hop flavor and aroma over bitterness. 6.8% ABV, 65 IBUArdent Beer

*Scott’s Addition is a growing, vibrant section of Richmond that has benefited from millions of dollars of private investment and is now home to Ardent Craft Ales, Black Heath MeaderyBlue Bee Cidery, Buskey Cider, The Veil Brewing Co, Isley Brewing Company, and more!

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