220 20th St S
Arlington, VA 22202
James River Brewery is located in a 19th century brick tobacco warehouse in small-town, historic Scottsville, Virginia. In its logo, setting, and names of beers, the brewery honors the River and the past. A brewery first opened in the warehouse in 2012, but the first two business attempts were not successful. James River Brewery reopened in 2015 with a new owner/management team, new brewers as well as a renovated taproom and beer garden. In the last few months, they have started to package a few of their beers and a couple of those are the ones that will be featured on the tasting bar today!
- Tuber IPA: Tuber is a very refreshing and easy drinking dry hopped beer brewed with Mosaic and Falconer hops. Like the tubers that travel down the James River, floral and piney hops glide over your palate throughout this well-balanced, golden brown hued IPA. The bitter hops hit first, but the piney finish leaves you thirsty for your next sip. 6.5% ABV, 60 IBU
- Sherman Stout: Although dark in color, the roasted malts add to the dry, drinkable nature of this English-style sweet stout. An aroma of chocolate and coffee dance through the nose to bring a strong coffee flavor on the front and back, and a mild chocolatey finish, with a very low level of bitterness. The thick texture and roasted malt notes round out this heady stout. 5.3% ABV, 12 ABV
- James Bean Vanilla Oatmeal Porter: To create the James Bean, they use the base malt recipe of the Sherman Stout but add oatmeal and vanilla to the brew, removing the strong coffee flavor that you find in the Sherman. The result is a Porter that is medium brown in color and full in taste. Toasted malts hit on the front and quickly mingle with the vanilla before giving way to hints of oatmeal on the back. 6.9% ABV, 10 IBU