220 20th St S
Arlington, VA 22202
Originally, the Three Notch’d Road was a colonial-era thoroughfare running east and west through central Virginia. It is believed to have taken its name from a distinctive marking of three notches burnt or axed into trees to blaze the trail. As legend has it, the road was made famous by Jack Jouett’s midnight ride to Charlottesville, VA. in June of 1781. After General Benedict Arnold defected to the British, he sacked Richmond and caused a number of our founding fathers, including then Governor Thomas Jefferson, to seek refuge at Jefferson’s home, Monticello, in Charlottesville, VA. Learning of this, General Cornwallis ordered Banastre Tarleton to ride to Charlottesville and capture the group. Captain Jack Jouett of the Virginia Military heard the sound of Tarleton’s cavalry from his Louisa County home just 40 miles from Charlottesville. Upon witnessing the cavalry pause for an extended rest, he raced the moon-lit Three Notch’d Road to Monticello to warn the Governor and his state legislators to flee Charlottesville. Recognizing their debt to Jouett, the legislature passed a resolution on June 15, 1781 to honor him, and “Jack Jouett’s Ride” became a legendary portion of Virginia’s history. Three Notch’d Brewing Company was conceived by three friends who value great beer and great times, with close family and friends. They opened their doors in August 2013 with a great appreciation for individualism, respect for hard work, and working to give back to the community that we live in together. Come out and try their award-winning local beers!
- 40 Mile IPA: Their flagship IPA and is named after the number of miles Jack Jouett raced to warn Thomas Jefferson and his state legislators that Cornwallis had ordered their capture. Jack Jouett’s ride is legendary in Virginia and put Three Notch’d Road on the map as a central story in the fight for our Country’s independence. This West Coast Style IPA is hopped with an abundance of American hop varieties giving it a tropical, peachy, pineapple flavor with big citrus, grapefruit, tangerine notes in the nose and in the finish. The light, crisp malty body allows the complex hop flavors to stand out, and the subtle bitterness makes this IPA a refreshing, easy-drinking, delicious beer. 6% ABV, 50 IBUs
- Minute Man NEIPA: This is a New England IPA that will make you rethink what you know about IPAs. This unique and brand new style of IPAs has a super low bitterness, allowing the fresh fruity flavor and aroma of hops to completely dominate. This beer is unfiltered and unclarified, leaving the yeast to add to the smooth mouthfeel. The Galaxy, Mosaic and Idaho 7 hops make this beer super “juicy” and fruity with a strong, citrus bouquet aroma. 7% ABV, 20 IBUs
- Hydraulion Irish Red: In 1828, the University of Virginia created their own fire company made up of students, professors and servants. Their sole fire engine was called the Hydraulion, a pump wagon with the waterpower of 16 men. The UVA Fire Company left their mark for almost 100 years before giving way to the town of Charlottesville’s Fire Department. Their Hydraulion Red is a nod to not only UVA’s firefighters, but the brave men and women everywhere who risk their lives every day, while saving ours. This Irish-Style Red is a perfectly balanced beer with a great caramel sweetness alongside a tangy, citrusy hop profile. 5.3% ABV, 22 IBUs
- Jazzfest Sugarcan Pecan Ale: Brewed in collaboration with Brewmaster Dave Warwick’s former neighbor – musician, homebrewer and chef Jeff Vaughan – whose life has been shaped by his love for New Orleans. This light-bodied amber ale has a rich, sweet finish highlighting the pure sugarcane and roasted pecans, backed by a caramel-like malt body. Slow down, enjoy the jazz, and share this beer with a good friend! 5% ABV, 20 IBUs