Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Midnight Brewery - Goochland, VA


Last Friday evening I visited Midnight Brewery, a new brewery tucked away in the Goochland County Industrial Park, near I-64 exit 173 in Rockville.  Smaller than a microbrewery, Midnight is considered a nanobrewery and uses a 3 barrel system to produce its beers.  Owner Trae Cairns currently offers two beers:  an Irish Red and a Kolsch-style ale called New Beginnings.  (He was out of the special Banana Pancake collaboration with Hardywood).  I sampled both.  The Kolsch was nice and crisp – a good summer time beer.  But I really liked the Irish Red - which Cairn calls the Rockville Red - it one-ups Smithwick’s! 

There’s a tasting room in the front office of Midnight Brewery’s 1,200 square foot warehouse, where you can also have growlers filled!  The brewery is a little hard to find, but once you turn on Granite Ridge Road it’ll be a short ways down on the right, in what looks like an office building.  Check Midnight’s Facebook page for tasting room hours. 

Midnight Brewery
2410 Granite Ridge Road
Rockville, VA  23146
midnightbreweryllc@gmail.com

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