Blonde pairs the spice and depth of Old World hops with fresh, citrusy notes from the New World, rounded out with subtle maltiness and bright acidity. The hop flavor and aroma are unmistakable, but silky smooth and with a clean, crisp finish. Blonde is always drinkable, yet remarkably complex. This is the perfect beer for an afternoon session, or pair it up with bold flavors like spicy Thai or smoky BBQ.
Pale delivers astonishing hop taste and aroma without wearing out your palate. We have specially crafted Pale to blend nuanced European malts with delicious American hops for a beer with bountiful flavor and a surprisingly crisp finish. Goes perfectly with just about everything from a cheeseburger to a cheese plate.
Black starts with a bouquet of tropical hop aromas, builds up a rich flavor of fresh roasted malts, and finishes pleasantly dry and refreshing. Each layer of flavor remains distinct and discernible as it adds to the overall depth and complexity. This beer stands its own against backyard steaks and gourmet burgers, and goes remarkably well with raw oysters.
Our take on the Grisette (a centuries-old Belgian and French saison) honors the heritage of the style while adding a subtle modern hoppiness. The result is a beer that seamlessly blends the traditional estery yeast and dry finish with an American hop flavor. Saison tastes great with a rustic charcuterie spread or Chicken Provençal.
We do our best to keep you up to date on our latest brews, but our beers can and do sell out. Please call ahead to find out what's on tap today.
COLLABORATION 29 | Charlottesville Ipa
Our love letter to Charlottesville, VA, presented in partnership with Kardinal Hall, Beer Run, The Charlottesville 29, and Murphy & Rude Malting Co. This juicy, citrusy Summer IPA is only available for a limited time.
HARDLY WORKING | Farmhouse ipa
Hardly Working blends the citrus and fruit aromas of American hops with a heavy dose of New Zealand hops to achieve an earthy depth. This Farmhouse Ale is the perfect outdoor restorative beer crafted to quench your summer thirst and to accompany meals enjoyed in the open air.
PATTERN RECOGNITION | ipa
This delicious IPA starts with a subtle malt backbone and adds an incredible amount of hop flavor for a beer that delivers big bright tones of citrus, pine, and melon with a super clean and refreshing finish.
STRANGE CURRENCIES | porter
Reason Beer's luxuriant porter was first brewed as a birthday present for our brewer's wife. Strange Currencies is a decadent blend of dark chocolate and sweet caramel with mild roasty notes. It packs an amazing amount of flavor into a beer that finishes clean and pairs perfectly with the cooler winter weather.
We're always working on new recipes at Reason Beer. Below are some of the batches we've featured in the past. Let us know if you'd like to see them again!
BAND MEETING | New Zealand-inspired ipa
Rakau? Present. Pacifica? Present. Motueka? Present. Alright - we’ve brewed our biggest beer ever. Well, not big in terms of size, but big in terms of massive amounts of New Zealand hops that give Band Meeting incredible flavors of lime, pineapple and black tea all layered over malty goodness.
Little Grey | bottle-conditioned Brett ale
Everything Happens for a Reason Named for the modest grey dresses popular with aspirational young women of the Belle Epoque, this bottle-conditioned ale celebrates simple elegance. We begin with our bright, rustic Saison and add Reason Beer's house blend of Brettanomyces prior to bottling. This beer can be enjoyed immediately but will continue to evolve over the course of a year or more. Store at room temperature to develop rich fruit aromas, including grilled pineapple, and subtle notes of earth, funk, and fresh-cut hay.
NEW SOP | Double ipa
Brewing with creativity and balance is our Standard Operating Procedure, and New SOP celebrates this commitment. Generous dry hop additions create a deeply-layered palate of tropical fruit and floral flavor with restrained bitterness. This perfectly balanced double IPA pours a beautiful clear golden color with a brilliant white sudsy head. New SOP is clean, smooth, and almost dangerously drinkable