Bringing light to the dark. The dark color of this ale lifts lightly off the palate. With an Irish tongue, it brings a cheers:
"Sigh with a Swig
or a Sup or a Lap.
Fardown it Through
with a Tip of the Tap"
Basic City Beer Company makes its home in a former industrial complex that once housed Virginia Metalcrafters. High ceilings, saw-tooth windows and reclaimed pipe and wood tap room tables pay homage to the architecture of the original foundry.
A natural spring pumps a million gallons of artesian water for use in the brewery’s beers which are served across one of the largest single-pour zinc bartops in the country or outside on picnic tables.
Brothers Bart, Chris and Joe Lanman are the co-founders of Basic City Beer Company. The brothers hope the brewery’s unique environment, in a historic industrial warehouse, will “reclaim the spirit of an age.” Jacque Landry, who brings 20 years of brewery experience, is the head brewer.