A nose of Sweet malt and honey pastry is followed by a sip that bubbles across the tongue with a clean beer foundation. It finishes with the yeast of a brown lager cracker and a tingle of hops. 5%
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.