Sabbath, like Black Sabbath, is a new black iPA coming from Starr Hill Brewing (Charlottesville, VA). The brewery touts the dark, chocolate monster has one of the darkest, hoppiest beers they’ve ever brewed.
Sabbath Black IPA takes the idea of a traditional India Pale Ale and turns it on its head. Dark and mysterious Chocolate malt lends extremely subtle flavor, though mostly gives this beer its color: black as the night that spawned it. Powerful hop aromas of lemon. orange. and grapefruit derive from a bevy of West Coast hops. Sabbath is of one of the darkest, hoppiest and most monstrous beers we’ve ever brewed.
Starr Hill Sabbath Black India Pale Ale will be available in 22oz bottles and draft.
Style: Black IPA
Availability: 22oz Bombers, Draft
Starr Hill Brewery (Charlottesville, VA) will open their newly renovated tap room next week.
The brewery doubled the size of the space, that is attached to the Crozet brewing facility, to 1,500 square feet. The new look features roll-up windows and doors that allows the drinker to see the bottling and canning lines. New custom concrete and wood bars were also added in addition to a new outdoor patio and food truck parking. The tap room draft system was also overhauled, for a total of 16 draft lines for tastings, pints, and growler fills.
“We’re hoping to recreate some of the magic from the original brewpub by bringing back the music, while offering innovative beers and showcasing one of Virginia’s largest production breweries,” said Mark Thompson, Starr Hill’s Founder and Master Brewer. “We want our fans to make this space their own, just as they did when Starr Hill was on West Main Street. We hope everyone will join us for our Grand Opening.”
Starr Hill Tasting Room’s new extended hours are Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1 – 8 PM, Fridays 12 – 8 PM, Saturdays 11 AM – 8 PM, and Sundays 11 AM – 5 PM. Tours of the full-scale production facility will continue on Saturdays and Sundays at 1, 2, 3 and 4 PM, and package beer and kegs will be available for purchase, along with Starr Hill merchandise. The new Tasting Room will also be available for private event rentals.
Starr Hill Brewing Company (Charlottesville, VA) promoted Grateful Pale Ale to year round status.
Grateful creates a fresh spin on the American Pale Ale tradition. A strong citrusy, resinous aroma from the hops leads into a light body with subtle malt flavor. Grateful is a sessionable brew at 4.7% abv.
Style: Pale Ale
Hops: Chinook, Centennial, Topaz & Cascade
Malts: Two Row, Wheat & Caramel
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft
4.7% ABV, 16 IBUs
Pic via Starr Hill
Starr Hill Brewery (Charlottesville, VA) launches this week in Georgia. Draft only to start, bottles 60 days later.
The initial lineup includes Northern Lights IPA, Grateful Pale Ale, and The Love Wheat Ale. Limited offerings will include Whiter Shade of Pale Ale, Little Red Roostarr Coffee Cream Stout, The Cryptical (BBA Stout).
“Atlanta and Athens are the leading craft beer markets in the Southeast, and our decision to enter these markets is another big step for Starr Hill,” said Mark Thompson, founder and master brewer of Starr Hill Brewery. “We recognize the strength of the local craft beer scene, and we are thrilled to introduce our robust portfolio of beer to these consumers. We believe Atlanta and Athens will respond well to our beers, which are brewed with the highest quality and freshness standards in the industry. We are confident that the live-music culture and outdoor lifestyle of the Starr Hill brand will translate well with the people of Atlanta and Athens.”
Starr Hill will be distributed in metro Atlanta by General Wholesale Beer Company and by Leon Farmer & Company in the greater Athens market. The brewery was founded in 1999.