Ziegelhaus Lager

The Zielgelhaus Lager is a well balanced Germany style lager brewed with Caramalts that give it a light toasted toffee flavor and a slight red hue.    

ABV: 5.5%  IBU: 20

Schuyler Skunk IPA

The Schuyler Skunk builds upon our regular  IPA and  adds fresh Cascade hops from Celestial Farm  in Schuyler.   The Skunk is a full-bodied,  East Coast IPA brewed with Centennial, Galaxy and Citra hops (in addition to the fresh Cascade).    

ABV: 6.4%  IBU: 65

Alexander Porter

The Alexander is an easy-drinking porter with a very low level of bitterness.  It is named after Brig. Gen. Porter Alexander who led forces in Virginia.  Although it is dark in color, the roasted malts add to its dry, drinkable nature.                  

 ABV: 5.7%  IBU:  12.

Hatton Ferry Pale Ale

The Hatton Ferry is an American-style  pale ale brewed with Columbus and Mosiac hops.  It is especially refreshing after a day outdoors or on the River.   Winner of the 2015 Virginia Brewery Challenge. 

ABV: 5.6%  IBU 30.

Sherman Session Stout

The Sherman is an English-style sweet stout with a very low level of bitterness.  Although dark in color, the roasted malts add to its dry, drinkable nature.  ABV: 5.3%  IBU:  12.

James River Brewery offers a variety of beers at all times of the year. Several of these are available all year; others are seasonal and offered at different times of the year.  The following is a list of all of our flagship and seasonal beers; not all are available on tap at any one time.

James River Brewery, although founded in 2015, follows the spirit of the "Reinheitsgebot" (German Beer Purity Laws from 1516) in that nearly all of our beers contain only malted grains, water, yeast  and hops.  Very few of our brands include adjuncts or other additives like coffee, chocolate or other flavorings.  


Core Beers

Hop Times IPA

This beer is a hop-forward but balanced west coast style IPA using CTZ, Mosaic and Falconer’s Flight hops.  One-off, limited release available only @ JRB. Strong citrus and pine flavor/aroma; Bitterness: Med-High; Dry, easy drinking
ABV: 7.8%  IBU:  55

James Mild

The James Mild was created as JRB’s contribution to American Mild Month (a nationwide effort of US breweries to create an ale that is similar to UK’s Mild).  This is a sessionable beer with an underlying malt body with a slight taste of hops.  It’s a great beer to have when you’re having more than one.   
ABV:   3.9%  IBU:   10

Belgian Holiday Ale

The Belgian Holiday is an amber ale with fresh ginger, cinnamon, and coriander added to the brewing process.  We've also added a Belgian yeast to add spicy notes and provide a more festive taste.  It should warm even a Grinch's heart.   

ABV 6.8%  IBU: 20.

Green Eyed Lady Belgian Strong Ale

Complex with floral, spicy and fruity notes, the Green Eyed Lady was one of the first Scottsville brewery’s flagship ales.  While we have altered the recipe and brewed it in the Belgian Golden Strong Ale style, we have maintained the addition of pistachio nuts to the brew.   Winner of the Bronze Medal (Belgian Strong Ale) at the 2015 Virginia Beer Cup.   

ABV: 8.4%  IBU: 22

James Blonde 007

The  James Blonde is a balanced, light-bodied ale that is very easy to drink.  It is an ideal entry to the world of craft beer, or for the drinker who is not a fan of malty or hoppy beers.  

ABV: 4.4% IBU: 12.

Currently on Tap

River Runner ESB

The River Runner is  our take on a traditional English Bitter.    It is brewed with pale and crystal malts as well as British hops ( Fuggles).  The Runner has a medium copper color and a gentle bitterness. 

ABV: 5.6%   IBU:15.

English K.I.S.S. Pale Ale

​​The English "Kiss" Pale Ale is known for its balance and the interplay between malt and hop bitterness. English pale ales display earthy, herbal English-variety hop character. Medium to high hop bitterness.  malt and defining sweetness of this richly flavored, full-bodied bitter is medium to medium-high.             

ABV: 5.1%  IBU: 28

Seasonal Beers

Tuber IPA

The Tuber IPA is a Dry Hopped IPA with Mosiac and Falconers hops.  You will get more bitternes on the front  palate and a slight pine finish. This a very refreshing and easy drinking beer.
ABV: 6.5%  IBU:60

Celestial Saison

The Celestial is a fresh-hopped Belgian farmhouse ale with 20 pounds of fresh Chinook hops in a 3 barrel brew.  We use fresh hops from Celestial Farm, an Albemarle County hop farm.     

ABV: 6.8%  IBU: 28

Fluvanna Fluss Hefeweizen

The Fluss is a traditional, unfiltered Bavarian-style wheat beer (weissbier) brewed with Pilsen and Munich malts, white wheat, and Tettnang hops.  Try it with a slice of orange or lemon. Winner of the 2015 Gold Medal at the Virginia Craft Beer Cup.   ABV: 5.0% IBU: 9.

Life Vest IPA

The Life Vest IPA is a Dry Hopped Session IPA with Mosiac hops.  It will be a medium bitterness with a slight citrus flavor.
ABV: 5.1%  IBU: 55

Doppelganger Wheat

The Doppelganger is our award-winning hefeweizen recipe with rye added to the grain bill.  This adds some 'spiciness' notes to the brew for the cooler weather.       

ABV: 5.1%  IBU: 10

Antwerp Ferry Belgian Strong Pale Ale

The Antwerp Ferry is a Belgian Pale Strong Ale that marries the grain recipe of our Hatton Ferry American pale ale along with the Belgian yeast from our medal-winning Green Eyed Lady golden strong ale.  ABV 8.7%  IBU: 25.

Reinheit 500 Dunkelweizen

The Reinheit is similar to a hefeweizen with complex malts and a low balancing bitterness.  The usual clove and banana characters will be present; some may even taste like banana bread. It was brewed to commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the German Beer Laws (the 'reinheitsgebot'). 

ABV:  5.0%   IBU:9.

James Bean Vanilla Oatmeal Porter

The James Bean uses the base malt recipe of the Sherman Stout but adds oatmeal to the brewing stage and vanilla to the fermentation stage.  This porter is medium brown in color but full in taste.  It's a great beer to fight the winter chill. 

 ABV 6.9%  IBU: 10.


The JRB 3.0 is a full-bodied and malt-balanced East Coast IPA brewed with Centennial, Cascade and Falconers Flight hops.  It pays homage (with tongue firmly in cheek) to the present James River Brewery as the third ownership team at the same Scottsville warehouse in recent years.     Third time’s the charm!  This IPA has been selected to be on tap at Busch Gardens this year to highlight the Virginia craft beer scene.   

ABV: 6.4% IBU: 50.

Blockhead Session IPA

The Blockhead IPA is a Dry Hopped SessionIPA with Mosiac and Falconers hops.  It will be a medium bitterness with a slight citrus flavor.
ABV: 5%  IBU: 55