Legends Brewery

Our Beers

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Seasonal & Limited

  • Legend Oktoberfest is a celebration of malt harmony! This copper hued lager is brewed on a base of Vienna malt and owes its rich flavor profile to generous helpings of Munich and Caramel varieties.

The Taproom Series

  • We've joined forces with a local distiller of fine spirits to bring you a rich and bold experience. We've taken our Legend Brown Ale and allowed it to mature in the oak bourbon barrels of the A. Smith Bowman Distillery for six weeks. A layer of boozy heat counters the richness and a dry finish calls for a re-load!
  • To celebrate our Anniversary and pay tribute to our Brown Ale, every year we brewed a bolder and robust version of the Legend Brown. The imperial version has an even fuller body, stronger malt flavors, and an added hop character. Seven types of barley malt yield a deep, rich body evoking biscuit, caramel, chocolate and coffee flavors. Our house ale yeast adds a level of fruity esters, and a moderate hop bite combines with alcohol warmth for a balanced finish.
  • Legend Hopfest originated in 2005 as a one-off seasonal beer. Hopfest was brewed to celebrate Legend’s eleventh year of brewing craft beer (we called it micro-brew back then)! Expect a deep golden colored beer with a distinct pine/fruit hop character. This sturdy and balanced IPA layers Amarillo, Simcoe, and Citra hops on top of a sturdy specialty malt background. An additional week of post fermentation dry-hopping yields a juicy aroma. Finding the elusive balance between flavor intensity and approachability, Legend Hopfest IPA has earned a spot as one of the “brewer’s favorites.” We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Urban Legend Series

  • An unlucky 13 days in the Spring of 1864 saw more than17,000 Union and Confederate soldiers slain in battle just 10 miles outside of Richmond. The last major defensive victory for General Robert E. Lee laid the ground for one of the bloodiest battles in the war and one of the most haunted battlefields in Virginia. In the fog that settles over the field, one can detect the smell of gunpowder and hear the boom of cannon fire and the distant cries of dying soldiers echo across the rough terrain. Pouring a straw hue, this warm fermented cold conditioned ale is brewed with citrus peel giving it just a touch of bitterness reminiscent of that crisp foggy day.
  • The construction of the Pocahontas Parkway just outside Richmond, Va placed a toll plaza directly over the site of an ancient American Indian burial ground that dates the civilization back to as far as 3500 B.C. The sound of drums and distant chants, and the sight of riders on horseback in full traditional dress have been witnessed by parkway users before the riders have vanished into thin air. Toll plaza workers have even heard the approach of horse hooves pass through the tolls without any person or animal in sight. Our Ghost Rider Black Rye IPA uses a combination of rye and dark malts to produce a slightly spicy roasted malt sweetness followed by a noticeable hop bitterness that lingers for a moment and then vanishes like a rider disappearing into the night.

Year Round

  • One of Legend’s first beers brewed; Legend Lager offers the comfort of easy drinkability while also bringing a depth of flavor. Using only the finest brewing ingredients, this beer yields a pure, bright malt flavor and a medium body. Modest hopping and cool fermentation temperatures give a smooth drinkable beer with a clean finish. Original gravity 12.5
  • The Taste of Europe. Legend Bohemian-style Pilsner starts with a rich gold color and a firm malt background. A substantial amount of hops yields a dry and crisp finish. This beer exudes a classic European style with American bravado. Expect a smooth mouthfeel and a complementing marriage of malts and a hop bite. Floral and spicy hop flavors are evident throughout. | Original Gravity 13.5
  • The Virginia Original. Our most popular beer, Legend Brown Ale is a full bodied version of an American Brown Ale. Expect a rich, malt-forward brew with a beautiful mahogany tone. Generous amounts of specialty malts bring flavors of sweet caramel, toasted nuts, coffee, and molasses, all perfectly balanced by cautious hop dryness. Fruity undertones provided by our house yeast strain bring the final flavor element to round out this world class ale Original Gravity 15.0

  • The English working man’s beer. Rich, roasty, and loaded with chocolate and coffee flavors, this sweet black ale is robust and full bodied. This beer is an excellent pair to any meal, especially meat dishes and desserts. A unique brewing practice allows us to achieve a remarkable flavor profile, by marrying flavors of chocolate, coffee, as well as raisin, and caramel. Original Gravity 15.0
  • The Beer that Built an Empire. Legend Golden is a big, full-bodied version of the traditional English IPA with the perfect balance between malty sweetness and hop bitterness. Years ago, as an experimental brew, this underdog of a beer found its way into the hearts of Legend patrons and became a cult classic in Richmond. This strong ale sports a rich gold color, an aroma of sweet malt and clean hops, and finishes with some earthy undertones. A great alternative to the super hoppy American west coast IPAs that have flooded the market.| Original Gravity 16.0

The Taproom Series

  • Six months of aging brings a soft smoothness to this sweet, complex ale. Legend Tripel is brewed on a Belgian abbey style yeast strain which imparts flavor combinations such as banana, clove, apple, pear, even bubblegum. This is best served with friends and pairs well with mild cheeses, roasted pork, and even Thai food. | Specialty Tap Room Series, 9.2% alc. by vol.

Retired Beers

Crim Dubbel Abbey Dubbel (Urban Legend Series 2014) 
Guardian Dog Dopplebock (Urban Legend Series 2013) 
Locomotive 231 Double Amber Lager (Urban Legend Series 2013) 
Lost City Saison (Urban Legend Series 2013) 
Teach's Oyster Stout (Urban Legend Series 2014) 
Vampire Imperial Red Ale (Urban Legend Series 2013)