The tale of Old Dominion begins in 1989 with a man and a dream. That man was Jerry Bailey, and his reality at that time was a 9 to 5 job with the Federal government where he directed aid to families in several foreign countries. While very satisfying, his dream was to do something greater. A Christmas gift of a home brewing kit from his brother in 1978 served as the catalyst. He researched recipes, created experimental brews and sponsored weekend taste-testing get-togethers to showcase his brews. The seeds of Old Dominion Brewing Company were beginning to take root, as friends encouraged him to start a brewpub. Frequenting the local library, he learned what he needed to proceed with his passion for brewing. Realizing the potential, his family had his back, and his friends became investors, advisors, movers and shakers. Old Dominion, with the whitetail deer as its symbol, was born in 1989 in DC, and quickly became the craft beer of choice for the locals.
As time ticked by, the amazing lineup of beers garnered Old Dominion Brewing Company 12 medals at the Great American Beer Festivals in Denver. As more accumulated, Fortune Magazine named Old Dominion “One of the 50 Best Breweries in the U.S.” Fast forwarding to 2007, Jerry passed the torch on to Bill Muehlhauser who, like Jerry, had a passion and love for the Nectar of the Gods. Soon Old Dominion had outgrown the home of its birth, and Bill moved to a bigger facility located in Dover, Delaware, still its present address.
It is the pleasure of your Beer of the Month Club to introduce you to Oak Barrel Stout from Old Dominion. An intricate foundation of smoked and peated malts and their method of dry hopping with vanilla beans and oak chips pushes the depth of this stout’s flavor spectrum to the max.
Hop Mountain Pale Ale is a rich, red American Pale Ale with a strong hop personality that boasts a loyal Old Dominion Plus following!
Featured Beer from Old Dominion Brewery: Oak Barrel Stout and Hop Mountain Pale Ale
STOUT – Old Dominion’s Oak Barrel Stout – Top-fermented, this blend of smoked and peated malt is a unique version of the usually robust, well-balanced roasted malt treasure. Enjoy the multi-faceted personality of this stout. Serve it with oysters, clams, brie cheese, and desserts of chocolatey brownies or ice cream.
AMERICAN PALE ALE – Old Dominion’s Hop Mountain Pale Ale – Another noteworthy top-fermented ale, this one is full-bodied and hoppy, a bit different than the classic beer style of yesteryear. This red American pale ale was carefully developed for the discerning palate. Serve at cellar temperature with spicy buffalo wings, pizza or Mexican food.