Small Batch, Big Spirit
We have chosen to build a small brewery for our exploration into craft beer and the infinite possibilities of fermentation.
While we celebrate many classic styles and cultural traditions, we refuse to be contained or restricted by convention. We strive to blur, erase, and rewrite the lines that define style, beer, wine, and our own expectations.
At Garden Grove we brew on a 3 barrel system. The small scale fosters experimentation and exploration. To supply limited distribution, we utilize a 7 barrel fermenter and brew double batches. We largely avoid bottling and distribution. Proponents of Small batch wine and craft beer have recognized the immeasurable quality that is possible when the ingredients are grown by the producer, the beverages are never under harsh storage or transportation conditions, and are served fresh at the source. Garden Grove Brewing and Urban Winery brings wines and beers crafted under those perfect conditions directly to Richmond, VA.
Our extensive barrel fermentation and aging program exclusively uses French and American oak wine barrels. All of our barrels are used and previously stored either Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, or Chardonnay. We barrel age our beers anywhere from 1 month to over 1 year, producing truly one-of-a-kind results.