Mad Fox Historical Beer List
The current beer list is on our drinks menu. The historical beer list is our archive of all the beers we've made since Mad Fox opened in July 2010. Some of these beers are seasonals, others are one-offs. If you're interested in what beers we have upcoming, please read the most recent What's Brewing blog entry from our brewery team, posted on our Mad Fox blogs page. Cheers!
Atlas Belgo Imperial Pale Ale (see H Street Belgo)
80 Shilling – 5.2% ABV
This malt-balanced beer starts on a caramel note in deep copper hues. The malt is balanced with subtle hopping. The name comes from 19th century Scotland categorization with 80 Shilling being a premium priced beer with greater malt.
Oaked 80 Shilling – 5.2% ABV
A special version of our beloved 80 Shilling Ale, this batch has been resting in Bourbon barrels for six months. Not just any Bourbon barrels, but the third use of barrels after seeing Batch 100 and Crazy Ivan. The result is less boozy Bourbon and more oaky, vanilla and earthy spice. So very drinkable.
Abbaye des Chutes – 8.0% ABV
A Belgian style Abbey Ale made with imported English Pale malt, German Munich and Belgian Special B malts. The kettle addition hops were a light addition of the German Perle varietal that is barely discernible. Juicy malt notes combine with fruit flavors of ripe peach, pear, dried apricot and a pleasant peppery finish to showcase the complex nature of the yeast strain used to ferment this brew. Dankuwel!
Altbier – 5.5% ABV
A German-style ale that originates in the Dusseldorf region, alt refers to the “old” style of brewing with ale yeast (Germany has a very strong lager brewing tradition). This deep bronze hued beer has some malt accents from the use of Munich and Chocolate Wheat malts and has a pronounced hop flavor from imported Spalt hops.
Autumnus IPA - 5% ABV
This brew uses Centennial hops in the kettle and for dry hopping to bring this brew in at a mere 35 IBU’s. This version is more hop forward than the relatively low IBU measure leads you to believe. This is due to the relatively large amount of Centennial hops added at the end of fermentation, giving both flavor and aroma of floral and lemon-citrus hops. It is medium bodied and golden hued.
Batch 100 Strong Black Ale 10% ABV
This epic beer is a numerologist's dream - 100 specific gravity points, 100 IBUs, 100% Centennial hops and 10.0% ABV. Imagine the prodigal son of Black IPA and Russian Imperial Stout, aged in Evan Williams Single Barrel Vintage 1999 Bourbon barrels. Our brewers combine the big hop flavor and aroma and sharp roast malt of a Black IPA with the smooth plum pudding malt and spirit warming of a Russian Imperial Stout. The Bourbon barrels add layers of vanilla, toffee, caramel and oak that increases the complexity to the point of absurdity. Our Batch 100 beer defies categorization, but it is an epic journey in your mouth.
Big Chimney’s Porter 6% ABV
This English-style robust Porter is brewed with English pale, crystal, and black chocolate malts to lend the dark color with ruby and garnet highlights and dark roast and chocolate malt flavors. The hops are English First Gold to balance all the malt notes.
Reynard Black Saison 7% ABV
Our interpretation of Belgian inspired dark Saison brewed with over 8 different imported German and English malts and then gently hopped with German Perle hops. The beer was fermented with a French farmhouse style yeast strain to lend dark fruit notes with hints of cherries and currants that then finishes with a dark chocolate flavor.
Broad Street IPA 7.3% ABV
An American-style India Pale Ale that is brewed with 100% Centennial hops from the Pacific Northwest and then dry- hopped with over 44 pounds of Centennial for an extra fresh hop punch. This beer has a fresh resiny herbal and citrusy grapefruit aroma that follows through to a tingling hoppy herbal bitterness in the finish. The British pale and German Vienna malts provide a biscuity malt sweetness that balances the hop bitterness.
Camryn's Imperial Wheat 7.5 % ABV
Brewed with imported German pilsner, wheat and munich malts with American grown Citra hops added throughout the boil. Fermented with a Bavarian Weizen yeast strain and then dry hopped using Simcoe and Citra hops. Subtle juicy spice flavors meld nicely with huge tropical citrus overtones from the hop additions.
Crazy Ivan Russian Imperial Stout 2012
The recipe was originally designed with Mike McGuire, a local homebrewer and member of both the BURP and Worthogs local homebrewing clubs, when the original recipe took Best of Show at the homebrew competition Spirit of Free Beer put on by BURP in 2004. The malt bill is comprised of imported English pale, crystal, brown, and black malts and a good amount of roasted barley and flaked oats. Hopping is a very generous helping of English variety First Gold. This is a big and very flavorful beer.
Oaked Crazy Ivan Russian Imperial Stout 2013 - 9.0% ABV
The big, rich and dark ale that the Russian Imperial Court used to have brewed to slake their thirst in the cold winter months of Mother Russia. A malt bill of imported English pale, crystal, brown and black with a large addition of roasted barley and flaked oats for a silky mouth-feel. A generous addition of the English hop varietal First Gold round out the big, bold flavor profile. Za tee-bya!
Defender American Pale Ale – 5.2% ABV
An American-style of Pale Ale brewed with a base malt of English Pale malt and a portion of German Vienna malt. This hop forward beer is brewed with the American hop varietal Columbus hops for bittering, flavor and aroma. This beer has a juicy malt flavor that is balanced by the use of the assertive Columbus hopping. Our house ale yeast produces a subtle fruity aroma.
Diabolik Belgian Strong Ale – 8.8% ABV
A Belgian-style Strong Golden Ale made with 100% German Pilsner malt and 100 pounds of sugar; this is a light golden ale fermented with a Belgian yeast strain from the brewery that produces Duvel. This is a seductive beer that has a perfumey citrus yeast character. Served in a Snifter glass due to the high strength of this beer.
Dingo IPA 2011 – 5.4% ABV
An American style India Pale Ale made with 32% imported English Pale malt and 68% imported German Pilsner malt, this is a light golden ale fermented with our house ale yeast strain. The kettle addition hops used were American Columbus and Citra hops and then the beer was dry hopped post fermentation with the Australian hop varietal Galaxy hops. Light, juicy malt notes with a pleasant hop citrus fruit flavor.
Dingo IPA 2012 – 5.4% ABV
An American style India Pale Ale made with 32% imported English Pale malt and 68% imported German Pilsner malt. This is a light golden ale fermented with our house ale yeast strain. 100% Australian Galaxy hops in the kettle and for dry-hopping brings the distinctive citrus and passionfruit aroma. Light, juicy malt notes with a pleasant hop citrus flavors.
The Elixir Maibock – 6.5%
A deep golden-colored, light bodied seasonal lager. Pilsner, Vienna and Dark Munich malts balanced by Tettnanger hops gives this beer its toasty nose, smooth yet crisp character and late dry finish. Notes of light honey and Hazelnut. Captured a Silver Medal at the 2012 Great American Beer Festival®.
English Summer Ale – 5.2% ABV
An emerging beer style developing in the UK, golden hued, light malt accented brew made with English pale and German pilsner malts and then lightly hopped with American Citra hops. This is a great beer to enjoy on the hand pump. Earned a Bronze Medal at the 2011 Great American Beer Festival®.
Fennec Ale – 4% ABV
Our version of an English Ordinary and our first extreme session beer, our lowest alcohol beer. Light golden hued, light bodied and lightly hopped utilizing the English First Gold varietal to weigh in at a mere 26 IBU’s.
Festivus Ale – 5.6% ABV
An English style Winter Warmer, a big rich, dark, robust beer that is spiced with cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. Lots of malt notes, medium bodied and just a hint of English First Gold hops. This is a warming beer to get you through the cold winter months.
Franconian Kellerbier – 5% ABV
The kellerbier or “cellar bier” is an unfiltered golden colored German style lager that is made with pilsener, Vienna and carafoam malts and then aggressively hopped with peppery Spalt hops from Germany.
The Funk – 6% ABV
Take our Saison, dry-hop with a big helping of our favorite Citra hops and you get The Funk. Saison brings its yeast-driven earth and spice notes as well as a honeyish malt. The dry-hopped Citra brings its orange citrus hop flavor. The combination is eminently drinkable and evolves as it warms in your hand.
Geordie Brown Ale – 5% ABV
A Northern English style brown ale in the tradition of Newcastle upon Tyne hence the use of the nickname for folks of that region, known as Geordie's. A malt accented brew made with imported English pale and crystal malts with a touch of roasted barley. Medium/light in body and very lightly hopped with the English hop varietal, First Gold. Flavors of sweet caramel and toffee with a hint of roast malt in the finish.
Golden India Pale Ale – 6.4% ABV
This IPA is a light-colored bold hop-accented brew – one for the hop-heads. The malt character provides a backbone for big Chinook hop character, but it’s a supporting role. The Chinook hops provide bitterness, aroma, flavor and fresh herbal hop character. Dry-hopped with an additional 18 lbs. Chinook after primary fermentation. The overall balance is bitter hops and mineral followed by honeyish malt.
H Street Belgo Imperial Pale Ale – 7.85% ABV
When the brewers at Mad Fox and the team of Granville Moore's got together to collaborate on a brew we knew it had to Belgian inspired. We chose the yeast strain from the Duvel Moortgat Brewery, malts from Europe that include German pilsen, Belgian biscuit and aromatic. Then we decided to throw a wrench in the mix utilizing the hop varietal from Austrailia known as Galaxy for both kettle additions and dry hopping. The result is very complex yeast characteristic melding with a very fruit forward hop. This brew also packed a surprising amount of malt that after fermentation weighs in at a robust 7.85% ABV. Proost Gezondheit!
Hardly Ordinary English-style Ordinary Bitter – 4% ABV
An English-style Ordinary Bitter that was inspired by an old British brewery recipe for an Edwardian Luncheon ale. Imported English pale malt paired with a light use of crystal and brown malts round out the light hop flavors of the imported English hop varietal First Gold. A very low alcohol brew that brings to mind the term "Sessionable." Cheers!
Headcracker English-style Barleywine – 8% ABV
An English-style golden barleywine brewed with English pale and German pilsner malts to lend a light biscuit flavor on the palate. This brew is hopped with the English hop varietal, First Gold to lend just enough bitterness to balance the malt notes.
Rock Star Red Irish Red Ale – 5% ABV
Irish-style red ale brewed with English pale and crystal malts with a touch of roasted barley to yield a brew that is deep garnet in color with toffee/caramel-like flavors and just a hint of roastiness in the finish. This brew has just a hint of hops and is very much malt accented.
Jack the Ryepper – 5% ABV
An American style of beer that utilizes 18% rye malt that lends a tart malt complexity uniqueness that is unlike the typical barley malt flavor found in most beer styles. Crystal malt additions give this beer a rich copper hue and hop additions of Centennial hops work well with the dry finish of this medium bodied brew.
Kölsch – 4.4% ABV
One of our signature brews, this German-style golden ale originates in the Köln (Cologne) region of Germany. Restrained hop bitterness is produced by the use of German noble Hersbrucker hops, which add a subtle fresh piney or spicy note. The authentic Kölsch yeast produces a clean crisp beer with lager aroma notes. German malts provide the backbone.
Kellerbier Kölsch – 4.4% ABV
Our 2011 Great American Beer Festival® Gold Medal award winning Kellerbier style Kӧlsch. Same recipe as our standard Kӧlsch just an unfiltered version served cellar style like a German Brewer might enjoy directly from the lager tank. The experience might not be as crisp as the filtered version due to the presence of yeast and other proteins that are typically filtered out. Try them both and see for yourself!
Kirsche Weiss - 4.4% ABV
Our traditional Bavarian Hefe Weizen with a twist, we added Oregon cherry puree to make our summer seasonal fruit beer. Brewed with 50% German wheat malt and 50% German Pilsen malts that is very lightly hopped. Yeast fermentation flavors of bananas and clove meld nicely with the cherry flavors creating a light, refreshingly fruit flavored bit of summer.
Krieken Blonde – 4.4% ABV
Belgian inspired fruit beer brewed with Pilsner and light wheat malt, lightly hopped and fermented with our Saison yeast strain. We then add sweet cherry purée post fermentation to add a light fruit character. Refreshingly light and perfect to enjoy on our outdoor patio.
Leonidas - Batch 300 Ale - 8% ABV
This brew was designed to be something special to mark our 300th brew much like its predecessor Batch 100. We took a different approach and took most of the dark malt character out and made this in the spirit of a rich West Coast Double IPA. English pale and crystal malts melded with German Cara-wheat, Carafa and Munich malts form a solid malt backbone. The kettle additions of hops follow with 100% American bred Citra hops to be followed by dry hopping with Citra and another favorite in the Simcoe varietal to lend a piney, citrus hop character to the juicy malt flavor. Enjoy this version now while you can and expect to see the rest of the batch in a barrel aged version in June. Cheers!
Leaded – 5.1% ABV
A stout ale crafted with dark malts and a heavy dose of cold pressed coffee from local roaster Beanetics of Annandale, Virginia to lend a pleasant and smooth roasty finish. This full bodied stout will have a malty and smooth body as a result of the addition of flaked oats. Lightly hopped to allow the bold flavors coffee lovers will certainly enjoy.
Lindy’s Weiss - 4.4% ABV
A Bavarian Style Hefe Weizen, or unfiltered yeasty wheat beer, brewed with 50% German wheat malt and 50% German Pilsen malts that is very lightly hopped. Flavors of bananas and clove are a result of the special yeast strain that is used to ferment this beer, a great summer time ale, Prosit!!
Mad Jacket Instigator Doppelbock - 7.2% ABV
When the brewers at Mad Fox Brewing Company and Bluejacket decided to get together to create a new brew we decided to take inspiration from the German monks celebrating the Spring Lenten season with a traditional doppelbock. Strength of the malt to lend sustenance during times of fasting were found in imported German Pilsen, Munich and a dash of Chocolate Wheat malts. The hop balance of flavors was drawn from imported German Hersbrucker and Spalt noble hop varietals. The water used to brew was our very own from Falls Church and fermentation was accomplished with a traditional lager yeast that yielded a hefty 7.2 % alcohol by volume. Prosit!
Mad Jacket Weizenbock Ale - 7.7% ABV
A collaboration brew with Megan Parisi, acclaimed Brewster of the much anticipated Bluejacket Brewery to be located near Nationals Park. The malt bill for this strong brew includes imported German Pilsener, Munich, Aromatic, Wheat and others to contribute to the malt backbone and mouth feel. Both kettle hop additions of German Perle and Hersbrucker hops were restrained to allow the malt and yeast notes to prevail. Its reddish hue and fluffy white foam head in the glass recreate the beauty of this Munich specialty beer. Fresh bready yeast notes, banana ester fruitiness and earthy clove spiciness combine with a light citrus peel flavor and a very complex flavor experience. Prosit!
The-Maneuver - 4.9% ABV
A collaboration that was formulated and brewed with our good friends of the Big O and Dukes (BOAD) show. Brewed with imported German Pils, Munich and Carafoam malts with kettle hop additions of the American varietals Mosaic and Centennial sourced from the Pacific Northwest. Dry hop additions of the same hops are added post fermentation to brighten the hop flavor and aroma providing fruity, earthy flavors that jump out in the aroma, makes for a truly euphoric BOAD experience!
Mason's Dark Mild - 3.3% ABV
One of our extreme session beers, this dark roasty malt-accented beer is our lowest alcohol beer yet. This session ale is toffee and chocolate accented with just enough hops to keep the malt sweetness from getting cloying. Brewed with English malts and English Goldings hops, this classic English-style ale was born for the Pub and your pint glass.
Molotov Hoptail – 8.6% ABV
The current rage in American craft brewing, a Double IPA. In our version we refer to it as an East Coast style of Imperial IPA where malt body and sweetness can be discerned with a heavy hand on hop character (unlike those West Coast brewers’ version of overly hopped beer). Loads of Centennial and Columbus hops are used, along with Cascade hop oil.
Molotov Hoptail 2013 – 8.6% ABV
The current rage in American craft brewing, a Double IPA. In our version we refer to it as an East Coast style of Imperial IPA where malt body and sweetness can be discerned with a heavy hand on hop character (unlike those West Coast brewers’ version of overly hopped beer). For the 2013 version, we use loads of the Simcoe hop additions in the kettle boil with a double dry hopping of Simcoe and Galaxy hops to finish this brew out.
Oktoberfest Lagerbier – 5.2% ABV
Mad Fox Oktoberfest Lagerbier brings a bit of Munich Oktoberfest to Falls Church. We start with German Pilsener, Vienna and Munich malts and German Hersbrucker hops and ferment with a Bavarian lager yeast. This produces a deep burnished gold colored beer with a rich toasty malt aroma and flavor and enough hops to keep the malt in check with a beautiful highly drinkable balance. Prosit!
Orange Whip IPA – 7.5% ABV
This brew is dry hopped with Citra hops from our friends in Yakima at Hopunion. The kettle additions of Citra hops, brings this brew in at a whopping 75 IBU’s and the hops flavors are much more pronounced with citrusy hints of pineapple, orange etc. This version is also loaded with malt flavors with plenty of crystal malt, medium to full bodied and deep copper colored.
Post Meridian Schwarzbier – 5.2% ABV
Brewed in collaboration with Meridian Pint, this traditional black lager style was preserved behind the Iron Curtain in East Germany before it's popularity in the West. Our interpretation is black with a full chocolatey and roasty flavor from imported Weyermann German malt. Hops are German Hersbrucker and Perle, but just enough to balance the malt.
Praha Pils – 5.2% ABV
Our interpretation of a Czech Bohemian Pilsener, inspired by a trip to the Czech Republic by our brewer. Brewed with authentic Bohemian Pilsener malt made from the heirloom Hanka barley varietal and imported Czech Saaz hops. This beer has a spicy herbal Saaz hops aroma that follows through to the hop enhanced flavor, backed up by smooth malt flavor and a dry finish.
Punkinator – 5.0% ABV
Our seasonal pumpkin beer made with 250 pounds of heirloom Cinderella varietal pumpkins sourced from the Homestead Farms in Maryland and our own special, house-blend of pumpkin pie spices. Medium bodied and very low hopped so the spiced pumpkin flavors are forward.
Renegade Imperial Red IPA – 8.5% ABV
Deep red head cascades slowly down the shoulders of the glass. Fresh sharp piney hops jump out first in the aroma, followed by silky caramel and citrus peel. Hops tingle up front in the flavor with rosemary herbal, grapefruit peel and a caramel malt backbone. Brewed with British Pale and Crystal malts and Belgian Aromatic malt to a sturdy 8.5% ABV. 100% Simcoe hops from Yakima Valley Washington in the kettle and dry-hopped.
Rye Baby Pale Ale – 6.0% ABV
Our version of an American Pale Ale brewed with 13% German Rye Malt, Pale, Crystal and Munich Malts. Heavily Hopped with the American hop varietal Chinook solely to 80 IBU’s to showcase that hop characteristic. The piney hop flavors and the notes of the Rye Malt make for a complex flavor meld.
Saison – 6% ABV
Sturdy farmhouse-style ale that showcases a yeast from northern France, along the Belgian border. The earth and spice notes as well as the citrus fruit character are yeast driven. The balance and complexity of the aroma will change as the beer warms in your hand. Medium bitterness and honeyish malt with a semi-dry finish. Occasionally available in its Citra dry-hopped version, The Funk.
Saison DuWha? – 7.96% ABV
Our spin on the Belgian farmhouse classic. Saison DuWha? is Pilsner malt based with a touch of Crystal and Vienna for malt backbone. Spiced with toasted coriander seed, ginger root, lemon and orange peel to add a fruity aroma. Late boil additions of Spalt Hops, as well as a lower fermentation temperature to enhance the spicy, zesty and dry finish.
Slobberknocker American-style Barleywine – 9% ABV
A big, bold and hoppy American-style Barleywine. This very full-bodied deep reddish hued brew has a rich malt backbone supported by the bold hop flavors of the American grown hop varietal Citra. This strong beer is brewed in December for the following year and will age nicely. We plan on putting some of this beer away to allow the flavors to complex with age.
Oaked Slobberknocker American-style Barleywine 2011 – 9% ABV
Aged in Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye white oak barrels, Slobberknocker picks up vanilla and hints of toffee along with some oak dryness. This is a very complex sipping beer that rewards the patient as it warms and the barrel character expresses.
Snapped IPA – 6.5% ABV
Our version of an American IPA brewed with English Pale malt and a touch of crystal malt along with mineral additions to the brewing water to enhance the hop character. The American hops used for bittering are the Columbus and Centennial varietals and this brew was also dry hopped with 100% Columbus hops to lend a pleasant hop flavor on the tongue and a floral hop aroma. Medium bodied and just enough of a malt backbone for some balance.
St. James Irish Dry Stout – 4.2% ABV
A Stout beer in the style of the great Irish brews made with Pale, Black and Chocolate malts with a heavy use of Roasted Barley to dry out the palate and lend a very roasty finish to this beer. A very malt accented brew that is lightly hopped with the English hop varietal First Gold. This beer is jet black in color and is unfiltered.
St. Swithin’s E.S.B. (Extra Special Bitter) – 5% ABV
English style ale noted for having extra malt and hop character relative to the lower flavor of Bitter or Mild as found in British taverns and pubs. Our version is made with English Pale and Crystal malts and is lightly hopped with American Citra hops. Color will be light copper in appearance.
Strawberry Blonde – 4.4% ABV
A Belgian inspired fruit beer brewed with Pilsener and light wheat malt, lightly hopped and fermented with our Saison yeast strain. We then add strawberry purée post fermentation to add a light fruit character. Refreshingly light and perfect to enjoy on our outdoor patio.
Stir-About Oatmeal Stout – 5% ABV
A traditional stout beer hand crafted with dark malts, and a heavy dose of roasted barley to give it its coffee-like finish. This full bodied stout will have a dry, malty, smooth body as a result of the addition of flaked oats. Lightly hopped with pleasant malty flavors, very bold flavors for the cold months ahead.
Tinner Hill IPA – 5.4%
An American style India Pale Ale made with 32% imported English Pale malt and 68% imported German Pilsner malt, this is a light golden ale fermented with our house ale yeast strain. The kettle addition hops used were an experimental hop varietal currently known as HBC 342 and then the beer was dry hopped post fermentation with the same. Light, juicy malt notes with a pleasant tropical fruit flavor.
Tuppers India Ink – 7.5%
Our version of a Black IPA brewed in collaboration with Bob and Ellie Tupper of Tuppers' Hop Pocket fame. Dark malts like Chocolate Wheat, Carafa and Black malt comprise the grist and this brew was hopped with Bob and Ellies' favourite hop varietal, Mt. Hood, This beer was then dry hopped with 50 pounds of whole-leaf Mt. Hood hops as well. Inky black in colour and a hopheads dream.
Two Hemispheres IPA – 7.0%
This “wet” hopped IPA brings together Australian Galaxy hops as a kettle addition along with 150 lbs. of American Citra Hops flown in freshly picked from the Pacific Northwest. An amber hued color with citrus & passion fruit, along with fresh herbal notes. This wet-hopped brew will be of limited availability during the hop harvest time of the year (right now!)
Wee Heavy – 8.6%
A Strong Scotch Ale. This very full-bodied, dark rich brew with a deep sweet malt character possesses hints of toffee, plums and currants. Lightly hopped with English varieties. This strong beer is served in a 12 oz. snifter glass.
Oaked Wee Heavy 2011 – 8.6%
Aged in Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye white oak barrels, Oaked Wee Heavy intensifies the sweet toffee and dark dry fruit characters while balancing the sweet notes with drying spirit and oak.
Wheat Whacker Wheat Wine – 8% ABV
An American style of Wheat-wine made with 55% wheat malt and 45% pale malt at an elevated strength in alcohol similar to a Barley- wine. This beer is also hopped with the English varietal First Gold to 25 IBU's so it's very lightly hopped and more malt accented. Unfiltered, slightly hazy and burnished gold in color. This will be served in a Snifter glass due to the high strength of this beer.
Witte Vos Witbier – 4.8% ABV
A Belgian-style Wit or White beer made with imported German pilsner malt, raw winter red wheat and flaked oats. The kettle addition hops were a light addition of the German Perle varietal that is barely discernible along with late additions of orange zest and toasted coriander to lend a fruity flavor and an earthy finish. The beer is fermented with the yeast from the Brouwerij der Trappisten van Westmalle and is served unfiltered and cloudy intentionally.
Yakima Project IPA – 6% ABV
Brewed with 100% HBC-342 Hops, a yet unnamed experimental hop created by Hop Breeding Company. Nice hop complexity, tropical and melon notes balanced by earthy tones and dry herbal finish. Malt balances the hop payload with toffee, dark caramel and English dunking biscuit.