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"The name reflects the military backgrounds of the seven owners. Six of the owners are retired from the Coast Guard, which has a bear mascot. The seventh owner graduated from the Naval Academy in Annapolis, whose mascot is a goat."
“Beer is completely collaborative,” Faller said. “We know we are competing, but at the same time craft brewers think differently about their industry than wineries do. There aren’t many secrets in beer. We help each other out and lift each other up. I know I can call Spencer Devon or Adventure for advice.”
"6B&G’s owners decided to open a brewing company to diversify their Stafford-based business—Harkcon, Inc.,...So far, 6B&G has created some 25 jobs in Stafford. The business group also is founding Harkcon Academy, the owners’ third company, which will operate out of the brew house’s multi-purpose room. “Training on Tap” will feature the latest in classroom technology for private companies, schools and agencies seeking an off-site training location."
From the NOVA Brew Fest: "I found the CAP dewy and buttery, more like a Kölsch. For a lager it was a really nice, balanced finish that very much speaks to the fact this is a pre-Prohibition recipe. The respectable 34 IBUs are there if you’re looking for them, but I enjoyed everything else about this one far more... clearly 6 Bears & a Goat was a great addition for this year. Less than a year old and already putting out stellar beers…take a bow, 6BG!"
"...in the past five years the region has become home to nearly a dozen breweries, as well as other beer-centric businesses, like brew tours and growler-fill shops. And the beer they produce is good enough that five of them won medals in the latest round of state craft beer awards...others, like Spencer Devon Brewing Company in downtown Fredericksburg, and 6 Bears and a Goat Brewing Company, off Route 17 in Stafford County, offer full menus."
"The beer that comes from this beautiful stainless is definitely not disappointing...I had the limited release of the Strong Scotch Ale that was a heavy 9.2% All I can say is WOW. This beer had amazing flavor, the hints of molasses, the coffee and finished with a nice sweetness. All the beer I had was great. There was nothing that I would not order again. The color, the mouth feel, the taste of all the beers were on point... Overall my experience at 6 Bears & a Goat was great. I had been looking forward to visiting and was not disappointed. I will return and have recommended to my friends and recommend to anyone else."
Neighbors to Loudoun County and highly recommended as a place to visit, is 6 Bears & a Goat Brewery. We were lucky to have Chuck Arnold, Head Brewer of the establishment, manning the stand. Their pumpkin porter was the buzz of the day. While Matt sampled the porter, I enjoyed their American Pale Ale. It was a perfect repeat offender with nice hops, not too over the top. Chuck Arnold shared how he gave up his career in IT for a more rewarding pursuit in brewing beer. Matt and I decided he’s in the right industry. The next time you’re in Fredericksburg, stop by 6 Bears and enjoy their full menu as well.
J.F. Fick Inc., the Fredericksburg region’s exclusive Anheuser–Busch beverage distributor, has been sold to the largest Anheuser–Busch distributor in the state...Virginia Eagle, like Fick, distributes domestic, imported and craft beers as well as cider, malt and non-alcoholic beverages. Its local craft beers include those from 6 Bears & A Goat Brewing Co. in Stafford and Richmond-based Strangeways Brewing, which has a location in Fredericksburg.
We've been voted "Best Local Brewery" in the 2018 Best of the Burg Competition! Thank you to all who voted! Pictured here is the official listing in the FreeLance Star's Discover Magazine.
Our Mae West Blonde Ale has been awarded a gold medal at the 2018 Virginia Craft Beer Cup! See some of the press coverage below.
The Virginia Craft Brewers Guild announced the 2018 Virginia Craft Beer Cup winners on Monday, June 4, 2018, at WestRock in Richmond, Virginia. There were nearly 300 brewers and supporters in attendance to celebrate excellence in independent Virginia craft beer. The Virginia Craft Beer Cup competition was managed by Master Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP)....This year 375 beers in 27 categories competed for awards.
The local winners were:
European Sour Ale category: Red Dragon Brewery, first for Here Be Dragon; Strangeways Brewing, third for Uberlin
Pale American Ale category: 6 Bears and a Goat, first for Mae West
Dark and Strong British Beer category: Adventure Brewing, second for Black Sail Scotch Ale.
The VCBG medal comes on the heels of news that voters in The Free Lance-Star/Fredericksburg.com’s Best of the ’Burg online poll selected 6 Bears & a Goat the “Best Local Brewery” for 2018.
Area organizations like Friends of the Rappahannock are choosing 6 Bears & A Goat as a gathering place to share news about our community. Read more at the link below.
Our Mae West Blonde Ale has won another award! Thanks to our brewers Chuck and Thomas, we have a bronze medal from the US Open Beer Championships, a nation-wide competition!
Northern Virginia brewers bring home national Beer Festival medals
Several Northern Virginia craft brewers brought home medals from the 2019 Great American Beer Festival, including two gold medals. The festival and competition, held in Denver, is sponsored by the Brewers Association. This was the 33rd year for the event.
In all, 318 medals were awarded from almost 9,500 entries in 107 beer categories in what the Brewers Association calls the world’s largest commercial beer competition.
Port City Brewing in Alexandria won a gold medal for its German Pilsner in the Kellerbier or Zwickelbier category.
Bear Chase Brewing Co. in Bluemont, Virginia won a gold medal for its Oktoberfest in the German-Style Maerzen category.
Lost Rhino Brewing Co. in Ashburn, Virginia won a silver medal for its Shooter McMinn’s in the Classic Irish-Style Dry Stout category.
A bronze medal went to 6 Bears & A Goat Brewing in Fredericksburg, Virginia for its O’Dark Thirty in the Classic Irish-Style Dry Stout category.