Join us Friday, October 6th as we celebrate the return of the Long Black Veil, our Black IPA.
Long Black Veil was originally introduced in October 2014 to coincide with the anniversary of the death of its namesake. The name of the beer was inspired by Alexandria’s famous mystery of the veiled Female Stranger. In 1816, a young woman who had fallen ill was brought ashore from a ship at Alexandria’s port and her husband never removed the thick veil she wore to conceal her identity. They moved into Room 8 at Gadsby’s Tavern and her husband swore the doctor and nurses to secrecy. After two months, she died in his arms on October 14, and he himself prepared and buried her body in a cemetery at the edge of Old Town. The identity of this veiled “Female Stranger” remains a mystery to this day. Check out the story here.
Long Black Veil is availalbe on draft only, but we will be filling growlers and crowlers so you can take yours home! There will be live music and food trucks, as well as a brewery tour at 6:30.