Blindhouse Beer is taken from a little known regional term to describe a windowless cottage or cabin. Historically, these concealed spaces were used as a way to focus and sober the mind of the drunk and disorderly. Somewhat ironically, it represents our single-minded focus on crafting the best possible beer using traditional techniques and regionally-sourced ingredients. We strive to bring together family, friends, and neighbors over a well-crafted beer that represents the spirit of Virginia and greater Appalachia through our eyes.
The resulting beers contain layers of classic Belgian Saison esters, floral and fruity aromatics and delicate acidity. They are mostly low to moderate in alcohol and are often refermented with local fruits, such as wine grapes, peaches, cherries and others. These beers are meant to be sessionable; enjoyed over a meal with friends and family. Their beauty is in their nuanced simplicity, which pairs well with food and conversation but are also worth talking about themselves.
Meet the Founders
Our co-founder/head of operations, Nicole moved to Virginia for the mountains but stayed for the beer after she fell in love with Tyler in 2017. She balances the books, gets her hands dirty in the cellar, and just generally keeps us going.