About Our Tasting Room
Benchtop was founded to create brews utilizing innovative processes and ingredients. We use our tasting room as a research facility to fine tune our beverages in the name of continuous improvement. Don’t mistake this for us saying we will be everything to everyone. We feel that if all the beers you make are loved by all, they are really loved my none . We strike a harmonious blend between this scientific approach and the artistic freedom to add local ingredients that create a truly unique tasting experience.
We describe our style as “hop forward.” However, you will not find many mouth-blasting bitter brews. Instead we focus on the beautiful aromas and delicate flavors that the proper usage of hops can showcase and lean our chemistry roots to bring out the best flavors and mouthfeel. Virginia breweries have created a momentum that Benchtop builds on with its own unique approach. We also focus on Belgian-style farmhouse brews with a Benchtop twist and we have a barrel program that is steadily growing.
Benchtop’s location allows people to really enjoy the area, as we have some great brewery neighbors and fantastic dining and taphouse choices. We also package several of our beers in cans that can be purchased in our tasting room.
Our innovative creations have been poured as samples at local establishments for months now. Now try them in their own home. Our lovely brewery is housed in an old customs warehouse that is sturdy as a tank. Benchtop brews its creations on a fully customized, shiny new brewing system made by Deutsche Beverage Technology out of good old Charlotte, NC. We have some really cool custom features that allow us a lot of flexibility in our beverage creation. Benchtop also has an onsite laboratory for monitoring and perfecting our brews. We’re excited to share the best of Benchtop’s creativity with you.