Last Friday evening I visited Midnight Brewery, a new brewery tucked away in the Goochland County Industrial Park, near I-64 exit 173 in Rockville. Smaller than a microbrewery, Midnight is considered a nanobrewery and uses a 3 barrel system to produce its beers. Owner Trae Cairns currently offers two beers: an Irish Red and a Kolsch-style ale called New Beginnings. (He was out of the special Banana Pancake collaboration with Hardywood). I sampled both. The Kolsch was nice and crisp – a good summer time beer. But I really liked the Irish Red - which Cairn calls the Rockville Red - it one-ups Smithwick’s!
There’s a tasting room in the front office of Midnight Brewery’s 1,200 square foot warehouse, where you can also have growlers filled! The brewery is a little hard to find, but once you turn on Granite Ridge Road it’ll be a short ways down on the right, in what looks like an office building. Check Midnight’s Facebook page for tasting room hours.
2410 Granite Ridge Road
Rockville, VA 23146