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Caiseal Beer & Spirits -- pronounced "Cash-ull" -- are brewed and distilled on-site at The Vanguard Brewpub & Distillery, a historic former National Guard Armory in Hampton, VA. Our name, Caiseal, is the Gaelic term for “ring fortress".
Enjoy one of the dozen or more craft beers available daily or try one of our signature spirits, either on its own or combined with your favorite mixer! Scroll down for a list of current offerings.
Visit our Distillery Store and Tasting Room Tuesday through Thursday 4-8 pm, Friday 4-9 pm, Saturday 2-9 pm, and Sunday 12-5 pm.
CAISEAL HOUSE BEER
ALC. VOL. 5.5% | 16oz
A Kolsch-style ale designed to be easy-drinking, but still full of bread-y malt flavor and floral aromas from the German hops.
CAISEAL RED ALE
ALC. VOL. 5.5% | 16oz
A balanced, medium-bodied ale featuring a bit of caramel sweetness, toast, and piney & earthy hops.
CAISEAL KG STOUT
ALC. VOL. 4.5% | 16oz
We packed a ton of bold-roasted flavor and creamy mouth-feel into this approachable dry Irish stout. Just enough English hops were added to balance the big malty base.
SNAP GUNS IPA
ALC. VOL. 7.1% | 16oz
Citra and Simcoe hops give this beer a huge citrus-y and tropical fruit character. This new-school IPA is light in color and has a restrained bitterness that lets the hops shine in all their glory.
SINGLE HOP IPA - NEW ZEALAND WAKATU
ALC. VOL. 7.2% | 13oz
A hazy IPA brewed with Wakatu hops from New Zealand. Lime, guava, and passion fruit are among the tropical fruit flavors.
ALC. VOL. 9.5% | 13oz
Our strongest beer yet! Fruity and spicy aromas from the yeast come at you first in this golden-hued sipper. The malty, yet dry, finish to this beer leaves you wanting more.
COFFEE BLONDE ALE
ALC. VOL. 4.8% | 16oz
Ten pounds of local Rogue Elephant coffee give this blonde ale a surprising roasted-coffee character. Lactose sugar adds some sweetness and body to balance out the coffee.
A3 VIENNA ALE
ALC. VOL. 5.9% | 16oz
Brewed and lagered like a Vienna Lager, but we used the Kolsch yeast from our house beer to ferment this light amber hybrid beer.
THE OTHER GUYS IPA
ALC. VOL. 6.4% | 16oz
A collaboration IPA brewed with Alewerks, Big Ugly, and MoMac, featuring whole-cone Citra and Centennial hops.
HAUNTED VAULT PORTER
ALC. VOL. 6.0% | 16oz
A Robust Porter with notes of caramel, roast, and dark chocolate. A hint of vanilla rounds everything together.
DOUBLE SNAP GUNS IPA
ALC. VOL. 8.5% | 16oz
Like Snap Guns, but bigger! Citra and Simcoe hops galore shine in this big beer. Brewed with bartender Steve Chapman. Hi Steve!
OLD POINT PALE ALE
ALC. VOL. 5.7% | 16oz
Brewed with Michigan-grown Chinook hops, this easy-drinking pale ale has characteristics reminiscent of your favorite fruity cereal.
ALC. VOL. 40% | 750mL ($29.99)
Our vodka is re-distilled in our copper pot still. Clean and light on flavor, this vodka can be drunk straight over ice or in your favorite cocktail.
ALC. VOL. 40% | 750mL ($34.99)
A plethora of botanicals and citrus makes our gin bright and flavorful. Aside from the juniper, we add hops, fresh citrus, coriander, grains of paradise, angelica root, and ginger root. This gin is great is cocktails during the hot Virginia summer.
CAISEAL SINGLE MALT
ALC. VOL. 45% | 750mL ($48.99)
Only malted barley, yeast, and water go into our Single Malt. Mashed and distilled like a whiskey, but the barrel aging is skipped to showcase the bread-y flavor of the malt and the fruity, floral characteristics given off by our house ale yeast during fermentation.
CAISEAL WHITESTONE SPIRIT
ALC. VOL. 45% | 750mL (TBD)
We used our bourbon recipe, which consists of local corn, barley, rye, and wheat. This clear spirit showcases the flavors and aroma of sweet corn with a little spiciness from the other malts.