Name: The River Company Restaurant and Brewery

Location: Radford,VA

Type: BrewPub

Available in DC Market: No

What you need to know: The River Company is perhaps one of the smallest breweries at SAVOR this year but is also one of the coolest looking, too. Check this spot out. Having started brewing in 2009, The River Company is pretty young, but they have a bunch of beers in pretty standard styles.


Beer #1: DumpsterDog Porter (American Porter)

Notes: Not a great deal of information here but expect a rich and balanced porter with plenty of roast and coffee notes. Of course, every good beer has to have a good story:

“Our Porter has a complex malt profile from 7 different malts and is balanced by Fuggles hops. It is named after the brewers’ late dog that he found in a dumpster as a puppy tied in a bag and left to die. That dog (his name was Guinness) became a one of the most complex and intelligent animals that he ever owned. This complexity is reflected in the Porter we serve.”

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Beer #2: Peachicot Blonde Ale (Belgian Blonde / 5.9 ABV)

Notes: A light summer beer brewed with peaches and apricot. This beer might be one of the sleepers of this year’s event. Here is what the brewers have to say:

“Light in body and color with peaches and apricots makes this the summer thirst quencher you have been looking for! We think someone needs to create a fruit that blends these two perfect flavors!”

Peachicot seems to transcend the trend of big and bold and should be an awesome pairing with the roasted corn and grilled peach salad.

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Summary: Not a lot of information out here on The River, which means we’ll all get to learn more about them together. Ah the joys of SAVOR.

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