What's on Tap?

Savor Globally. Sip Locally.

At Bike Lane Brewing & Cafe, we have a fresh selection of handcrafted beers every week. Check out our brew options, read our tasting notes, and stop by today to enjoy one (or a few) of our distinctive, delicious beers. Beers change weekly so please check out our Instagram or Facebook page for up to date beer menus. Please drink and ride responsibly.

Our Beers

The Love

Beer Style: Stout; Chocolate and Coconut Variant

ABV: 8.5%

Hops (Country): N/A

Tasting Notes:
Chocolate and light roast dominates the nose. Bold chocolate on the front, with a silky vanilla finish.

Additional Notes:
This beer is conditioned on Peruvian Cacao Nibs from our friends at River-Sea Chocolates, as well as Madagascar Vanilla.

Hellwig IPA

Beer Style: NE-Style India Pale Ale

ABV: 6.5%

Hops (Country): Citra (U.S.), Mosaic (U.S.)

Tasting Notes:
Soft, pillowy mouthfeel provided by flaked barley and flaked oats. Citrus and tropical fruit qualities from the Citra and Mosaic, respectively. The Conan yeast strain gives us big, peachy, fruity esters.

Additional Notes:
Bill Hellwig; badass bike fitter, yogurt enthusiast, and all-around awesome dude. If this beer isn't on draft, he's not working. Cheers to Bill for everything he does.

Single Speed S.M.A.S.H. Pale Ale

Beer Style: Pale Ale

ABV: 6.5%

Hops (Country): Rotating, along with rotating malt bill.

Tasting Notes:
Belgian Pils (BE) malt and Citra (U.S.) hop version: Light, crisp body. Even citrus qualities that play well with the light body, even for 6.5%.

Additional Notes:
S.M.A.S.H. stands for Single Malt And Single Hop. This substyle of ale is meant to single out a specific malt and hop variety in order to showcase their individual flavor and aroma qualities.

'Cap Cross Belgian Ale

Beer Style: Belgian Ale

ABV: 6.1%

Hops (Country): Belgium

Tasting Notes: 
Lightly sweet aroma and malt character up front. The Belgian yeast contributes light fruity esters that finish dry along with medium bitterness and body. These characteristics create a complex yet easy-drinking Belgian Ale.

Additional Notes: 
'Cross season is here! Cyclocross racing was developed in Europe in the early 1900's as a way for road racers to remain fit during fall and winter. In the bleak Belgium winter months, these races were muddy, dirty, and a darn good time!  This fun has made its way to America. In December, The Bike Lane hosts its own Cyclocross race called the Capital Cross Classic at Lake Fairfax Park. This Belgian Ale pays homage to it's European roots and celebrates the changing of the seasons, when 'Cross season arrives!

Chamois Cream Ale

Beer Style: Cream Ale

ABV: 5.7%

Hops (Country): NA

Tasting Notes:
Light, clean, crisp, yet malt-forward ale. Brewed with flaked corn and flaked rice to provide a crisp, dry finish.

Additional Notes:
The name of this beer is a play on words. It derives from the anti-chafing cream we all learn to love on long rides, "Chamois Cream."

Pappy Pumpkin Porter

Beer Style: Porter

ABV: 7.5%

Hops (Country): N/A

Tasting Notes:
Pumpkin spice nose. Chocolate and hint of roast, with very round, full body.

Additional Notes:
This beer is brewed with pumpkin, which contributes to the body. It is conditioned on just enough pumpkin spice to become evident on the nose. Porters have a rich history that coincides and contributed to industrialization and taxation in 18th century London. Remember, all stouts are porters, but not all porters are stouts...only the strong ones.

N+1 Red IPA

Beer Style: Red India Pale Ale

ABV: 5.8%

Hops (Country): Eureka (U.S.)

Tasting Notes:
Light biscuit and caramel malt quality, followed by huge resinous, herbal, and piney qualities from the Eureka.

Additional Notes:
Math class time. If N=the current amount of bikes you own, then the correct number of bikes you should own=N+1. If someone could please explain this to my girlfriend that would be great, thanks!

Criterium Pale Ale

Beer Style: NE-Style Pale Ale

ABV: 4.0%

Hops (Country): Citra (U.S.), Mosaic (U.S.)

Tasting Notes:
Soft, pillowy mouthfeel provided by flaked oats. Citrus and tropical fruit notes from the Citra and Mosaic. Full-bodied ale even at 4%..

Additional Notes:
A "Criterium," or "Crit," for short, is a high-speed road race that requires a mix of technical skills. The duration of these races tend to be within an hour, as opposed to longer road races that can last many hours, and take place over several days. Like these races, this beer is short and to the point. Clocking in at 4.0%, Criterium is ultra-crushable without sacrificing huge hop flavor and aroma. (***Disclaimer*** This beer will not help you hold your line.)

Yard Sale Double IPA

Beer Style: Double India Pale Ale

ABV: 7.2%

Hops (Country): Centennial (U.S.), Columbus (U.S.)

Tasting Notes:
Citrusy, lemon aroma. Lightly sweet malt body that complements the citrus and pine from the Centennial. Herbal, spicy qualities from the Columbus.

Additional Notes:
When one wipes out hard enough to the point where their shoes, pack, and any and every article with them are strewn about...that's a yard sale. This beer represents that catastrophic event. It's extremely easy drinking for being above 7%, and could sneak up on you when you least expect it, only to have you look around and wonder..."how did I get here?" Also, if you don't yell "YARD SALE" from the lift, did it really happen???

Into the Black IPA

Beer Style: Black India Pale Ale

ABV: 5.5%

Hops (Country): Simcoe (U.S.), Eureka (U.S.)

Tasting Notes:
Evenly roasty, bitter, and resinous qualities. A surprisingly sessionable yet full-bodied beer. Eureka on the hot side gives us a slightly herbal and resinous foundation, while the Simcoe dry-hop provides soft pine to round off the beer.

Additional Notes:
Black India Pale Ales, or "Cascadian Dark Ales," are only a recent advent of 2007. Stumbled on by homebrewers, this style combines the greatest aspects of porters and IPAs alike. A late dark malt addition gives the beer its color and roasty qualities much like a porter, while hop treatment in the boil and conditioning phase give the beer it's IPA qualities. Cheers to a perfect sensory marriage.

Summer Sunset IPA

Beer Style: India Pale Ale

ABV: 5.2%

Hops (Country): Citra (U.S.), Mosaic (U.S.), Lemondrop (U.S.)

Tasting Notes:
Bright tangerine and grapefruit aromas from the Kveik yeast. The body follows the nose with zesty, refreshing citrus notes from being brewed and conditioned on grapefruit peel.

Additional Notes:
From the Kveik yeast strain fermenting at 90+ degrees Fahrenheit, to the deep golden-orange hue, to it's tropical aroma and flavor, this beer represents a summer sunset in a glass.

WOD-A-Ride American IPA

Beer Style: American India Pale Ale

ABV: 6.0%

Hops (Country): Citra (U.S.), Mosaic (U.S.)

Tasting Notes:
Lightly caramel and sweet malt body, followed by an orange citrus and fruity hop character. Not as bitter as most American IPA. .

Additional Notes:
“What a ride!” is a common exclamation after one of those special, extra fun rides on the W&OD. Check out some of these old pictures and videos of the trail when it was a functioning railroad. We’re truly lucky to have such a unique park right in our backyard.

Savor Globally. Sip Locally.

Bike Lane Brewing & Cafe Location We’re located directly on the W&OD trail at mile 16.5, and we’re only two blocks from the Wiehle-Reston East Metro Station. While we’re connected to our Reston bike shop location, we do have different hours so that you can caffeinate and imbibe when the bike shop isn’t open.

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