Join the Champion Beverage Club feat. CATAN Beer Series

We’re thrilled to be introducing an exclusive collaboration between Champion Brewing Co and the internationally-acclaimed board game CATAN! Each month, members of the club will enjoy a club-exclusive selection of unique Champion brews, all shipped directly to you.

Members will taste one of a kind, limited-run CATAN beers, each reflecting a different terrain within the game, such as Wheat beer (fields), Rye beer (pasture), Schwarz Bier (mountains), and more! Your membership also gives you access to being the first to sample the Champion Brewers series of beers — six limited edition beers our brewers are most excited about.

Join us for the adventure of a lifetime with one, two, or three cases monthly, all available for nationwide shipping!

This is a limited & exclusive run. Sign up here!

Champion Brewing

Champion Brewing Company is Virginia’s most community-focused brewery, producing a wide variety of ales and lagers in our downtown  tap room and our joint production facility with Reason Beer in the heart of Charlottesville, VA. We serve select brews,from constantly rotating taps and one-off beers in both of our tap room locations.  You can visit Champion’s Taproom and Reason Beer’s Taproom and get all the brews that both establishments have to offer.

New Releases

It’s OFFICIAL! Cavalier Lager is the official lager of the University of Virginia. Fans will be able to purchase Cavalier Lager at all UVA sporting events, grocery, and convenience stores. 2022 is the first year in which the University of Virginia has licensed beer as official products.

 

Our own Hunter Smith said, “As life-long UVA sports fans, it’s been a dream of the team to have a Cavalier beer offered at UVA games. It’s a hometown lager brewed with our college athletes and their fans top of mind.”

 

Cavalier Lager (4.0 ABV) is an American pilsner-style beer, brewed with Virginia malts and Saaz hops.

 

Blog

Brasserie Saison, Champion Hospitality Group

Champion Hospitality Group is excited to introduce Chef Chris Humphrey as the new chef de cuisine at Brasserie Saison. With Chris comes not just a wealth of culinary knowledge but also of the Charlottesville community. Chef Chris was born and raised in Charlottesville and has...

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Champion Brewing Company was founded in Charlottesville, Virginia, which happens to be where the University of Virginia is located, home to the Cavaliers. Champion fans are, for the most part, sports fans, and local sports fans are undoubtedly Cavalier fans. That’s why it was a...

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Duke’s Mayonnaise has partnered with Champion Brewing Company to produce the perfect lager to pair with the south’s favorite sandwich–a mouthwatering, Duke’s-slathered BLT. The Vienna-style lager, aptly named Family Recipe (5.1% ABV, 27 IBU), will be available starting August 20th at Champion’s breweries, restaurants, and...

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Champion Brewing Company is a Charlottesville-based craft brewery with a three-barrel Tap Room and the Missile Factory, a 30-barrel production facility recently expanded to 15,000 barrels of capacity.

TEN years, Charlottesville! We opened our doors ten years ago and have adored every minute of being a part of this community. The years have whizzed by but we are always touched when the time comes each year to reflect on another year full of fast friends and heartening memories had here at our downtown taproom.

We hope you'll join us for another classic Champion anniversary and holiday party on December 16th when we'll be releasing Enter Strider, our tenth anniversary mixed-fermentation dark sour, fermented in the same oak barrels since our inception. The Charles Owens Quartet will be here setting the mood with festive holiday jazz and we'll have some great food specials from our kitchen.

Cheers to ten great years!
Stick to the rivers and the True Love that you’re used to.
Closing up shop tomorrow @championtaproom for Thanksgiving then open early on Black Friday for the 🇺🇸 USA vs England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 match!
Join us this Saturday at @championtaproom from 3:30-9 for a special fundraising event hosted by former UVA basketball player, Tunji Soroye and his organization @justhelpafrica.

Saturday's event will feature special West African dishes made by Tunji himself, afrobeats by @djuptownskye, as well as opportunities to discuss the efforts to aid Tunji's hometown of Ibadan, Nigeria with Tunji and the Just Help team.

Proceeds and donations from the event will go to the Just Help organization and we'll be contributing $1 from every beverage sold. Just Help received a generous donation match offer recently so all the proceeds from Saturday will be matched! Come hang on Saturday for this great cause!
Our hearts are heavy for the families and communities affected by the tragedy that has befallen our town. The unimaginable losses for these families and trauma experienced by our community have us struggling for words in these moments that have become too frequent. 

We will open our doors tonight from 4-9 PM @championtaproom. Strength and support from community can be found in these moments in familiar places with familiar faces and we’d like to keep that door open on a day as troubling as today. Maybe you’ll find some comfort in a friend, or a vulnerable moment that focuses your discomfort towards actionable support and change. 

We’ll be here if you need us.
Round and round we go. Custom conveyance ✅. Almost ready to fire up our reconfigured packaging line!
Hoops season is the best season. Look for cans of Cavalier Lager to enjoy at all JPJ events!

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#GoHoos #wahoowa #wahoos #cavalierlager #vacraftbeer #vabeer #cvillebeer #virginiasports #championbeer
Pumperstiltskin is back! @jokusa’s pumpernickel-inspired porter recipe for bread-in-a-glass comfort pays homage to the cozy embrace that fresh pumpernickel bread gives and is back on tap just in time to restore that lost serotonin that went poof with the shortening autumn days. Rich with all the hallmarks of the traditional German bread, this pint is laden with flavors of molasses, earthy rye, caraway, and cocoa.

It’s bready-bye time. Come drink some bread.

Pumperstiltskin
Pumpernickel-inspired Porter
6.5% ABV
Maris Otter, Rye, Vienna, Chocolate Rye, C77
Dark candi syrup, caraway seed
We have some hungry young brewers on staff and are excited to start showcasing some of their ideas and recipes. First up is Chainbreaker from Zac Joiner, on tap starting today! 

This pale ale utilizes a newly developed yeast strain that is starting to gain in popularity. Here are some words from Zac on what this yeast strain has to offer and the results in his first recipe for Champion!

Thiols. An aromatic compound known to the wine industry for years has begun to make an impact on the world of beer. Thiolized yeast strains from Omega yeast labs allow brewers to access compounds in hops that were previously locked away in bound molecules. Chainbreaker highlights the guava, passionfruit, and musty wine grape flavors that are omni-present in thiols. It's bursting with tropical flavors that are complemented by earthy notes reminiscent of Sauvignon Blanc.

Chainbreaker
Thiolized Pale Ale
5.8% ABV
Pils, Vienna, Oats
Cascade, Simcoe, Sabro