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46 craft beers on tap!
Blue 5 offers one of the largest selections of award-winning craft beers in Virginia. Our 46 taps are stocked with some of the finest local, regional and national craft beers (even a few from across the pond). We are passionate about great beer and bringing new varieties to the Roanoke Valley. We have a handful of taps that have rotating seasonals and specials from various breweries. If you have a craft beer you'd like to see at Blue 5, let us know your recommendation on our Facebook fan page.
Craft Beers on Tap:
3 Brothers Great Outdoors
American Pale Ale (APA)
3 Brothers / Harrisonburg, VA, U
4.8% ABV

Abita Purple Haze
Fruit Beer
Abita Brewery / Louisiana, USA
4.2% ABV

Purple Haze is a crisp, American style wheat beer with raspberry puree added after filtration. Therefore, you may see raspberry pulp in the beer. The raspberries provide the lager with a subtle purple coloration and haze, a fruity aroma, and a tartly sweet taste.
Allagash Curieux
Allagash Brewery / Maine, USA
11% ABV

Allagash Curieux is a unique beer that was aged for 8 weeks in Jim Beam Bourbon Barrels. In July 2004 they brewed a batch of the Triple and placed it in Bourbon barrels from Kentucky. December ’04 bottles labeled as 11% ABV. Previous vintages at 9.5%
Allagash White
Allagash Brewery / Maine, USA
5.2% ABV

The Allagash version of a traditional Belgian wheat beer. Brewed with a generous portion of wheat and spiced with coriander and Curacao orange peel, this beer is fruity, refreshing and slightly cloudy in appearance.
Ballast Point Habanero Sculpin
American Amber
Ballast Point Brewery / California, USA
7% ABV

Our Sculpin IPA is a great example of what got us into brewing in the first place. After years of experimenting, we knew hopping an ale at five separate stages would produce something special. The result ended up being this gold-medal winning IPA, whose inspired use of hops creates hints of apricot, peach, mango and lemon flavors, but still packs a bit of a sting, just like a Sculpin fish.
Ballast Point Sculpin IPA
American IPA
Ballast Point Brewery / California, USA
7% ABV

The Sculpin showcases bright flavors and aromas of apricot, peach, mango & lemon. The lighter body also brings out the crispness of the hops. This delicious Ballast Point Ale won a gold medal at the World Beer Cup 2010 in the International Pale Ale category.
Beard Beer
Belgian Pale Ale
Rogue Ales / Portland, OR, USA
5.6% ABV

Beard beer is brewed with a yeast created from Brewmaster John Maier’s beard. No need to freak out, brewers have used wild yeasts in beer making for centuries. John has had the same old growth beard since 1978 and for over 15,000 brews, so it is no great surprise that a natural yeast ideal for brewing was discovered in his beard. What does bread beer taste like? try it, we think you’ll be surprised...
Bells Oberon Ale
American Pale Wheat Ale
Bells Brewery / Michigan, USA
5.8% ABV

Bell's Oberon is a wheat ale fermented with Bell's signature house ale yeast, mixing a spicy hop character with mildly fruity aromas. The addition of wheat malt lends a smooth mouthfeel, making it a classic summer beer.
Bells Two Hearted Ale
American IPA
Bells Brewery / Michigan, USA
7% ABV

Two Hearted Ale is defined by its intense hop aroma and malt balance. Hopped exclusively with the Centennial hop varietal from the Pacific Northwest, massive additions in the kettle and again in the fermenter lend their characteristic grapefruit and pine resin aromas. A significant malt body balances this hop presence; together with the signature fruity aromas of Bell's house yeast, this leads to a remarkably drinkable American-style India Pale Ale.
Blue Moon
Coors Brewing Company / Colorado, USA
5.4% ABV

Bold Rock Virginia Draft
Hard Cider
Bold Rock Cidery / Nellysford, VA, USA
4.7% ABV

From the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains at Wintergreen, VA comes Virginia Draft. This smooth and distinctive Hard Cider combines its apple heritage with superb drinkability. Crafted with care and tasted (at least) daily by our thirsty band of Bold Rockers. Virginia Draft is perfect anytime anywhere.
Breckenridge 471 IPA
American Double / Imperial IPA
Breckinridge Brewery / Colorado, USA
9.2% ABV

Hoppy? Brother, 471 redefines hoppy. 471 is a small batch, limited edition ale that was created by our Brewmaster to separate the weak from the strong. 471 is a double IPA, that combines Pale, Munich, Caramel-30, Carapils and Torrified Wheat malts, with Chinook, Centennial, Simcoe and Fuggles hops. It has a big sweet mouthfeel, followed by more hoppiness than you've ever had at one time. Enjoy. (Available at Breckenridge Pubs and Restaurants and bottled as 471 Small Batch Double Hopped IPA.)
Chouffe Houblon Dobbelen IPA Tripel
Belgian IPA
Achouffe / Achouffe, Belgium
9% ABV

A unique marriage between the English tradition of IPAs, the new American revolution of Imperial IPAs and the classic Belgian way of brewing. Houblon Chouffe, although very much hopped as it is, showcases the unique balance between a very strong IPA and a very special Belgian Tripel exclusively created for this ale (Big malty body, distinct dryness, expressive estery fruitiness). - IBU: 59, Original Gravity: 1092
Cuvee la Boite
Belgian Strong Pale Ale
Brooklyn Brewery / Brooklyn, NY, USA
8.2% ABV

Style: Spiced Grand Cru Malts: Two-row Canadian Barley Malt, un-malted hard winter white wheat Additions: Tremblay Apiary Wildflower Honey, La Boite’s Mishmish N.33, lemon peel, fresh kaffir, lime leaves, Espelette peppers, untold mysteries Hops: Perle Yeast: Our house Belgian strain Alcohol by Volume: 8.2% Original Gravity: 17.9 ° Availability: August – November Format: 15.5 gal kegs; 5.2 gal kegs
Devil's Backbone Striped Bass
American Pale Ale (APA)
Devils Backbone Brewing Co / Virginia, USA
5.2% ABV

This refreshing pale ale was created to be consumed while enjoying the bounty of the bay. Gold in color, light to medium in body, and a crisp finish with hints of citrusy American hop varieties
Devils Backbone Vienna Lager
Light Lager
Devils Backbone Brewing Co / Virginia, USA
4.9% ABV

This 2009 Great American Beer Festival Silver Medal winner is an amber colored lager medium in body with a finish that has hints of caramel and toasted nuts. This beer is brewed with four different malts resulting in its smooth malty flavor. 4.9% alcohol by volume, 20 IBUs
Dogfish Head 60 Min
American IPA
Dogfish Head Brewery / Delaware, USA
6% ABV

60 Minute IPA is continuously hopped -- more than 60 hop additions over a 60-minute boil. 60 Minute is brewed with a slew of great Northwest hops. A powerful but balanced East Coast IPA with a lot of citrusy hop character, it's the session beer for hardcore enthusiasts!
Belgian Strong Pale Ale
Duvel Moortgat Brewery / Flemings, Belgium
8.5% ABV

Duvel is a classic Belgian Strong Blonde Ale.
Firestone Walker Union Jack IPA
American IPA
Firestone Walker / California, USA
7.5% ABV

Union Jack abounds with hop aroma and character. In fact this well balanced, west coast IPA is double dry hopped, giving it more and more of the grapefruit, citrus hop aroma and flavor it is known for. Overall it utilizes over four pounds of pacific-northwest hops per barrel.
Guinness Draught
Irish Dry Stout
Guinness Limited / Dublin, Ireland
4.2% ABV

Belgian IPA
Selkirk Abbey / Post falls, IO, United States
8.2% ABV

Belgian IPA: It’s not for the masses, it’s for you. Rejecting traditional brewing dogma, the Infidel challenges the notion of beers fitting neatly into established style guidelines. The assertive, citrus hoppiness of an American IPA unites with the traditional spicy notes of a Belgian Pale Ale to create a bold, beautiful, palate-pleasing brew.
Jefferson's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout
American Double / Imperial Stout
Bluegrass Brewing Company / Kentucky, USA
8.5% ABV

Aged for two to three months in McLain & Kyne Jefferson’s Reserve bourbon barrels, this stout is a richly flavored sipping beer, with a smooth chocolate taste and a hint of bourbon.
Kill All The Golfers
American Amber
B. Nektar / Ferndale, Michigan, United States
6% ABV

We’ve taken the traditional Arnold Palmer and meadified it. "Dry hopped" black tea with honey and fresh squeezed lemon juice. Maybe we should can this one so we can bring it to the golf course.
Lagunitas A Little Sumpin’ Extra! Ale
American Double / Imperial IPA
Lagunitas Brewing / California, USA
8.7% ABV

Limited Release, 72.51 I.B.U., OG 1.082
New Belgium Fat Tire
American Amber
New Belgium Brewery / Colorado, USA
5.2% ABV

Fat Tire won fans with its sense of balance: toasty, biscuit-like malt flavors coasting in equilibrium with hoppy freshness.
Oskar Blues Dale's Pale Ale
American Pale Ale (APA)
Oskar Blues Brewery / Colorado, USA
6.5% ABV

America’s first hand-canned craft beer is a voluminously hopped beer that delivers a hoppy nose, assertive-but-balanced flavors of pale malts and hops from start to finish. First canned in 2002, Dale’s Pale Ale is a hearty (6.5% and 65 IBUs), critically acclaimed trailblazer.
Parkway "Get Bent" Mountian IPA
American IPA
Parkway Brewing / Salem Virgina, United States
7.2% ABV

It's not just a place but a state of mind. A delightful bready character balances lots of citrusy hops in this light bodied, West Coast inspired IPA. Get Some!
Stella Artois
Euro Pale Lager
Artois Brewing / Leuven, Belgium
5% ABV

Stone Arrogant Bastard Ale
American Strong Ale
Stone Brewing Co. / California, USA
7.2% ABV

This is an aggressive beer. You probably won’t like it. It is quite doubtful that you have the taste or sophistication to appreciate an ale of this quality and depth.
Stone Double Bastard
American Strong Ale
Stone Brewing Co. / California, USA
11.2% ABV

This is a lacerative muther of a beer. The evil big brother of Arrogant Bastard Ale. It is strongly suggested you stay far, far away from this beer. Those foolish enough to venture close enough to taste will experience a punishingly unforgiving assault on the palate. ’Course there’s always the masochists...
Stone Enjoy By 07/04/14
American Double / Imperial IPA
Stone Brewing Co. / California, USA
9.4% ABV

You have in your hands a devastatingly fresh double IPA. While freshness is a key component of many beers- especially big, citrusy, floral IPAs- we’ve taken it further, a lot further, in this IPA. You see, we specifically brewed it NOT to last. We’ve not only gone to extensive lengths to ensure that you’re getting this beer in your hands within an extraordinarily short window, we made sure that the Enjoy By date isn’t randomly etched in tiny text somewhere on the bottle, to be overlooked by all but the most attentive of retailers and beer fans. Instead, we’ve sent a clear message with the name of the beer itself that there is no better time than right now to enjoy this IPA. A perfect score on Ratebeer and 98 on Beer advocate !!!!!

Blue 5 Weekend Reservations:
On nights we offer music, Blue 5 offers two seatings for our guests:
1) An early seating for guests who do NOT wish to stay for the live entertainment.
2) A late seating for guests who want the option to stay for the live entertainment.

PLEASE NOTE: Early seating reservations have a 2-hour allotment before the seating
following their reservation, which allows plenty of time to enjoy dinner with us.

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