Dec. Events: Old Fashioned Farm Christmas, Santa & Stables, Igloos Available & NEW Seasonal Stout

November 30, 2023

WAYNESBORO, VA – (Nov 30, 2023) Glad tidings we bring to you and your beer! 2023 is coming to a close, but there’s still plenty of time to celebrate the BEST time of the year at a one-of-a-kind craft brewery. We’re kicking off December with a new chocolate fudge stout release and then our annual Old Fashioned Farm Christmas is sure to delight all who attend. Cozy up with a hot mulled cider or a decadent hot cocoa while you enjoy our holiday lights and decor throughout the month. Create unique, handmade gifts at our Stable Crafting events hosted on Sunday’s with Faded Poppy. Have the opportunity to give back during dog-friendly festivities. No matter how you celebrate the holidays, we welcome you and your kin to make lasting memories with us at Stable Craft Brewing.

Private Heated Igloos Available to rent throughout December. Private igloos are the perfect answer to outdoor dining. Order dinner and drinks off our regular menu and enjoy the privacy of a serene winter evening on the patio! Heated igloos seat up to 8 guests & come with a private server. Igloos are available by reservation only. Perfect for small holiday parties, family get-togethers, romantic evenings, a night out with friends & more! 

Friday, Dec. 1 at 4pm - Friday Love Series: Ohhh…FFFudge! Chocolate Milkshake Stout Release; Spiced Pear Cider Release & Live Music by Pat Anderson 6:30-9:30pm. It’s a double feature for our new beverage releases during the first weekend of December! Join us for the NEW for 2023 Ohhh…FFFudge! Chocolate Milkshake Stout 6.2% ABV release available on tap and in growlers. This chocolatey milkshake stout marries the rich, velvety smoothness of a classic milkshake with the bold intensity of a stout. This beer contains wheat and lactose. 

For the non-beer drinkers, we will also be releasing a perfectly spiced seasonal pear cider featuring crisp & refreshing flavors of pear complemented with notes of cinnamon. Grab this limited cider release while it's here! Enjoy these new releases with live music by Pat Anderson in the taproom.

Saturday, Dec. 2 at 12pm - Old Fashioned Farm Christmas. It’s the MOST wonderful time of the year! Join us for a festive celebration featuring private heated igloos available for rental 12-8:30pm, horse-drawn carriage rides from 1-4pm, visit with Santa in the Saddleback Ballroom 1-4pm, handmade wreaths by Faded Poppy for sale in the Saddleback Ballroom from 1-4pm, feed horses carrots in the stables 1-5pm, Christmas Carols by Alex Arbaugh in the Taproom from 2-5pm, hot chocolate, mulled hard cider, seasonal stouts and a jolly-good cranberry-orange cinnamon cider. 

Saturday, Dec. 2 from 5:30-9pm - Holiday Murder Mystery Dinner. Keep the festivities going with a one-of-a-kind holiday themed dinner theatre: The Most Wonderful Crime of the Year. It’s up to you and your kin to solve the murder before “bah humbug” descends on the holiday cheer! Tickets include a buffet dinner and interactive show in the Saddleback Ballroom. Dress in your favorite festive gear and be prepared to make lasting memories while enjoying delicious food, craft ciders and beer!

Sunday, Dec. 3 at 2pm - Rustic Scented Christmas Ornament Workshop with Faded Poppy & Live Music by Ben Weimer 2-5pm. Faded Poppy, based in Waynesboro, VA, are creators of whimsical & boho wedding floral arrangements. With their expertise, you will learn how to create a rustic ornament from scratch using dried fruit, herbs & evergreens, Faded Poppy's staple items such as rustic festive accents. Tickets include all supplies and a dedicated workspace. Enjoy lunch and craft beverages while letting your creative juices flow! We will also feature live country music by Ben Weimer from 2-5pm.

Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 4pm - Steal the Glass: Let's Get Crackin! This cheery mug will put you in the holiday spirit. Pair with the NEWLY released "Oh FFFudge" Chocolate Stout to feel extra holly jolly! Take home our Nutcracker Mug the first Wednesday of December with any beverage purchase; while supplies last.

Friday, Dec. 8 at 4pm - Friday Love Series: Pomegranate Blueberry Cider Release & Holiday Jams by Pasquale DiMeo 6:30-9:30pm. Indulge in December’s fruity flavors of pomegranate and blueberry paired with live holiday tunes by Pasquale DiMeo in the taproom!

Saturday, Dec. 9 from 7-10pm - HO HO HOliday Tunes by Wound Up. A little bit of rock n' roll, a little of country! Wound Up does it all...celebrate the holidays with live music over dinner and drinks!

Sunday, Dec. 10 at 12pm - Christmas Chocolate Brunch & Grinchmas Dog Portraits from 1-4pm. Celebrate the jolly season with a Christmas Chocolate Brunch served from 12-4pm on Sunday, December 10th. We’ll be serving chocolate waffles, hot cocoa, and a mouth watering s’mores monte cristo dessert sandwich that you won’t want to miss! 

Bring your pooch to pose with the Grinch on Sunday, December 10th from 1-4pm in the Saddleback Ballroom. Enjoy lunch & craft beverages during this festive photo opportunity open to guests of Stable Craft! We do ask for a donation of at least $5 per photo sitting; 2-3 photos will be sent to the email you provide by 12/15/23. All proceeds will be donated to Shenandoah Valley Animal Services Center. Ugly sweaters and holiday attire are strongly encouraged! All dogs must be leashed and properly vaccinated, per VA state laws. 

Friday, Dec. 15 at 4pm - Friday Love Series: French Toast Cider Release & Live Holiday Music by Alex Arbaugh 6:30-9:30pm. Taste this week’s new limited cider flavor: French toast inspired cider with warm & fuzzy notes of maple and cinnamon. Paired with local favorite, Mr. Alex Arbaugh, performing your favorite holiday songs from 6:30-9:30pm.

Saturday, Dec. 16 at 12pm - Live Music by Shannon Branch at 6:30-9:30pm. Enjoy dinner and craft beverages while being serenaded by local musician, Shannon Branch.

Sunday, Dec 17 at 1pm - Pints & Ponies; Visit with Santa & Holiday Yule Log Workshop with Faded Poppy from 4:30-6:30pm. Celebrate the holidays with seasonal Pints & Ponies in the stables area of Stable Craft Brewing! Santa Claus will be on-hand to visit with the children. Enjoy a decadent hot chocolate, mulled cider, and festive lunch. Children must be supervised by parents for this event. This event is open to paying customers. 

Join us for our final Stable Crafting event this season! We’ll be hosting a Holiday Yule Log Workshop with Faded Poppy from 4:30-6:30pm. With their expertise, you will learn how to create a traditional yule log from scratch using fresh local logs and evergreens right from our farm, as well as Faded Poppy's staple items, such as small pillar candles & rustic festive accents. Ticket includes all supplies and a dedicated workspace.

Friday, Dec. 22 at 4pm - Friday Love Series: Wild Berry Pie-der Release; Live Music by Drew Dodson 6:30-9:30pm. We're wild about this cider - infused with a melody of wild berries for a berrylicious treat! New music alert: Drew Dodson is a singer/songwriter out of Radford, VA adding his own funky & soulful twist on everything.

Saturday, Dec. 23 at 1pm - Festivus Celebration & Ugly Sweater Contest at 7pm; Live Jams by the Loya Duo 6:30pm. Join us for our inaugural Festivus for the Restivus celebration! From pole decorating, to Feats of Strength, and the Airing of Grievances....We'll even crown the King & Queen of Festivus! Then, music fans can jam out with the Loya Duo in the Taproom from 6:30-9:30pm.

Strut your stuff and show off that ugly sweater that's been hiding in the back of your closet since last December! We'll be hosting an Ugly Sweater Contest at 7pm on Saturday, Dec. 23rd, open to all guests of Stable Craft Brewing. Grab dinner & drinks and prepare to be entertained with festive tackiness galore! Gift cards will be awarded to the "Most Gaudy", "Most Creative" & "Best Couple".

Friday, Dec. 29 at 4pm - Friday Love Series: Cinnamon Bun Cider Release & Live Music with Ben Weimer 6:30-9:30pm. We've captured the flavors of this breakfast favorite in Friday's Cinnamon Bun Cider release! Best enjoyed with live music in the taproom by Ben Weimer.

Saturday, Dec. 30 at 12pm - Pints & Pups. Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with your furry friend! Stable Craft is hosting a Pints & Pups celebration on Saturday, December 30th from 12-5pm, featuring festive contests and an opportunity to give back! Show off your pooch's talents, ugly holiday sweater, and see which owner is the best at matching their 4-legged family member. Contests are open to any dog; please sign up 15 minutes prior to the competition you'd like to compete in. Prizes will be awarded to the best in each show! This is a dog only event; no other animals allowed. All dogs must be leashed and properly vaccinated per VA state laws. All pet supplies will be donated to a local animal shelter. 10% discount must be used on 12/30/23; applicable toward food & non-alcohol.

Sunday, Dec. 31 at 12pm - Ring in the New with Brunch & Brews; NYE Prime Rib Dinner Special 5-8pm. Your new resolutions haven’t started yet, so indulge one final time this year with tempting brunch specials served from 12-3pm. Our infamous donut smash burger will be on the menu, so save the date now! Enjoy a lovely prime rib dinner before heading to your NYE bash; served 5-8pm on December 31st.

Thank you for your support throughout 2023 - we’re looking forward to next year and wish you all the happiest of holiday seasons!