Welcome to Cooling Pond Brewery

We are a small, independent, family-owned brewery located minutes from Lake Anna in central Virginia. Crafting approachable English-inspired beers named for historic taverns in the area, as well as a variety of rotating selections, we offer a place to relax with family and friends near the lake. Grab a seat on our large patio to enjoy the view when the weather is warm, or maybe a cozy spot by the fireplace inside the tasting room during the cooler months. Come see us and enjoy a pint (or flight) of Virginia beer.

About the Brewery

Cooling Pond Brewery is a veteran-owned, family friendly brewery serving the Lake Anna area in central Virginia. Conveniently located off Route 522 in Mineral, we welcome locals and out-of-towners alike!

English-inspired beers are at the heart of what we do, but we also offer rotating selections to satisfy the local palate. Flights are available for those who want to try a variety, as well as pints, and even growlers to-go. Our tasting room features a large stone fireplace with plenty of seating, and right outside our doors is an expansive patio where you can enjoy the hilltop breezes and the view.

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You can also contact us at 540 603-0239.

On Tap

Cooling Pond offers both a core set of English-style beers in our Tavern Series, as well as a number of rotating taps featuring hop-balanced beers and other local favorites.

Tavern Series

Wigglesworth’s Tavern (Dark Mild) is fairly dark in color, but surprisingly light and refreshing, hence the name Dark Mild.

Penny’s Tavern (Red Ale) is a malty, approachable ale with light hop characteristics.

Boswell’s Tavern (Very Special Bitter) is our take on a traditional ESB, or extra special bitter. Malt and hop characteristics are well-balanced here, and this has been a crowd favorite since opening day!

Mudd’s Tavern (Dry Stout) is darkest in color, but one of our lower ABV beers. It offers roast characteristics with low bitterness.


Our Blonde Ale  is light, refreshing, and has a low ABV %.

Lively (Pale Ale) is a malty selection with the perfect level of hop bitterness, and has also been a crowd favorite. It sold out on Opening Day!

The American Brown is a fuller bodied brown ale with caramel malt complexity and traditional Cascade hop finish.

Local Favorites

Contrary Creek Gold (Golden Ale) was named for the creek that runs along one side of the property, where hopeful prospectors still pan for gold! Mineral was given its name due to the many gold mines in the immediate area, and this beer is a nod to the local history. The beer itself is a full-bodied golden ale with a slightly higher ABV %.

Swim Advisory (Juicy IPA) is a hazy New England style IPA with tropical fruit notes and well-balanced hops.

Our Belgian Wit is perfect for summer, with light, fruity esters and a hint of spice.

Contact Us

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If you have a quick question, please call 540 603-0239.