About Crooked Run
Crooked Run began as a nanobrewery started by two homebrewers, Jake Endres and Lee Rogan, which opened in 2013. At the time, we were the youngest brewery owners in the nation. After three years in business, we opened a second location in Sterling, featuring a 10 BBL brewhouse, large taproom, and on-site taqueria.
Awards: 2016 World Beer Cup: gold, Supernatural saison. 2017 Virginia Craft Beer Cup: silver, Dulce De Leche stout.
Sterling hours: Mon closed, Tu-Th 11:30 AM-10 PM, Fri-Sat 11:30 AM-12 AM, Sun 11:30 AM-7 PM
Leesburg hours: Mon closed, Tu-Th 4 PM-10 PM, Fri 4 PM-12 AM, Sat 11:30 AM-12 AM, Sun 11:30 AM-7 PM
My name is Jake Endres, co-owner and brewer at Crooked Run. I’ve been brewing beer since I turned 21. Over the years, I got more and more into homebrewing, and when I turned 25, I decided that I wanted to open a small brewery. I worked for the next year researching and developing the concept for Crooked Run.
To raise money, I made a project on Kickstarter, a crowd-sourcing website that allows people to donate money to ideas that they support. Thanks to a great group of people who donated, we succeeded in meeting and surpassing our goal.
We opened in July of 2013 with two beers, a Belgian single and an English pale ale. Since then, we’ve messed around with a lot of recipes, and had a chance to try pretty much everything, from barrel-aged beers to cask to spontaneous fermentation. In August, we announced our expansion, a second 10 BBL location which opened in February 2017.
When it comes to brewing, I like to offer a variety of styles, from hazy IPAs to pilsners to sours. My personal goal is to be a good regional brewery and offer a friendly place to have a beer.