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Happy New Year

2017 has been a great year!  We brewed a lot of beer, learned a lot, and made new friends.  I am proud of all we have done in this year–cans, bottles, coolship beer, collaborations, and lots of new equipment.  What’s … Continue reading

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Upcoming Beers

Here’s a look at what is in the pipeline.  Reminder: dates not guaranteed and probably will change. 12/27 Crankcase Baltic porter 12/29 No Captain DIPA w/Ekuanot and Lemondrop CANS AVAILABLE 1/2 Only You IPA w/Comet and Citra 1/5 Sin Nombre … Continue reading

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Méthode Traditionnelle

This week, we are wrapping up winter coolship season.  We brewed six batches of our winter coolship red, Cuvee, for a total of 20 BBLs to work with.  I feel pretty good since I am really liking last year’s, and … Continue reading

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The Realities of Running a Small Brewery

In Loudoun County, we have a lot of breweries, and even more are slated to open.  The business-friendly local government and plethora of flex warehouse space pretty much guarantees the majority of new breweries are going to open here.  I … Continue reading

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Coolship!

Last weekend, we did our first of five coolship beers for the winter.  What’s a coolship?  A coolship is a wide, open-topped vessel for cooling and inoculating wort with wild yeast and bacteria present in the air.  It is a … Continue reading

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Running a Beer Program

Every good bar and restaurant should have a decent beer program.  Your beer program, in simplest terms, is the matter of managing your beer menu, pricing, and supply.  It also involves special events, pairings, and tap takeovers.  Now that craft … Continue reading

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New Tank/Canning Line

Last month, we received our newest piece of equipment, a beautiful 40 BBL fermenter from American Beer Equipment!  Nicknamed Uncle Phil, this big guy alone ups our production capacity by 50%!  It’s a huge step for our brewery, but what … Continue reading

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