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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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Upcoming Beers

Here’s a look at what is in the works.  Reminder: nothing guaranteed, all dates subject to change.  Some things to notice: cool collab w/Charm City, more cans including Raspberry Empress, more BA beer, and our first coolshipped beer! 11/3 Boomstick … Continue reading

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Pilsner

Pilsner is quickly becoming one of the hottest styles in beer right now.  While it’s never going to generate a ton of hype, a well-crafted pilsner is a thing of beauty.  We are not talking macro lager, but a full-flavored, … Continue reading

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Upcoming Beers

Here’s a look at what is in the pipeline.  Reminder: all dates subject to change, no guarantees.  A few new things.  First, we’ll be doing some cask beers on Fridays in Sterling now that the weather is cooling down.  Second, … Continue reading

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