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Trade Secrets

Longtime readers of this blog may have noticed a change in the content over the last year: now, my posts contain little-to-no information on recipes or brewing technique.  This, unfortunately, is the consequence of an ever-evolving beer market, increased competition, … Continue reading

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Staff Retention

Crooked Run has done one thing exceedingly well: staff retention.  With 20 employees on staff, we’ve added quite a few new members, but in five years of business, we have lost very few employees.  I think this is very important … Continue reading

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Upcoming Beers

Last weekend’s golden sour release was a huge success!  Thanks everybody for the support.  I was really pleased with how our second bottled sour turned out…after Cuvee, I knew we needed to keep going strong with our mixed-ferm stuff and … Continue reading

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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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