Adroit Theory Brewing Company | Purcellville, Virginia
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Adroit Theory Brewing Company
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Type: Brewery (see listing)

404 Browning Ct, Unit C
Purcellville, Virginia United States 20132 [ print map ]
703 722 3144

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Hours: Sat 12:00 - 6:00 PM


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8 reviews for Adroit Theory Brewing Company
 Ambiance  70%
 Service  61%
 Selection  71%
 Food N/A 
 Value  61%
 Overall  68%
 Rating  71%


76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 3/10   OVERALL 15/20
Drake  (487) Free Union, Virginia | October 23, 2014
Like this place a lot. Comfortable vibe. Upscale but also in a big garage with a huge patio. Plenty of parking. Staff was helpful and friendly, though they did piss me off at the end by selling me a bottle and then saying nevermind we canít sell you that. 9 beers on tap, though one was not available to regular folks (though one bartender gave me a small sample). Beers were available in 4-ish ounce snifters for $3-4.50. Larger pours were in the 9-ish range. Corked and capped half liters for 12. The beer was overall good in quality. Not a place you want to go if you want to session some solid beers, as they are all experimental and the lowest ABV was 7.1%. One beer was a little overly weird and soapy (lavender beer) but generally the quality was very good, the standouts being a rum barrel imperial porter, a brandy barrel old ale, a chili pepper IPA and an El Dorado single hop IPA. Nice place and I will visit again.
60
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 10/20
tia  (86) Sandston, Virginia | August 2, 2014
Garage with a bar. Not being into metal music, I found the music irritating which makes me feel a little surly about the service which was pretty slow. We got a sample of one of each of what they had on tap which was a full eight today. No food truck in attendance today so we ate the granola bars we had in the car. Prices average. Glad we stopped in, but the overall experience could have been better. Especially after it took us four hours to get here (traffic sucked).
74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2  (714) Hanover, Maryland | June 19, 2014
Adroit is a bit of a self-hyped place but their beers are solid and mostly back this bold assertion. The staff seemed fairly robotic in serving their patrons and also did not seem to mind having folks wait a while for service. The place is large and open with smooth tones of dark rock competing with lingering conversations throughout the bar. I liked the beer but find the exclusiveness of several offerings off-putting and a little presumptuous. All-in-all this is a nice place to spend your afternoon enjoying some bigger beers.
70
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk  (191) Washington D.C., Washington DC | June 18, 2014
Cool brewpub for metalheads not super far from D.C. in the back of what looks like an old industrial junkyard - just the kind of place youíd think metalheads would set up a brewpub. The beers are generally above average and well done. Taste flights available. Only downside is this graduated member program thing for some of their better beers. Not sure if this will work for them in terms of impressing not so common customers, but maybe they donít care.
34
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 1/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 8/20
nimbleprop  (58) SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC | May 26, 2014
Tucked away in an industrial park in Purcellville. Space is pretty cool, nice outdoor seating area, fairly large bar inside with some barrels used as tables. Brewing equipment is mostly tucked away. They have eight beers on tap for "regular" patrons and two more for reserve society members only. Three 3oz samples run $8.75 which isnít bad. Full pints are also served plus both 32oz and 64oz growler fills. Thatís pretty much all the nice things I can say. The service is dreadful. Only three guys working on a busy Saturday: two were lazily washing glasses while the third chatted up a trashy bachelorette party all while dozens of people waited to order or pay. No real gusto about their product. No descriptions or thoughts beyond a brief description on a print out. The beer itself is bad up and down the menu. The focus on "extreme" styles and applications is dated at best. Most of the beers show a lack in technical skill. No beer under 7%. Even the heavy metal theme seems a bit dated. The combination of service and product make this a poor experience. Youíd be better off checking out Corcoran down the road.
78
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
Travlr  (1661) Washington, Washington DC | April 27, 2014
This place was indeed all itís cracked up to be. Itís a medium sized warehouse brewery with one of the tiniest mash tuns Iíve seen outside of someoneís kitchen, and cute little fermenters on wheels huddled in a corner. And, of course, the barrels outnumbered everything else. Service was friendly but slow. Above all, the beers were pretty amazing, tasty and unique. Food truck was shelling out very tasty pizzas from a clay oven on wheels. A very worthwhile day out. Beers are solidly on the high abv side, so bring friends or just try a couple - fortunately, tasters are available individually, for three bucks each. That makes for an expensive flight if you do all seven. Iíd like to see at least a couple of sessionable choices, but thatís just me.
68
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83  (189) Fairfax, Virginia | March 31, 2014| Updated October 12, 2014
Visited a few weeks after opening. The place was initially hard to find since itís on the back-side of a nondescript office building. Just follow where all the cars are parked (either in the front or back). Place is pretty cool looking - Not huge, but spacious enough. Bar area is cool. Place has been busy the two times Iíve visited, but thereís always been either bar space or table space to sit. Draft lineup isnít huge at the moment (it should be growing very soon). They have variants/randall versions of at least one of their beer. Second time I visited they had their reserve society beer available for members to pickup up get drafts of. Food truck was there or just arriving the times Iíve gone. Alcohol is all high gravity, so watch yourself. Sample sizes available. Staff is nice - owner was enjoyable to chat with. They seem to be really into what theyíre doing.

Iíll provide a few updates based on previous visits. Never noticed the music on earlier trips, but the ambient creepy metal music was more than a little off-putting to the people I brought along. Beer styles are a bit more versatile, which was nice, though still nothing session-able, which seems to miss the bus in todayís current trend away from monster abv beers. Bottles are still outrageously expensive, even for a "nano"/"micro" - Iím not going to spend $12 on a 375, at least not until they have some kind of regular distribution and have to compete with the other shelf beers.

Iíll continue to visit when Iím in the area, but I think the other local places are going to take priority. They seem to have a good thing going, so whatever works for them.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138  (175) Falls Church, Virginia | March 15, 2014
Visited during the pre-soft opening on 1/18/2014. Decent size front end area with an L shaped bar and a good assortment of merchandise for purchase. 12 tap system with 2 nitro lines. Tried all 6 beers available on draft including 2 stout variants. They donít make their own food but they had a food truck, Iím sure theyíll have other food trucks come out for their events. Some minor kinks that should be easy to smooth out but a very promising new brewery with solid beers.

Updated review from 3/15/14 visit: Theyíve expanded the buying process with a couple more iPads equipped with bar tab software. Used to be just one iPad with a checkout line so itís much more convenient now to sit at the bar and order from there. 5 beers available this time, guessing theyíre working on quality over quantity which is cool in my book. Another food truck outside, this time a brick oven pizza vendor. All solid beers again and they should be adding hours for Sunday in a few weeks. Free wifi is nice and theyíll fill any outside growlers.

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