Small, low-ceiling tap room with fiberboard tiling - this space could just as easily be a dmv - ambience aside, a nice spot in a nice town - obviously popular with the locals - came in the afternoon the day after Christmas and it was packed - eight beers in a pretty standard line-up, but ranged well in styles (although three ipas and a pale might be overkill) - the beer is well made, with the Porter and Pils being stand out - generous flights, and they have a nice approach with them where you only get one taster at a time so you can keep track of what youíre drinking and always have beer fresh from the tap - fast, friendly service - Iíd not go out of my way to visit again, but Iíll certainly grab a sixer of the Pils the next time Iím in the DC area.
Visited with DCLawyer, packed on a Sunday afternoon. Mostly street parking. Not sure Iíd want to come here during an event but hopefully they manage the parking situation well during events. Small tasting room with two bars, small quieter area back by the restrooms with a small table or two. Friendly and efficient service. Good variety of styles with around 10 taps at each bar. Beers are above average to pretty good. No food but they had a BBQ vendor outside this time. Good value on flights of 6, only downside is the ticket system thatís essentially one taster at a time. Not much you canít find at bars and stores, though they had a few of their Colossal anniversary beers on draft, so maybe worth it if youíre looking for those. Solid stop if youíre in the area.
Seating areas range from part of the brewery proper and a bar area. Two bars makes it a bit confusing at first to get the exact beer you want, but the tour is a great value. They give you beer tickets so there isnít a cash exchange, but in this case you likely arenít taking a whole flight back to your table. Parking can be a bit tough.
A simple but light filled taproom. Solid beers, without the proliferation of new beers some breweries indulge in. Good friendly service. And of course wonderful brewery sponsored bike rides. Perhaps my favorite brewery in this area. Only food is from food trucks.
DCLawyer (210) Falls Church, Virginia | March 22, 2015| Updated June 12, 2016
Clean, modern tasting room with little seating. Went at 7:30pm on a Saturday, and it was packed with groups of people coming and going to/from tours. The ticket system gets annoying when the bar is slammed, but then there is very little room to set your beers down so one at a time is probably for the best. They had 11 beers on tap, and a flight of 6 six-ounce tasters is only $10 (and they were having a free seventh taster special). Staff was exceptionally friendly and helpful, with a special shout out to Justin. Nice selection of merchandise on offer. Overall a great stop. Re-rate: The one taster at a time ticket system is in fact incredibly annoying. Stupid.
njnut (48) Toms River, New Jersey | May 17, 2014| Updated May 1, 2016
Went on a Friday night, live music was playing. Good truck was in lot. Place was jumping. Not the best decor but the staff is nice and quick to serve. Happy to have went
Joe17 (1) Alexandria, Virginia | February 11, 2013
Best time to go is Friday at 7 when there is music. Sometimes a food truck will come. Great crowd. Beer is just above average. The Wit, their best seller, is a dinner beer and just not best to dink alone. The pale is average. Drink the IPA!!. Did not taste the Stout.
Dropped in at 4:30 on a Saturday afternoon and the place was mobbed. Amazingly there was still a couple close parking spots. Their tasting room was large enough to accommodate the crowd, but was under appointed -- what, maybe 4 standing tables. They have two bars but it was still a lengthy process to get a drink. I bought a pint, but it appeared like they do samplers as you go, giving you tickets to get the small glasses as you go ... Which gives you a freshly poured beer but makes the bar rail crowded. I enjoy their beers, so glad I could visit once. Not sure I need to back -- you can find their beers easily around town. (Brewery #599)