great 1 yr old brewpub in Falls Church. great food and great beer! We had excellent service - so I’m not sure why other people are complaining about that so much. You can do a 4 / 4oz sampler of the beers you choose for $6. They had a wide range of styles on tap including a saison, ipa, wee heavy, belgian golden, tart strawberry blonde, english pale ale, etc. There are some barrels in the back corner on display aging some wee heavy (I believe). The ambience is a bit bright and wide open. Nice big bar. Got a quick tour of the brew room. And they offer a 10% discount for AHA members!
Drake (823) Milwaukee, Wisconsin | October 20, 2010| Updated October 25, 2011
Located in some kind of mixed use building complex. Plenty of parking in an underground garage. The place is large and features a nice large wooden bar. Fairly upscale ambience. I didn’t eat, but the menu looked decent and not terribly overpriced. The beers were a bit mixed... some were excellent, but there seems to be a diacetyl problem going on here, as 3 of the 6 beers I tried had signs of that, two of them overwhelmingly. I have to echo earlier comments about the servers not mentioning beers on cask or changes to the beer menu, though the servers were nice and did go out of their way to answer questions for me. Overall they have room to improve but a nice stop and a welcome addition to the Virginia beer scene.
I stopped by here again, and I have to give the bartenders a shout out as they were awesome. Also, no diacetyl problems this time, and all the beers were good. I’ll update my score to reflect the better experience. Old score was 68.
OK... thought I had already said this but, it looks like I need to update again. One of the best breweries in the state easily. The beer is always solid, excepting my first experience, with standouts on a regular basis. The food is always excellent... a little pricy, but high quality. I always make it a point to stop by when I’m NoVa.
A great brewpub in Falls Church. Stopped by on a Sunday morning for brunch and it was fairly empty. This is a large establishment with a long bar, lots of tables, and booths against the windows to look out onto the street. All very new and well-kept. The beer list was quite impressive - lots of choose from and some interesting styles too (I tried one of the IPAs, a keller-kolsch, black saison, and saison and all were excellent). The quality of the beers was quite impressive (originally only meant to get a pint each, but had to get more after the first one!). The food was great too - I had one of the omelettes which was very tasty. No complaints about the service here. Overall, a great stop and I would love to return!
Nice set up. Bar is really nice with the dark wood and the brewing tanks. We had good service. The food and the beer are the highlight of the experience. You can tell they put a lot of thought and care into these. The Frickles (fried pickles) were great and the desert option of fried cheese cake was amazing. Great selection of different brews. I had a sampler and each beer was great. Some interesting options. I wish I lived closer.
Well, my first impression is centered on lackluster service. My server never told me that there were three beers available not on the menu, or that there were cask beers. I had to overhear the bartender talking to patrons to find this out. The place is an upscale brewpub with a fair selection of house beers, along with other beverages, to include mead and cider. I did not order food, but the menu looked reasonable.
Beer with brunch at 10am, sweet! And one of the most comprehensive tap (and cask) lists you’ll find at a brewpub without any duds. Quite the opposite in fact. Lots of food options as well. Place looked nice, hard to get a sense of the more typical ambiance at 10 in the morning. Regarding the beer though, a true beer geek’s brewpub.
Pivoyager (93) Gaithersburg, Maryland | October 19, 2010| Updated May 16, 2013
Mad Fox is a stylish brewpub owned by local brewing legend Bill Madden. Among the 6 taps (and 3 casks), someone is sure to find an excelllent brew. The porter is to die for. Great place with decent food - I can only vouch for the prime rib sandwich. Easily accessible and family friendly, if these are your things. To quote Ah-Nold: "I’ll be back."
Since the above reveiw was posted, I have returned twice - and plan another visit tomorrow. Great place!
Iphonephan (384) Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia | October 24, 2012| Updated January 25, 2013
Nice food selection. 12 or so qualityhouse beers on tap.
Update January 2013: went to the Burn’s night dinner and the food was nothing short of spectacular -- way superior to any other brewpub or bar food -- and would hold its own against many fine restaurants.
I was here twice. really good own beers, unique but not too far from authentic style offered, served in proper glassware. Pizza was great, prices were fair , staff was hospitable, other guests hospitable, clean friendly and knowledgeable. The owner shared with me as many other good establishments he knew along Route 7 and 15 complementing most.