Stopped by on a Thursday night, and there was a pretty decent crowd, mostly locals - had to wait a bit for a spot to open up. Solid beer offerings, mostly conservative with the exception of a molasses porter on cask. Server friendly and good recommendations. Worth a stop for sure.
Great place to sit and drink. Sure it’s located in a business park or whatnot, but the interior is very relaxing but modern. A lot of dark wood, a bit of metal, but the design works, and it doesn’t feel pretentious or cheap. I like the setting of the bar, looked very comfortable. Food selection seemed ok, by far better than the average brewpub, but still had the staples of burgers, wings and pizza only dressed up a bit. That wasn’t all they had, the seared ahi and jerk chicken looked good as well. Beer-wise I found no problems. The quality of the brewing was superb, which is really a rare thing these days. I read on BA that someone said Vintage 50 made some approachable styles, as if they were made solely for the uninformed BMC drinker to have something to sip while the big boys drink their 24% imperial this-n-that. Not even close. The kolsch and hefeweizen were fantastically made, the cask porter, at a hefty 4.8%, may have been the best porter I’ve ever had. Very, very few flaws found in the brewing, and the recipes seemed to work as well. Very recommended, and I will be back for more of that porter, hopefully to sit outside and drink one after another. Don’t forget to ask for the stealth beer, unlike myself.
Stopped by mid-afternoon on Saturday and enjoyed a few beers along with a rather good burger. The beers are somewhat lacking overall, but the cask ESB was particularly good. The service I received was very good; the waiter had several tables and was really hustling. There were 6 house beers available at my visit plus 1 cask ale. The location is fairly easy to find and worth a stop.
This place is a bit of a chocolate-covered turd. Despite being located in a non-descript office building, the decor was warm and inviting. Sat in the bar area which had a number of flat screen tvs all turned to the big game. The service was ok. I hate having to ask for water multiple times. They had 6 different things on tap: a couple of stouts, IPA, lager, amber ale(yawn). One of the stouts I had tasted like burned toast. The other was this rather ridiculous imperial stout that wasn’t very imperial. The only food we had was a spinach dip that didn’t have much spinach. The crowd skewers older and yuppie. This is a place to be seen whilst drinking cocktails. The beer, not so much.
Drake (830) Milwaukee, Wisconsin | October 23, 2014| Updated December 23, 2014
This is my review for the old location, which I miss dearly.
Oct. 20, 2010: I’ve been trying to stop here for quite some time and finally got the chance today. It’s located in an office building, the rest of which is taken up by a real estate company. The vibe certainly suits the business crowd, as its fairly upscale (though I didn’t feel out of place in jeans and a t-shirt). Parking is fine. The service was very friendly, even though I was pretty high maintenance (a million questions about the beer, changing my food order, etc.). Upscale menu with options like Kobe Beef Burgers, Foie Gras and others, though there are also some more affordable options and my fish and chips ($9) were both very tasty and a fairly large portion. Samplers are available as are growler fills for $10 with some of the seasonals a few dollars more. the beer ranges from solid to very good. They have a cask option as well, which is nice. Definitely worth a stop, and I’d even say worth going a bit out of your way for. Old score 82.
Nice little brewpub in Leesburg. Decent draft selection. Beers range from average to good. Food is pretty good though a bit pricy for the portion. Did the sampler which came with six 4 oz beers and was pretty reasonably priced. Bartender was friendly. Decent service. Worth a stop if you’re in the area.
Nate (330) Indiana, Pennsylvania | August 14, 2010
Had dinner here with my wife on our way to Chantilly. Nice upscale brewpub with good menu, tasty food, and attentive service. The beers were good. Definitely one of the more posh and expensive brewpubs I’ve visited, so that gave it a low value score for me.
Despite having their beers at various beer festivals over the last half-decade, I have only just visited the brewpub. Strange location - ground floor of a small office building, tucked not too far off the beaten path, but just enough. We arrived at exactly noon and were the only customers in the place - on a Saturday at 12, this seemed to be a little strange. The place got a bit more busy by 12:30 and it looked a lot better by 12:45.
Waiters were attentive and friendly. The beers were pretty good, though I had had almost of them either before at the beer fest from the previous week or they were the few apparent hold-overs from prior to this newest brewer.
Food was good - friends had one of the sandwiches and I had the jambalaya. Nothing bad said about the food, so check there. Prices for the DC area are comparable, perhaps a little high-end for the area, but since Loudoun is the #1 income earning county in all of the country, I’d probably say it’s one of the last things to complain about.
Very nice decor. Upscale, but comfortable. Good service. Great brewer (Bill Madden). The ahi lollipops, shrimp etoufee and potato crusted black cod (although it’s not a traditional potato crust) are excellent. Nice flat screens and other mounted tvs to watch sports, but definitely not a "sports bar." The menu and quality of food has drastically improved with the new ownership/management.
Sat in the bar, the service was OK but not great, our server couldn’t seem to remember all of our drink orders when there were only 2 of us. The food is OK but a little over-hyped. They are trying to be an upscale brew pub but most everyone is drinking wine or mixed drinks which doesn’t speak well of their beer. Folks are clearly here for the food and not the beer.