Whether you’re considering a move to the greater Washington DC area or have already moved here, one thing you know for sure is that there is so much to do in your free time.
The area has an abundance of sights, museums, culture, and a rich restaurant and nightlife scene. What you might be more surprised to learn is all there is to do when you go out of the immediate DC area.
If you’re a craft beer lover, then you need to check out the breweries in northern VA.
Some of the best breweries in VA can be found in the area, full of great beer, a fun atmosphere, and scenic surroundings. What are you waiting for? Put these breweries in northern Virginia on your must-visit list.
2 Silos Brewing Co.
One of the very first breweries in Virginia that should be on your list is the 2 Silos Brewing Co. Located in Prince William County, this brewing company is on the campus of Farm Brew LIVE at Innovation Park.
2 Silos is a destination brewery where you can meet up with friends and family, enjoy some premier beer and good food too.
They have regular visits from taco food trucks and offer guests winter igloos. Their flagship beers include:
- Mosaic Goat, a double IPA
- Virginia Creme Ale, a smooth, medium-bodied golden ale
- Citralicious, an American India pale ale
- Manassas Station, a pale yellow American Lager
The brewery also has regularly featured limited-release beers for your trying.
Aslin Beer Company
Aslin Beer Company was founded in 2015, by two friends who both married daughters from the Aslin family. Located first in Herndon, they’ve since expanded with a taproom in Alexandria too.
While their goal was originally to make interesting brews, through being a beer company, they’ve come to realize their goal is also about bringing the community together.
As brewers, they are dedicated to the craft of brewing interesting, quality, unique beers.
Their Tasting Room is family-friendly until 7 pm. After 7 pm, “adult swim” is in effect and guests must be over 21 to enter.
The Herndon location allows outdoor food to be brought in and features the Everyday Bun’d Up food truck on location.
The Alexandria location has an on-site kitchen serving pizza, burgers, salads, and sandwiches made with house-made bread.
Bear Chase Brewing Company
If you want to enjoy your craft beer with a view, then Bear Chase Brewing Company should be on your visit list. Sit outside with a good beer and take in the panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Want to sit inside? The brewery taproom was built to take in the mountain views too.
Bear Chase features a “Brew Barn” with multiple brewing systems. Of course, they’re dog friendly too. Bring your pooch to the taproom for taste testing, sit around their wood fire pits, and enjoy a quality brew.
They have on-site food and live music on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
If you find a brew you love, you can even get some of their select brews to go.
Bear Chase is even in the farming business, growing their own hops and with plans to plant orchards in the near future. They continue to use fresh mountain water in their brewing process.
Old Bust Head Brewing
Old Bust Head is known for its ales and award-winning lagers and their unique location. Visit them at the farm called “Vint Hill”. This location spent a half-century as a top-secret military listening post.
Located in the rolling hills of Fauquier County, Virginia, they offer brewery tours Wednesday through Sunday.
They feature a regular rotation of food trucks visiting the site. Want to bring kids? In this case, you’ll know they will learn something valuable.
Old Bust Head Brewing is committed to teaching kids about:
- Saving energy
- Conserving resources
- Maximizing sustainability in the area
They are also committed to practicing what they preach. 40% of the energy needed for their production facility is generated from on-site solar power. They also have 18 500’ deep geothermal wells that are used to efficiently heat and cool the taproom and offices.
Located in Lucketts, Virginia, Vanish Brewing is a 63-acre, family-owned farm-brewery that is popular far and wide for beer and scenery.
Vanish offers scenic outdoor spaces and a taproom to enjoy their line-up of 20 different on-tap brews. They also have space for small and larger private events.
Dogs are welcome in their Dogtown room, pavilion, and open field area. They must be on a leash.
Do you have someone in your group who isn’t a fan of beer? Vanish Brewing also serves wine, cider, freshly made sangria, and their own wine slushies.
Old Ox Brewery
Located in Loudoun County on, you guessed it, Old Ox Road. Old Ox Road was once used to connect the many farm products from Loudoun County to the markets in Fairfax County.
Old Ox Brewery has its own tasting room. But they also produce in larger quantities and sell commercially. You could find your favorite Old Ox brew in bars and restaurants in Northern Virginia, the District of Columbia, and Florida too.
Old Ox features a 30-barrel brewhouse. This is a busy brewhouse with each batch they create producing 930 gallons of beer. 930 gallons of beer makes 9,920 12-oz. cans of beer or around 413 cases.
Visit These Breweries in Northern VA Soon
If you live in this beautiful region of the country, start to plan some gatherings, get out of the hustle and bustle of the city and start to visit the best breweries in Northern Virginia.
While there are so many options, these breweries in northern VA will not disappoint.
If you’re hoping to move into the greater DC area and want help navigating this housing market, we are here to help. Contact us today to get started and start making that list of breweries to visit.