Announcing the Loudoun County Brewery Guide

Loudoun County Brewery Guide

Loudoun County Brewery Guide — Coming Soon!

I have an important announcement. I’m working on my first eBook – a Loudoun County Brewery Guide – and I need your help. It will be about 5-10 pages providing all the information needed at a glance for residents and visitors about the county’s 14 breweries. It will be 100% free for anyone to use and distribute. I hope the guide can help my county and it’s awesome breweries.

Here’s the list of breweries:

  • Adroit Theory Brewing Company
  • Barnhouse Brewery
  • Beltway Brewing Company
  • Corcoran Brewing Company
  • Crooked Run Brewing
  • Dirt Farm Brewing
  • Lost Rhino Brewing Company
  • Leesburg Brewing Company
  • Mad Horse Brewpub
  • Mud Hound Brewing Company
  • Old Ox Brewery
  • Old 690 Brewing Company
  • Sweetwater Tavern
  • The V – Virginia’s Eatery & Brew House
  • Vintage 50 Restaurant & Brew Lounge

This is the list of information I want to gather for each:

  • Address:
  • Telephone:
  • Hours:
  • Website:
  • Email:
  • Twitter:
  • About/History:
  • Signature Brew(s):
  • Tours:
  • Food:
  • Prices:
  • Logo/Company Picture(s):

Here’s where I need your help.  I do not have contacts at nearly half of the breweries above. I will be reaching out via email, phone calls and in person but I’m only one guy. If you have a connection at one, please connect me with them. I want to represent every brewery in the best light possible and use information that only the brewery can provide.

I also need your opinion. What else would you want to know about the breweries? Did I leave a brewery off the list? Leave a comment below or contact me privately.

Lastly, this is my first eBook. I’m pretty clueless when it comes to formatting and publishing it. Any assistance will be much appreciated if you have experience in this realm.

Again, thank you for any help you can provide. I’m hoping to get this guide out by the end of the year. Now on to studying for the Cicerone Certified Beer Server Exam…

TWIB – Hello Raleigh, It’s Wedding Season!

This Week in Beer (TWIB) is a feature where I’ll highlight some craft beers I had during this past week mixed with some related (and unrelated) thoughts. Yes, it’s a play on the name of the show This Week in Baseball which I grew up on and loved.

This Week in Beer was all about trying new beer in new places.

It's wedding season!

It’s wedding season!

Leesburg Brewing Company

I checked out Leesburg Brewing Company on Friday for lunch. It’s in a great location in downtown Leesburg, Virginia which is quickly becoming a craft beer Mecca with MacDowell Brew Kitchen, Fireworks Pizza, Doner Bistro, the future Crooked Run Brewing, and more all within close walking distance.

Leesburg Brewing Company has been open for two weeks. Unfortunately they aren’t serving their own beer yet. They are still getting the proper state licenses. The owner said they hope to be serving in the next three or so months. They will be specializing in ales with something like 40 different ale recipes they brew offsite. However in the meantime they still carry five craft beers on tap. I had DC Brau’s Penn Quarter Porter for the first time with my WOW! Burger made with chorizo. The beer was just as good as the burger — I highly recommend them both.

Hey give Leesburg Brewing Company a follow if you’re on Twitter!

North Carolina Brewery Trifecta

Big Boss Brewing

I was lucky enough to go to my cousin’s wedding in Raleigh, North Carolina this weekend. It was a beautiful ceremony for a beautiful couple. What made the night even better was that they served two Big Boss Brewing beers. I’ve never even heard of them, a brewery in Raleigh.

Angry Angel KÖLSCH-STYLE ALE

This beer was a perfect beer for a summer day. It’s almost a session beer at 4.75% ABV and is very light tasting. I’d buy this if I came across it where I am in Virginia.

High Roller American-Style IPA

This one wasn’t as good as the Angry Angel. But I’m also not a hophead. The couple hopheads I talked to at the wedding seemed to like this one a lot. It’s not for me however.

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