As the warm weather is falling upon us, many adults have only one thing on their mind – refreshing and delicious drinks on patios. And with all the craft beer rage, why not try to find a local brewery to enjoy your favorite summertime beverage? Well, we've got the top 5 craft breweries that are near you. Keep reading to find out why we love them and why you'll want to visit them as soon as possible.
Caboose Brewing Company
Ideally located next to the W&OD bike trail in gorgeous Vienna, Caboose Brewing Company perfectly combines some of the best beers around with farm to table food. Beers are rotated regularly and feature everything from stouts to IPAs to saisons and everything in between. Our favorite beer is the Citra Wheat that has strong notes of grapefruit and orange.
This brewery also has an incredible atmosphere with windows, allowing patrons to view the large steel tanks. Visitors can enjoy the Caboose Brewing Company's patio, bar or a proper table. So if you're looking for something to do this weekend, you can grab your bike and head to the W&OD for a day of biking and brewing.
Aslin Beer Company
Situated in beautiful Herndon, Aslin Beer Company creates the only finest ales, lagers, saisons, IPAs, Stouts and brandy. This company prides itself on focusing only on beer and considers itself simply a brewery and not a brewpub. But if you're hungry, you can order take-out from next door, A Taste of the World, and bring it inside. You'll also love the wooden Virginia shaped boards that are presented with the beer, promising a true local experience.
Old 690 Brewing Company
Head to Purcellville for a tasty selection of ales, blondes, Belgian wheats and stouts. You'll find chocolate, blood orange, coffee, grapefruit, smoky and coriander flavors, making these beers irresistible. Old 690 is also one of the oldest craft breweries in Virginia and many visitors love coming for a weekend trip to visit, relax, drink delicious beer and sit outside on the oversized outdoor patio.
Another Purcellville brewpub, Belly Love, is the perfect location to host an event or private party. With both outdoor and indoor areas, this brewery is pet-friendly on the patio. Additionally, with a delicious menu featuring mac and cheese, burger sliders, tacos, Paninis and giant soft pretzels, Belly Love will keep you hydrated and full. You'll also love the year round beer choices including malty lager, pale ale, American IPA and an oatmeal stout. And they have some delectable guest beer appearances you'll be dying to sample.
Lost Rhino is an Ashburn staple started by two friends that went searching to discover the best, wildest and most delicious beer brewing techniques. They pride themselves on bringing an international perspective through locally grown ingredients. Yearlong beers include a Pilsner, Hefeweizen, pale ale, Kolsch and a Session IPA. Lost Rhino also has a pub style menu that will keep even the kids happy. Stop by for some live music, to fill your growler or a relaxing evening on the retreat patio.
Northern Virginia has quite the selection of craft brew pubs and these are only a few of our favorites. Don't let the summer season pass you by without visiting one of the area's hip breweries.
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