Just in time for the weather breaking out of freezing temperatures on Saturday, two Northern Virginia breweries open their doors. Plus, more beer-related events.
Adroit Theory Brewing Company
With an experimental, try-anything attitude—showcased in one of their first beers, T/P/D, The Perfect Drug, an absinthe-inspired brew (pictured)—founder Mark Osborne says, “We’re only interested in making boundary-pushing … or just over the top beers.”
Grand Opening: Saturday, 12 – 6 p.m.
Serving: B/A/Y/S Imperial Stout brewed with hazelnuts, cherries, and aged on chestnut; B/A/Y/S Nitro; B/A/Y/S Randal, served through a Randall packed with dried fruit including apricots, figs, dates and Citra hops; Saviours & Guillotines, Imperial Saison brewed with Syrah grape must, aged in Cabernet Sauvignon barrels; Scorpion Black IPA, brewed with Simcoe; Scorpion Black IPA Bourbon Barrel Aged; and Agave IPA Bourbon Barrel Aged. Prices range from $3 taster, to $12 375 mL bottles to $30 growler fills.
Where:Adroit Theory, 404 Browning Court, Unit C, Purcellville
Old Bust Head Brewing Company
The 30,000 square-foot brewery, which uses geothermal power to operate, opens its doors for a preview of its first beer.
Preview Weekend: Saturday, 1-5 p.m. and Sunday, 12-3 p.m. (21 and over)
Serving: Bust Head English Pale Ale; $5 tour fee, $5 pints, $8 growler fill, $7 glass handle growler, $27 metal handle growler.
Where: Old Bust Head, 7134 Lineweaver Road, Vint Hill
More Beers To-Do:
Heritage Brewing Company will do a tap takeover at Malones for its one year anniversary party tonight, which includes a performance by Ryder & Zani. And at Heritage headquarters tomorrow, experimental Batch #6 arrives, a combination of multiple batches with multiple yeast strains. Says owner Sean Arroyo, “Sitting at 9-percent, this brew brings a sweet floral note on the nose followed by a warm honey characteristic.” Last week’s Batch #5 is available tonight (5-9 p.m.) in the tasting room, served with Mama’s Donut bites.
Port City Brewing Company celebrates its third anniversary with COLOSSAL THREE, a Hellerbock, with a 3 p.m. tapping party at the brewery today.