Have you ever been out and about, load up your Maps app, and just do a search for “brewery”? That is what I did while wine tasting with my family over the weekend. Little did I know we were 10 minutes away from Old Bust Head Brewing in Fauquier County, one of the newer Virgina breweries. After some mild convincing we arrived at the brewery, did some tasting, and I left with a six pack of the Graffiti House West Coast IPA.
The Washington D.C. area has seen an explosive growth of new breweries over the past few years. The first round of breweries is now well established (Port City, DC Brau, 3 Stars) and now the second and third round of breweries are starting to open and gain their footing. Caboose Brewing Co, in Vienna, Virginia is one of the latest breweries to open in the area and tap into the DC Beer scene. I have been monitoring their progress during my weekend bike rides on the nearby W&OD trail, as soon as I heard they were open I had to pay a visit.
One night earlier this week Shane, Nick and myself were having a conversation regarding writing some articles for the website. During the talk, Shane noticed someone submitted a suggestion of Tröegs The Mad Elf years ago and we had never written one. For some reason, I still had one in my fridge and decided to finally add this one to our reviews.
It’s been a few years since I did a post of My Top 10 New Beers for a particular year. The idea and challenge to make this list is to pick your ten favorite new beers to you that you had in a calendar year. I did an article with this concept back in 2011, and decided it would be a good idea to revisit this. Without further ado, here are my ten favorite new beers that I tasted in 2014.
Things have been a bit quiet here at Passion Beer over the past few weeks because we have been working with our investors on something big. We have been able to secure a large amount of funding to pursue a long held dream of ours, opening our own theme park. Combined with our own fortunes and the investor funding we have purchased a 250 acre property in Montgomery County, PA outside of Philadelphia to build our dream.