Keeping up with the explosive growth of craft brewing in the greater Washington D.C. region is getting hard. Here is my attempt to summarize what’s going on:
The Craft Beer Craze Continues: 8 Breweries Opening in NoVA within a Year – Northern Virginia Magazine
Explosion of beer breweries and brew pubs continues in Northern Virginia – State of NOVA, The Post
That’s right, another EIGHT breweries are coming to greater Northern Virginia area. Most of them are in the outer suburbs.
My hometown brewery has been added to the Virginia Beer Trail. They are also “The Official Hometown Beer of the Potomac Nationals (DC Sports Bog, The Post” and are trying to get into Nationals Park. That’s good news, because the Nats are behind in embracing locally produced beer, like Port City and DC Brau.
Speaking of DC BRAU, their DC United themed beer that I previously mentioned will be The Tradition, sorry Ball-Wonk, DC Brew-nited wasn’t picked.
BLUEJACKET WILL OPEN…SOMEDAY
The new Bluejacket Brewery near Nationals Park will open sometime this summer, later than expected though. Washingtonian had another story on them.
CRAFT BEER GUIDE
Washingtonian Magazine published a Craft Beer Guide as well.
NATIONALS PARK BEER GUIDE
For Nats fans, this beer guide by the Nationals Review is an excellent guide to finding something other than macro beers. The Nats are behind on including local, inside the Beltway or from the District, beer.
I’ve created a BeltwayLand Beer tag so keeping track of the local suds might be a little easier.
IS THIS PACE SUSTAINABLE?
I wonder how long this can go on, is there really a market for a dozen or so craft breweries around here? I hope so.