A Loudoun Moment: Brewdoun

 

There’s a reason Loudoun has adopted the nickname “Brewdoun.” Breweries are peppered throughout the county, from the industrial parks of eastern Loudoun to the top of the Blue Ridge Mountains at the far western end.

A photo essay by Douglas Graham/Loudoun Now

UNITED STATES - December 7, 2015: The Lost Rhino Brewing Company in Ashbury Virginia.  The brewery sits in the eastern part of Loudoun County Virginia and uses all locally harvested ingredients and also uses a really innovative technique of cultivating wild Virginia yeast strains from nearby orchards, meadows, and even fossils! (Photo By Douglas Graham/Loudoun Now)
UNITED STATES – December 7, 2015: The Lost Rhino Brewing Company in Ashbury Virginia. The brewery sits in the eastern part of Loudoun County Virginia and uses all locally harvested ingredients and also uses a really innovative technique of cultivating wild Virginia yeast strains from nearby orchards, meadows, and even fossils! (Photo By Douglas Graham/Loudoun Now)
UNITED STATES - December 7, 2015: Nassim Sultan adds honey from Loudoun to a batch of root beer at Lost Rhino Brewing Company in Ashbury Virginia.  The brewery sits in the eastern part of Loudoun County Virginia and uses all locally harvested ingredients and also uses a really innovative technique of cultivating wild Virginia yeast strains from nearby orchards, meadows, and even fossils! (Photo By Douglas Graham/Loudoun Now)
UNITED STATES – December 7, 2015: Nassim Sultan adds honey from Loudoun to a batch of root beer at Lost Rhino Brewing Company in Ashbury Virginia. The brewery sits in the eastern part of Loudoun County Virginia and uses all locally harvested ingredients and also uses a really innovative technique of cultivating wild Virginia yeast strains from nearby orchards, meadows, and even fossils! (Photo By Douglas Graham/Loudoun Now)
UNITED STATES - December 7, 2015: Jasper Akerboom and Nick Anderson work on yeast cultures in the lab at Lost Rhino Brewing Company in Ashbury Virginia. The brewery sits in the eastern part of Loudoun County Virginia and uses all locally harvested ingredients and also uses a really innovative technique of cultivating wild Virginia yeast strains from nearby orchards, meadows, and even fossils! (Photo By Douglas Graham/Loudoun Now)
UNITED STATES – December 7, 2015: Jasper Akerboom and Nick Anderson work on yeast cultures in the lab at Lost Rhino Brewing Company in Ashbury Virginia. The brewery sits in the eastern part of Loudoun County Virginia and uses all locally harvested ingredients and also uses a really innovative technique of cultivating wild Virginia yeast strains from nearby orchards, meadows, and even fossils! (Photo By Douglas Graham/Loudoun Now)
UNITED STATES - December 7, 2015: Jasper Akerboom works on yeast cultures in the lab at Lost Rhino Brewing Company in Ashbury Virginia. The brewery sits in the eastern part of Loudoun County Virginia and uses all locally harvested ingredients and also uses a really innovative technique of cultivating wild Virginia yeast strains from nearby orchards, meadows, and even fossils! (Photo By Douglas Graham/Loudoun Now)
UNITED STATES – December 7, 2015: Jasper Akerboom works on yeast cultures in the lab at Lost Rhino Brewing Company in Ashbury Virginia. The brewery sits in the eastern part of Loudoun County Virginia and uses all locally harvested ingredients and also uses a really innovative technique of cultivating wild Virginia yeast strains from nearby orchards, meadows, and even fossils! (Photo By Douglas Graham/Loudoun Now)
UNITED STATES - December 7, 2015: Lost Rhino Brewing Company in Ashbury Virginia. The brewery sits in the eastern part of Loudoun County Virginia and uses all locally harvested ingredients and also uses a really innovative technique of cultivating wild Virginia yeast strains from nearby orchards, meadows, and even fossils! (Photo By Douglas Graham/Loudoun Now)
UNITED STATES – December 7, 2015: Lost Rhino Brewing Company in Ashbury Virginia. The brewery sits in the eastern part of Loudoun County Virginia and uses all locally harvested ingredients and also uses a really innovative technique of cultivating wild Virginia yeast strains from nearby orchards, meadows, and even fossils! (Photo By Douglas Graham/Loudoun Now)
UNITED STATES - December 7, 2015: Lost Rhino Brewing Company in Ashbury Virginia. The brewery sits in the eastern part of Loudoun County Virginia and uses all locally harvested ingredients and also uses a really innovative technique of cultivating wild Virginia yeast strains from nearby orchards, meadows, and even fossils! (Photo By Douglas Graham/Loudoun Now)
UNITED STATES – December 7, 2015: Lost Rhino Brewing Company in Ashbury Virginia. The brewery sits in the eastern part of Loudoun County Virginia and uses all locally harvested ingredients and also uses a really innovative technique of cultivating wild Virginia yeast strains from nearby orchards, meadows, and even fossils! (Photo By Douglas Graham/Loudoun Now)
UNITED STATES - December 7, 2015: Daniel Roca-Zela enjoys a pint at Dirt Farm Brewing. Nested in Blue Ridge Mountains 1 mile outside of the village of Bluemont, the family owned and operated farm sits on 100 acres in Loudoun County. The brewery has spectacular easterly views of the Loudoun Valley and also includes a rustic tasting room that was built in the 1940’s and has plenty of indoor and outdoor seating. Dirt Farm's focus is brewing small batches of hand crafted beer from fresh ingredients grown on the family farm.  (Photo By Douglas Graham/Loudoun Now)
UNITED STATES – December 7, 2015: Daniel Roca-Zela enjoys a pint at Dirt Farm Brewing. Nested in Blue Ridge Mountains 1 mile outside of the village of Bluemont, the family owned and operated farm sits on 100 acres in Loudoun County. The brewery has spectacular easterly views of the Loudoun Valley and also includes a rustic tasting room that was built in the 1940’s and has plenty of indoor and outdoor seating. Dirt Farm’s focus is brewing small batches of hand crafted beer from fresh ingredients grown on the family farm. (Photo By Douglas Graham/Loudoun Now)
UNITED STATES - December 7, 2015: Jessie Puffberger pours a pint at Dirt Farm Brewing. Nested in Blue Ridge Mountains 1 mile outside of the village of Bluemont, the family owned and operated farm sits on 100 acres in Loudoun County. The brewery has spectacular easterly views of the Loudoun Valley and also a nice rustic tasting room that was built in the 1940’s and has plenty of indoor and outdoor seating. Dirt Farm's focus is brewing small batches of hand crafted beer from fresh ingredients grown on the family farm.  (Photo By Douglas Graham/Loudoun Now)
UNITED STATES – December 7, 2015: Jessie Puffberger pours a pint at Dirt Farm Brewing. Nested in Blue Ridge Mountains 1 mile outside of the village of Bluemont, the family owned and operated farm sits on 100 acres in Loudoun County. The brewery has spectacular easterly views of the Loudoun Valley and also a nice rustic tasting room that was built in the 1940’s and has plenty of indoor and outdoor seating. Dirt Farm’s focus is brewing small batches of hand crafted beer from fresh ingredients grown on the family farm. (Photo By Douglas Graham/Loudoun Now)
UNITED STATES - December 7, 2015: A sampler platter of beer at Dirt Farm Brewing. Nested in Blue Ridge Mountains 1 mile outside of the village of Bluemont, the family owned and operated farm sits on 100 acres in Loudoun County. The brewery has spectacular easterly views of the Loudoun Valley and also a nice rustic tasting room that was built in the 1940’s and has plenty of indoor and outdoor seating. Dirt Farm's focus is brewing small batches of hand crafted beer from fresh ingredients grown on the family farm. (Photo By Douglas Graham/Loudoun Now)
UNITED STATES – December 7, 2015: A sampler platter of beer at Dirt Farm Brewing. Nested in Blue Ridge Mountains 1 mile outside of the village of Bluemont, the family owned and operated farm sits on 100 acres in Loudoun County. The brewery has spectacular easterly views of the Loudoun Valley and also a nice rustic tasting room that was built in the 1940’s and has plenty of indoor and outdoor seating. Dirt Farm’s focus is brewing small batches of hand crafted beer from fresh ingredients grown on the family farm. (Photo By Douglas Graham/Loudoun)

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