Montgomery County Cop Wins Buzzed at the Bee at Vanish

Montgomery County police officer Laura Myers won Loudoun Literacy Council’s April Buzzed at the Bee at Vanish Thursday, April 25.

At Buzzed at the Bee, contestants compete in an adult spelling bee and trivia night at Loudoun breweries and restaurants. It’s held the last Thursday of every month, and this month was hosted at Vanish Farmwoods Brewery in Lucketts.

For winning from among 20 contestants, Myers took home a crowler of Vanish beer and a t-shirt.

The contest raises money for the nonprofit Loudoun Literacy Council, which through its jobsite program, tutoring, classes for both adults and children and partnerships with schools and libraries helps the 32,000 Loudouners who struggle with the English language.

The next Buzzed at the Bee will be May 30 at 7 p.m. at Solace Brewing Company in Sterling.

Vanish is on the 53-acre Black Hops Farm, launched by Jonathan Staples in 2014 to provide hops to Virginia’s thriving craft brewing industry. It is also home to Virginia’s first dedicated malting operation, Pilot Malt House.

The brewery features up to 20 beers on tap at a time with a focus on local ingredients, family-friendly outdoor space, scenic views, and a massive taproom.

Buzzed at the Bee is co-hosted by Loudoun Now deputy editor Renss Greene and Mason Enterprise Center Small Business Development Center Manager Eric Byrd.

Learn more about Vanish at, and about Loudoun Literacy Council at

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