Middleburg is home to wineries, a rum distillery and cidery, but now, it has a brewery just a bock-and-a-half from the town office.
Old Ox Brewery officially opened its second Loudoun location in the Health Center building off Middleburg’s Madison Street on Saturday, with brewery owner Chris Burns cutting the ribbon alongside Mayor Bridge Littleton, who tapped the ceremonial first keg. Also in attendance for the ribbon cutting were several Town Council members, town staffers, Supervisor Tony Buffington (R-Blue Ridge) and Republican county chairman candidate John Whitbeck.
Last August, Burns purchased the Health Center property from the town for $750,000. Since then, he and his Old Ox team have worked to transform the bottom floor of the two-story building into a 2,900-square-foot tasting room and the courtyard into a 2,000-square-foot outdoor beer garden.
The brewery also installed a five-barrel 95-gallon brewing system in the 1,000-square-foot garage out back with a beer pipeline that runs chilled beer 115 feet into the tasting room.
The brewery unofficially opened on June 29. It is Old Ox’s second location, having opened its Ashburn location in 2014.