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Crooked Run Brewing Plans Soft Opening This Friday

Posted by / Thursday, July 18th, 2013

Crooked Run owner, Jake Endres

Photo courtesy of Jake Endres

By: Molly Jacob

After raising almost $1,500 over the $10,000 Kickstarter goal, Crooked Run Brewing is set to open at its Market Station location on this Friday, amid ongoing construction. “The bar is not completely finished,” says Jake Endres, owner and brewmaster. “It will be fairly rough when we open, but the beer will be good.”

Two homemade brews are on tap for tomorrow: Hopsail, a Belgian single named after a bamboo trellis design found in Endres’ hops garden, and Logan’s Song, an English pale ale named after his dog.

Crooked Run will be the first business venture for 25 year-old Endres, who has five years brewing experience.

“I never release anything I haven’t brewed before or tested,” says Endres. “I think that the concept of beer, just like presentation of food, is important because it sets expectations for it.”

Within the next month, Crooked Run will also offer Thunder, an American pale ale, Nature’s Warden, an American brown ale and Summer’s Night, a raspberry dark saison.  

Due to some unforeseen circumstances, Endres had to make changes to which brews will be available year-round. “I’m not growing as many hops as I planned,” says Endres. “My parents sold the property where I planted most of them but I still grow some.”

Endres says Crooked Run Brewing’s grand opening won’t be “for months,” but in the meantime, the brewery will still be open and catering to the average beer drinker and the craft beer aficionado alike. “[Crooked Run] will be a nice, pleasant environment where you can come with friends, relax and really enjoy beers you don’t typically find in supermarkets,” says Endres. / 205 Harrison St. SE, Leesburg.

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