NoVA Beer News: Adroit Theory Brewing Company Officially Opens Saturday + Old Bust Head Brewing Company Offers Sneak Preview

Lots to drink this weekend at NoVA breweries.

Photo by Mike Ramm

Just in time for the weather breaking out of freezing temperatures on Saturday, two Northern Virginia breweries open their doors. Plus, more beer-related events.

Adroit Theory Brewing Company
With an experimental, try-anything attitude—showcased in one of their first beers, T/P/D, The Perfect Drug, an absinthe-inspired brew (pictured)—founder Mark Osborne says, “We’re only interested in making boundary-pushing … or just over the top beers.”

Grand Opening: Saturday, 12 – 6 p.m.
Serving: B/A/Y/S Imperial Stout brewed with hazelnuts, cherries, and aged on chestnut; B/A/Y/S NitroB/A/Y/S Randal, served through a Randall packed with dried fruit including apricots, figs, dates and Citra hops; Saviours & Guillotines, Imperial Saison brewed with Syrah grape must, aged in Cabernet Sauvignon barrels; Scorpion Black IPA, brewed with Simcoe; Scorpion Black IPA Bourbon Barrel Aged; and Agave IPA Bourbon Barrel Aged. Prices range from $3 taster, to $12 375 mL bottles to $30 growler fills.
Where:Adroit Theory, 404 Browning Court, Unit C, Purcellville

Old Bust Head Brewing Company
The 30,000 square-foot brewery, which uses geothermal power to operate, opens its doors for a preview of its first beer.
Preview Weekend: Saturday, 1-5 p.m. and Sunday, 12-3 p.m. (21 and over)
Serving: Bust Head English Pale Ale; $5 tour fee, $5 pints, $8 growler fill, $7 glass handle growler, $27 metal handle growler.
Where: Old Bust Head, 7134 Lineweaver Road, Vint Hill

More Beers To-Do: 
Heritage Brewing Company will do a tap takeover at Malones for its one year anniversary party tonight, which includes a performance by Ryder & Zani. And at Heritage headquarters tomorrow, experimental Batch #6 arrives, a combination of multiple batches with multiple yeast strains. Says owner Sean Arroyo, “Sitting at 9-percent, this brew brings a sweet floral note on the nose followed by a warm honey characteristic.” Last week’s Batch #5 is available tonight (5-9 p.m.) in the tasting room, served with Mama’s Donut bites. 

Port City Brewing Company celebrates its third anniversary with COLOSSAL THREE, a Hellerbock, with a 3 p.m. tapping party at the brewery today. 

This week’s inaugural NoVA Brew Bus is sold out, but seats are available for the Feb. 15 tour through Reston Limousine. Stops include Mad Fox, Port City and Forge Brew Works.