Bites: DC Beer Week celebrates Virginia breweries

A quick listing of VA-focused events, plus a few brewery updates.

Port City Brewing Company
Photo by Rey Lopez
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EDITOR’S NOTE: A previous version of this story said Aslin Beer Company is scheduled to do a tap takeover at Mad Fox Brewing Company in Falls Church. The event will take place at Mad Fox Taproom in D.C.

It’s DC Beer Week, and of course Virginia brews play a large part in the celebration. Before a quick listing of VA-focused events, a few brewery updates:

– Announced by the governor’s office today, Heritage Brewing Company will add 66 new jobs to Manassas and invest $8.9 million with its relocation and expansion, including a new production facility and plans for more brewpubs, like the one in Arlington. [more]

– Aslin Beer Company will open both a tasting room with a rooftop deck and a dedicated sour beer production area in Herndon, plus another production facility. The brewery’s second anniversary party, this September, will be in the parking lot of the new tasting room. [more]

– In openings: Twinpanzee debuted in Sterling earlier this month, and Manassas’ Sinistral Brewing Company is gearing up for its opening and posting progress on Facebook.

Virginia-focused DC Beer Week events [full listing]:

Bourbon Barrel Colossal 5 tapping at Port City Brewing Company in Alexandria [more]

DC Brau’s crab fest at Quarterdeck in Arlington [more]


Port City tap takeover at Rocklands in Arlington [more]


She Can Brew It! women-owned brewery tasting at Fireflies in Del Ray [more]