On the list of “things to do for Father’s Day,” relaxing at a brewery has got to be either at, or near, the top.
And with so many terrific brewpubs right in our backyard, the choices are practically endless. We’ve included 17 of them here, and all have received stellar reviews. Who reviewed them? You did! For some of the folks who responded to our informal Q&A on Facebook, Old Bust Head Brewing is the place to be. For others, it would be a fate worse than death to miss the beverages at Death Ridge Brewery. Where possible we have included the special events and activities each brewery has planned for Father’s Day. For those without information, please check the events section of each the brewery’s Facebook page as the holiday gets closer. Happy Father’s Day!
2 Silos Brewing Company
Located in Farm Brew LIVE, 9925 Discovery Blvd, Manassas
2silosbrewing.com / 703-420-2264 / FB @2silosbrewingco
About 2 Silos Brewing Company: 2 Silos Brewing Company is Prince William County’s first destination brewery campus offering great brews, daily deals, and live music.
“2 Silos Brewing is my favorite. It has a great selection of beer and nibbles and if you time it right, spectacular live music! It’s like being at Jiffy Lube Live but not having to pay for the concert.” Jennifer E. Goldman, Marshall
Altered Suds Beer Co.
36A Main St, Warrenton
alteredsudsbeer.com / 540-216-3490 / FB @alteredsudsbeer
About Altered Suds Beer Co.: This brewery and tasting room is focused on small batch hop-forward beers, art, music and all things weird. Father’s Day at Altered Suds: Tap room hours are 12-7pm. Entertainment: Weather-permitting, there will be cornhole and a golf putting game outside.
“We love Altered Suds because it’s convenient, it’s in a charming old town, plus it has great IPAs for my husband and I like their peach seltzer and ginger beer this time of year!” Amelia Stansell, Warrenton
BadWolf Brewing Company
Located in Cavalry Village, 9776 Center St, Manassas
Badwolfbrewingcompany.com / 571-208-1064 / FB @badwolfbrewingcompany
About BadWolf Brewing Company: The first brewery in Manassas and Prince William County, BadWolf Brewing Company offers a choice of eight beers on tap in its cozy taproom. All beers are brewed on-site and well-behaved dogs are welcome inside and outside. Father’s Day at BadWolf Brewing Company: Father’s Day weekend just happens to be BadWolf Brewing Company’s eighth anniversary and to celebrate, they’re offering a growler special on Father’s Day. Buy a growler fill (32oz /64 oz) and get a free glass growler (a $5/$10 value).
“I love BadWolf Brewery! Great beer and the staff is the best. Broad selection and a great deal on flight nights. Just the casual atmosphere that I was looking for and a little something different every time I stop by.” Lori Stevens, Centreville
Barking Rose Brewing Company + Farm
9057 Old Culpeper Rd, Warrenton
barkingrose.com / 540-935-6206 / FB @barkingrose
About Barking Rose Brewing Company + Farm: This farm brewery in Warrenton focuses on hand crafted German Style Lagers and Belgian style beers. Father’s Day at Barking Rose: Tap room hours are, as usual, 12-9pm. There will be a Cuban food truck on site, pint specials, and plenty of gift options.
“Barking Rose is a favorite because they have great Belgian style beers. It’s hard to find both that style of beer and the brewery, so pay attention to the turn off. The place is huge and very cool!” Troy Stansell, Warrenton
Beer Hound Brewery
201 Waters Pl. #102, Culpeper
beerhoundbrewery.com / 540-317-5327 / FB @beerhoundbrewery
About Beer Hound Brewery: A micro-brewery located in downtown Culpeper, Beer Hound Brewery strives to brew the best tasting beer around. All of its beers are named after famous and not- so- famous hounds in movies, history and favorite 4-legged customers. Father’s Day at Beer Hound Brewery: Pitcher or pint specials. Plus: Beer soap – made from Beer Hound beer – for purchase.
“Beer Hound Brewery in Culpeper is my favorite. Its big outside patio provides good people-watching in downtown.” Terri Randall Cameron, Bristow
Cedar Run Brewery
12801 Hazelwood Dr, Nokesville
cedarrunbrewery.com / 703-594-0420 / FB @cedarrunbrewery
About Cedar Run Brewery: This true farm brewery has a simple mission: to make great beer. Guests are invited to visit the taproom, sit on the patio, or wander the farm, all while enjoying a pint. Father’s Day at Cedar Run: Cedar Run is welcoming families on that day. There will be a bee demo from its resident beekeeper from 12-2pm, and wagon rides around the farm from 2-4pm.
“Cedar Run Brewery is my favorite. Great space, both indoors and outdoors, awesome staff, including the owners who are always around, and the beer is fantastic. I haven’t had a beer there I haven’t liked.” Justin Michael Pillow, Bristow
Death Ridge Brewery
5393 Higher Ground Trail, Jeffersonton
540-764-4057 / deathridgebrewery.com / FB @deathridgebrew
About Death Ridge Brewery: This farm brewery is kid and pet friendly. You can find food trucks there Thursday and Saturday and enjoy live music on the weekends. Father’s Day at Death Ridge Brewery: Tap room hours are, as usual, 11-6pm, and of course there’s the brewery’s popular Sunday brunch.
“Death Ridge Brewery is my favorite. Located minutes from Warrenton, Death Ridge is an exciting new addition to local libations. The bucolic scenery and iridescent sunsets provide the perfect backdrop to sip the tasty beverages available on site and as take home growlers. Be sure to visit, you won’t be sorry.” Cynthia Mitchell, Jeffersonton
7223 Centreville Rd Suite 115, Manassas
eavesdropbrewery.com / 703-420-8955 / FB @eavesdropbrewery
About Eavesdrop Brewery: At Eavesdrop Brewery the goal is to provide a unique experience through partnerships with local chefs, farms (including their own), and brewers from across the nation. Father’s Day Weekend at Eavesdrop Brewery: Eavesdrop is celebrating its third anniversary with a weekend full of live music, good eats, baby goats, and more!
“We love Eavesdrop Brewery in Manassas. The beer is great and the atmosphere is nice.” Tami Grooms Smiff, Bristow
Heritage Brewing Co.
Located in Center Point Business Park, 9436 Center Point Ln, Manassas
heritagebrewing.com / 571-208-1355 / FB @heritagebrewing
About Heritage Brewing Co.: This veteran owned and operated microbrewery is committed to producing only the finest beer made with the best ingredients with the same level of attention to detail and passion that its owners brought to serving our country.
“Good local brewery with varied selection. Love that it’s veteran owned, dogs are welcome, and staff are knowledgeable.” Amy South, Manassas
Old Bust Head Brewing Company
134 Farm Station Rd, Vint Hill Farms
oldbusthead.com / 540-347-4777 / FB @oldbusthead
About Old Bust Head Brewing Company: Old Bust Head Brewing Company is an independent, solar-powered, award-winning microbrewery located on part of a unique farm called ‘Vint Hill’ that for 50 years operated as a top secret military listening post. Father’s Day at OBH: Tap room hours are 12-9pm. Food truck: Ford’s on the Road (from Ford’s Fish Shack) on site all day. Entertainment: Adwela and the Uprising (reggae band) from 5-8pm.
“Old Bust Head Brewing Company is my favorite, their pale ale is one of my favorites and owners Julie and Ike Broaddus are amazing people. I’m hopeful that they bring back events like their Bleu & Brew as the pandemic fades.” Dan McLinden, Culpeper
Ornery Beer Company Taproom
8088 Flannery Ct, Manassas\
ornerybeer.com / 571-208-0171 / FB @ornerytaproom
About Ornery Beer Company Taproom: The Ornery Beer Company Taproom is the home to a 20 barrel production brewery along with a classic brewery taproom. Father’s Day at Ornery Beer Company: Stop in on Father’s Day weekend (18-20) and enter Ornery Beer Company’s grill giveaway. The winner will be announced on Monday, June 21st.
“I love this place. Tasty brews and great atmosphere.” Bill Nagle, Manassas
Powers Farm & Brewery
9269 Redemption Way, Midland
powersfarmbrewery.com / 540-359-5749 / FB @powersfarmbrewery
About Powers Farm & Brewery: This small farm and brewery practices sustainable/biological agriculture. Powers Farm & Brewery grows hops, vegetables, fruit, medicinal/culinary herbs and beneficial flowers, and serves its farm-brewed beers on site as well as beer to go via growler and crowler fills.
“We’ve been going to Powers Farm & Brewery since they first opened. Great atmosphere, very comfortable and relaxing. The beer is great all the time! Owners Kevin and Mel are so nice and really care about their farm and brewery.” Barbara Johnson Harrison, Bealeton
Sinistral Brewing Company
9419 Main St, Manassas
sinistralbrewingcompany.com / 703-686-4575 / FB @sinistralbrewingcompany
About Sinistral Brewing Company: Sinistral Brewing Company is a seven barrel brewery in Historic Manassas. It’s a gathering spot where the world slows down enough that you can catch up a little. Family-friendly, kids and dogs welcomed, outside food allowed.
“Sinistral Brewing Company in Old Town Manassas is our favorite. It’s our Cheers…plus the dogs love it there.” Jennifer Ann, Manassas
The Farm Brewery at Broad Run
Located in Broad Run Nursery LLC, 16015 John Marshall Hwy, Broad Run
thefarmbreweryatbroadrun.com / 703-753-3548 / FB @thefarmbreweryatbroadrun
About The Farm Brewery at Broad Run: Nestled in the quaint community of Haymarket, The Farm Brewery at Broad Run offers a six-acre meticulously landscaped beer garden to relax in while sipping its vast selection of Ales and Lagers.
“The Farm Brewery at Broad Run is my favorite. They have great beer and oh hello wine slushies! Atmosphere is family and doggo friendly and the folks that work there are awesome.” Kodi Moskorisin, Haymarket
Tin Cannon Brewing Co.
7679 Limestone Dr #130, Gainesville
tincannonbrewing.com / 571-248-0489 / FB @tincannonbrewco
About Tin Cannon Brewing Co.: Tin Cannon Brewing Company is a nano-brewery that opened in November of 2014. Since then, they’ve been proudly serving great craft beer to great people.
“For a great selection of regular and seasonal beers, my favorite is Tin Cannon Brewing Company. Great food trucks on the weekends. Trivia on Thursdays, music on some Saturdays and open dart boards most other nights.” Chris Rao, Gainesville
“Tin Cannon Brewing Company is my favorite. What I love besides the beer and the staff is the friendly atmosphere. I’ve been going there for a couple of years. People are friendly, and there’s never any drama.” Kimberly Grunett, Warrenton
Tucked Away Brewing
8420 Kao Cir, Manassas
tuckedawaybrew.com / 703-420-2890 / FB @tuckedawaybrewingcompany
About Tucked Away Brewing: Tucked Away is an independent craft brewery run by two craft beer enthusiasts using a 10-barrel brew system. It’s the perfect hidden spot where our beer-loving friends come to relax.
“I have three favorites: Tucked Away, Sinistral, and EavesDrop Breweries.” Jason Houtz, Manassas
Wort Hog Brewing Company
41 Beckham Street, Warrenton
whbrew.com / 540-300-2739 / FB @whbcllc
About Wort Hog Brewing Company: This unique brewpub provides a friendly, relaxing, and inviting atmosphere in the heart of Old Town Warrenton.
“Great selection of fine IPA’s. Good food and great service.” Stan Parkes, Culpeper