LBC January Newsletter

Our First Newsletter! January 2020 Out with the old! In with the new! So what’s new here at Loudoun Brewing? For starters, our new brewing system is up and running. You can read all about it down below. Also, this marks our first newsletter, a great way to connect and let you know all about what’s going on at the … Read More

Meet Phil Fust Brewer at Loudoun Brewing Company

Here we are in the last week of August, and I am sitting at my favorite local brewery, Loudoun Brewing Company. Fall is just around the corner. Hard to think about that with the heat and humidity soaring again today. A sound reason, however, to seek a cold refreshing beer and a cooling breeze. Which brings me to my current … Read More

3 Methods for Adding Flavors to Beer

We have a number of methods of adding flavors to beer.  These are not the flavors that are imparted naturally by the malt, hops, or yeast, but rather intentional additions such as fruits and spices that give our beers a uniqueness.  We use three main methods for adding flavor, sometimes using a single method and something using a combination of … Read More

Distribution in VA and the Impact on Breweries

Quite often I’m asked whether our beer is available in grocery stores, bars, or other places that sell alcohol.  The short answer is no, because we do not distribute any of our beer.  The follow-up question is always… why?  Quite simply, we cannot distribute beer because we do not have enough beer to distribute.  Our operation is so small that to … Read More

Why You Should Enjoy Seasonal Creep

Seasonal creep happens for many products in the retail industry.  Back-to-school sales start in July, Christmas decorations go on shelves in October, and summer styles go on sale in February.  Craft beer is no exception.  As I write this, it is August 1st, and we are already starting to see Sam Adams Octoberfest on the shelves.  The name Octoberfest, of course, refers to … Read More

How Big Beer Buy-outs Are Hurting Independent Breweries

In between dogging craft beer during Superbowl ads and producing yellow fizzy water that is allegedly beer, Anheuser-Busch InBev has been not-so-secretly purchasing craft beer breweries to add to their portfolio.  Notable purchases include Goose Island Brewing of Chicago, Elysian Brewing of Seattle and Virginia’s own Devils Backbone Brewing.  On the surface, it seems logical and almost benign to most people. … Read More

Homebrewer to Pro brewer – 5 Things to Consider

Going from homebrewer to professional brewer, on any scale, has challenges, risks, rewards and a whole host of considerations that should be made before taking “the leap”.  Here are the top 5 considerations we’d like to offer for those considering a career in the brewing industry. 1. You will undoubtedly brew the same beer over and over People love IPA’s.  … Read More

5 Things You Didn’t Know About The Reinheistgebot

The Reinheistgebot is commonly referred to as the “German Purity Law,” and 2016 marks the 500th anniversary of this simple yet somewhat mythical “law” that supposedly governs the quality of beer in Germany.  At Loudoun Brewing Company we like the purity law, which in its simplest form states that beer shall only be made with 4 ingredients, barley, hops, water, … Read More