Friday, April 13, 2018

Fastest Growing Virginia Breweries

The Brewers Association has tabulated the 50 fastest growing small and independent craft breweries. Three Virginia breweries made the list.

Vanish Farmwoods Brewery in Leesburg, Virginia, ranks No. 25 on the list of 50 fastest-growing craft brewers in 2017.

Vanish Farmwoods grew to 62 employees in the two years since it opened, and it says it is adding more production capacity and a barrel-aging facility to its farm.

“One of the things that is significant for us is that over 90 percent of our beer sales is consumed on-site in our farm tasting room instead of through distribution,” said Vanish Farmwoods owner Jonathan Staples.

Vanish Farmwoods is on a 61-acre farm and has two separate tap rooms, three indoor bars and one outdoor bar. It also has more than 30 taps and live music on weekends.

Big Lick Brewing Co. in Roanoke, Virginia, is No. 45.

Fair Winds Brewing Co. in Lorton, Virginia, is No. 47.

Sadly, I've never visited any of these breweries. Although I have enjoyed some beers from Fair Winds  at local pubs. Looks like my "to do" list just got longer.

See "3 Virginia craft brewers among 50 fastest-growing" for more.


  1. I can vouch for Fair winds - ask for cask finished product when you’re there and Vanish. Vanish had more offerings than I could try in a sitting.

    If you’re visiting Fair Winds, stop by Forge Brewing, only a couple miles away on Terminal Road. the Farm House ale and ‘Dark Heart of the Shenandoah’ are excellent, since if you’re visiting this area, you’re not getting home any time soon :-)

    1. One of these days I'll brave a drive around NoVA for beer. :-)



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