Bill Madden will be opening a brewpub of his own in northern Virginia next year. It's in the early stages of planning and raising investors and there's no location yet, but expect The Mad Fox, an English-style gastro-pub, to open in the late second quarter or third quarter of 2009. Rick Garvin's helping set up the company and Rick will be one of the Mad Fox Brewing Company's board of directors; Bill will be in day to day control as CEO and Chairman.
And head brewer, too, he promises.
Gregg goes on to tease us by stating he's withholding further details until we read it in Mid-Atlantic Brewing News. Subsequent posts to DC-Beer from others make guesses as to possible locations. Northern Virginia is open to interpretation, but it's probably a safe bet that Fredericksburg isn't on the list. No matter, I like the sound of "English-style gastro-pub". I'm looking forward to getting the next issue of MABN. I have a paid subscription but still see the free copies first so I'll be watching for them to show up in the stores.
Update, April 27: You can follow the progress of Bill and company at the Mad Fox Brewing Company blog.