Sometimes it’s about breweries. With patios. Which you can bike to. And eat things like deviled eggs and crab-and-ramp hush puppies.
You know, places like Caboose Brewing Co., a new operation in Vienna, open now.
You’ll want to clear your afternoon, because there’s a lot going on in and around this former warehouse. Then you’ll want to hop on the Washington & Old Dominion bike trail. Stop when you smell malt and see people drinking beer outside. (Alternatively, a car would work.)
Now, let’s see how you’ll use this place, based on your thirst:
You’re drinking from a tasting glass. You’ve gone to the bar and ordered a flight of beers, tapped directly from the tanks in back. It’ll probably include a vanilla stout, a rye ale, maybe even a ghost-pepper beer.
You’re drinking from a pint. You’ve grabbed a communal table in the dining room and started to investigate the chef’s farm-to-table small plates.
You’re drinking from a growler. Or a sixtel. Or a keg. You’re at home. And you took one to go. Yup, even a full keg—if you give them enough notice before your next cookout.
Or Game 7.