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Thrilled to have the great work of our team and partners recognized on the national scale - #47 on the list! Read more>

Battle of the Burgers: 14 Burgers Paired with Craft Beers

This year Fair Winds Brewing is teamed up with Whiskey Kitchen circa 2014. Read more>


Fair Winds Brewing Company will celebrate their third year anniversary on March 3, 2018. Read more>

With Growing Craft Beer Industry, Fairfax County Hopes To Catch Up To Loudoun

When Casey Jones began work on his business plan for a new brewery in Lorton, Virginia, in 2013, no true craft beer production facility existed in Fairfax County. Read more>

Fair Winds Brewing Co. cracks open a cold one for veterans

For the next month, local craft brewery Fair Winds Brewing Company is running their annual “Buy a Vet a Beer” campaign. Read more> 

Craft breweries are booming — and winning awards — in Northern Virginia

Loudoun, Fairfax and Prince William counties are becoming the places to go if you’re looking for local craft brews. Read more>

Burke, Lorton: Fair Winds takes back-to-back Best Local Brewery titles

He thought they would be bigger — that was, before they were installed. Read more>

Fair Winds Brewing Company named Best Local Brewery 2017 in D.C. Metro area

In Washington City Paper’s “Best of D.C. 2017,” their Readers’ Poll has named Fair Winds Brewing Company in Lorton, Va. the Best Local Brewery. Read more>

Hoppy anniversary, Fair Winds Brewing Company!

This Saturday, March 4 marks two years of brewing at Fair Winds Brewing Company, based out of Lorton. Read more>

Fair Winds carries home the gold

The Virginia Craft Beer Cup 2016 Awards, hosted by The Virginia Craft Brewers Guild, were held this past Tuesday, August 16 in Richmond. Read more>


Fair Winds Brewing Winds Gold, Silver and Bronze at 2016 Virginia Brewers Cup

The Virginia Craft Brewers Guild hosted the 2016 Virginia Craft Brewers Cup Awards Tuesday August 16th at WestRock in Richmond, Virginia. Read more>

New summer brews at Faifax county's award winning craft brewery

Beer tastes best when it’s freshest, so try these 10 brewery happy hours

Fair Winds Brewing pairs an all-night happy hour... Read more>


Fair Winds Brewing Company voted Best Local Brewery in 2016 Washington City Paper Reader's Poll

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Easy Breezy at The Fair Winds Brewing Company

A glowing review from "Together We Drink" blog. Read more>


Fundraising through beer

Oftentimes beer simply serves as a refreshing self-indulgence. Fundraising isn’t exactly the first word that comes to mind. Read more>


Beer of the Week: Kerri’s Cure Belgian Pale Ale

Brewers compete with each other for festival medals and for draft lines at bars. But when the chips are down, the local brewing fraternity comes together as a community. Read more>


10 Best Local Beers of 2015

2015 was a big year for beer in DC. Right Proper built a new production facility in Brookland, DC Brau started burst distributing in Massachusetts, and several new breweries opened their doors in the DMV including 7 Locks, Fair Winds and Ocelot. Read more>

Special Batch of Beer to Benefit Brewer's Wife Battling Cancer

Kerri's CureVa. craft brewers come together for colleague with cancer

Northern Virginia craft brewers are gathering in Lorton Thursday to create a special batch of beer as a fundraiser for a colleague with cancer. “When Kerri [Rose] was pregnant, we were excited for Matt and Kerri because they’d been trying for a long period of time, but unfortunately that excitement turned to sadness when she found out she had Stage 4 stomach cancer,” says Casey Jones, CEO of Fair Winds Brewing Co. Read more>

Brewing Up Kerri's Cure

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VA Veterans BrewingThe booming industry that veterans are tapping into

Veterans have always been involved in the brewing industry, going back to the early days of the republic. These days, though, they’re more visible than ever, thanks to veteran-owned breweries with names such as Service, Honor and Young Veterans, and as liquor stores and bars across the country stock beers called Freedom Isn’t Free IPA, Devil Dog Stout or Boot Camp Brown Ale. Read more>

Brew In Town: Fair Winds Siren’s Lure

Glen’s Garden Market in north Dupont Circle is well known for its commitment to sourcing nearly all its artisanal products and prepared food ingredients from within the Chesapeake Bay watershed, a 64,000 square–mile area that cuts across six mid-Atlantic states (and D.C.). Read more>

Fair Winds Brewing Company Wins Gold at Great American Beer Festival

Fair Winds Brewing Company was awarded a gold medal for Siren’s Lure Saison at the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) in Denver, Colorado. This was a good year for Virginia craft breweries, who brought home a total of 9 medals. Fair Winds Brewing Company’s medal was one of only 4 gold medals won by VA breweries, and the only one awarded to a NoVA or DC area brewery. Read more>

The Hottest New D.C. Breweries

What a year it's been for beer. A number of new breweries have opened, adding to the depth of beer in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. Loudoun County was recently dubbed the "Ale Trail," contract brewing is helping some younger brewers springboard into the business, and there are plenty of October events highlighting the greatness of local beer. Read more>


Beer of the Week: Fair Winds Sessions in the Abyss IPA

Fair Winds Brewing launched in March, and it didn’t take long for the Lorton brewery’s hoppy and flavorful saisions and IPAs to win fans. The Howling Gale IPA was an early head-turner, but brewers Charlie Buettner, a veteran of Mad Fox Brewing, and Will Cook, formerly of Port City Brewing, crafted a series of beers — kölsch, helles, Flemish stout – that helped Fair Winds spread rapidly throughout Northern Virginia, showing up on draft at sports bars, wing spots and Whole Foods growler stations. Read more>

Fairfax County’s Largest Brewery Launches in the District with Premium Distributors of Washington, DC

Fair Winds Brewing Company is pleased to announce it has signed an agreement with Reyes Beverage Group’s Premium Distributors of Washington, DC to distribute its beer throughout the District of Columbia. Read more>


In 1945, Christian Heurich died the world’s oldest brewer at the age of 102. After immigrating from Germany to America with only $200 in his pocket and next to no knowledge on how to speak English, Heurich soon became a mythical figure by creating the epicenter of Washington, D.C.’s craft brewing culture. Read more>

The Best in Brews

Awards for NoVA’s best beers and breweries. Best India Pale Ale: Howling Gale! Check it out!>


Fairwinds Brewing Company Opens in Lorton, VA – But You’ll Get a Chance to Taste in DC Starting Early April

The fine folks at Meridian Pint were kind enough to invite me along while they toured the newly opened Fairwinds Brewing Company. Read more>

New Packaging Brewing Company Opens in Lorton

With the capacity to churn out over 4,000 barrels annually, Fair Winds Brewing Company in Lorton can claim the title of Fairfax County’s largest packaging brewery. Read more>

Fairfax County’s Newest and Largest Brewery Opens March 4-7th in Lorton, VA.

Fair Winds Brewing Co. is pleased to announce it will be opening its doors this week. Read more>

Fairfax County’s Newest and Largest Brewery Launches with Premium Distributors of Virginia

Fair winds Brewing Co. is pleased to announce it has signed an agreement with Reyes Beverage Group’s Premium Distributors of Virginia to distribute its beer through Northern Virginia. Read more >

Brewery takes space in Lorton

Fair Winds Brewing Co., a Fairfax County-based brewery, has signed a lease for 12,603 square feet of industrial space at 7000 Newington Road in the Gunston Industrial Park in Lorton. Read more>

Fair Winds Locks Up Lorton Lease

Beer lovers: rejoice! Fair Winds Brewing Company has officially signed a lease at PS Business Parks' Gunston Industrial Park in Lorton, where it will soon open up a 12k SF brewery and tasting room. Read more>

8 Things to Know About Fair Winds Brewing Company

Fair Winds Brewing Company is technically a packaging brewery—at least 75 percent of beer is sold off premises at restaurants, bars or retail vendors—and plans for a fall opening in Lorton. There will also be a tasting room in the 12,000 square foot operation featuring 30 barrels. Read more>

Fair Winds Brewing looking to open later this year in Lorton

We brought you the news late last year that Fair Winds Brewing Co. had raised funds to open a brewery in Northern Virginia, and now we've got an update: The owners are in talks to lease a 12,000-square-foot brewery space in Lorton. Read more>

Falls Church man to open Merrifield brewery, Fairfax Times

For U.S. Coast Guard Academy graduate Casey Jones, 45, brewing beer is a passion he has fostered for about a third of his life. “I have been into beer ever since I was legal to drink it,” he said. “And I have been making my own since at least 1999.” Read more >

Fair Winds Brewing raises $1.4 million for Falls Church brewery

The D.C. area beer scene expansion continues: Fair Winds Brewing Co. plans to open a 30-barrel packaging brewery in Fairfax County next year. The company, which is led by Fairfax resident Casey Jones, just raised $1.4 million in equity from investors, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Read more >

Topsail Brewing Company Changes Name to Fair Winds Brewing Company

We wanted to update all of our followers on a CHANGE IN THE NAME under which we will produce and distribute our beers, from Topsail Brewing Company to Fair Winds Brewing Company. This change is a result of the fact that a brewery from Oregon (which will remain nameless) alerted us that they would be challenging our Trademark application for the Topsail Brewing Company name. Apparently this brewery has decided to challenge any organization with “sail” and “beer” or “brewing” in its name. Read more >

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