Old Trade Brewery & Cidery
- 13270 Alanthus Road
Brandy Station, Virginia 22714
- Thursday, 3 to 9 p.m.
Friday, 3 to 11 p.m.
Saturday, 12 to 10 p.m.
Sunday, 12 to 8 p.m.
Old Trade Brewing is a small business free of investors. “We really are a small town family brewery. A bootstrap operation,” Garrett emphasized. He’s put in 16 hours a day for 16 months to see this dream become a reality. “I’d love for it to become a publick … a meeting place … to host festivals and events.” For now, visitors who arrive for the grand opening and in the near future will be treated to live music during the month (likely folk or blues) with pretzels, premium meats and cheeses, and a popcorn cart. Carefully curated food trucks will be invited to serve on the weekends, and Garrett hopes to work with some of those vendors to create sauces from his beers, as well as create pairing suggestions.
A dog park will be available by mid-summer. When your pooch isn’t in the park, a leash will be expected, and non-service dogs are to remain outside of the brewery tasting room per Virginia law.
While the weather is perfect for outdoor play with the kids or enjoying beer on the patio, the Thayer’s have the inside cozy for you, too. Two large screen TVs will have sports for your entertainment, but know that one of them will always be dedicated to airing the Patriots.
Besides leaning heavily toward families with small children, Garrett’s goal is to “make it so you can stay and feel comfortable.”