Greater Than a Sum of Its Parts
We strive to make beautiful beer. To do this, we’re focused on using the highest quality ingredients available. Water, grains, hops, yeast, fruits, vegetables, herbs, and spices. Since beer is an agricultural product, we’ve found that growers and suppliers near us are often the best places to find the best ingredients for the beer we’re brewing.
Close to Home
It follows that we do our best to work with people nearby for our goods and services. There are a lot of great people, places, and products around the world, but we choose to support our Loudoun neighbors, fellow Virginians, and friends across the United States whenever possible.
Why? There are a few reasons in particular:
We’ve found the closer we source goods and services through person-to-person relationships, the more people tend to care about quality and the more value is placed on long-term partnerships.
We think supporting our community, state, and regional businesses is a good way to play a role in building a strong local economy. In particular, we’re focused on strengthening small agriculture.
The fewer miles something has to travel means less energy is used, roads aren’t as congested, and fewer pollutants enter our shared environment.
Of course we source goods and services from outside of our region. Sacrificing quality for proximity runs against what we aim to do. There are times when the highest quality things are only available from far away, so that’s where we go. But we still do our best to work close to home whenever we can.