On Saturday, August 10 from 12:00 – 10:00 PM, Old Bust Head Brewing Co. will celebrate its fifth anniversary at its taproom located in Vint Hill, Virginia. Read More
Old Bust Head Brewing Co.
Established in 2014, Old Bust Head Brewing Co. was the first brewery in Fauquier County. The brewing company produces and serves fine ales and lagers from its brewing facility and taproom located in historic Vint Hill and distributes throughout Virginia, Washington D.C., and Maryland.
Old Bust Head is an independent craft brewery, with day to day operations being run by its three owners — long time community members, Ike and Julie Broaddus, and Brewmaster Charles Kling — and their Old Bust Head family. Along with other familiar faces, all together our team of experienced beer tenders have spent on average more that 4 years serving beers behind our bar.
Our experience brewing traditional ales and lagers has helped us win awards in styles classic and creative. Our award winning traditional styles, like our Vixen Irish Red, Bust Head English Pale Ale, Oktoberfest Marzen Lager, and Gold Cup Russian Imperial Stout are happy to share the pedestal with our newer award winning Graffiti House West Coast IPA, juicy Sonic Charm DIPA, and decadent Caramel Macchiato Stout. Brewing, barrel aging, or souring, our goal is that no matter what we make it will be fresh, inspiring, and will taste like could have been brewing it for generations.
Old Bust Head Brewing is named for a rural crossroads in the rolling hills of Fauquier County, Virginia. The locals who dubbed the corner ‘Bust Head’ enjoyed not only the potent libations brewed there, but also a little good humor. Bust Head was a place that brought folks together in good spirits and built community — and that’s what we hope to do at Old Bust Head Brewing Company. While we’re serious about the art of crafting exceptional beer, and about our passion for the environment, we endeavor — like the folks who raised the glass at the first Bust Head — to keep things playfully in perspective and make life a bit more enjoyable for all of us.
Whether the Viking’s Valhalla, or the Bavarian’s Bock, goats have a centuries old connection to beer. But for us, the Old Bust Head Goat represents our rural roots and our affinity to the most social, happy, and fun-loving animal the farm. Most of all, any good goat will proudly jump on top of the highest thing around only to look ridiculous. No matter how proud we are of what we brew, the energy we save, or the community we bring together — we remember the goat and try to keep it all playfully in perspective.
Beer is just our secret way of brainwashing people to care about the planet… okay, maybe not, but an environmental mission influences all we do at Old Bust Head. We try to set a friendly example — with our solar array that provides 40% of the energy needed for our production facility, and our eighteen, 500 ft. deep geothermal wells that allow us to efficiently heat and cool our taproom and offices.
For a relatively small company, we’re in the big leagues of sustainability — the size of our new solar array will rank us as no. 26 solar brewery in the nation among companies you’ve probably heard of like Anheuser-Busch, Heineken, Miller Coors, and Sierra Nevada — and #1 in Virginia and the 5 state area.
Old Bust Head Brewing Co. is an independent craft brewer.
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