The Brewery & Taproom

Old Bust Head Brewing Company is an independent, solar-powered microbrewery in Fauquier County, Virginia. With beautiful views of slate-roofed barns, Old Bust Head is part of a unique farm called ‘Vint Hill’ that for 50 years operated as a top secret military listening post. Forty-eight taps in our spacious1950’s post & beam taproom accommodate the wide and creative selection of craft beers we brew; and our solar, geothermal, and C02 recapture investments reflect our desire to make life both rich and sustainable.  

The Old Bust Head production area is equipped with a 30-barrel, four-vessel brewhouse—and with eight 60, three 90, and two 120-barrel fermenters, has the capacity to brew up to 15,000 barrels of beer a year.  A 7BBL brewhouse and fermenters allow us to brew limited release beers and hard seltzers just for the taproom. We also serve a variety of non-alcoholic options—we brew our own root beer, as well as cold brew coffee (with beans from local and socially-sustainable coffee roaster Cafe Kreyole), and we offer a rotating variety of kombucha brewed at the neighboring Mad Magic Kombucha. Local food trucks provide a changing menu of delicious food options. Customers are also welcome to bring their own picnic style munchies or carry in from one of the walkable cafés nearby.

Outdoor Seating
We offer three outdoor seating options:
 
Overhang
• Our all-weather outdoor covered area between the taproom and production areas.  Rotating food trucks are available Wednesday-Sunday.  Check out our food truck list on our events page.
• Seating is first come first serve
• Children are welcome to tag along (for a root beer float or two!) but we ask that they are accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times and must remain seated at your table.
​• Leashed dogs are welcome in the overhang area (ask for a dog bowl & a treat!)

Beer Garden
•Enjoy your beer under the shade of our beer garden pergola with one of the best evening sky views around.
•Purchase your beer inside at the bar and carry it out to your table.
•Leashed dogs are welcome on the beer garden (ask for a dog bowl & a treat!)

Pedestrian Plaza
The Pedestrian Plaza is a relaxing space in front of Old Bust Head. 
•Tables with umbrellas, chairs and built-in bench seating. Surrounded by a Native Plants garden and grassy expanses between Old Bust Head and the barns.
•Leashed dogs are welcome on the plaza (ask for a dog bowl & a treat!)
•Hungry? Visit the food truck out back, or order from one of Vint Hill's cafes for delivery to your table.

 
Indoor Seating
 
OBH Taproom
•Following the updated state executive order, as of Saturday 5/15/21, we are no longer requiring masks inside the taproom for those who have been fully vaccinated. We ask that if you have not yet received a vaccination, you continue to wear a mask when not seated at your table for the safety of our staff and customers.
•The OBH taproom is open with a variety of table sizes all spaced 6' apart.
•Order your beer at the bar and take to your table. 
•Sorry, dogs are not permitted in indoor seating areas. Please enjoy one of our outdoor seating areas with your pooch!
 
OBH Party Room
•The OBH Private Party Room is available for rent for groups of up to 15 people.  Please visit our Events>'Host an Event' tab for more information.
•Beers are purchased at the bar.
•Your party should be restricted to the party room—sorry, we no longer offer standing or mixing into the taproom space.
 
OBH Barrel Room
• Large private event space available Spring 2022 accommodating large parties.
• Seating for over 100 guests
• Flexible availability both during and after Taproom hours.
• Accessible to OBH bar, or arrange for your own private bar.
Please visit our Events>'Host an Event' tab for more information.
 
Beer to go
Visit the taproom and you will also be able to buy our beer directly from the brewery by the 6-pack, crowler, growler, case or keg.  
•Growlers are available for purchase and fills of OBH brews on our counter-pressure growler filler! 
•We offer 32oz Crowlers of any of our beers on tap.
•We sell 1/2 and 1/6 BBL kegs of many of our beers.  Check out our beers page to see if the beer you like is available in a 1/6 or 1/2 BBL.  After 10 keg purchases, your 11th keg is half price.
 

 

 

 

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