The Brewery & Taproom

Old Bust Head Brewing Company is an independent, solar-powered microbrewery in beautiful Fauquier County, VA west of DC. Our experience brewing traditional ales & lagers has helped us win awards in styles classic and creative. With beautiful views of slate roofed barns and refurbished campus-like brick buildings, Old Bust Head is part of a unique farm called ‘Vint Hill’ that for 50 years operated as a top secret military listening post. Equipped with a 30-barrel, four vessel brewhouse, eight 60-barrel fermenters, and two 120-barrel fermenters Old Bust Head has the capacity to brew up to 10,000 barrels of beer a year.  

Our 1950's post and beam taproom is home to familiar faces sharing their love of craft.  The walnut bar is made from wood from the farm at Old Bust Head, and houses 48 taps with a wide variety of Old Bust Head ales and lagers—as well as a selection of hard seltzers.  We also have a variety of non-alcoholic options—we brew our own root beer, as well as cold brew coffee (with beans from our local and socially-sustainable coffee roaster Cafe Kreyole), and we offer a rotating variety of Mad Magic Kombucha (brewed three doors down). We partner with local food trucks every Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday who provide changing menus of delicious food options. You are also welcome you to bring your 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.  All weekends and most weekdays you'll find a food truck parked here. Check out our food truck list on our events page.
• Orders are placed at the OBH tent and delivered to your table. Please wear a mask when placing orders.
• Seating is first come first serve, if there are no tables available we'll put you on a wait list 
• If you leave your table, please wear a mask to be courteous to others 
• Bathrooms are inside the taproom and are sanitized frequently, masks are required inside restrooms.
• 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.
•Bathrooms are inside the taproom and are sanitized frequently, masks are required inside restrooms.
•Leashed dogs are welcome on the beer garden (ask for a dog bowl & a treat!)
 
Pedestrian Plaza
•Just opened!  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.
•Grab a table, dial the bar, and a server will come out to take and deliver your order 7 days a week.
•Leashed dogs are welcome on the plaza (ask for a dog bowl & a treat!)
•Hungry? Visit the OBH food truck out back, or order from one of Vint Hill's cafes for delivery to your table.
 
Indoor Seating
 
OBH Taproom
•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. Masks are required when ordering at the bar.  
•Please be courteous and wear your mask if you leave 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 and 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.
 
Production Area
•The OBH Production area is available for private events on a limited basis.  Please visit our Events>Host and 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! Sorry, we are still unable to fill growlers from home at this time.
•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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