If you didn't come to the LoCo Ale Trail FeBREWary Finale at Vanish over the weekend...shame on you. But, really. You missed out on a lot of great fun! Not only did guests get to meet the brewers of some of their favorite Loudoun breweries and hang out with Roche from DC101, but they also got to taste all of the LoCollaboration Milk Stouts! All 16 breweries came together to create a delicious milk stout base and were then tasked with taking the stout back to the brewers and creating their own unique brew.
When the festival goers checked in, they were given a beer ballot to vote for their favorite LoCollaboration beer. The votes have officially been tallied and I am here to announce the winner of the LoCollaboration Milk Stouts!
Dirt Farm Brewing - LoCollaboration Stout
Dirt Farm Brewing, a beautiful brewery in Bluemont, went fruity with their beer. After emptying all of the kegs of milk stout into a single vessel, the brewers at Dirt Farm added a good amount of fresh strawberries from the farm and a handful of vanilla beans. The concoction brewed for a little over a week before being carbonated and kegged for your drinking pleasure! Head to the brewery to try it for yourself!
That may have been the highest voted beer at the finale event, but there are 15 other great beers for you to try on the LoCo Ale Trail. Check out the full list below, try them all and cast your own vote!
Adroit Theory Brewing - Chocolate, Coconut & Hazelnuts
Barnhouse Brewery - Cocao Nibs & Vanilla Beans
Belly Love Brewing Company - Black Forest Cake
Beltway Brewing Company - Red Wine Barrel Aged with Raspberries & Lacto/Rye Barrel Aged with Coffee
Corcoran Brewing Company - Coconut & Raspberry
Crooked Run Brewing - Cocoa Nibs & Habanero
Dog Money Brewery & Restaurant - Dry hopped with local hops and casked
Loudoun Brewing Company - Almond Joy
Lost Rhino Brewing Company - Peanut Butter
Old 690 Brewing Company - Cinnamon Toast Crunch
Old Ox Brewery - S'Mores
Quattro Goomba's Brewery - Organized Chaos
Vanish Brewery - Fruit Cake
Download the LoCo Ale Trail Pocket Guide here to plan your Loudoun brewery tasting adventure! Don't forget to share your favorites with us using #LoCoAleTrail