Time for another #LoveLoudoun event guide full of adventures in DC’s Wine Country and along the LoCo Ale Trail! Cheers to short weeks and starting the weekend on Thursday anyway 🎉

 

📸: @iamjarreauwilliams

🍻 FeBREWary 🍻

Good news, LoCo Ale Trail conquerors: “Thirstdays” are BACK! We’re kicking things off this FeBREWary with Roche on Air and the DC101 crew at Bear Chase Brewing Company! Come out to beautiful Bluemont to take in the fresh mountain air and picturesque views while enjoying one of Bear Chase’s 14 beers on tap including the Mountain Hop IPA or the Getting Squirrelly Nut Brown Ale. Plus, pints are only $6… thank you, Thirstday deals! 🤘

Dust off your beads and jazz up your weekend with a visit to Lost Rhino Retreat for the brewery’s Mardi Gras Beer Dinner! Indulge in authentic Mardi Gras fare, paired with Lost Rhino's craft brews. Cajun dishes like blackened catfish, remoulade, and corn maque choux will have your taste buds geauxin’ wild 💜💚💛

Rock out your workout at Old Ox Brewery with a free “POUND” exercise class! Whip around lightly-weighted Ripstixs with fun moves and bumpin’ music. All fitness levels are welcome for this awesome workout and stress-reliever! Reward yourself with a delicious Old Ox brew after class; it’s all about balance, right? 😁

 

📸: Bluemont Vineyard

What a Grape Idea… 🍇😉🍷

Things are getting pretty spicy over at the 8’s… ‘cause there’s a Chili Challenge in town 🌶️ Treat yourself to some killer chili at 868 Estate Vineyards and 8 Chains North Winery! With a delicious wine tasting at each vineyard, you’ll be treated to a complimentary sample of each winery’s own signature chili. Vote for your favorite, and may the best chili win! 

Now that your mouth is watering, why not learn how to craft pairings of your own? Creek’s Edge Winery invites you to enjoy a fun, interactive, hands-on and educational evening of delicious food and wine 😋 Learn about what goes into making excellent pairing choices from the experts themselves: the winemaker and the chef. Get ready to take your next dinner party to a whole new level with your professional pairing skills! 

Of course, great wine is best enjoyed with great tunes 🎶 Help Bluemont Vineyard celebrate the final Friday of February with live music and winter favorites like handcrafted mulled wine! Come early to enjoy new, seasonal menu items and stay late into the extended Tasting Room hours 💫

OTHER WAYS TO #LOVELOUDOUN THIS WEEKEND: 
Planetarium Show: Planets - Feb. 24 at Franklin Park Performing & Visual Arts Center
Last Ham Standing Comedy Improv - Feb. 22 at Franklin Park Performing & Visual Arts Center
Comedy Night - Feb. 23 at Bogati Winery
Coffee with the Curator - Feb. 23 at National Sporting Library & Museum
“On Fly in The Salt” Exhibit - Feb. 22 - 24 at National Sporting Library & Museum
Meet the Artists: Loudoun Sketch Club - Feb. 24 at 868 Estate Vineyards
Live Music: Riverside Lights - Feb. 23 at MacDowell’s Brew Kitchen
Live Music: Red, White & Blues Band - Feb. 22 at MacDowell’s Brew Kitchen
Live Music: Stephen Wade Crouse - Feb. 22 at Phase 2 Brewing
Soup's On! - Feb. 23 + 24 at Willowcroft Farm Vineyards
Fourth Friday - Feb. 22 at Breaux Vineyards
Pints for a Purpose: Support the Gorman Family - Feb. 23 at Bear Chase Brewing Company