Monroe Trail

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Monroe Trail

The James Monroe Highway (Rt. 15) acts as Loudoun’s spine and a trip down the Monroe Trail will offer an array of unique brewery experiences. You’ll experience the best Loudoun has to offer on this trail, seamlessly passing between sprawling horse country, the heart of a vibrant downtown, and finishing on the farms that hug the banks of the Potomac.

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Stop 1:

Quattro Goomba’s Brewery is one of Loudoun’s newest breweries, and co-located with Quattro Goomba’s Winery. With easy access off both Routes 50 and 15, this makes for a great start to any brewery adventure in Loudoun. Enjoy their great views of horse country and ever- growing tap list as you map out the rest of your day. Be sure to grab a slice of their handmade Sicilian-style pizza to help fuel your trip. 

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Stop 2:

Crooked Run Brewing turned from dream to reality for owner/brewer Jake Enders thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2013. Ever since, the small brewery located in Leesburg’s historic Market Station has produced a wide-variety of popular small batch beers. The Raspberry Dark Saison and the Shadow of Truth Black Belgian Tripel remain popular staples.

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MacDowell Brew Kitchen has long been one of Loudoun's most popular bars thanks to their outdoor beach and relaxed atmosphere. They began brewing their own line of beers in 2015 including their popular Weiz Ass Wheat. 

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Loudoun Brewing Company is a family-owned nano-brewery and tasting room a short walk from the historical downtown Leesburg. Enjoy hand-crafted local beer in the taproom, or grab a growler to go.

Stop 5:

Barnhouse Brewery opened in 2012 in Leesburg, before temporarily closing to move to a more relaxed setting upon 18 acres of land in Lucketts in 2016. Barnhouse focuses less on odd ingredients and more on delivering easy to drink beers utilizing local ingredients. Hops are grown on the premise, along with other brewing ingredients. 

Stop 6:

Vanish is a farm woods brewery set in the middle of over 50 acres of forests and fields in Lucketts, Virginia. They make beer with a reverent and watchful eye toward nature, often collaborating with innovative beer makers. They provide a refuge for those seeking a connection with the wild, living world through our beer and the beauty of their physical setting.