Monday, June 22, 2015

Bikeable Brews Along the W&OD, Custis, Mt Vernon, and Fairfax County Parkway Trails

The craft brew house listing now covers 100 miles of northern Virginia bike trails with the recent addition of places located near the Mt Vernon and Fairfax County Parkway trails. As you might expect, most of the ones near the Mt Vernon trail are clustered around Old Town, though there are a few good stops elsewhere, like Highline RxR in Crystal City and DRP Belle Haven. Not so many craft brew houses along the parkway trail, but at least the list does include Yard House with its 130 taps in Springfield, and 2 breweries – Fair Winds and Forge - in Lorton.  Currently the website lists 85 places including 20 brewery operations found close by the 4 trails. My mapping collaborator will add the parkway venues shortly, and is working on a modification that will specially highlight the breweries, brewpubs, and brewery-affiliates.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Craft brew establishments along the Custis Trail

Complementing the online directory of businesses situated close by the W&OD Trail that serve craft beer on premises, has released a directory of  craft brew venues located within a mile of the Custis Trail in north Arlington. The Custis Trail provides a link between the W&OD Trail and the Mount Vernon Trail or Georgetown; it extends 4 miles from mile marker 4 of the W&OD to the foot of Key Bridge in Rosslyn, and along the way passes within a mile of some 20 bars and restaurants whose menus offer an array of craft beers. These places focus on products of local area breweries and other small breweries around the country. The directory presents business names and addresses along with maps and directions from the trail. The ultimate mission of Bikeablebrews is to create craft brew directories for handy reference by cyclists and hikers on all the major northern Virginia trails.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Craft brew establishments along the W&OD trail

Riders cycling on the Washington and Old Dominion trail in Northern Virginia can build up quite a thirst. I know I do, and for that reason I've undertaken research to compile a list of places near the trail where a cyclist might stop for some craft brew refreshment. is the result of my research efforts to date. I've tried to identify every establishment serving craft beer that is located near the W&OD. The list encompasses the entire 44.8-mile length of the trail, from Shirlington in south Arlington to Purcellville in Loudoun County. I will gladly add any place I may have missed. The only criteria for inclusion: must be no more than 1.5 miles from the W&OD and serve beer on premises, with the focus on craft brews.