Adroit Theory Brewing Co.

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404 Browning Ct c,
Purcellville, Virginia 20132


 (540) 4417428

First Visited

October 17, 2019

Behind the intensely detailed gothic and metal artwork wrapping the cans of Adroit Theory Brewing’s releases you’ll find an operation that came from humble beginnings, with an off the grid approach that’s taken the East Coast beer scene by storm.

Founded by Mark and Nina Osborne, this Purcellville, Virginia based brewery officially opened their doors in January of 2014 after a few years of planning and brewing up some unique ideas. Originally slated to be called AntiThesis Brewing, until finding a wine out west with a similar name, they instead opted for Adroit Theory Brewing. Initially hiring brewer Greg Skotzko as their head brewer, they worked on a diverse array of initial batches on their 1 barrel system, creating over 37 different beers within those first 6 months.

The original driving force of this new brewery was two fold: use the “vineyard method” by hosting tastings, creating a membership club, and sell beer to people directly from their taproom; focus on concept beers that are unique, thought provoking, and constantly different – no flagships. Over the first few years, almost every beer they brewed was over 7% in ABV, with most in the 7 to 11% range.

Since the beginning, Adroit Theory has brewed both in-house and contract brewed at other locations. In-house brews mostly consist of their high ABV (13%+), low ABV (4-5%, sometimes denoted as AntiThesis), and adjunct/fruited beers. All their other beers are contract brewed in Vint Hill, VA, Washington D.C., and in Orlando, FL. With the brewery now operating their own 10 bbl brewhouse onsite with increased capacity, creating about 4-5 brews a month, plus multiple contract locations, they’ve increased production recently, brewing roughly 3,000 bbls last year.

Today, their Purcellville taproom operates 16-24 draft taps and offers anywhere from 10 to 20 bottles and cans for on or off-site consumption. Their taproom currently lists 34 different options available, according to Untappd. Since their inception, Adroit Theory has created over 1,000 unique beers (archived and new), each denoted with a “Ghost” number. While an astounding variety of options make up their historic list of creations, the brewery is best known for their Hazy IPAs, Fruited Sours, Pastry Stouts, and Barrel Aging Projects.

PUSHING BEER BOUNDARIES IN LOUDOUN COUNTY VIRGINIA Located in Purcellville, Virginia, Adroit Theory makes esoteric + style challenging beers with an emphasis on Hazy IPAs, Fruited Sours, Pastry Stouts, and Barrel Aging Projects. CONSUME LIFE x DRINK ART

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