A recent zoning change in Fairfax County may open the door -- and the taps -- for more craft breweries, distilleries and wineries. News4's Julie Carey takes a look at the impact on local business owners...read more.

US NEWS & WORLD REPORT November 18, 2016

"6 Washington, D.C., Bars for Beer Lovers"

Caboose is outside the District in Vienna, Virginia, "but it's a fun spot with good food," says Sherri Dalphonse, executive editor of Washingtonian magazine. "It's right off the Washington & Old Dominion Trail bike path, so it's a great pit stop or place to end a ride." Its 15-barrel brew house features a wide selection of ales, IPAs and other brews...read more.


"Caboose Approved to Convert an Old Warehouse into a Brewery in the Mosaic District"

Craft beer maker Caboose got approval to serve up its pilsners, Berliner Weisse and other microbrews, along with its farm-to-fork dishes, at a new brewery in Mosaic...read more.

OFFMETRO October 2016

"From Suburban Sprawl to Rural Respite: Exploring Northern Virginia by Bike"

Rehydrate at Caboose Brewing Company. Try their unique and tasty brews, from the Barrel Aged Hobo Stout to their pepper infused Pale Ale. Sipalongside delicious American-style small plates and meat and cheese boards...read more.

DC INNO December 16, 2016

"17 Hot DC MD VA Tech Startup Businesses to Watch 2017"

Matt Greer and Tim McLaughlin have been quietly building an impressive reputation at Caboose Brewing in Virginia for the past two years. Now, they have a license to operate as a brewery and winery on-site and are working on scaling up beer production and adding cider to their offerings, potentially even other features like distilling, roasting coffee or some wholesale food...read more.

DC INNO September 20, 2016

"Caboose Brewing Co. Virginia Craft Beer From Startup Executives"

At the end of a nondescript industrial park, on a dead end street in Vienna, Va., there’s an unlikely beer oasis. Outside, patrons sip brews at sun-drenched tables, as cyclists cruise by on the abutting bike trail. Inside, the dining room and bar, flooded with natural light, is outfitted with trendy industrial chic. Edison bulbs suspended from wooden pallets hang from the ceiling, while the raw cement floor harkens back to the true industrial railroad space this once was. Behind the bar, a glass wall offers a glimpse into the alchemy occurring here, with views of stainless steel brew tanks stacked two stories high. This is Caboose Brewing...read more.

REAL CLEAR September 2016

"Tapping The 411 On The Best DC-Area Breweries"

Hop a train then jump off at the nearest station where beer is served, and you’ll have Caboose Brewing Company. This appropriately rustic space not only serves up to 12, rotating beers, it also slings out six hobo-approved wines and an on-tap cider. Their brew-paired menu features an array of small sides with ingredients from local, Virginia farms. All aboard!...read more.


BREWBOUND May 13, 2016

"Caboose Brewing to Open Second Location"

Caboose and EDENS, the retail real estate development company behind Mosaic, look to create an exciting new destination within Mosaic. Pending approval from Fairfax County, the brewery may offer public tastings and a beer garden. Plans also including building pedestrian crosswalks to facilitate an easy connection to the rest of Mosaic. Construction is set to begin in the fall with an opening planned for early 2017...read more.

ZAGAT April 4, 2016

"34 Killer Spots for Beer in DC"

For some, a great beer is like a fine wine — wonderful on its own but greatly enhanced when paired with compelling food. If you’re looking for a place where flavors on the plate can work in concert with the brew in your glass, try Caboose Brewing Co. in Vienna, which turns out truly tasty food that goes beyond brewpub fare...read more


WASHINGTON POST October 21, 2016

"This Wealthy County is Hoping Beer Can Help Heal Its Budget Hangover"

After mostly missing out on the nation’s exploding craft-beer industry, Virginia’s largest jurisdiction is making a play to become a regional hub for local brews by eliminating some zoning red tape. Fairfax County wants to make craft beverages a “by-right” use in commercial and industrial areas, a change officials say would reduce the local economy’s dependence on federal spending and inject new tax revenue into the county’s overstretched budget...read more.



"Local Beer Is Easy To Find: The Definitive Guide To D.C.'s Best Breweries"

If you've spent any serious time on a bicycle in the D.C. area, you've surely pedaled right past Caboose Brewing Company. The brewery opened a year ago in Vienna, just a few feet from the 45-mile W&OD Trail, a paved path that stretches from Arlington to Purcellville. (The brewery sits a half-mile down the trail from the namesake Washington & Old Dominion Railroad caboose in Vienna's Centennial Park, near mile post 12.) Caboose has up to 12 taps pouring its beers — many with plays on railroad names, like the Car Hopper IPA and the Boxcar Brown — which taste extra refreshing after a few miles on the trail...read more.


"At These Breweries, The Food Is So Much More Than An Afterthought"

Local beer makers, whether at brewpubs or large wholesale enterprises, have frequently treated food like an exercise bike in a back closet: It gets trotted out only for small stretches of time. If brewers offered comestibles at all, it was typically outside in a sweltering parking lot where trucks would hawk whatever they had, regardless of how well it paired with the available beers. Those days are mercifully behind us...read more.


"Caboose Brewing Will Be The Mosaic District's First Brewery"

Caboose Brewing, which opened a brewery and restaurant in Vienna one year ago, has signed a lease to open a 6,000-square-foot brewing facility in the Mosaic District in Fairfax. Construction will begin this fall, and an opening is expected in early 2017...read more



"24 DC-Area Breweries You Can Bike To"

The rustic-cool space is a convenient stop on the W&OD bike trail. Offerings include up to 12 rotating, easy-drinking beers, six wines, and at least one cider on tap, plus a pub menu of small plates made with ingredients from local farmers and foragers...read more.


"Best of Washington: Our Favorite Breweries in the DC Area"

Caboose offers less traditional bar food, like hushpuppies made with homegrown ramps.  Pennsylvania-rabbit pot pie and hushpuppies made with foraged ramps aren’t typical pub fare, but Vienna’s new beer spot aims higher than average. Chef Brandon McDermott, formerly of Lincoln, works in tandem with onetime Heavy Seas brewer Chris Mallon for a stellar lineup of food-friendly brews—including a citrusy wheat beer perfect for summer—and locally sourced dishes...read more.


DC EATER June 28, 2016

"The Hottest New D.C. Breweries"

Caboose Brewing is the latest addition to Vienna’s beer and restaurant scene, and they're already planning an expansion into Mosaic District. The taproom is located in an industrial section, just off the Washington and Old Dominion Trail. Take a moment to scan the beer list and ask a server about food pairings. There’s a rotating menu that features farm-fresh ingredients, and they also recently added brunch.

DC EATER May 13, 2016

"Caboose Brewing Company Announces Expansion, Adds Brunch"

Caboose Brewing Company is expanding into Mosaic District. A representative confirmed to Eater than the Vienna-based brewery has taken a lease on a warehouse building near Mom's Organic Market and B-Side. They plan to house their production facility there, scale up their distribution operation, and add a canning line. The Mosaic space will also include an indoor tap room and large outdoor beer garden. In the meantime, Caboose has added brunch to their menu of weekend offerings at the Vienna brewery. There are dishes like pork belly doughnut holes and bourbon French toast made with ingredients from farms based in Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania...read more.


THRILLIST DC December 11, 2015

"Washington DC Best Breweries And Brewpubs For Food"

Vienna’s Caboose Brewing Co. merits first mention because gourmand beer guzzlers are met with small plates that skew fine dining: braised Virginian pork belly; line-caught Atlantic salmon with vanilla-infused parsnip puree; gulf shrimp and Anson Mills grits with spicy Pennsylvanian pork sausage; and sweet potato doughnut holes that take Dunkin’ to the cleaners. The menu is a bible of Virginia’s bounty thanks to Chef Brandon McDermott’s chumminess with local farmers and a pension for foraging (so hot right now)...read more.




"Make the Most of Winter: Grab a cold one"

  • Boxcar Brown Ale
    • Tasting notes: chocolate and caramel notes in this full-bodied American brown ale, crystal & dark specialty malts, with a dash of hops to create a balanced beer with a touch of sweetness
  • Crazy Train Tripel
    • Tasting notes: fruity, spicy esters, rocky, creamy head gives way to the deep straw-colored, effervescent malty sweetness of this big brew...read more.


"Flatbread, Beer, and Kid-Friendly: Caboose Brewing Company to Open in Vienna"

The vision for the brewery is to make it as family-friendly as possible. Both Greer and McLaughlin have two kids who go to school in Northern Virginia, so it was important to make sure Caboose had something for everyone...read more.