"Best Brewery and Best Brewpub 2018"

We are so happy and honored to announce that we were voted the Best Brewery and Best Brewpub by the readers of Northern Virginia Magazine. Thank you so much to our awesome Caboose fans. We wouldn't be where we are today without your support!


"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.


"37 Local Microbreweries"

If you ever find yourself feeling parched while biking the Washington & Old Dominion Trail, take a break at this trailside brewpub, named for the trains that traversed the same route back when it was a rail line. Read more.


DC FRAY April 6, 2018

"5 Spots You Can Bring Your Pup to Enjoy Brunch"

Forget about “winter is coming” because patio weather is coming. 

Let’s spring forward, put that whole cold weather thing behind us, and take part in the timeless tradition of brunching outside.  Read more. 


"Fairfax County Breweries"

Craft beer is in the spotlight, and here in Fairfax County our craft breweries are bustling with locals and visitors alike who are seeking out delicious, locally brewed beer. Read more.

VISIT FAIRFAX April, 2018 

"Caboose Brewing Company"

Freshly brewed beer carefully crafted with experience and creativity. Locally sourced farm-to-table menu featuring seasonal ingredients. Community atmosphere to provide a pleasant place for everyone. Read more. 

POSH SEVEN April, 2018

"Brew and Bites"

While food trucks provide excellent options for guests at breweries and wineries looking for food to go alongside their beverages, sometimes eating off a paper plate just doesn’t cut it. Read more.

VIENNA PATCH March 16, 2018

"10 Places To Go On St. Patrick's Day 2018 Around Vienna"

Whatever your heritage, we're all Irish this Saturday. Celebrate St. Patrick's Day around Vienna with these fun events... Read more


"Beer in the park for St. Patricks’ Day Festival"

On Saturday March 17, 2018 Riverfront Park will be hosting a St. Patrick’s Day Festival featuring live music, craft beer, food trucks and local venders... Read more. 


THE UNION STAGE January 11, 2018

"Drink Up!: Interview With Caboose Brewing." 

As you might have gathered, we dig beer. With 16 taps in our taproom and the venue, many of which local breweries, tasty suds is a priority for everyone at Union Stage. To prove our love, we welcomed our good friends—and brewers of our signature beers—Caboose Brewing... Read more. 


"Strategies To Find Your Next Head Brewer"

Transitioning to a new head brewer can be tough work. Finding someone to fit the profile of the job along with meshing with the current culture and brand image is more than just a plug-and-play option. Read more.

VIRGINIA BREW REVIEW December 23, 2017

"Dutchess, Caboose Brewing Co. (Vienna, VA)"

Last night I informed fellow VBR crew member Ben that I’d scored a rather large reservation at Caboose.  We got into a version of the “5 Whys” game that would make a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt rather proud, but the gist was, “why bother to make a huge reservation at a place like that?”  Two reasons... Read more

INSIDE NOVA December 14, 2017

"Vienna Businesses Honored For Sustainability Efforts."

The Vienna Community Enhancement Commission on Dec. 11 honored seven businesses for their innovative and money-saving ideas as part of the first-ever Vienna Sustainability Challenge. Read more.



"Caboose Brewing Co. Welcomes New Head Brewer."

Caboose Brewing Company in Vienna recently announced their welcoming of new head brewer Justin Weems, from San Antonio, Tx. Weems approaches brewing as striking a happy balance between art and science. Plus, he just flat-out enjoys everything about good beer. Read more.


"Caboose Brewing Company Begins Construction on New Mosaic Location"

Caboose Brewing Company – a local brewery based out of Vienna – recently began construction on a brand-new location in the Mosaic District Community of Merrifield, Va. Read more. 

HUFFPOST September 29, 2017

"15 Cool Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do in Fairfax County VA"

Join the mob of cyclists on the Washington & Old Dominion Rail Trail (linking Arlington to Purcellville) for a stop at Caboose Brewing Co., one of the most popular breweries in the Fairfax County. So hot, it’s got valet parking, so cool, it’s slogan is the understatedly hip, “Good Beer, Thoughtful Food.” Read more.

GETAWAY MAVENS September 27, 2017

"Fairfax County VA: George Washington’s Home Is Just the Start"

So hot, it’s got valet parking, so cool, it’s slogan is “Good Beer, Thoughtful Food,” Caboose Brewing is known not only for its freshly brewed beer, but also for locally sourced small bites. A stop on the 45-mile Washington & Old Dominion Rail Trail (linking Arlington to Purcellville), Caboose is also a gathering place for cyclists. Read more.

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"You can drink local beer without driving at these three breweries" 

Drinking top-notch craft beer at its source is one of my favorite activities. Not only is the beer delicious, but in this era of political division microbreweries are one of the few places at which people from all walks of life tend to come together and have a great time... Read more.

EDIBLEDC August 4, 2017

"A Spin In The Countryside" 

Just west of mile marker 12, in Vienna, is Caboose Brewing Company. Caboose takes full advantage of the W&OD: You’ll see Caboose’s large and inviting patio from the trail. Caboose serves fresh brewed, floral and earthy beers alongside locally sourced farm-to-table dishes. The food and drink coupled with the view of the trail make for a must stop. Read more.


"Guide to Renting A Bike on Vacation in Virginia and DC" 

A great spot to rent in Reston Virginia is The Bike Lane. With everything you would need conveniently located in one location. I found them to be very professional and detailed when it comes to choosing the correct size and style of the bicycle and helmet for your needs. Another great thing about this bike rental spot is that it is right next to one of the access points on the Washington & Old Dominion Railroad Regional Park (W&OD) trail. A paved path, the W&OD trail is part of the USA Rails-to-Trails conservancy program where they transform unused rail corridors and convert them into vibrant public places.

Another great thing about The Bike Lane in Reston Virginia is that it is 7 miles to Caboose Brewery (wink). Read the article, Brunch, Bikes, and Brews at Caboose Brewing Co. Read more.



"Brunch, Bikes, and Brews at Caboose Brewing Co. Vienna Virginia"

Arrive at Caboose Brewing Co. in Vienna Virginia on the weekend for brunch, and you’ll likely see cyclists of every shape and size standing outside with beers and food on the patio. A cyclist’s haven, the farm-to-table brewhouse is located in an industrial building along the 45-mile long Washington & Old Dominion Railroad Regional Park paved trail between Shirlington and Purcellville. Read more.

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"Planning Your Next Flight: Visiting Northern Virginia’s 60+ Craft Breweries"

Right across the Potomac from Washington, D.C. the Northern Virginia region of the Commonwealth is an interesting blend of historic urban areas, suburban communities, and rolling farmlands at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains. But each of these landscapes have something in common; they all are home to a surprising number of award-winning craft breweries. Out of Virginia’s over 200 breweries, Northern Virginia has about 60 craft breweries along five beer trails... Read more.

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MASON SPIRIT May 12, 2017

"Mason Spirits"

“Everything that happens in that room is biology and chemistry,” he says of the on-site brewery. “It’s not often you get to study something you actually end up doing.” Read more.


"10 Unforgettable Date Ideas In Northern Virginia"

Gone are the days of the drab first date (or third for that matter)! Dinner and a movie? No way! On your date, you want to get to know each other, learn about each other’s interests, fears, hopes, and dreams. Nothing says, “Hi, I’m boring!” more than asking a date if they want to sit in a dark room and stare at a screen silently for two hours. You can do better! Here are our 10 unforgettable date ideas in Northern Virginia, please comment if you can think of anything that is better! Read more. 



"Caboose Brewing: Craft beers and farm-to-fork food, leading the way in Northern VA"

Happily, Greer and McLaughlin’s brewery has been a success from the moment its doors opened. Caboose’s beers run the gamut from ales and IPAs, to lagers, saisons and pilsners. There are always unique, seasonal brews on tap alongside year-round customer favorites, including Crossroads Vienna Lager, Vanilla Hobo Stout, Local Motion and Wasser Pilsner. Other recent selections include: Stop Drop & Doppelbock, Chocolate Milk Stout, Crazy Train Tripel, Ghost Train Pepper Ale and Caboose Boxcar Brown Ale (a Gold Medal Winner at the 2016 Virginia Craft Brewer’s Cup). Read more.

NBC WASHINGTON March 7, 2017

"Craft Breweries Expected to Open In Fairfax County After Zoning Change"

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 Brewing Co. welcomes new head brewer"

Caboose Brewing Company in Vienna recently announced their welcoming of new head brewer Justin Weems, from San Antonio, Tx. Weems approaches brewing as striking a happy balance between art and science. Plus, he just flat-out enjoys everything about good beer. Weems is passionate, hard-working, dedicated, and knowledgeable in the field of craft brewing. He first fell in love with beer when he entered the bar industry around seven years ago. He eventually realized that he was more into the beer itself than the bartending. This led to a lot of studying (and a little bit of drinking) in his free time. 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.


"Caboose Brewing Company Celebrates First Anniversary; Announces Plans For New Mosaic Location"

Caboose Brewing Co. Marks its First Year with a Celebration at Mosaic on May 15th and Announces Plans for Second Location in the Shopping Community. 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



"10 Offbeat Ways to Spend Your Sunday Funday in Washington"

Cycle all or part of the 45-mile W&OD Trail in Virginia, which runs past a handful of breweries including two favorites: Caboose Brewing Co., easily visible along the path in Vienna...read more.


"Here’s a Map of 14 Breweries Near Virginia’s National Parks That Have Food, Too"

There exists no better packaged excursion than a day of hiking capped off by a trip to a brewery. Virginia has over a thousand miles of hiking in its national parks and over one hundred breweries statewide... 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.



"8 Great Things to Do in Vienna Virginia: Advice from a Local"

Our favorite things to do in Vienna Virginia combine small town fun with nature, music, craft beer, local dining, and interesting history. Read more. 


"October 2017 Events in Northern Virginia"

October 2017 events bring pumpkin patches, Oktoberfests, art, wine, and craft festivals, and more fall fun back to the Northern Virginia region.  Read more.


"12 Virginia Beer Trails to Sample Local Craft Brews"

These 12 Virginia beer trails are perfect for craft beer lovers who want to explore the state’s thriving brewery scene, whether your focus is on the journey or the tasty brew that awaits... read more.

JUNE 2017

"Summer Fun with Dad and Father’s Day 2017 in Northern Virginia"

We’ve rounded up special Father’s Day 2017 events plus anytime ideas for fun Northern Virginia outings with Dad all year long. Read more.

APRIL 2016

"8 Epic Virginia Trails to Hike and Bike, Less Than 2 Hours from DC"

These 8 epic Virginia trails offer gorgeous scenery, interesting history, and a variety of hike and bike options, all within 2 hours of Washington DC. Read more. 

JUNE 2016

"25 Tasty Options for Northern Virginia Outdoor Dining"

The patios and decks of these 25 tasty options for Northern Virginia outdoor dining give visitors a place to relax, indulge, and celebrate the return of warm weather. Read more. 

JUNE 2015

"Caboose Brewing Company: Craft Beer and Dining in Vienna"

Caboose Brewing Company, next to the W&OD bike trail in Vienna, combines wonderful craft beer with delicious, locally-sourced food in an inviting new space. Read more. 


"Northern Virginia Craft Beer and Breweries"

We first made this list of Northern Virginia craft beer and breweries in August 2015, proclaimed Virginia Craft Beer Month, when summer weather seemed like the perfect reason to sample delicious local brews. But let’s face it, we crave beer all year long and it’s always fun to try something new... read more.