Located at mile marker 12 of the W&OD Trail, Caboose Brewing Company was first established in Vienna, VA in 2014 by the Greer and McLaughlin families. Jennifer McLaughlin says, "Caboose was built with the intention of creating a welcoming, healthy space in which friends and family gather to work and play."
Chris Mallon first brewed our Vienna lager, originally named Crossroads Vienna Lager, on May 27th, 2015. It was the 13th batch of beer ever made at Caboose, and an instant favorite. To celebrate our hometown, the Vienna lager was later renamed Vienna, VA Lager.
VIENNA, VA LAGER
Vienna lagers are a traditional style of beer dating back to the 1800s, originating in Vienna, Austria. Easy drinking and fun to pair, our lager is brewed from four German and British malts that add a bread flavor and subtle caramel notes. Tettnang and Warrior hops are added during the boil process which brings out the mild bitterness of the hops and creates a clean crisp finish. The sweetness from the malt offsets and balances the bitterness of the hops.
Vienna, VA Lager is a year round beer. Good with Winter and Fall roasts or your Summer and Spring grill, we like to pair it with a few of our signature dishes such as pork belly, a good burger, and our macaroni and cheese.
2017 Virginia Craft Brewer’s Cup Gold Medal Winner
2016 Virginia Craft Brewer’s Cup Bronze Medal Winner
If you’ve been to Caboose in Vienna, you can’t miss the power lines running alongside the W&OD Trail. Our patio connects the old railroad trail, crisscrossing wildlife, families getting some fresh air, and the soft buzz of the power lines. We wanted to capture this sense of familiarity when canning our beer, to introduce Caboose to folks who may have never even heard of Vienna, Virginia.
Chris Mallon was our very first hire at the end of 2013 and spent a good part of 2014 perfecting what would become our best selling beers using a small 10 gallon system. Chris loved his family, his profession, and he loved being around people and sharing his craft. We will always remember Chris, and be thankful for having him in our lives. We chose the colors purple and turquoise on our label in his honor, to promote suicide prevention awareness.
LET’S GET CANNING.
Love our beers so much you want to get them at your other favorite local spots? You are in luck! Besides being available in our taproom, our beers are currently available throughout Northern Virginia and DC through our distributor, Ferment Nation. Our very first canning run will increase the availability of our Vienna, VA Lager, with our Fog IPA and other favorites soon to follow.
CABOOSE BREWING COMPANY
In 2018 Caboose expanded to it's second location in Merrifield, VA. Both of our locations carry the same values in every day operations: healthy environment, healthy lifestyle, and civic responsibility. We wholeheartedly join our employees in an effort to provide quality food and beverage, space to support local artists, and opportunities for all of us to try new things and meet new people.