Adroit Theory Brewing Company, 404 Browning Court C, Purcellville, Virginia
CHRIS MAKES COLIN DRINK …
AK (Silent Warrior Edition) NE IPA
B/A/Y/S Imperial Stout
BLVCK Celebration Imperial Porter
Dia De Los Muertos RIS
BLVCK Celebration with Frosted Sugar Cookies
If you check out the next edition of the Uncapped Magazine, you’ll see a cover story on the fine people at Adroit and that cover story will be written by me (the “Colin” in the “Chris Makes Colin Drink”). So, hey: We were already there, and it seemed like a good idea.
HOW MUCH DID I WANT TO TRY ANY OF THESE BEERS?
I was torn. It was an awful day, but I still had a lot of work to do after interviewing the people there. So, on a scale of “Get Away From Me” to “I Can’t Live Without It,” I’ll go with, “I Need It. Now.”
It really did kind of feel like a very large garage, which was neat in its own way. They are expanding soon, from what I understand, so it’s not going to look like that forever (i.e. go visit them now!), but as for vibes, we’ll say, “Unexpected Metal-Head-Chic.”
THE BEST THING TO COME OUT OF THIS MESS
There was a lot, actually. I really liked owner Mark Osborne, and the beer, while explicitly novel, was pretty good (remember: This comes from someone who considers three tall Coors Lights at Red Robin “lunch”). In fact, I’d even say I liked them more than Chris at times. As for the best? Well, there was a Pina colada beer that was out of this universe. Ask Chris. Even he agrees.
NOW, ABOUT THE BEER …
It should be noted that B/A/Y/S stands for “Black As Your Soul,” which is ripped from the classic Nine Inch Nails song “Head Like A Hole.” And while that’s a fun tidbit, I’ll also add that it’s the only stout we had, so you can guess which beer I liked the most. As for Chris, he thought the AK (Silent Warrior) was really good, which was evidenced by him saying, “I think this is really good.” Better yet, it was 8.3 percent ABV, and the stronger the beers, the better. Especially for us depressive folk. And while Chris didn’t have much to say about the BLVCK Celebration with frosted sugar cookies … come on, man! It’s a beer with frosted sugar cookies! It was great! Don’t let the expert mislead you.
WILL WE BE GOING BACK?
I’d really like to. It’s a ways out there, but it’s definitely worth the drive. Besides: Where else can you find a lemonade coconut punch beer?!?