Fair Winds Brewing Company
The brewery is also very Veteran-friendly, offering special discounts and holding several events throughout the year honoring and celebrating their service.
Founded by Charlie Buettner and Casey Jones in 2015, Fair Winds Brewing Company is an award-winning craft brewery located in Lorton, Virginia. Since the beginning, their mission has been to create high quality beers that satisfy the evolving tastes of craft beer drinkers, while providing a platform to engage the local home brewing community. To do this, Fair Winds has built an impressive large-capacity brew house that not only houses the brewing and distribution of their own craft beers, but it also gives them the capacity to brew the creations of their local home-brewers (which are offered in their tasting room!). This unique craft brewery is a local favorite and it has garnered several prestigious honors over the years including being named One of the Nation’s Top 50 Fastest Growing Craft Breweries by the Brewers Association in 2017 and D.C.’s Best Local Brewery in a 2016 and 2017 Washington City Paper reader’s poll. We are proud to introduce Fair Winds Brewing Company to our Craft Beer Club members.
Casey Jones, who spent twelve years in the U.S. Coast Guard, had brewed beer for years on his own and had dreamed of opening his own brewery. He teamed up with master brewer Charlie Buettner who was formerly part of the brewing team at Mad Fox Brewing Company and they turned their brewery dreams into a reality. Fair Winds’ 13,000 square foot brewery and tap room offers both nautical and military influences, with plenty of stainless steel and aircraft carrier-gray touches. The brewery is also very Veteran-friendly, offering special discounts and holding several events throughout the year honoring and celebrating their service. Sadly, Casey Jones passed away in January of 2019, but Charlie Buettner has continued to run the brewery on his own, upholding their original mission and goals.
Fair Winds strives to provide fresh, local, flavorful craft beers to their neighbors and friends in Fairfax County and throughout Northern Virginia and the District of Columbia. They don’t believe in ‘one-size-fits-all’ and instead, believe that craft beer, like food, should complement the moment and add to the overall experience at hand. Each of the Fair Winds beers is born from inspiration and crafted with devotion. The team is proud to share their craft with others.
We hope you enjoy the Quayside Kolsch and Siren’s Lure from Fair Winds and toast to all of our beloved Veterans! Cheers!