For the Beer Lover
Good news: all breweries in Fauquier County allow dogs, so your pooch will feel just as welcome at these establishments as you will.
A name like Barking Rose Brewery practically means you cannot leave your dog at home. Specializing in Belgian ales and German lagers, Barking Rose Brewing Company in Warrenton is a prime place to enjoy a glass with your four-legged (and/or or two-legged!) friends. Weekends are a particularly perfect time to join in on the fun, with the crowd-favorite “Bend and Brew” yoga class every other Sunday morning.
To have a glass that makes you feel good about the environmental impact you are supporting, Old Bust Head Brewing Company is where the vibes are green. With sustainability at the heart of its operations (they are ranked the #4 solar distributing microbrewery in the U.S.!), Old Bust Head Brewing Company in Vint Hill boasts a variety of earth-minded craft beers. With 48 taps ranging from a caramel macchiato stout to a cherry cobbler imperial sour ale, Old Bust Head Brewing Company has your next tasty treat coming right up.
When you’re in search of a funky, easy-going atmosphere, check out Altered Suds Beer Company in Warrenton. From the Late to the Party IPA to the Sugar Magnolia milk stout, you simply cannot make a wrong choice to #LiveAltered.
For a farm-to-table experience: brewery edition, Powers Farm and Brewery in Midland highlights the fruits of their harvest in every glass. As masters of agricultural-based brewing, 1,000 hop plants and 30 different crops of produce are grown on-site. No matter which beverage you choose – from The Saxon Schwarzbier with chicory root to the Agrarian Monk Belgian ale with chamomile flowers – Rover will howl to spend an afternoon on the farm.
Don’t Forget the Vino
When the weather is so pleasant and you have your hound in tow, it most certainly is wine-o-clock somewhere – and that somewhere is the wineries of Fauquier County. Three Fox Winery and Brewery in Delaplane “blurs the lines between beer and wine” amid dreamy vineyard views. Whether you are in the mood for a crisp white, like their Stainless Viognier 2022, a full-bodied red like the Malbec/Cabernet Sauvignon blend of the Abigail 2020, or a glass of the “Hip Hop” West Coast IPA, you are guaranteed to find something to suit your fancy, all while Fido contentedly takes in the sights.
Barrel Oak Winery and Brewery in Delaplane is set on well-groomed, sprawling grounds – also known as what your pup dreams of. While your dog marvels at the new smells and scenery, you will be tantalized by their selection of award-winning wines, like their 2021 Rose that received the Silver Award at the 2022 San Francisco International Wine Competition. If you prefer a brew, some delicious locally crafted options are also available.
Molon Lave Vineyards and 480 BC Farm Brewery in Warrenton is a family owned and operated farm featuring over 10 different varietals of grapes – almost all of which are exclusive. Molon Lave Vineyards is at the forefront of unique wines in the area, producing the first Kosher wines in the state as well as Kokineli, a Greek-style rose. The accompanying brewery offers four specialty blends that give a nod to the family’s Greek heritage, like the Icarus Saison.
Make a Day of it With Treats and a Trip to the Park
After meeting up with your people at a brewery or winery, a dog park is the perfect place for your pooch to meet up with furry comrades. Vint Hill Dog Park is a fenced oasis providing plenty of shade and seating. The Warrenton Dog Park on South 5th Street in Old Town Warrenton is another option for your puppers to get their energy out while you get a good dose of Vitamin D.
To quite literally sweeten your time together, Four Leaf Clover Holistic Pet Bakery in Warrenton makes craveable dog treats that you can feel good about giving. With recipes created by a Certified Canine Nutritionist, biscuits, bully sticks, and even probiotic ice cream will quickly become doggo favorites.
Drinks and Dogs Galore in Fauquier County
A beer or glass of wine on a spring day is ideal, but few things pair better than toasting to the seasonal sunshine with your furry bestie by your side. Come see why all hours of the day are “yappy hours” in Fauquier County.