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My husband's Happy Place.

If you are an IPA drinker, look no further. My husband has proclaimed Howling Gale his... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fairfax, Virginia
Our new go to brewery

After finding out that Fair Winds is less than 2 miles from our house I believe it has become our... read more

Reviewed September 12, 2018
Alexandria, Virginia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are an IPA drinker, look no further. My husband has proclaimed Howling Gale his favorite...anywhere. We are from the west coast and this is a hop forward brew. After touring Oregon and tasting countless IPAs, he is still loyal to this local beer....More

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Reviewed September 12, 2018

After finding out that Fair Winds is less than 2 miles from our house I believe it has become our new go to. Our first visit was wonderful. The beers were delicious and the staff were great. And the best part was we could bring...More

Thank loganm512
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

Glad I finally got around to visiting this local brewery. I tried three of the beers, and all were excellent. Apparently there's usually a food truck, but not the night I was there. Several local pizzerias and restaurants will deliver, though. They host events; there...More

Thank John R
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Nice selection of brew beers. A bit higher alcohol content ...so beware! The selection of food trucks has always been good. Having the games is nice also.

Thank jkj7
Reviewed July 23, 2018

My daughter's dance studio put together a night out for the dad to meet and greet at Fair Winds Brewing. Vibrant atmosphere. The establishment allows outside foods and so each person brought something to share. Plenty of parking. Pros Excellent beer! Did I mention the...More

Thank LarsonsinVA
Reviewed June 10, 2018

I'm really upset that I didn't know that Fair Winds was located so close to home, because it was a great time drinking solid beers with great people in a fantastic atmosphere. The bartenders were absolutely knowledgeable, and they did in fact point my friend...More

Thank conansmeeth
Reviewed April 20, 2018 via mobile

This place is always worth a visit. Excellent selection of great beers, open feeling, and good tunes. Food is subject to change as it depends on the food truck that day so a bit of a wild card there. Live music on occasion, always a...More

Thank Maria A
Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

This is a great place with fine craft Ale..the Howling Gale is my favourite IPA in the US, but they also have a very large selection to suit every taste. There is food from trucks or visiting restaurant but also they are more than happy...More

Thank Morse18
Reviewed February 2, 2018

Tasty affordable beers served by bartenders who know their beer. They can help you decide which one(s) you will like. Better yet, try a flight – you won’t go wrong. Fair Winds makes good beer in variety of styles and they name them after nautical...More

Thank RussellJW
Reviewed November 12, 2017

A veteran-owned local brewery/taproom that has a great variety of beers from IPAs to Kolsch to Belgian Strong ale. They are open 7 days a week, with events almost every week. Although only open three years, they have amassed an impressive array of local, state...More

Thank James P
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