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Fair Winds Brewing Company head brewer Charlie Buettner (left) of Burke and founder Casey Jones of Falls Church opened their new facility in Lorton in March 2015.

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Lorton’s Fair Winds Named Best Local Brewery

On a glimmering spring Sunday afternoon, the occasion might call for a light, effervescent beverage: a saison or farmhouse ale, a session IPA. But at Fair Winds Brewing Company in Lorton, customers lined up on April 10 to taste of something much darker, the second “Brewer’s Reserve” limited release beer: a barrel-aged imperial stout called “Ghost of the Mariner.”

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New Packaging Brewing Company Opens in Lorton

With the capacity to churn out over 4,000 barrels annually, Fair Winds Brewing Company in Lorton can claim the title of Fairfax County’s largest packaging brewery.


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