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Craft Beer designed for the Warrior
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Craft Beer designed for the Warrior
Complexity with a slight hint of kick-ass.
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Complexity with a slight hint of kick-ass.
Curiously mysterious and immensely satisfying
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Curiously mysterious and immensely satisfying
Most definitely not for the faint of heart
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Most definitely not for the faint of heart
Incredible experience from Start to Finish
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Esoteric Craft Beer

Adroit Theory Brewing Company is a nano-brewery located in Purcellville, Loudoun County, Virginia. We make esoteric beers with an emphasis on barrel aging.

Our Tasting Room is normally open Thursdays and Fridays from 4pm-8pm, Saturdays 12-8pm, and Sunday from 12pm-6pm. You may also visit us by scheduled appointment at info@adroit-theory.com.

At the Tasting Room we have both tasters and full glasses of all of our beers. We are an extremely small brewery, but typically have 6-8 beers to try at any given time. We also do both full and half growlers to go. We sell our own growlers, but will also fill a growler you already own. We also have some of our beers bottled (375ml) for on or off site consumption.

Craft Beer for the Select Few

CONSUME LIFE / DRINK ART

B/A/Y/S (Black As Your Soul)

B/A/Y/S (Black As Your Soul)

Tear off your suit-and-tie straightjacket; this soulful beer plunges you into the blackness we are normally numb to. Submerge yourself in the riches of an alternate life, outside the corporate fishbowl. Obscured in the depths of this Russian Imperial Stout you encounter a full-roasted body that provides food for dark contemplation. Hiding behind the toasted tones lurk intriguing wisps of complex flavors: aged woods, fresh fruits, earthy nuts. This malty exploration of the soul leaves you wondering: was the darkness in the bottle, or was it in me all along?

  • Style: Imperial Stout
  • Serving Temp: 52 - 56 degrees
  • ABV: 9.1%
  • IBU: 80 
  • SRM: 38
  • Ghosts: 001, 002, 028
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G/I/A/A (God Is An American)

G/I/A/A (God Is An American)

The world trembles with the beat: the marching steps of mechanical sheep in plastic stalls. Where are they going, and who is holding the remote control? Resentment simmers, revolution boils, and the rage is just waiting to explode. A Siberian bitterness and a tropical Citra heat create anarchy in a glass, a rabble-rousing brew that refuses to be mastered. This Molotov Cocktail demands a response, hinting at ashes and ruin as we stare down the commercial/industrial monster. Join the protest. Craft the revolution.

  • Style: Imperial IPA
  • Serving Temp: 54 - 57 degrees
  • ABV: 9.6%
  • IBU: 95
  • SRM: 12
  • Ghosts: 005, 031
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T/P/D (The Perfect Drug)

T/P/D (The Perfect Drug)

Meet the Green Fairy, the legendary soul-balm and muse of the painters, the writers, the far-seeing and the deep-diving. Inspired by Absinthe, the green liqueur that the modern world outlawed for most of the last century, T/P/D is an engrossing sensory journey. Be mesmerized as you pour it over the sugar cube on your absinthe knife, and watch it foam and change colors. Discover the allure that captivated Van Gogh, Hemingway, Wilde, de Maupassant and many others. Savor the flavors and absorb the sensations as the brew begins its work.

  • Style: Saison
  • Serving Temp: 46 - 48 degrees
  • ABV: 8.0%
  • IBU: 42
  • SRM: 11
  • Ghost: 006
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Cannibalism

Cannibalism

A murder, or a sacrifice? The death of the one feeds the life of another. Cannibalism, the darkest of evils; unimaginable, yet real. The blackness of the brew portends darkness, yet the taste is surprisingly light. Contemplate a twisted existence where things are not what they seem, where contradictions abound. Embrace the mystery and stare it in the face. Is it evil, or is it brilliant? An end, or a beginning? Destructive, or creative? Yes. 

  • Style: American Milk Stout
  • Serving Temp: 48 - 50 degrees
  • ABV: 7.0%
  • IBU: 23
  • SRM: 42
  • Ghosts: 007
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The Devil Made Me

The Devil Made Me

Fire and Brimstone – the fitting destination at the end of a terrible path. The faces: Gacy, Manson, Dahmer… Why do they do it? Where does the evil come from? Are they products of their environment, or is there a darker force at work? Many questions, but few answers. Fill your glass, and brood on the wickedness latent in the human heart. Then raise the glass in a toast to judgment and justice. Just don’t look them in the eyes, for you might see yourself. 

  • Style: Smoked Porter
  • Serving Temp: 52 - 54 degrees
  • ABV: 7.0%
  • IBU: 26
  • SRM: 32
  • Ghosts: 008, 037
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Harbinger

Harbinger

It stalks in the darkness, and it hides in plain sight. It creeps with great stealth, and boldly confronts. It’s there, then it’s not… hints of an approaching evil. Insatiable greed, unquenchable thirst, inexhaustible cunning, relentless hunger. You can’t kill it, you can’t hide from it. You could run, but are you running away from it, or right into its jaws? It betrays, devours, violates, consumes. The only sure trace of its presence is the carnage it leaves behind. Is it behind me? Beside me? Right in front of me? Or is it in me?

  • Style: Imperial Amber
  • Serving Temp: 48 - 50 degrees
  • ABV: 8.0%
  • IBU: 55
  • SRM: 13
  • Ghosts: 009, 042
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Soldiers of Fortune: Seek & Destroy

Soldiers of Fortune: Seek & Destroy

Soldiers of Fortune, guns for hire, we sell our lives to the highest bidder, hour by hour, day by day, in the cubicle, at the desk, on the road. Some think they are predators; the wise ones know they are also prey. Identify the enemy, the competition, the guy who has more. Close in, take aim, triumph; paycheck, newer car, larger cubicle, paycheck, foreign car, corner office. Buy, sell, climb the ranks. Hire, fire, up the ladder. Watch the world through your gunsights, and listen for the cracking of twigs behind you. Seek and Destroy.

  • Style: Brown Ale
  • Serving Temp: 50 - 52 degrees
  • ABV: 8.0%
  • IBU: 36
  • SRM: 24
  • Ghost 010
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Soldiers of Fortune: Extreme Prejudice

Soldiers of Fortune: Extreme Prejudice

Ruthless… merciless… dog-eat-dog… it’s a jungle out there. In the urban jungle, the corporate battle, we are Soldiers of Fortune, guns for hire, selling our lives to the highest bidder. The cutthroat corporations send their pawns into the fray, expendable, hoping for minimal collateral damage. The marching orders: buy low, sell high; divide and conquer; supply the demand and demand the supply. And when the moment is right, and the competition is in the crosshairs, terminate with Extreme Prejudice.

  • Style: Brown Ale
  • Serving Temp: 50 - 52 degrees
  • ABV: 8.0%
  • IBU: 25
  • SRM: 24
  • Ghost 011
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Soldiers of Fortune: Death From Above

Soldiers of Fortune: Death From Above

Toiling in the urban battleground, in the suit-and-tie combat gear of the corporate mercenary, we are Soldiers of Fortune, guns for hire, selling our lives to the highest bidder. In the shifting tides of economic warfare, we establish the contacts, muster the troops, draw up the plans and charge into battle, Monday to Friday, Nine to Five, never quite certain whether our maneuvers are offensive or defensive. Then there are the chiefs, the HR staff, with their finger on the button, ever-ready to drop the termination notice: Death From Above.

  • Style: Brown Ale
  • Serving Temp: 50 - 52 degrees
  • ABV: 8.0%
  • IBU: 20
  • SRM: 24
  • Ghost: 012
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B/A/Y/S (Black As Your Soul) - Brandy Barrel Aged

B/A/Y/S (Black As Your Soul) - Brandy Barrel Aged

Explore the complexities of a darkness you can roll over your tongue, of a blackness you can swallow before it swallows you. An immediate heat wakes your senses from the daily daze, with a roasty body that sustains you for the journey… but where does this path lead? The scent of ancient woods, the hint of hidden cellars, a splash of dark fruit, all drawing you towards an inescapable awareness. The dry bite of bourbon sweeps you along like leaves in the wind, leaving the manicured world of plastic lawns and picket fences far behind.

  • Style: Imperial Stout Aged in Brandy Barrel
  • Serving Temp: 52 - 56 degrees
  • ABV: 9.1%
  • IBU: 80
  • SRM: 38
  • Ghosts: 013
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Tenebris

Tenebris

During Medieval times, “The Shadow of the Sun” was how European Alchemists defined the Crow. It was their symbol for the blackness of despair and chaos.
We see the Crow as a Life Force so powerful it can actually live off Death itself. After all, it's not Death if you refuse it…

  • Style: Barleywine
  • Serving Temp: 52 - 56 degrees
  • ABV: 11.0%
  • IBU: 85
  • SRM: 13
  • Ghost: 014
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Tenebris - Barrel Aged

Tenebris - Barrel Aged

During Medieval times, “The Shadow of the Sun” was how European Alchemists defined the Crow. It was their symbol for the blackness of despair and chaos.
We see the Crow as a Life Force so powerful it can actually live off Death itself. After all, it's not Death if you refuse it…

  • Style: Barleywine
  • Serving Temp: 52 - 56 degrees
  • ABV: 11.0%
  • IBU: 85
  • SRM: 13
  • Ghost: 015, 016, 017
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Lux

Lux

Tears, blood, and bone shards attend the transcendental mystery of the Ram. As with every true ritual, the altar is a killing floor. The more sacred the ritual, the more gruesome the blood-letting. We see the Ram as the primordial purging of Evil. Life feeds voraciously on the silence of the dead…

  • Style: Wheatwine
  • Serving Temp: 50 - 54 degrees
  • ABV: 9.0%
  • IBU: 95
  • SRM: 10
  • Ghosts: 018
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Lux - Bourbon Barrel Aged

Lux - Bourbon Barrel Aged

Tears, blood, and bone shards attend the transcendental mystery of the Ram. As with every true ritual, the altar is a killing floor. The more sacred the ritual, the more gruesome the blood-letting. We see the Ram as the primordial purging of Evil. Life feeds voraciously on the silence of the dead…

  • Style: Wheatwine Aged in Bourbon Barrel
  • Serving Temp: 50 - 54 degrees
  • ABV: 9.0%
  • IBU: 95
  • SRM: 10
  • Ghosts: 019
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Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead

There is a place where the restless souls wander. Burdened by the weight of their own sadness, they cannot enter heaven. So they wait; trapped between our world and the next. Searching for a way to rid themselves of their pain- in the hope that somehow, someday they will be reunited with the ones they love.

  • Style: Double Stout
  • Serving Temp: 55 - 58 degrees
  • ABV: 13.0%
  • IBU: 60
  • SRM: 40
  • Ghosts: 020, 050
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Day of the Dead - Bourbon Barrel Aged

Day of the Dead - Bourbon Barrel Aged

There is a place where the restless souls wander. Burdened by the weight of their own sadness, they cannot enter heaven. So they wait; trapped between our world and the next. Searching for a way to rid themselves of their pain- in the hope that somehow, someday they will be reunited with the ones they love.

  • Style: Double Stout Aged in Bourbon Barrel
  • Serving Temp: 55 - 58 degrees
  • ABV: 13.0%
  • IBU: 60
  • SRM: 40
  • Ghosts: 021, 051
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Scorpion

Scorpion

I am the SCORPION…and I know. In ways normal men cannot: I know. I see into things: beyond things. I see the strands of Fate that bind us: victims to victors. I AM THE SCORPION. And I rise up from the lower depths….

  • Style: Black IPA
  • Serving Temp: 48 - 50 degrees
  • ABV: 8.1%
  • IBU: 89
  • SRM: 37
  • Ghosts: 022, 038
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