Exploring Happy Hour Part I: Mad Fox Brewing

It was my first day at my new place. I was so excited to begin my Link-like legendary quest that I didn't didn't even think to invite a companion. Much like Jason DeRulo, I'd be ridin' solo for my inaugural mission.  Here's what happened on my adventure.

Did I mention that it was 3pm on a Friday?  So why wasn't I at work?  Cuz it's Friday. I ain't got no job, and I ain't got s**t to do?  Uh no. I have a job, I have ish to do, and I'm not smokin' on hay in the middle of the barn.

But, I was sitting in my cubicle the other day, and I realized, ever since I started working, every single day of my life has been worse than the day before it. So that means that every single day that anyone sees me, that's on the worst day of my life.

Well not really, that is from Office Space. I don't even have a cubicle. I "work" from home. But I wouldn't be working any more this day. No, I would be beginning an incredible journey.

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As the Metrobus transported me into the heart of Broad Street I imagined the mayor welcoming me to the Little City. Despite living only a mile away I opted to take the bus because it was as cold as ice outside, and I wasn't willing to sacrifice our love, or my legs.

First stop on my Happy Hour tour (um yeah, most of this epic tale is going to involve drinking) was the Mad Fox Brewing Company, a popular Falls Church microbrewery.

While it was Happy Hour time (Everyday From 3pm-7pm), I decided I would forego the beer special ($2 off select beers...basically $4) and get two samplers ($6 each, 4 4oz samples of any 4 beers you want to try).  I didn't partake in the food special...because they don't have one.  I also managed to avoid telling the bartendress my awesome "What did Mad Fox say?" bit...which was probably a good idea.

The beer selection was pretty good (11 beers on tap) and 3 of those beers are cask style, which to the common beer drinker doesn't really mean anything. Look it up if you want to learn. They switch up some of the beers from time to time so I won't list them all here but their signature beer, the Kellerbier Kolsch won a Gold at the Great American Beer Festival a few years ago, and it was my favorite of all the beers.  I also liked the Crazy Ivan Imperial Stout.  Several of the beers had a citrusy taste, and one tasted like wine.  That ish cray.

After trying the 8 beers I decided to save the rest for later, and I headed for my next destination with a smile on my face.  Not bad for a $13 tab.

I'll eventually have a full page on each place, this is just the story version, this place has brew room tours, beer tappings, special events, growlers for sale, and more...check back for more information.

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Restaurant Info:
444 W Broad St, Falls Church, VA 22046 - (703) 942-6840

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