Mad Fox Saison DuWha Event A Huge Success
I was sitting at the bar, amazed at the number of people who had packed into Mad Fox Brewing. The bar area was standing room only and there was a crowd of people waiting for tables at the entrance. Then I looked at my phone. It was only 6:30pm. So why was everyone in the entire city of Falls Church at the bar so early on a Thursday?
It was most likely because of their newest tapped beer, Saison DuWha? and the amazing special that the bar had.
For just $6 you got a goblet of beer AND you got to keep the glassware! I've never seen an entire bar of people all drinking the same thing, but that is exactly what was going on at Mad Fox. They even had $4 refills that lasted until 9pm, by far the best Happy Hour deal and post Happy Hour deal for miles around.
The beer is very good, and pretty strong (8% abv). I've had just about every beer on tap there and it is probably my 3rd favorite (behind the Kolsch and the Crazy Ivan). Quite citrusy/fruity.
We also had 2 appetizers (1 free for signing up for their newsletter...do it now), the Pretzel (where you get 1 long pretzel), and the shishito peppers which were really amazing and only $6. The pretzel comes with the best mustard I've ever had. EVER. And I order the pretzels every place I go to that serves them. It wasn't even liquidy, very solid. I didn't even try to dip it in the cheese that it comes with which also looks delicious.
I also scooped some dirt from a certain member of the Falls Church government who is lobbying for Busboys and Poets (a DC staple with 4 locations in the DMV) to open a location in the city where the "old SAAB dealership is".
The place was jam packed, and they plan to have similar specials a few times per year with different glassware each time. And why not, they made mad cash, MAD cash.