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BadWolf Brewing Company

Not Rated.
BadWolf Brewing CompanyBadWolf Brewing Company
Based on:
38 Beers
26 Hads
Place Score: -
Reviews: 4
Visits: 16
Avg: 3.96
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

9776 Center St
Manassas, Virginia, 20110-4128
United States
phone: (571) 358-9774 | map

Place added by: BadWolfBrewingC on 02-16-2013

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Reviews: 4 | Visits: 16
Reviews by Hesperus:
Photo of Hesperus
4.76/5  rDev +20.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

The atmosphere of this taproom can only be described as "cozy", it is small, with a comfortably-sized bar complimented by comfortable chairs and a couch around the room. The taproom is very cleaned and manned by a knowledgeable and friendly staff, who I believe are the brewers themselves.

They have a constantly rotating selection of beers brewed onsite with six taps total. The selection usually includes some common standby styles along with a couple well-executed, off-style beers. I have never had a bad brew here, and it's impossible to find beer any more fresh.

All-in-all, this is an establishment worthy of being on every northern Virginian's list. It's fairly unique, but in a very good way.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Barracudas
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of jricharc
4.37/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Boone757
3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Cbrzrule
3.41/5  rDev -13.9%
vibe: 2 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 1.75

Photo of StrikeThreeLager
3.76/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of PhilHeinricke
4.54/5  rDev +14.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Just Getting Started

A few years ago, a law in the ultra-conservative Commonwealth of Virginia was amended to permit local breweries. This place opened up shortly thereafter. It's what Precious would call a hole-in-the-wall. The place is not much bigger than a phone booth (remember those?). It has a bar that fits about three stools and a few tables. I think much of the business is from 9-to-5ers like me coming in after work and filling up a growler.

The place is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. The rest of the week it opens late in the day, about three or four, and it's open until about 10 p.m. A large chalkboard on the wall lists the available beers which includes name (usually very clever names), a description, alcohol content and pricing information. At your request, they will let you take a swig just to see if you like something. You can get a glass and drink it at one of the tables or you can get a growler to go.

What I like about this place is the creativity and the variety. One of my favorite beers that they had was available prior to May 5 (Cinco de Mayo), and it was called Jalapeño IPA. It had the unmistakable smell of jalapeño, but the taste didn't have that powerful jalapeño spiciness. A year later I requested that they remake this beer in honor of the fabricated holiday, and they did. I mean, they made the beer based on a suggestion. I really like a place that takes suggestions. And I'm only one person. I really appreciated that. They've won my undying loyalty.

The owner has made known that he plans to expand at another location not too far away that will include a higher production capacity, bottled beer even keg service. Since the recession, a lot of new businesses have struggled so I'm hoping this place has much success. I really like their beer.

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Photo of illeagle05
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of KyleStanton
3/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of MisledTitan
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of AWB3
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of gsmcintyre
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of Kegatron
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of WMEugene
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

In a small storefront just south of old town Manassas. The inside is a nice bar area with a small seating area. No food, but I've seen people bring in outside food and both times I have been there have been small snacks or candy available. Beer selection is six taps of what is the freshest - they will run out of the more popular beers since everything is small batch (in fact they are brewing behind the bar). They have tasting sizes, pints, and growler fills. Quality is fairly strong across the board and the staff is friendly and willing to talk about beer.

BadWolf is an enjoyable addition to the Northern VA beer scene and a change of pace from the bigger players in the local craft scene. Highly recommended.

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Photo of Thrashsquatch
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of BurkeBeerGuy
3.88/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Little storefront in a strip mall in Manassas; a bar in front, maybe 6-7 stools at the bar, another 15-20 stools around the outside of the room. Six taps, I think. Nice guys. We brought home growlers of their Irish Red and their Citra Ale; very good indeed. No food, but they're two doors down from a pizzeria, and they're fine with food from outside coming in. Very promising in the early stages. Clean and well-run.

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BadWolf Brewing Company in Manassas, VA
- out of 100 based on 4 ratings.