Ocelot Brewing Company

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Ocelot Brewing CompanyOcelot Brewing Company
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Ocelot Brewing CompanyOcelot Brewing Company

Type: Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

23600 Overland Dr
Ste 180
Sterling, Virginia, 20166-4441
United States

(703) 665-2146 | map

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Added by skinsfan on 04-10-2015

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Ratings: 64 |  Reviews: 21
Reviews by mdfb79:
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4.47/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Love it here. Very cool industrial vibe with outdoor seating. Bartender was awesome, friendly and knowledgeable. Selection was very good, BBA stout on tap, ~12-15 beers. 2 BBA bottles available to go.

Loved their IPA's and dark beers; would def go back.

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Photo of JonB25
4/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Stopped by prior to opening. The owner allowed me to purchase cans.

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Photo of generallee
4.46/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of mkholmes25
4.13/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of VeganUndead
4.17/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Great vibe, great staff, great service, the beers are very well done. Don't take themselves too seriously, like the cans say "it's just beer." Definitely check them out

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Photo of IMFletcher
4.52/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Visited over the weekend and had a flight with my wife. Every one of the 6 was no worse than very good. Their BA Here Kitty Kitty was top-notch. Service was very good, and the interior has a typical brewery vibe. As a visitor to the area, it was interesting to see how many breweries in this particular area are located in these relatively new office/light commercial locales instead of the urban revitalizations more typical of my area.

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Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
4.23/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of cp45
4.57/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of grapeshops
3.3/5  rDev -24.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3

Photo of Doolin54
5/5  rDev +14.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Great atmosphere, friendly staff and great IPAs. Family friendly and encourages meeting other customers.

Diverse food trucks and available growlers and cans.

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Photo of Nace4
4.43/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Brian1357
4.73/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Conwayscience
4.33/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 5

Amazing tasting beer. Great food. Crowd is friendly. Alot of military & exmilitary hang out here. But the bar is mostly 30 year olds hanging out with their own friends. Bar is a clean open warehouse/garage vibe. Not much in the way of decorations but very functional. Couple bartenders do a decent job pouring beer but no servers circling. Typically a 2-5 minute wait for beer on a busy sunday.

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Photo of PapaGoose03
4.11/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Our group stopped here at mid-afternoon on a Saturday to try their beers. The pub is located in an end unit of a multiple-occupancy building in a newish, light-industrial park setting. The interior has had an attempt made to disguise the industrial vibe, but it's hard to hide it. The brewing equipment is visible, and a section of wall has been covered by the stacked barrels which are always a treat to see. A small uncovered deck is located at the side of the building.

Beer is ordered at the bar (a small number of stools), and although they have 24 taps, only 12 beers were available. We ordered a sampler flight of 6 of them in our attempt to arrive at a total evaluation of their beers. Each of them was brewed to style, except that I made a note that the Therapy Demands IPA had too much bittering hops, thus no individual hop aroma or flavor was present. I put the Time After Time IPA into the 'exceptional' category, but also felt that the Barrel-aged Capsized Imperial Milk Stout was notable.

There is no food served here, but a food truck was present at the time of our visit. I liked the beers, and I liked the place. It's highly recommended for a visit.

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Photo of billab914
4.61/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of gopens44
4.04/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Stopped by for a growler while passing through and hit them while they were hosting some sort of large event. Despite the mayhem, the service was very sharp, attentive, polite and helpful. Plenty of great looking beers on tap. Take time to hit this place up if given the chance.

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.04/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of CanConPhilly
4.02/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of Rifugium
4.14/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

This was a pretty cool place. I stopped in after visiting Aslin, mainly because the food truck was in. Good big space, nice atmosphere, and a cool outside deck. The inside kind of reminded me of Hardywood Park actually. But anyway. The crowd was big on Friday night, yet surprisingly laid back. The bartenders were on the ball, and while I didn't get a bar seat, I was never left waiting. There was a lot of beer to choose from, and a good variety of styles. Now I'm a sampler flight guy, and they did have sampler flights available, but jeez, the pours were huge, and there were like 6 of them. I was flying solo, and while I could easily handle something like that, I had to drive, so that was just out. haha Not complaining, it's nice that they give good healthy portions...good for sharing, just not for throwing back while on a road trip. I opted for the BA stout, which was actually very good, and as luck would have it, they had it in bottles, so I took one home with me. I also sampled the nitro oatmeal stout, Hourglass Figure I think it was called. Solid. Good place overall, and I'd recommend stopping in if you can.

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Photo of SierraFlight
4.28/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of swelch1976
3.99/5  rDev -8.7%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Zonian1
4.09/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5

I stopped in on a Sunday late afternoon on my way from Oh to DC. Small crowd in a very clean and open space. The variety was a bit of a letdown, but what they did have on tap was outstanding. Filled my growlers with some super fresh IPAs. Knowledgeable and friendly clientele and servers. Ocelot is make some of the best beer in Virginia, and their space is a cool place to enjoy their products. Definitely worth a visit!

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Photo of oriolesfan4
3.99/5  rDev -8.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of schroeder1200
4/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of seniorshmently
4.83/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Got there just after opening on a Thursday and as expected it was fairly empty. Really cool space with an awesome atmosphere and great music. Great beer lineup with 4-5 IPAs that were all great and a delicious BA stout. Had a kettle sour that was nice as well. Bartender was amazing. Super nice and did a huge solid for me: I was on a business trip and after I visited Ocelot, I headed to DC, only to find out I left my credit card at the brewery! I called them and the bartender was amazing enough to mail me my credit card! He could have just as easily told me to cancel it, but instead went above and beyond. Can't recommend this place enough. Fantastic beers and very friendly staff.

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Ocelot Brewing Company in Sterling, VA
Brewery rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 1,570 ratings