Get crafty with Virginia Craft Beer Month

On a recent Friday afternoon, a collection of Loudoun farmers, winemakers, beer enthusiasts, county officials and yeast scientists gathered at the shaded bench tables of scenic Wheatland Spring Farm + Brewery outside Waterford to drink a beer. No ordinary beer. Wheatland’s new “Loudoun Grown Farmhouse Ale”–a hoppy, fruit-forward saison with hints of pepper and herb – was made entirely with ingredients grown in Loudoun, much of them on the farm itself.