After spending a couple of days in Donalds, SC, visiting family and two days in Atlanta at Dragon*Con, Mark and I were ready to kick back and relax. At the eleventh hour, we decided to hop in the car and head to Asheville, NC. We had heard a lot of great things about Asheville and a friend lives there. So we thought – why not? The first thing we discovered about Asheville (and we kind of knew this going in) is that its full of hippies. I don’t say that in a derogatory way – it’s just a fact. We know this because we arrived on the night of the “LAF” festival – drum circles, dancing in the streets, patchouli…you get the picture. The second thing we realized? Asheville has GREAT beer.
While in the DC area over the weekend, I enticed some friends to meet me at the newly-opened Mad Fox Brewing Company. Located in downtown Falls Church, VA, Mad Fox is the new venture by Bill and Beth Madden. Bill previously brewed at Cap City Brewing Co and Vintage 50, and I’ve long been a fan of his beers. I was not disappointed by Mad Fox.