Corcoran Brewing Company

Here’s another entry in my occasional series of posts about visits to local brewpubs and breweries in the DMV…

Corcoran Brewing Company, Purcellville, Virginia

Corcoran Brewing Company front

When Visited: September 2016

Occasion: After riding 30 miles in the 2016 ASAE Foundation Bike Ride, I was ready for a beer! The bike ride was held in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, and on my way home, I stopped with some friends in Purcellville, Virginia for our post-ride reward: fresh craft beer at Corcoran.

We found Corcoran in an odd location for a brewery – the corner of a large brick building that was also home to doctor offices. But once inside, Corcoran offered all of the trappings you’d expect in a small craft brewery – a large beer menu of house brews, a long row of tap handles, and flights being poured and growlers being filled left and right.

The Corcoran Beer Menu:

Corcoran Brewing Company menu

Corcoran Brewing Company taps

Beers Sampled:
Corcoran offers 5-beer flights of 3 oz pours, which was perfect for sampling a lot of different beers and getting a good feel for the brewery.

Corcoran Brewing Company flight

Over two 5-beer flights, I sampled:

  • Whiskey Tangerine Falconer’s IPA (8.6%), an Imperial IPA
  • Clever Wit (5.25%), a refreshing Belgian Wit
  • Dutchman’s Creek (4.5%), a traditional German Hefeweizen
  • Life Gose Round (4.5%), a German-style sour Gose
  • Mad Corcoran (7.0%), a German Dunkelweizen
  • Beerway to Heaven (6.2%), a Farmhouse Saison blended with peach puree
  • P’ville Pale Ale (5.4%), an American Pale Ale
  • LoCo (7.2%), a West Coast-style IPA
  • Red Rocker IPA (6.5%), a strong Red IPA
  • Newtown Alt (5.5%), a Düsseldorf Altbier

Favorite BeerWhiskey Tangerine Falconer’s IPA was aged in bourbon barrels, blended with tangerine juice, and dry-hopped with Falconer’s 7C’s hops. It was as delicious as it sounds!

I was most impressed with: The number and variety of house beers on tap. After two 5-beer flights, I had only sampled 10 of the 17 beers on tap. They were all so good I wish I had time to try more, especially the Stouts!

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