OK, NoVa beer fans will know that ODB
changed ownership some weeks (months?) ago, with a big brewery now having a controlling interest in what was a fully independent concern.
As a general rule, I resist change, especially when I think it will phuk up the proverbial free lunch. As a specific rule I loathe change when I think it will affect my normal routine, in this case my weekly growler.
That is how I viewed the change at ODB-- as a free lunch being prepped to get phuct up.
I'm pleased to say that I might be wrong (so far). The annual beer festival is gone (the usual site right by the brewery is now a construction zone), but they haven't gooned up the beers yet. The did change the menu a bit, and added a pretty good sunday brunch. I can still get Hop Pocket Ale
, and if it's out I'll be happy to settle for New River Pale Ale.
Now, if they only had a shooting range next door instead of that ridiculous cheerleading place...