Two Washington area brewers made their new brewery plans public a couple weekends ago at the Northern Virginia Summer BrewFest.
Favio Garcia, former head brewer at Old Dominion, and Matt Hagerman, brewer at Growlers brewpub in Gaithersburg and also a former Old Dominion brewer, declared their plans to launch the M.A. Hagerman Brewing Company. They’ll relaunch what appears to be a defunct Huntingdon Beach, CA-based contract brew called Rhino Chasers Beer, as well as a line marketed under the Catoctin Brewing Company brand.
Rhino Chaser is apparently slang for a surfer who is seeking “the big wave.” I’m not sure how the surfing theme relates to Northern Virginia (or to a Maryland mountain range for that matter) but I’m rooting for these guys! I’m eager for something good to come from the Old Dominion sell out and maybe this will be it.
Follow their progress on their soon to be new website at www.rhinochasersbeer.com.