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Caboose Brewing Company: Great beer, thoughful food

The McLaughlin and Greer families made the leap into the brewing world on May 5, 2015 when they opened Caboose Brewing Company & Tavern in Vienna, VA.

The name comes from the historic red caboose in Vienna as well as the W&OD railroad line that winds through the picturesque town.

Just as the nationwide Rails to Trails system has embraced the remnants of the industry to build something for the community, the McLaughlin and Greer families wanted to revitalize the skeletal remains of an industrious past to bring a unique spark back to the community. Fast forward a few years, and you have the restoration of another relic of the past transformed into Caboose Commons. This new model opened its doors in September, 2018, and launched a coffee house/brewery hybrid that awakes with the early birds and carries on into the evening offering the same community and upholding the same values that have inspired Caboose from its inception.

At Caboose Brewing Company, our priority extends beyond simply providing a quality food and beverage experience. We strive to create a space that uplifts and supports a flourishing diverse community and supports local businesses and charities. We want our guests and employees to feel welcome and safe, to exchange experiences and invite new ideas, and cultivate community.

Caboose Brewing Company community
microbrewery examples at Caboose Brewing Company

"I like this spot. Stopped by here for lunch today while One-Wheeling with a friend on the W&OD trail. You can get to it directly from the trail which is awesome. "


"Great Service, wonderful atmosphere, good beers, ciders and wines, plus the food was more than delicious, but also beautifully presented and a lovely blend of flavors. "


"Oh man, what an awesome brewery in Farifax. Great customer service and a huge place, indoors and outdoors. Wide variety of beers and food. I strongly recommend."


"Come for the delicious beer and stay for the amazing food! I come pretty regularly and always have great food. The biscuits and gravy are some of the best I’ve eaten so think about coming on a Sunday if you want a casual brunch. Beer speaks for itself but I especially like the IPAs and the Pilsner."


"If pictures could say a thousand word’s I have one ‘Yum!’. What a great stop today. We hit the Caboose for lunch and a beer 🍺 or two 🍻 and had a wonderful time. My caps off to the chef and two thumbs up to the brew. Great food, great beer, and friendly service."


"Among the best breweries that I’ve tried both the atmosphere and food."


"For a brewery!?, the food is amazing! Completely unexpected. As a foodie I was more than impressed. Locally sourced and from scratch offerings. I had artesian pork bellies from a Maryland farm and Mountain Valley cheddar cheese with fig jam, honey, and cornichon pickles. And paired with delicious beer!"



Caboose goes beyond providing great beverages, thoughtful dishes, and a genuine experience for our guests – we strive to be an integral member of our community through engagement, local sponsorships, partnerships, and charitable donations.

 We want our guests and our employees to feel welcome. We encourage each other to be our best and develop respectful relationships such that employees and customers alike feel free to share ideas for improvements.

Caboose Brewing Company bike rack

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