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Caboose Tavern and Coffee Shop launches new breakfast service!

April 13, 2021 Join us for breakfast and coffee at Caboose Tavern in Vienna, VA! Comfort food is paired with a full coffeehouse menu using locally roasted and ethically sourced specialty coffee beans from Lone Oak Coffee Company in Winchester, VA. Our baristas are here to craft you an experience like no other as you …

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Composting at Caboose

February 8, 2021 By Chef David Rabin Caboose has partnered with Apex Organix Compost to redirect our food waste from the landfill to their compost site. In a matter of months Apex is able to convert our waste into nutrient rich compost that is destined for home garden projects, large farms, and even the Caboose …

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What is a Berliner Weisse?

February 2, 2021 What is a Berliner Weisse?  Dubbed by Napoleon as the “Champagne of the North,” Berliner Weisse is a traditional sour wheat beer from Northern Germany. Dating back to the 16th century, Berliner Weisse has enjoyed a well deserved resurgence in popularity and is sometimes served with fruit syrups.  The Zoo Berliner Weisse …

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Bourbon Barrel Aged Hobo Stout is Back!

January 22, 2021 Our Hobo Stout has been imbued with Madagascar Vanilla beans to create a silky smooth and rich vanilla flavor that balances perfectly with the dark chocolate and roasted quality that is a staple in stouts. This delicious brew has been a Caboose staple since our debut in 2015 and is the beer …

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Touchless Ordering At Caboose

July 2, 2020 In recent months, many local businesses like Caboose have been forced to modify how they handle interactions with customers.  In order to ensure the safety of customers and staff, our team worked closely with GoTab to implement a touchless experience for our guests. By scanning a QR code on the table, customers …

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Caboose X Blue Bee Collaboration: Ayr Hill Rush

June 25, 2020 In celebration of all things local we love to do collaborations! Last November, we teamed up with Blue Bee Cider to create something delicious together and Ayr Hill Rush was born. Ayr Hill is a shout out to the original name of the Town of Vienna, the home of our original location. …

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Caboose Brewing Company x Lost Whiskey Club Presents: Fireside Ale

By: Matt Furda, Head Brewer The story of this beer begins October 2nd, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. It’s the night before the Great American Beer Festival. After traversing Denver in search of great beer and having great success — a decoction-mashed slow-pour pilsner, an expertly-crafted ESB on cask, and the famous Pliny the Elder — …

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Guest Blog: Sustainability in Appalachian Cuisine by David Rabin, Executive Chef

One of our values at Caboose is sustainability, which consists of sourcing food locally, responsibly, and seasonally. Sustainability also includes minimizing waste and helping to improve our food cycle. At Caboose we upcycle spent grain from the brewing process in our crackers. Spent grain is the leftover malt and adjuncts after the mash has extracted …

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Guest Blog: Looking for the Good by D.J. Lemarr

Looking for the Good By D.J. LeMarr Covid-19 sucks. This is a sentiment that we can all agree on and get behind like a legion of holy knights crusading to take back the time it is robbing from us. Now, there is plenty of negative news floating around the sphere about the dismal path we …

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Local Homebrewers Brew a Beer with Caboose Brewing Company

In November 2019, a group of local home brewers joined the Caboose team to brew beer together. Each brewer brought supplies and ingredients to brew a “PB & J” rye beer. At the end of the day, each brewer took their beer back to their respective homes to ferment. Experimental Beer Release at Caboose Our brewer …

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Benefits of Drinking Cold Beer After a Long Run

Post-Workout Beer in Vienna After a long workout, do you ever crave a cold-beer? If so, taking a quick stop off the W&D Trail at Caboose Tavern is the way to go! Many exercisers have the misconception of beer being a negative drink post-workout, but evidence shows that a bubbly beverage has some benefits (and …

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What’s a Schwarzbier?

Bringing Schwarzbier to Vienna, Virginia As festival season and warm summer beers exit our blood system, now is the time to give fall and winter beers a try. After all, who doesn’t enjoy a nice crisp beer on a brisk fall day? If you’re not traditionally into darker beers, now is the time to step …

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