Crooked Run Brewing explores opening a distillery next door

Crooked Run Brewing is exploring adding a distillery to its Sterling location, according to documents filed to the Loudoun County Department of Planning and Zoning.

In a Feb. 7 email to the county, Crooked Run co-owner and operations manager Leland Rogan requested a zoning determination to address whether it would be able to add offices, warehouse storage and a distillery in the suite adjacent to Crooked Run’s location at 22455 Davis Dr. It’s not clear whether the county has responded.

The Sterling location of the brewery, which opened in 2017, already features an outdoor biergarten, a cocktail bar and restaurant. Crooked Run added the latter two, Nectar Cocktail Bar and Daybreak Kitchen & Biscuit Co., in 2019, expanding its total seating capacity from 80 to 300, according to Eater.

Co-owner Jake Endres told Eater they decided to open a cocktail bar because “not everyone drinks beer,” a mentality that may have inspired the duo to attempt to open a distillery.

Rogan and Endres declined…

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