The already storied family of Fairfax County craft breweries welcomes a brand new member in Chantilly’s Ono Brewing Company this weekend. The brewery’s grand opening is Friday, Sept. 1 at 12 p.m., giving the public their first chance to experience all that Ono has to offer.
Setting itself apart from other craft brewers in a major way, Ono Brewing Company’s taproom is outfitted with a self-serve beer wall. How this works is first, you get an RFID card from a host or hostess and put money on it with your credit card or with any cash amount. Then you browse the extensive wall of beer, learning more about each beer on descriptive touch screens above each tap. Once you’ve found the beer you want to try, tap your RFID card on the screen and activate the tap. You have ultimate freedom as you can pour a full glass, half a glass, or just a taste, only paying for what you pour.
Owned and operated by husband and wife Scott and Cyndi Hoffman, Ono Brewing Company is named for the Hawaiian meaning “tasty” or “delicious.” Tapping into the couple’s deep ties to Hawaiian culture, having lived in Hawaii where Cyndi’s family is from and where Scott was stationed in the U.S. Army, they’ve brought the breezy, laidback vibe of the tropics to the taproom at Ono Brewing Company.
With brews like the Manako Mango White Ale, Pineapple IPA, Island Hopper IPA, and Awapuhi Lemon Ginger Ale, you’ll be able to taste the tropics as well.
Even though summer’s drawing to a close, you can always pull up a stool at Ono Brewing Company, pour yourself a cold one, and get back in that island state of mind.
Ono Brewing Company is located at 4520 Daly Dr. in Chantilly. For more information you can call the taproom at (571) 409-6662 or visit www.onobrewco.com.