Brutality At The Brewery III

Brutality At The Brewery III

Lots of people have been asking me if there’s going to be a DC Heavy Metal holiday party again this year and the answer is YES! It is going to be at the third metal night, dubbed Brutality At The Brewery, to be held at Fairwinds Brewery this Friday, December 11th! I’ll be decked out in my now infamous Cthulhu holiday sweater and giving away tickets to a ton of upcoming metal shows in our area (see the list at the end of this post). Brewer Will has brewed up something special for this event, a black wit ale named Iron Tongue that was brewed in collaboration with the guys in the local metal band Gloom! And as usual we’ll be playing songs all night that you have requested. To make your own song requests just send them to Will on Twitter at @BrewMetalWill or post them on the thread in the Facebook event page here. No bands will be playing this event! We all just hang out with other metal heads, drink some crazy good local craft beers, win prizes and listen to metal all night!

Things get started at 7pm and there’s no entry fee. Fairwinds Brewery is located just off of I-95 where it intersects with the Fairfax County Parkway. It’s on the edge of Lorton and Springfield and driving time is about the same as going to Jaxx/Empire was for most people. The address is 7000 Newington Rd, Lorton, VA 22079 (map). More info can be found on the Facebook event page we have set up right here! I can’t wait to see everyone on Friday! Now check out this epic list of tickets we’re giving away at the event!

All That Remains at Rams Head Live on December 13th

The Black Dahlia Murder at Baltimore Soundstage on December 14th

BTBAM/Enslaved at the Baltimore Soundstage on December 16th

Jucifer at the Black Cat on December 17th

Clutch at the 9:30 Club on December 27th (sold out)

Nile at the Baltimore Soundstage on January 13th

Queensrÿche at the 9:30 Club on January 25th

Cradle Of Filth at the Baltimore Soundstage on January 28th

Voivod/Vektor at the Black Cat on February 13th

Slayer/Testament/Carcass at the Fillmore on March 5th

Napalm Death/The Melvins at the 9:30 Club on April 12th

Abbath/High On Fire/Skeletonwitch at Baltimore Soundstage March 17th

Brutality At The Brewery II

I’m teaming up with Brewer Will over at Fair Winds Brewery again for another Brutality At The Brewery metal night event this Saturday, August 1st from 7pm to midnight! It’s free to get in and we’ll be playing metal tunes all night, drinking delicious craft beer and hanging out with metal heads as we take over the tasting room. There’s a new set up this time so it will be much louder than the first Brutality At The Brewery was! The guys in Yesterday’s Saints will be on hand as we tap the Yesterday’s Saint’s black kolsh beer, Seas Of Annihilation, brewed specially for this event! It will be available until it runs out so don’t drag your feet getting there.

Fair Winds Brewing is located just off I-95 where it intersects with the Fairfax County Parkway on the border of Springfield and Lorton. The address is: 7000 Newington Rd, Lorton, VA 22079 (Google Map here).

You can RSVP on the Facebook event page here.

And did I mention that I’ll be there giving out tons of prizes, including concert tickets to many upcoming metal shows in our area. We’ve got so many prizes that it’s going to be hard NOT to win something if you show up! You can see the list below (for most of them we’ll be picking 2 winners that will each get their own pair of tickets):

Dying Fetus at the Pinch on 8/6

Summer Slaughter (Arch Enemy headlines) at Rams Head Live on 8/13

High On Fire/Pallbearer at Baltimore Soundstage on 8/20

Marty Friedman (ex-Megadeth guitarist) at Baltimore Soundstage on 9/9

Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats at Baltimore Soundstage on 9/11

Godflesh at Rock & Roll Hotel on 9/13

Ghost at the Fillmore on 9/22

Overkill/Symphony X at the Fillmore on 10/16

Kamelot/Dragonforce at the Fillmore on 11/18

Mayhem/Watain at Baltimore Soundstage on 11/25

We’ll also be giving away a 24″ x 36″ poster for the beer’s artwork, seen below.

Brutality At The Brewery

Brutality At The Brewery

I’m teaming up again with Brewer Will to do another metal night, this time dubbed Brutality At The Brewery, on Friday, May 8th, 2015! We used to hold metal nights at Port City but Will is now working for Fair Winds Brewing in Lorton, Virginia and we’d like to continue the tradition at his new nautical themed brewery of employ. The place is right off I-95 at the Fairfax County Parkway exit and takes about the same time to reach as Empire/Jaxx does since you don’t have to drive down Old Keene Mill with all the stoplights. And the tasting room where we’ll be holding this event is brand new and really nice! We’ll be playing metal tunes all night (as usual you can send in requests or even your own band’s music) and giving away prizes like concert tickets and band merch. What more could you want? Well how about a sneak preview of the new King Giant album Black Ocean Waves for starters! That’s right, you’ll be able to hear the new King Giant album first at our Brutality At The Brewery event! Also, since Empire is closing earlier that same week there will be a special discount for all of their employees that have suddenly lost their jobs.

You can get more information on the Facebook event page here and you can send your song requests to Will by posting them there or sending them to him via Twitter at @BrewMetalWill. So come hang out with us and a bunch of the area’s metal heads as we talk metal, drink some great beers and listen to heavy metal all night, and who knows, you may win something too!