It was 25 years ago that Jerry Bailey and friends started their brewing adventure in a small industrial park in Ashburn, Va. Since 1989, Dominion has grown from its core lineup of traditional ales and lagers to gourmet sodas and the newly released award-winning Pinup Series. A partnership with Fordham Brewing in 2007 and a brewery move to Dover in 2009 set them on an exciting, yet uncharted course.
To celebrate its 25th year, Dominion will be releasing The Dream. This Black India Pale Lager named after their tagline, "Livin the Dream," pays homage to the hard work, passion, and effort it takes to operate a small brewery. The Dream is a nod to Dominion’s lager brewing roots without compromising its affection for hops. A rich, robust malt foundation balanced by a blend of Sorachi Ace, Citra, and Columbus hops showcases melon, tropical fruit, lemon, and licorice notes.
“You only celebrate 25 years once,” said Dominion Brewing Vice President of Sales Casey Hollingsworth. “So when we brainstormed at the brewery about beer styles, we knew it had to be a beer with immense character and nuance. We are so grateful to all our supporters to be able to celebrate 25 years in this truly amazing industry, an industry filled with a strong sense of community, purpose, passion, and pride.”
The release date will coincide with Dominion’s 25th anniversary party at Churchkey, 1337 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C., which is scheduled for 6 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 17. Joining Dominion for the festivities will be retired founder Jerry Bailey along with friends from Lost Rhino Brewing Co., Victory Brewing Co., Starr Hill Brewing Co., Lagunitas Brewing Co., Bell’s Brewery, and Mad Fox Brewing Co.