|The beer garden at the 2018 Taste of Annandale.|
The Settle Down Easy Brewing Co., a microbrewery that opened in the Falls Church area of Fairfax County last November, will be participating this year, while Audacious Aleworks will be returning. The Taste of Annandale, a family-friendly street festival, is Oct. 5 on Tom Davis Drive.
|Game time at Settle Down Easy.|
Boykin and his partners acquired a brewing system a couple of years ago and began experimenting on a trial-and-error basis. Their homemade brews proved popular with the parents on the youth sports teams they coached.
|Settle Down Easy.|
They found a location in a strip mall, formerly occupied by the Bonzai bicycle shop, and hired a master brewer, Henry Jager, who had been at Heavy Seas Beer in Baltimore.
There are about a dozen rotating beers on the Settle Down Easy tasting menu, with a new brew added every couple of weeks.
Settle Down Easy is open Wednesdays through Sundays. Wednesday is trivia night, and the pub is hosting an oyster fest on the Aug. 3-4 weekend.
Settle Down Easy doesn’t serve food, but they have an arrangement allowing patrons to order food from El Tio Tex-Mex Grill in the same retail center.
Audacious Aleworks, at 110 E. Fairfax St., in Falls Church, offers a rotating list of 18-20 types of beer, all brewed on site.
|A flight at Audacious.|
New features at Audacious include outdoor seating and a simple food menu featuring a variety of grilled cheese sandwiches. Tuesday is Trivia Night, Thursday is half-price growlers, and there are Happy Hour specials on Fridays and half-off food on Mondays.