Ornery Beer Company

The Ornery Beer Company Public House at Potomac Festival in Woodbridge closed in March. Google Streetview, Aug. 2017

Ornery Beer Company will land in Fairfax after closing the Woodbridge location in March.

The company plans to open in a smaller space in Old Town Plaza at the intersection of Route 123 and North Street, owner Randy Barnette announced Thursday afternoon.

The new smaller Public House will be home to a three-barrel pilot brewery, he said, with a similar menu and experience for patrons to the previous location.

Ornery announced it was closing the Woodbridge site when it was unable to negotiate a smaller space at the Potomac Festival shopping center.

“We do not have an estimate on opening yet but the good news is the location is a closed restaurant and our reimaging of the location and installation of the pilot brewery will be drastically shorter than building a new location,” Barnette said.

The company will also be relocating the main production brewery in the Bristow area and expects to open a taproom at the site within the first six months.

Barnette also vowed to return to Woodbridge.

The company will be launching a new Kickstarter Campaign to raise funds for the relaunch and continues to look for new business partners.

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