In the News

Washington Post – “All We Can Eat Blog, Beer: Make way for the brewpubs, June 21, 2010” by Greg Kitsock

Abstract: “…Madden’s decision to start his own brewpub — a longtime dream — at Waterford’s Spectrum, a mixed-use development at  444 West Broad St. in Falls Church, about midway between the East Falls Church and West Falls Church Metro stations. He’s shooting for a July opening for Mad Fox Brewing Co.. The moniker is an amalgam of his surname and his wife’s maiden name: “I’m mad, and she’s the fox.” ”

Link: All We Can Eat – Beer: Make way for the brewpubs

Washington Business Journal – “Top Shelf Blog, May 14, 2010” by Missy Frederick

Abstract: “Cult brewer Bill Madden, of Leesburg’s Vintage 50 Restaurant and Brew Lounge, is expected to begin brewing this month in anticipation for the opening at 444 W. Broad St.”

Link: WBJ on Mad Fox’s Progress

Falls Church Times – “Development News, May 11, 2010” by George Southern

Abstract: “MAD FOX BREWPUB is generating the biggest buzz (in more ways than one) in the City’s restaurant scene since – when? I can’t think of any establishment this large opening in Falls Church this century.”

Link: DEVELOPMENT NEWS: Chipotle Plans Opening in Advance of Mad Fox, Pizzeria Orso

Falls Church News Press – “F.C. City Organizes Pre-Wammies ‘Meet & Greet’ Parties Downtown, February 24, 2010” by Dean Edwards

Abstract: “Our newly updated restaurant guide will be in the hands of the 600 or more Wammies guests. We’ve printed more guides than we need, too, for the future. The city hopes the dining guide brochure, which includes a drinks guide as well as several restaurants yet to open doors in Falls Church – Mad Fox Brewery…’

Link: Falls Church News Press

Washington City Paper – “Mad Fox Brewing Co. to Sport 6 Casks on Tap, February 10, 2010” by Orr Schtuhl

Abstract: “But six handpumps means…six casks on tap! Six! Churchkey has five, and that’s absurd on its own — I believe there’s only five total in the rest of the District (between Pizzeria Paradiso, CommonWealth, and RFD). All of which plays perfectly into the paws of Bill Madden, who is deft with English brewing traditions.”

Link: Washington City Paper

Falls Church News Press – “Mad Fox Construction Officially Begins, January 21, 2010”

Abstract: “The Mad Fox Brew Pub secured its required permits from the Falls Church City Hall today and has immediately commenced construction…” “Given the state of the City’s economy and what this business will bring, the sound of construction noise will be like music to our ears.”

Link: Falls Church News Press

Washington Post – “One of the region’s most anticipated brewpubs…, January 14, 2010”

Abstract: Fritz Hahn of the Washington Post’s Going Out Gurus mentions Mad Fox in their January 14, 2010 live chat. “What’s there to do in Falls Church?” … “Well, in a few months, you’ll have one of the region’s most anticipated brewpubs on your doorstep: Bill Madden’s Mad Fox is opening on West Broad St. in the next few months”

Link: Washington Post Going Out Guide

Washington City Paper – “2009: Looking Back at a Growing Beer City Part 1, January 4, 2010”

Abstract: “…Below we give you five of the most influential local happenings in the beer scene in 2009 and what they mean for an up-and-coming beer city like DC… Independent Brewpubs Announced: Black Squirrel & Mad Fox”

Link: 2009: Looking Back at a Growing Beer City Part 1

Falls Church News Press – “Mad Fox Signs 15-Year Lease for Brew Pub at Waterford Spectrum, September 15, 2009”

Abstract: “Waterford Development announced that Mad Fox Brewing Company has signed a 15-year lease for 9,119 square feet of space for their first brewpub location at The Spectrum, a mixed-use residential and commercial development located at 444 West Broad Street in Falls Church.”

Link: Mad Fox Signs 15-Year Lease for Brew Pub at Waterford Spectrum

Falls Church News Press – “Local Brew Master to Bring Award-Winning Lineup to F.C., September 10, 2009” by Matt Sapsford

Abstract: ““In the German province of Bavaria, small town taverns are filled with the joyful sounds and rustic flavors of the local community…. These pubs are more just the local watering hole and a place to grab a bite – they are a community center. For two admitted “beer geeks,” this is a vision of paradise – one that Bill Madden and Rick Garvin want to share with Falls Church.”

Link: Local Brew Master to Bring Award-Winning Lineup to F.C.

Falls Church News Press – “Mad Fox Brewing Co., Waterford Close In on 15-Year Lease Pact, August 20, 2009” by Nicholas F. Benton

Abstract: “Veteran brew master Bill Madden and his business partner Rick Garvin are eager to introduce the Mad Fox Brewing Company in the currently-vacant ground floor space beneath the Spectrum facing directly onto W. Broad.”

Link: Mad Fox Brewing Co., Waterford Close In on 15-Year Lease Pact

citybizlist Washington D.C. – “Reg D Filing: Mad Fox Brewing Co. Raises $1M of $2M Offering, August 18, 2009”

Abstract: “VIENNA, Va. — According to a Reg D filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Mad Fox Brewing Co. LLC has raised $1 million of a $2 million offering”

Link: Reg D Filing: Mad Fox Brewing Co. Raises $1M of $2M Offering

Washington City Paper – “My Top 5 Desert Island Beers. What Are Yours?, June 23, 2009” by Orr Stuhl

Abstract: “Like records, my favorite beers change frequently — probably every time I walk into a beer store. But here’s my outline, the prototypical desert island beer list…

5.  Sentimental favorite #2: mellow and complex. I’m still lacking in slow-sipping beers, so I’m leaning toward a double IPA or barleywine. My choice here at the moment is Head Knocker from the Vintage 50 restaurant and brewpub in Leesburg. It’s a lighter, golden take on an English barleywine, with a honey aroma and a sweetly smooth finish. The beer is now retired, but brewer Bill Madden will open brewpub Mad Fox in the fall. On my fantasy island, it’s delivered in fresh casks via helicopter..”

Link: My Top 5 Desert Island Beers. What Are Yours?

Bill Madden Named Best Brewmaster in Northern Virginia – “Northern Virginia Magazine, Best of NOVA, June 2009” by Vanessa LaFaso Stolarski

Abstract: “a sensory evaluation course on beer? A master brewers program at the collegiate level? Bill Madden has both under his belt. His current repertoire at Vintage 50, in fact, is just the beginning of what’s brewing for Madden. He and his wife will soon be opening their own pub in Falls Church.”

Link: Best of NOVA 2009

PR Newswire – April 2, 2009 – “Mad Fox Signs Letter of Intent for Space at Waterford’s Spectrum” by Sara Neumann

Abstract: Waterford Development announced today that Mad Fox Brewing Company has signed a letter of intent for 8,618 square feet of space to develop their first brewpub at Spectrum, a mixed-use development located at 444 West Broad Street in Falls Church, Va.

Link: PR Newswire

Washington Business Journal – March 13, 2009 – “Mad Fox brewery on tap for Falls Church” by Missy Frederick

Abstract: Are the IPA beers at Dogfish Head Alehouse on Route 7 just too hoppy for you? This Falls Church resident admits to being a hops pansy, and if you’re in the same boat, well, we’re about to get another local brewery option. Mad Fox Brewery will open at 444 W. Broad St. in November.

Link: http://washington.bizjournals.com/washington/stories/2009/03/16/newscolumn1.html

Falls Church Times – March 3, 2009 – “Eat, Drink, and Be Merry, for Tomorrow . . .” by George Southern

Abstract: Right next door to Fosters [Grille], the EDO bulletin cautiously states, “another prospective tenant has reportedly signed a letter of intent for the former “Not Your Average Joe’s” space.” But there’s no secret about the “prospective tenant”

Link: http://fallschurchtimes.com/?p=1968

Falls Church News-Press – February 27, 2009 – “Mad Fox Brew Pub Signs Lease at The Spectrum” by Jody C. Fellows

Abstract: MadFox Brew Pub has signed a Letter of Intent to lease 8,618 feet of space at The Spectrum, located at 444 West Broad Street in Falls Church. The restaurant anticipates a November 2009 opening.

Link: http://www.fcnp.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4186:mad-fox-brew-pub-signs-lease-at-the-spectrum&catid=13:news-stories&Itemid=76

Washington Business Journal – April 25, 2008 – “Longtime brewer to launch pub Mad Fox Brewing Co.” by Gillian Gaynair

Bill Madden, brewmaster, at left, and investor Rick Garvin say they have found the right formula to open their own brew pub. They are currently looking for a site in Northern Virginia.

Abstract: Bill Madden, currently executive brewer at Leesburg’s Vintage 50 Restaurant and Brew Lounge, plans to open Mad Fox Brewing Co. LLC in the third quarter of 2009.

Link: http://www.bizjournals.com/washington/stories/2008/04/28/story15.html

ratebeer.com – Vintage 50 Beer Ratings and Comments from ratebeer.com

Abstract: As of September 2, 2008 – 25 Bill Madden house brewed beers with ratings and comments by Vintage 50 customers.

Link: http://www.ratebeer.com/brewers/vintage-50-restaurant-&-brew-lounge/8145/

Beeradvocate – Vintage 50 Beer Ratings and Comments from Beeradvocate.com

Abstract: As of September 2, 2008 – 11 Bill Madden house brewed beers with ratings and comments by Vintage 50 customers.

Link: http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/15042

Fox 5 Morning News – September 23, 2002 – Brewing Punkinator at Capitol City Brewing Company with Holly Morris

Abstract: Bill Madden brews Punkinator pumpkin ale with Holly Morris live on Fox 5 Morning News, WTTG Washington, DC.

Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8FbKzjhDxM
To watch in high resolution select the link and in the resulting window select “watch in high quality” below the bottom right of the video window.

Washington Post – August 24, 2001 – Cruisin’ for a Brew, by Eric Brace

Abstract: “I’ve been on a Belgian kick lately, with some triples, but I’m proudest of our Kolsch here.” Kolsch is a very light blend of ale and lager yeasts that’s become very popular in brewpubs, and I’ve seen it everywhere during my research, but none has been as good as Madden’s.

Link: http://www.geocities.com/Yosemite/trails/9401/brew.html

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