About Us

Tasting Room Hours

Our tasting room is open:

  • Monday – Thursday 3:30pm – 10pm
  • Friday 12pm-10pm
  • Saturday 12pm – 10pm
  • Sunday 12pm – 6pm

Our vision

Adventure Brewing Company brews full-flavored beers for a growing audience of craft beer lovers.  We brew year round, seasonal and specialty beers and release new beers almost weekly.  Year round styles include Expedition IPA, Super Power Pilsner, Falmouth APA, Backpack Wheat, Fred Red, Virginia Hefeweizen, Stonewall Stout, and Stiletto Stout.   Specialty and seasonal batches such as Second Ascent Double IPA, Bobsled Winter Ale, Pumpkin Patch Ale, Go East Young Man Peanut Butter Banana Wheat and others will, of course, invite more adventurous tastes. You’ll find samples and full beers available in our tasting rooms and can purhcase growlers and bottled beer to take home. With local entertainment, special events, foods, beers and scheduled activities there’s always something new to experience at Adventure Brewing.

Our experience

Owners Tim Bornholtz, John Viarella and Stan Johnson learned to brew beer in the 1990s but it wasn’t until 2010 that their hobby brought them together and they began to brew as a team. At about the same time they formed the Stafford Brewers Club, a local organization dedicated to the creation and sharing of home brewed craft beer.

A long time software developer, consultant and private business owner describes himself as an “Hop Fanatic”. While his business and IT experience lend significant value to the company, his experimentation with all manner of hop varieties help define Adventure Brewing Company’s versions of the craft beer industries most popular beer style, the IPA.

Tim Bornholtz

Results oriented approach to business, culled from many years in HR management, challenges the company to consistently grow in sales, capacity, quality and service. His strong focus on full bodied beer styles, along with a driving goal for his Holy Grail of beers “The Bacon Beer” are sure to be of interest to adventurous beer tasters.

John Viarella

Has a business operations focus that will work well in the development of systems, processes, monitoring and quality controls. These are, as you can imagine, imperative to any manufacturing environment. The goals of consistency, repeatability and stability are inherent to his approach but don’t let that fool you. Stan has a passion for creativity which is expressed both through his music and his collaboration with the team to develop new and exciting brew recipes.

Stan Johnson