Many many years ago, we met a young brewer and I fell in love with his beers. OK, one beer in particular – his Wee Heavy. The brewer, Bill Madden, moved around a few times to other breweries and Beer Geek and I followed him wherever he went. I don’t know if he knew he had a fan girl, but I was totally that girl. And then about 10 years ago, we had the chance to be involved when he opened his own brewpub.
Over the last 9 years, I have spent many many hours at Mad Fox and with the amazing friends that we have made through there.
I got to brew Wee Heavy once…
I celebrated my 40th birthday there…
We celebrated our 20th anniversary there…
We spent more weekend days than I can count at festivals there…
Then, in September of 2015, I helped start their run club. Since that time, I’ve spent every Wednesday night that I could at Mad Fox.
We created the “Mad Fox 12 pack for Ragnar DC”.
And again (with 8) for Ragnar Trail Richmond.
And one more time for Ragnar DC.
Last night, Mad Fox Brewing closed its doors for the last time. It was an amazing 9 years. I know that the friends I made will still be a part of my life (and I may have a collection of Mad Fox beers in my fridge), but there’s a bit of a hole this morning that will take some time to fill.
Thanks for the memories, Mad Fox! And a huge shout out to Bill Madden, my OG “beer boyfriend”, for the fun times and the great beer.
2 thoughts on “Farewell to the Fox: the end of an era”
The restaurant business is such a hard one! Glad you still have all the memories
I really liked Mad Fox the times I went there. It is sad when a business you love closes, and even harder when you knew them so well.