Meet Greg Moore – Flying Ace Farm – Chief Distiller

Meet Greg Moore – Flying Ace Farm – Chief Distiller

About Greg Moore – Chief Distiller

The team at Flying Ace Farm has wide and diverse professional backgrounds.  Greg Moore, a local of Loudoun County, brings a wealth of experience to the distillery operations here at Flying Ace Farm – and we know you would benefit from learning a bit about him.  So, check out the following bio on Greg, and be sure to say hello at your next visit.

 

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Bio and Professional Background

  • Born and raised in Loudoun County
  • Worked on several local farms as a teen, including a few in Lovettsville
  • Attended Pennsylvania College of Technology 1999 – 2005
  • Graduated with Bachelor’s degree in Automotive Management Technology and a minor In Race Car Construction
  • 2005, Moved back home and married my high school sweetheart, Jennifer Worcester in 2006 and eventually added 2 boys to the mix.
  • 2005- Started as Shop Manager at Fastlane Emergency Vehicles, where we upfit specialty vehicles for local and Federal Gov’t agencies.

The Shift to Distillery Operations

– 2011- Started working at Catoctin Creek Distillery, sweeping floors and giving tours for free at first. Eventually, after a couple of months, earned a full-time paying position as a Production Assistant. After a few short years, I earned the title of Distiller, under the direction of Chief Distiller, Rebecca Harris.

– While working for Catoctin Creek our business and products received numerous awards, here https://catoctincreekdistilling.com/about/awards, including two Double Gold awards. One for our 80 proof Rye Whisky at the 2018 New York World Wine and Spirits Competition and one for our Cask Proof Rye Whisky at the 2017 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

 

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Enter Flying Ace Farm

– 2020- Hadi Akkad, Pete Thomas, and Brian Jenkins offered me the position of Chief Distiller at Flying Ace Farm, where I oversee all distillery operations and have been given the opportunity to make a delicious Bourbon from Bloody Butcher corn grown right here on our farm. It was like leaving the nest and coming home at the same time. I love these people and I love this place. Coming to work here is like coming to work at the Willy Wonka Whisky Factory.

 

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Freedom to Craft and Create

I fell in love with the craft distilling/spirits industry for so many reasons, it’s a fun mix of art meets biology, meets mechanical engineering, meets flying by the seat of your pants. One of my favorite quotes about this industry is “This is where we f#@k around and find out” ~author unknown. In other words, we have the freedom to try different things that don’t necessarily conform to the industry standards of the big guys. We get to play more but we also have to make a product that can compete on the shelves with the likes of Bulliet, Buffalo Trace, and so on.

Another aspect of this industry that I can not overlook is the people. The people that own and operate these small distilleries come from all walks of life but the thing that all of them seem to have in common is the comradery and mutual respect for one another. We are all willing to help one another out and give each other advice when it’s requested even if it happens to be coming from a competing distillery.

I have had the good fortune of working for and with many of these people over the past 10 years and have forged numerous life-long friendships as a result.

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Pumpkin Pie Brown Porter

Pumpkin Pie Brown Porter

Introducing Pumpkin Pie Brown Porter – 5% ABV – 20 IBUs

It’s the season of Pumpkin Spice and we’re in full swing here at the farm. We’ve crafted our Pumpkin Pie Brown Porter to tantalize your taste buds and get you your Fall favorite fix.

Over 100 pounds of Pie Pumpkins, locally sourced from Loudounberry Farms, were roasted on our farm and tossed into the mash. In addition, we spiced our beer with a blend of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, clove, and allspice to complete the Pumpkin Spice flavor and compliment the sweetness of the roasted gourd.

This beer is spooky good at 5% ABV and is a suitable replacement for your morning Pumpkin Spice latte. Cheers!

 

 

 

 

 

Locals Supporting Locals

We are excited to partner with the family at the Loudoun Berry Farms to create another seasonal favorite – come on out and taste the difference freshness makes. #localsupportinglocal

 

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Welcome: Virginia Farmhouse Saison

Welcome: Virginia Farmhouse Saison

New Beer Releasing Friday, September 24th

Virginia Farmhouse Saison: A Virginia Brewers Guild Collaboration Beer (5.15%ABV):

We’ve participated in the collaboration beer in celebration of the 10 year anniversary of the Virginia Craft Brewers Guild and have made our Virginia Farmhouse Saison. This beer has a subtle funkiness and bone dry finish perfect for the approaching Autumn season.

A Collaborative Effort

We acquired Cherokee Purple Tomatoes from Hamilton Hop Farms and roasted yellow squash grown here at Flying Ace Farm and incorporated them into the mash. This brings a slight sweetness from the roasted squash flesh and a very subtle fresh earthy tomato flavor. We also used a Virginia local yeast supplier, Jasper Yeast Labs, and used their American Saison yeast strain that was propagated from a wooden barrel found at an archaeological dig site in Alexandria.

We are proud members of the Virginia Craft Brewers Guild and hope you enjoy our collaborative efforts. Cheers.

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Oktoberfest on the Farm

Oktoberfest on the Farm

Oktoberfest in Lovettsville

Oktoberfest is an annual festival held in Munich, Germany that dates back to the year 1810. Traditions include German fare, parades, games, music, beer, and more. Here in Lovettsville, Virginia, we share in that rich history and merriment. Settled by the German’s in the 1720s, the town of Lovettsville has been officially celebrating Oktoberfest since 1994.

Drawing more than 10,000 visitors every year, Lovettsville carries this ritual of German beer, food, and festivities while local businesses join in on the revelries. Here at Flying Ace Farm, a new tradition is taking flight.

A New Flying Ace Farm Tradition

Introducing our 1st Annual Oktoberfest on the Farm, starting Friday, September 24- 26th, we are excited to host this tradition here at our farm in Lovettsville. Join us in your favorite dirndl and lederhosen and enjoy German fare by The Polished Foxx, delicious beers brewed on-site, watch Lovettsville’s annual wiener dog races, including stein hauling and hoisting contests, while listening to Blaskapelle Alte Kameraden Band (a 9 piece polka band) as well as the more recently added community sing-a-long of Bohemian Rhapsody by Ghost Pepper Band. Oktoberfest weekend is sure to bring in a crowd!

Märzen or Märzenbier Release

Our brew team at Flying Ace Farm has something brewing just for celebration. Get ready to welcome our seasonal sensation, the release of our first Märzen beer. Originating in Germany, this style of beer was traditionally brewed in the spring (“Märzen” meaning “March”) and aged, or lagered throughout the summer.

It’s been described as “an elegant, malty German amber lager with a clean, rich, toasty and bready malt flavor, restrained bitterness, and a dry finish that encourages another drink.” Come join us and raise a glass in celebration of Oktoberfest here at the farm.

 

 

 

 

Celebration Continues at Flying Ace Farm

Bring your family and friends and join in on the fun at Flying Ace Farm, festivities begin Friday, September 24 through Sunday the 26th.

Friday 24th: 5:30-8:30 pm Ghost Pepper Band featuring Bohemian Rhapsody community sing-a-long at 7:30 pm on the main stage

Saturday 25th: 2 pm Weiner Dog races, Stein Hauling at 5 pm and Stein Hoisting at 7 pm, 4-7 pm Gary Smallwood Band on the main stage

Sunday 26th: 1-6 pm Oktoberfest German Buffet (tickets for sale), 12-4 pony rides and face painting, 2-5 pm Blaskapelle Alte Kameraden Band featured on the main stage, 5-8 pm Chris Timbers Band on the main stage

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Flying Ace Distillery Wins Double Gold and Silver at the 2021 North American Bourbon and Whiskey Competition

Flying Ace Distillery Wins Double Gold and Silver at the 2021 North American Bourbon and Whiskey Competition

FLYING ACE DISTILLERY WINS DOUBLE GOLD AND SILVER

LOVETTSVILLE, VIRGINIA (August 28, 2021) – Flying Ace Distillery Blended Bourbon Cask Proof was awarded Double Gold. Flying Ace Distillery Blended Bourbon at 90 proof was awarded, Silver. 

The Tasting Awards were held over 3 days of intense blind tastings by a panel of respected and experienced industry professionals. Competition Judges cast their votes for the best spirit entries in more than 64 different categories. They awarded medals for first, second, and third place for each qualifying category and best of show. Competition management then reviewed all judge’s scores to determine additional awards and citations for Double Gold and Best of Show. These awards are based on the highest score ratings achieved!

Solid Competition

This year, the annual North American Bourbon and Whiskey Competition received 48% more entries than in years past. 

“We are honored to accept these awards at this year’s North American Bourbon and Whiskey Competition, says Greg Moore, master distiller at Flying Ace Distillery, “This was a team effort. We are all extremely proud of the awards and are excited to make Flying Ace Farm and the agricultural bounty Loudoun County, Virginia has to offer a major player in the nationwide bourbon distillery landscape.”.

Results from the 2021 North American Bourbon and Whiskey Competition can be found at: https://secureservercdn.net/198.71.233.47/s7t.1ee.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/NABW-2021_Win.xls-Compatibility-Mode.pdf

About Flying Ace Distillery

Flying Ace Distillery is located on an 85-acre farm in Lovettsville, Virginia. We are dedicated to our craft, creating world-class Flying Ace bourbon, whiskey, and rum.

To learn more about Flying Ace Distillery visit: https://flyingacefarm.com.


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The Endless Frontier of Flavor

The Endless Frontier of Flavor

New Flavors Land at FAF

The brew team at Flying Ace Farm has been busy! We have a new selection of handcrafted beers coming to the flight line. So, sit back, pull the screen a bit closer and dive into these new flavor descriptions and images.

Pilot’s Pilsner
German Pilsner, 6.3% ABV, 12 IBU’s
German Pilsner malt in conjunction with Lager yeast fermented at ale temperatures makes our Fortified Pilsner stand out. Malty sweetness balanced with Hallertau and Tettnang hops allows for an easy-drinking, higher ABV pilsner that’s sure to become “I don’t know what to get so I’ll get the pilsner” or even your favorite easy drinking go-to. Either way cheers and enjoy responsibly.

Belly Check Pale Ale
American Pale Ale, 6%, 35 IBU’s
Our American Pale Ale utilizes Amarillo, Trident, Mosaic, and Lotus hops to give you a fruity, citrusy, and fresh-tasting pale ale. American pale ale malt and a fast fermentation leave this beer with a dry finish and tropical flavor. It will leave you wanting another, which we can do. Cheers.

 

Image of Beer Keg being tapped and readied for Summer at FAF

 

But Wait there’s More

If that doesn’t get your curiosity flowing – we have more coming soon. Check these flavorful creations on tap for release in the very near future.

Fruited Sour Ale, 4.5% ABV, 12 IBU’s
“It’s summertime, and the livin’s peachy”. Peaches harvested locally from Brossman’s Farm were blanched, peeled, and grilled over red oak by Monk’s BBQ. Rosemary gathered from our farm was infused into our White Dog Whiskey for over a week and then spritzed on the peaches throughout the grilling process. The peaches were then added at the end of our boil to produce a smoky and sweet peach finish to this sour ale. This beer is a staff favorite, and we hope it becomes yours as well.

Bloody Butcher Tangerine Cream Ale
Cream Ale, 5.0% ABV, 18 IBU’s
A true example of “farm to glass”, our cream ale recipe includes almost 300 pounds of our heirloom Bloody Butcher Corn grown here on our farm. The corn imparts a super creamy mouthfeel and leaves a residual sweetness after each sip. To complement this flavor, we juiced tangerines and added it cold-side, and then hopped with Amarillo hops in order to celebrate our heirloom grain. A cream ale unlike any other, from a farm brewery unlike any other; cheers and enjoy.

 

Image of friends and family enjoying Flying Ace Farm

Discover Flying Ace Farm

There has never been a better time to discover Flying Ace Farm – we invite you and your friends to visit our wonderful space in Lovettsville, VA. Expand your horizons with flavors, fun, music, and more.