Our Story

Tucked Away Brewing Company currently brews on a 10-barrel brew system right next to the taproom, which is located in the city of Manassas.  Tucked Away was purchased by two craft beer enthusiasts with a dream of creating really fantastic beers!  Now we can’t wait to share our passion for delicious craft beer with family, friends, neighbors and the community! Our brewery is a large indoor industrial space with an outdoor feel, an outdoor seating area around back and a relaxed atmosphere that exists year-round. We love the small brewery atmosphere and wanted to create a place that is intimate and welcoming. Where fans of beer can come and discover hidden gems (beers) at a place that doesn’t feel like a bar. Tucked Away is our perfect hidden spot where our beer-loving friends can get fantastic beer in a relaxed, pleasant atmosphere.  

 

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The Meaning Behind the Logo

Getting to beautiful beer is always a challenge. The maze exemplifies the odyssey of finding good beer and the reward when you have. There are many ways to find the perfect beer. The star is reminiscent of both military service (gold star, etc.) and represents success in getting to your goal.


Meet the Crew

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Graeme S. Henderson

Co-Owner

It all started with "Why can't I find better beer?" Graeme Henderson has a problem with overtasking himself. After retiring from the Air Force as a Colonel at 22 years, he took a job at the Marine Corps in the Pentagon. On top of that full-time job, he cares for two college-age kids, a boy and a girl, and trains regularly to race triathlons (swimming, biking and running - 6 workouts a week). With some free time he develops Tucked Away recipes on his home-built 10 gallon automated brewing system. With what was left of his free time, he partnered with Pete Lex in renovating and then opening Tucked Away, a brewery dedicated to fantastic beers in a comfortable setting. Graeme brings to Tucked Away the experience of seven years of home brewing and hundreds of brews. His beers have received acclaim at home brew club and regional competitions and many of the beers on tap at Tucked Away are those recipes.


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Pete Lex

Co-Owner

Pete Lex grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota and has spent the last 20 years as an active duty Security Forces Officer in the U.S. Air Force. With the military he has traveled the world and taken many paths leading to some amazing "tucked away" places. He bought his first home brew kit in 2012 at a warehouse store and has been brewing ever since. He developed a true love for the art and science of brewing. In 2015, Pete joined a home brew club where he met Graeme and they began dreaming of someday opening their own brewery. In 2018, that dream became reality. When not busy with his Air Force job or working in the brewery, Pete enjoys spending time with his wife, Stephanie, and three rambunctious children.

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Bryan Roppel

Co-Owner

And then came a Marine. Bryan Roppel served in the United States Marine Corps for eight years and has traveled the country visiting over 160 breweries looking for the perfect pint. Well he found it when he and his wife stopped in for a beer and met Pete and Graeme on a Sunday afternoon in 2018. That’s when the Roppel’s decided that they wanted to be a part of the Tucked Away family and asked to join the team. Now as a Co-Owner in the Brewery, you can find him from time-to-time working the Tap House and helping Pete and Graeme brew fantastic beers on the weekends. When not helping out with the brewery operations, Bryan and his wife spend time traveling, visiting other breweries and running the beautiful trails throughout Northern Virginia.

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Melissa Philopena

Event Planner

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Graeme V. Henderson

Taproom Manager

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Odessa Winter

Assistant Brewer

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Taevon Smith

Bartender

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Norm Stachowicz

Bartender