@hd4mark that's one of things I love about this forum. I can't recall ever seeing a political thread!
Loudoun County, Virginia voted about 4 years ago to allow the sale of beer at 'farm breweries'. Before that it wasn't legal. One local family who owned and operated a vineyard/winery had started brewing and selling beer then got shut down by the county because their beer wasn't covered under the statute that allowed them to sell wine as a "product of their farm". Since they didn't grow barley or hops the beer didn't qualify. They rented a space in town and opened a craft beer pub to sell the beer they brewed on the farm then a couple years later the statute was changed and there are "farm breweries" everywhere! Tough luck, and expensive, being the first guy to challenge the status quo!
So if you get to the DC area check out the LoCo Brew trail. You won't be disappointed, we have some great breweries!