Crafted beer and wine bistro, shop opens this week in Ashburn

An interesting new beer and wine bistro and store is getting ready to open its doors in Ashburn. It’s called Crafted and it’s opening in the heart of Old Ashburn.

Crafted has taken over the spot vacated by the Honey Bee Creamery. That’s at 20693 Ashburn Road in Suite 125.

Here’s what visitors will find — and what they can expect in the future. First, there is a long wooden bar made out of Virginia poplar where you can belly up and get a chilled beer on tap or a glass of wine.

You can also order a bite to eat from a small, but varied menu of dishes that includes a charcuterie board, a Buffalo chicken dip, a Caesar salad, a chopped Italian sandwich, and a beef on weck sandwich.

There is also a large wine display with bottles of wine for sale and there are several coolers loaded with interesting craft beers for purchase.

Crafted is both a small tavern and a beer and wine retail shop.

Finally, there is the glass blowing.

Crafted originally got its start in Haymarket a decade or so ago. While it also sold beer and wine there, it was perhaps most famous for its glass blowing classes the blown glass gift items available for purchase.

A glass blowing demonstration at Crafted’s previous location in Haymarket. They will be adding glass blowing classes later this year.

Now that Crafted has relocated to Ashburn, the owners — Steven and Katie Kihl of Ashburn Farm — have set aside a room at the back of the store as their future glass blowing studio.

The plan to add classes in glass blowing to their roster of offerings in Ashburn — hopefully in a few months.

The official grand opening of Crafted is scheduled for this Friday and Saturday, April 5 and 6. There will be a ribbon cutting at 1 p.m. Friday and they plan to be open all afternoon.

The grand opening will include a limited menu and also a “tap takeover” by the Veil Brewing Co. out of Richmond.