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About Ornery Beer Company

Ornery Beer Company & Public House is Prince William County’s first brewpub!  The Ornery Beer Company Public House is a casual but elevated pub serving our meticulously crafted, house brewed ales & lagers paired with a creative menu.  Virginia has become the craft brewing epicenter of the east coast.  Ornery wants you to have a fun & casual pub where you can have a pint and a great meal too.   Head Brewer Ferdinand McAdoo has perfected his beers throughout his years of professional brewing.  Our Executive Chef prepares each dish guided by your enjoyment and pairing with your beer.  We hope you agree, Ornery Beer Company & Public House will be your Neighborhood Brewpub! 

Our Team

HEAD BREWER

Ferdinand McAdoo - Head Brewer

Ferdinand took the reigns of Head Brewer in November 2016.  

After achieving a degree in Managerial Finance from East Carolina State University and a stint in corporate finance with Booz Allen Hamilton, Ferdinand shed the corporate world for his passion in brewing.  Ferdinand began his brewing career by attending Brewlab at The University of Sunderland in the England.  After graduating from Brewlab, Ferdinand brewed at Capitol City Brewing Company in Arlington, Virginia for 2 years prior to joining the opening team at Ornery Beer Company in 2015.   As a brewer with Ornery Beer Company, Ferdinand was integral to the the brewing team that helped us win Silver Medals at the Virginia Craft Brewer's Competition for Light of Cologne Kolsch and GoGo Gose, and then the ultimate brewing award, a Gold Medal at the Great American Beer Festival for our Light of Cologne Kolsch.   


   

 

 

Hector Moya - Executive Chef

Chef Hector Moya, the son of 1950’s Cuban Exiles, was raised in Union City, New Jersey.  Chef Moya began his culinary career as a child under the tutelage of his father.  Chef Moya attended Hudson County Vocational School, where his Baking Instructor saw his talent and encouraged him to contend for and was granted a scholarship to the prestigious culinary school Johnson and Wales University, in Providence, Rhode Island.  At Johnson and Wales, Chef Moya was trained in the art of Classical French Cooking.  Although Chef Moya’s father did not live to see him graduate from Johnson and Wales, Chef Moya persevered and dedicated his career to creating beautiful blends of Latin and classical cooking.  

Chef Moya’s culinary career spans 29 years of leading many world-class steak houses & restaurants in the Philadephia/NewJersey region, including Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewing, Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse, and many other great destinations both in the NJ/PA area as well as the Florida Keys.  Chef Moya’s career includes perfecting the skills of butchery and dry aging of meats; creating personalized spices and rubs; developing eclectic cultural blends in all he prepares. 

Over the years, Chef Moya has competed in Pennsylvania area cooking competitions and has won awards such as:    Best in Appetizer, the Carousel Awards, Lakeside Inn, Limerick PA ;  Best in Entrée, the Carousel Awards, Lakeside Inn, Limerick PA;  “Most Food Sold”, the Carousel Awards, Lakeside Inn, Limerick PA


OWNER & FOUNDER

Randy Barnette

Randy has been a life long restaurant owner & operator as well as craft beer enthusiast.  First owning & operating a Domino’s Pizza franchise in Wayne, NJ from 1991-2000, Randy desired to move into full service casual dining. Having been a fan and customer of Hard Times Café since the early 80’s, Randy opened the Hard Times Café in Woodbridge, VA in 2001, bringing to Woodbridge one of the first extensive craft beer programs to the town.  Heck, no one knew what that “Arrogant Bastard Ale” was back prior to the craft beer explosion of the last few years!  Beginning in 2001 Randy also began traveling to Europe & around the U.S. to visit breweries to get to know and understand the craft & premium beer market. After opening the Hard Times Café in Manassas in 2008 with business partner Chris McNulty, Randy teamed up with Bill Madden and partner Rick Garvin to help found and open Mad Fox Brewing Company in Falls Church, VA in 2010. 

In 2014, realizing that Woodbridge really needed its own brewpub and that Northern Virginia needed a more casual style of brewpub, Randy developed Ornery Beer Company & Public House and set up to find the best team to bring you an outstanding guest experience.