Tales and Ales was created from a mere spark of an idea — to gather with a few friends to swap funny, inspiring, quirky or mind-changing stories. Fueled by the overwhelming generosity and just plain excitement of the Northern Virginia community, it's quickly become a curated, reoccurring, must-attend storytelling show.


The mission is to create meaningful intersections within our community through the power of true storytelling, with some of Virginia's best beer in hand. And while we're at it, we're raising money at each event for nonprofit organizations doing life-changing, story-worthy work in Loudoun County.




6:30 PM live music, 7 PM show starts
Old Ox Brewery, Ashburn


Our quarterly, curated storytelling show

Tales and Ales

Watch all of our stories on the Tales and Ales YouTube channel.

(Huge thanks to: our 2019 Series Sponsors TOTH FINANCIAL and ARTISTIC FUEL; our sound producer SCOTTY BEAM; our multimedia sponsor BLUE LION MULTIMEDIA; musicians Brett Lesher and The Lone Folk; and our generous host OLD OX BREWERY.)



(Storytellers for the Nov. 15 show have been selected.

Follow the pitch instructions to share in a future show.)

STEP 1: Check out our Tale Tips.


STEP 2: Email a video of yourself giving a 3-minute snapshot of your story to You may have to upload the video to Vimeo or YouTube for a shareable link.

STEP 3: Those chosen to perform will get 8 minutes to tell their full story at the show.

STEP 4: Selected storytellers will be asked to attend at least one rehearsal.

Thank you!