Virginia Craft Beer & Breweries

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    Devils Backbone Brewery pour

    Lost Rhino Brewing Company

    Blue Mountain Brewery hops

    Richmond Brewery Tours

  • August is Virginia Craft Beer Month

    Drink Local.

    Virginia is brewing some really tasty craft beer and the nation is noticing. The craft beer industry in Virginia has boomed very quickly from just a handful of breweries a couple of years ago to nearly 100 (if not more) craft breweries. It appears that Virginians and visitors passing through our beautiful Commonwealth are enjoying the liquid love on tap.

    Explore the trails - Nelson 151 Trail, the Red, White and Brew Trail, the Brew Ridge Trail, or Virginia's Blue Ridge Beer Loop - for beautiful scenery, delicious, locally-sourced meals and some of Virginia's finest craft beer.


    Having fun with Virginia's craft breweries yet? Plan your own themed trip.


    Please designate a driver. Drink responsibly.


  • Read All About It.

    Have you been keeping up? Check out our craft beer blog posts.


    Devils Backbone

    11 Award-Winning Virginia Craft Breweries

    Virginia is brewing some really tasty craft beer and the nation is noticing.
    Wild Wolf Brewing Company

    Virginia's Howlers and Growlers

    What better time than August Virginia Craft Beer Month to create your own beer tour?
    Lickinghole Creek Brewmaster

    Secrets of the Brewmasters

    Virginia has had a long love affair with beer; it’s been enjoyed here since 1607 and we even have a recipe from George Washington for his brew.
    St. George Brewing Company

    Virginia Home Brews

    From pale ales to pretty stout stouts, you can most certainly find your favorite brew in Virginia.
    The Shanty in Cape Charles

    Local Brews and Local Oysters: A Match Made in Heaven

    Ahhh, the oyster. It’s found its home in Virginia, quickly becoming the Capital of the East Coast. Now apply that “ahhh” to craft beer.
    Williamsburg Alewerks Pumpkin Ale

    Fall-Flavored Craft Brews

    Fall is for pumpkin-spiced everything, so why should Virginia’s craft breweries not get in on the action?
    Blue Mountain Brewery and pizza

    Virginia's Craft Beer Pairs Nicely with Summer's Bounty

    Fresh fruits and vegetables are the staples of summer in Virginia, as are signature, summer-only, craft beer. Why not pair the best of summer’s bounties?
    Legend Brewing Company celebrates 20 year in 2014

    Virginia's Craft Beer History

    In recent years Virginia’s craft beer industry has seen a major resurgence. August Virginia Craft Beer Month was born in 2012 with nearly 40 breweries.
    Blue Mountain Brewery Patio

    Hikes, Bikes & Brews

    Many of Virginia’s craft breweries happen to be located near great hiking and biking trails.
     Richmond Beer Tours

    Virginia Beer Trails & Tours

    Ready for a ride on the Virginia craft beer bandwagon? Here’s how you can responsibly sip, sample and enjoy Virginia craft beer.




  • Top Beer Events

    Norfolk - Apr. 4 - Hampton Roads Beer Fest - Lions, and tigers, and beers, Oh My! Come celebrate great brews, great food, and great fun with ...

    Radford - Apr. 11 - New River Brewfest - Nesselrod Bed and Breakfast in partnership with Radford Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the ...

    Moneta - Apr. 25 - Rockin Brews & BBQS at Smith Mountain Lake - Start your spring with the new Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce event Rockin' Brews ...

    Harrisonburg - Apr. 25 - Rocktown Beer & Music Festival - Every year, a sell-out crowd converges on Downtown Harrisonburg to enjoy a day of great music, ...

    Daleville - Apr. 25 - The Virginia Beer & Wine Festival - EventZone is proud to present The Virginia Beer and Wine Festival on April 25 at Daleville Town ...

    Yorktown - May 2 - Blues, Brews, and BBQ - Join us for Yorktown's second annual Blues, Brews & BBQ, a festival on the river. Enjoy downhome ...

    Middletown - May 9 - Of Ale and History Microbrew and Imported Beer Tasting Festival - This is the 20th anniversary of Belle Grove's "Of Ale and History" Beer Festival and we are gearing ...

    Norfolk - May 16 - 17 - Virginia Beer Festival - This spring, the two-day festival returns for your tasting pleasure, with over 100 of the finest ...

    Abingdon - Jun. 20 - Hops and Howlers Craft Brew Fest - Come out and enjoy regional craft brews from regional micro-breweries. Over 30 regional ...

    Norfolk - Jul. 10 - AT&T Summer BrewFest - Kick off Friday night right with AT&T Summer BrewFest. Loosen the tie or take off the heels and ...

    Richmond - Aug. 16 - RVA Brew-B-Q Festival - The RVA Brew-B-Q festival brings together the best barbecue and the best craft beer in Richmond. ...

    Roseland - Aug. 22 - Annual Virginia Craft Brewers Festival at Devils Backbone Brewing Company - Virginia Craft Brewers Fest at the Devils Backbone Brewing Company concert grounds. 2 PM to 7PM. An ...

    Lexington - Sep. 5 - Rockbridge Beer & Wine Festival - Join us for a day of wine and craft beer tasting, food and great music! Sample some of our local ...

    Lynchburg - Sep. 19 - Lynchburg Beer and Wine Festival - The 6th Annual Lynchburg Beer and Wine Festival will take place in Lynchburg, Virginia at the ...

    Afton - Sep. 25 - Oct. 5 - Oktoberfest at Blue Mountain Brewery - Oktoberfest at Blue Mountain Brewery. Join us for our annual Oktoberfest celebration! Special beer ...

    Front Royal - Sep. 26 - Brew & Blues Festival - Join us in downtown Front Royal for a day of fun, live entertainment and of course, beer tasting ...

    Harrisonburg - Sep. 26 - Rocktown Fall Beer Festival - Every Spring, a sell-out crowd converges on Downtown Harrisonburg to enjoy a day of great music, ...

    Richmond - Nov. 8 - Autumn Bottom Brews Festival - Embark on a craft beer adventure at the historic 17th Street Farmers' Market. Sample Virginia ...

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  • Craft Brewery Experiences

    Devils Backbone beer taps

    Red, White and Brew Trail

    Travel this trail in Nelson County to be introduced to four breweries and ten wineries. Exploring this trail could take as long as you want it to.

    Red, White and Brew Trail
    Beer Taps in Loudoun County

    Quench Your Thirst

    From more than 200 wineries to an ever-growing variety of craft breweries and distilleries, Virginia is the hottest place to quench your thirst.

    Quench Your Thirst
    Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery

    For the Love of Chocolate: 50+ Chocolate Craft Beers

    February 05, 2015

    Admit it, chocolate in most any form is acceptable. In Virginia you’ll find at least 57 craft beers that are either centered around ...

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    Santa’s Workshop at The Jefferson Hotel

    All Things Gingerbread for Your Holiday Fun

    December 17, 2014

    What is the holiday season without gingerbread? In all forms and fashion, there is plenty of gingerbread to be found in Virginia.   ...

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    12th Night, Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery

    Virginia’s Holiday and Winter Craft Beer

    December 02, 2014

    Oh yes, it’s the season for holiday-flavored craft beer in Virginia, and we’re super stoked to share this fun list with you! ...

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    Devil’s Backbone Brewing Company and Restaurant

    Virginia’s Award-Winning Craft Beverages

    October 23, 2014

    The wine, craft beer and spirit industries continue to swell in Virginia, and with so many offerings, how do you know where to start? ...

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    Food Mountain Slider

    15 Places to Sip and Savor Virginia Craft Beer

    August 28, 2014

    Vibe is everything. Vibe is the mood, the company, and even the flavors. If you’re looking to experience great Virginia craft beer in ...

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