Virginia Craft Beer & Breweries

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  • August is Virginia Craft Beer Month

    Drink Local.

    Virginia offers true local flavor at more than 60 craft breweries, restaurants and bars, all with local 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.

    Create your own "Wolf Pack" or perhaps dub it a "Howlers & Growlers" tour when you tap-travel to BadWolf in Manassas, Wild Wolf in Nellysford and Wolf Hills in Abingdon.

    Color-code your brews blue with tastings at Blue & Gray in Fredericksburg, Blue Lab in Lexington, Blue Mountain Barrel House in Arrington and Blue Mountain Brewery in Afton.

    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.
       

     

     

     

  • Top Beer Events

    Williamsburg - Dec. 27 - Pints and Pairings: American Craft Beer and Holiday Cheer - Celebrate the traditional flavors of the holiday season with Beer Barons Anthony Frank and Ken ...

    Afton - Feb. 12 - Valentine's Beer Dinner at Blue Mountain Brewery - Valentine’s Beer Dinner at Blue Mountain Brewery. 7PM to 10PM. Bring your Valentine to a 5 ...

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

    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 ...

    Afton - Sep. 25, 2015 - Oct. 5, 2015 - Oktoberfest at Blue Mountain Brewery - Oktoberfest at Blue Mountain Brewery. Join us for our annual Oktoberfest celebration! Special beer ...

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

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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
    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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    Todd Thrasher, of PX, Restaurant Eve, The Majestic, and other Alexandria restaurants, crafted his Atypical Chocolate Martini using a stout beer.

    Crafting a Quality Cocktail for Virginia Beer Month

    August 25, 2014

    From time immortal, beer seems to have been part of the human experience; 7,000-year-old earthen vessels in Mesopotamia show signs of ...

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