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Drink, eat, stay, and play along Virginia’s Brew Ridge Trail. Whether driving a car or getting chauffeured in a limousine, this self-guided brewery tour with a beautiful mountain backdrop is full of excitement for beer connoisseurs and foodies.
For your first day, consider staying the night at Orchard House Bed & Breakfast in Lovingston and visiting Blue Mountain Barrel House, Starr Hill, and South Street breweries on Route 29. There are many attractions to enjoy nearby as well, such as Oakland Museum, Blue Moon Antiques, Fortunes Cove Preserve, and Saunders Brothers Farm Market.
The next day, loop around on Route 151 to Afton, perhaps checking-in to Le Bleu Ridge Bed & Breakfast, and visit Devils Backbone Brewing Company, Wild Wolf Brewing Company, or Blue Mountain Brewery. If you still have time, explore Rockfish Valley Nature Trail, Bold Rock Cidery, or Silverback Distillery, which are all just a short drive away.
The Brew Ridge Trail is a unique experience that is sure to leave you surprised and delighted. Keep in mind that each brewery offers tastings of their craft beers, allowing you to sample a variety of what they produce, and some have restaurants as well. Sushi, nachos, flatbreads, and fish and chips are just some of the menu items chosen to complement the various beers perfectly.