Craft Beer Trails

The Virginia Craft Beer scene is booming! More than 200 craft breweries are open in Virginia. A few localities have created trails to get to them.

Want to make a day of it? Find a craft beer trail in your area to visit several breweries all within a few miles of each other. Check these out for beautiful scenery, delicious, locally-sourced meals and some of Virginia's finest craft beer.

As always, please drink responsibly and have a designated driver.

Beltway Beer Trail

New District Brewing Company

The Beltway Beer Trail is currently the largest beer trail in the Virginia, showcasing more than 20 different breweries located in Fairfax, Prince William, Manassas, Alexandria, Falls Church and Arlington.

The breweries include:

Brew Ridge Trail

Blue Mountain Brewery

The Brew Ridge Trail has taken the craft brewing world by storm. The Brew Ridge Trail is self-guided, so you can visit any brewery you want, in any order, during their regular business hours.

Our Breweries:

Charlottesville Ale Trail

Three Notch'd Craft Brewery & Kitchen

The Charlottesville Ale Trail is a 2.3 mile urban pedestrian beer trail that includes:

Coastal VA Beer Trail

O'Connor Brewing Co.

The Coastal VA Beer Trail consists of breweries in Williamsburg, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Hampton, Smithfield and Virginia Beach.

Breweries include:

Helltown Beer Trail

Winchester Brew Works

The Helltown Beer Trail gets it's name from Front Royal, VA where the Beer Trail is centered. By the 1790s, Front Royal earned the nickname "Helltown," due to the many livestock wranglers and boatmen on the Shenandoah coming through the area, who came into town to visit local saloons. The Helltown Beer Trail includes 10 breweries from the Northern Valley region of Virginia as well as the country's first State Beer Museum.

The breweries include:

Fredericksburg Area Brew Trail

Spencer Devon Brewing

The Fredericksburg Area Brew Trail is made up of up breweries in Fredericksburg, Stafford and Spotsylvania.

Breweries include:

LoCo Ale Trail

Dirt Farm Brewing

Make your way along the LoCo Ale Trail featuring delicious craft breweries in Loudoun County.

Loudoun pairs a modern and urban eastern corridor with wide-open rural seclusion on farms and pastures along the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the west.

Our Breweries:

Nelson 151 Trail

Wild Wold Brewing Company

The Nelson 151 Trail provides a convenient way to sample Nelson County's many wineries and breweries, all along scenic Rt. 151 - the destination for Virginia wine, craft beer, local food, and outdoor recreation lovers. The trail features seven wineries, and three breweries/restaurants along a beautiful stretch of scenic byway, with Blue Ridge Mountain views, and easy access to and from the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Breweries Include:

Red White and Brew Trail

Devil's Backbone Brewing Company

With 11 wineries, five breweries, two hard cideries, distilleries and local restaurants that will satisfy the most discriminating palate - the Red, White and Brew Trail in Nelson County is a culinary hot spot.

Breweries Include:

Richmond Beer Trail

Hardywood West Creek

Quench your thirst in Richmond, Virginia, which is quickly becoming a major craft beer destination. With more than 20 craft breweries and more on the way, it's clear why the Wall Street Journal said Richmond "is home to one of the region's fastest growing beer scenes."

Our breweries include:

Seminole Beer Trail

Wort Hog Brewing Co

The Seminole Beer Trail is a grouping of breweries that are located along VA Route 29 from Charlottesville to Gainesville.

The breweries include:

Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail

Pale Fire Brewing Co.

Along the Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail you can taste some of the best craft beer in the country. This beautiful region provides a way to reconnect with important things in life – relax and enjoy the companionship of good friends amidst some of the nation’s most beautiful farms and mountains,

Breweries Include:

Shenandoah Spirits Trail

Pale Fire Brewing Co.

Wineries, craft breweries, cideries and distilleries span from Harrisonburg into Rockingham County through Shenandoah County to Winchester/Frederick County make up the Shenandoah Spirits Trail.

Breweries Include: 

Spirits of the Clinch

Sugar Hill Brewing Company

Starting on either end of Virginia's Hidden River, visitors to Spirits of the Clinch can find a distillery, two breweries, and three wineries waiting like old friends at the end of a dirt road to greet you.

Breweries include:

Southwest Virginia Mountain Brew Trail

Rising Silo Brewery

The Southwest Virginia Mountain Brew Trail is an unforgettable travel adventure that allows you to discover the vibrant micro and craft brewing scene found throughout Virginia.

Breweries include:

Steins, Vines and Moonshine Trail

Heritage Brewing Company

Steins, Vines and Moonshine Trail is the official trail for local breweries, wineries and distilleries throughout Prince William County, Virginia. Discover what wonderful experiences Prince William has to offer for beer, wine & spirit lovers...!


Toast the Coast VA: Beer, Wine & Shine Trail

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Commonwealth Brewing Company

The Toast the Coast: Beer, Wine and Shine Trail consists of breweries in Williamsburg, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Hampton, Smithfield and Virginia Beach.

Breweries include:

Virginia 58 Beer Trail

Buggs Island Brewing Company

The VA 58 Beer Trail is a grouping of breweries that are located along the Western portion of VA Route 58. The breweries include:

Virginia's Blue Ridge Cheers Trail

Parkway Brewing Company

Virginia's Blue Ridge Cheers Trail includes local breweries and is the perfect way to experience the flavors of Virginia's Blue Ridge and meet the people who are bringing these great beers to life.

The Roanoke Valley in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains is quickly developing into a popular location for craft breweries. The plentiful supply of top-quality water combined with the beautiful landscape and unique culture that exists in the region makes Virginia's Blue Ridge a natural choice for many beer companies.  The trail also includes wineries and craft spirits. producers.

 Breweries Include: