Fantastic Food at Blue Mountain Brewery, Afton, Virginia

Blue Mountain Brewery in Afton, VA is more than just a fantastic local microbrewery. It is also a Hop Farm and a member of the Virginia Green Program, emphasizing water and energy conservation. All of these efforts go towards producing an excellent assortment of beer.

Want to sip a beer made from Blue Mountain’s Cascade variety hops? Then try the Full Nelson Pale Ale. (The Full Nelson is also available in 100% recyclable cans. Did you know that Blue Mountain was the first craft brewer in Virginia to introduce canned beer?) Sample the complexity of the Dark Hollow Artisanal Ale, aged for 100 days in an American oak barrel, or try out any number of seasonal, draft-only selections like the Imperial Pumpkin, the Chocolate Cherry Bourbon Stout, or the Hibernator Doppelbock. Also, don’t miss out on Blue Mountain’s scheduled events like Fish Taco Tuesdays and Geeks Who Drink Trivia.

And speaking of scheduled events, Blue Mountain’s Beer Dinners are an especially popular occurrence that allows attendees to taste the brewery’s beverages paired perfectly with a five-course meal. Chef Rob Bond and brewery co-owner Taylor Smack combine their talents to craft a meal using local ingredients from nearby sources. The past Summer Beer Dinner included everything from chilled sweet potato soup to B-B-Q Beef Frickles to spice cake roll. If this sounds like something that makes your mouth water, then mark your calendars for November 13, 2014, a Thursday evening that will boast Blue Mountain’s Fall Beer Dinner. This dinner will include a “Best of” variety of dishes, highlighting favorites from previous dinners. Stay up-to-date with Blue Mountain’s calendar of events for more information, and don’t forget to book your room at the Iris Inn, so that you have a place to rest after filling your belly with a delicious, beer-based meal.

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