If you’re looking for a place with both excellent beer and delicious food, then you’ll definitely want to try out one of the local breweries along the Brew Ridge Trail:
Blue Mountain Brewery, Afton, VA- Blue Mountain offers a truer, German style beer served at warmer temperatures, and they even have their own Hop Farm, furthering Virginia’s title as the “Hop Capital of the New World.” As far as the food goes, Dave recommends the “outstanding” pizza and the burgers. Their outdoor dining is also pet-friendly, so if you’re traveling with your furry friend, feel free to bring them along.
Devils Backbone Brewing Company, Roseland, VA- Devils Backbone not only provides a variety of fantastic, award-winning beers, but their establishment is also noteworthy. The brewery is built from reclaimed materials such as old tin roofs and the floors of other old buildings. They also have a small, outdoor amphitheater where local groups perform as well as an outdoor fireplace. Also, if you’re looking for a fantastic appetizer, Dave suggests the fried pickles.
Wild Wolf Brewery, Nellysford, VA- Wild Wolf is known for its beers of course, but also for its gluten-free and vegan dining options, its local artisan wares, and its relaxed, mountainous atmosphere.
Starr Hill Brewing Company, Charlottesville, VA- Starr Hill is an award-winning microbrewery with a mission to provide “The Gift of Great Beer.” From India Pale Ales to stouts, this brewery provides a good variety of excellent beers, so you can rest assured that you’re trying quality beverages.
All of these breweries are included in Virginia’s Brew Ridge Trail. Click here for more information.