Grab a Growler Along the Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail

shenandoahbeerwerkstrail Why try out one brewery when you can travel an entire trail of them? With twelve breweries from Lexington to Nellysford, the Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail offers a wide array of some of the finest craft beverages in Virginia. Furthermore, many of these breweries host food trucks, live music, and growler fills as an added bonus to your visit. Let’s take a closer look at Waynesboro’s two new libation locations, which also happen to be stops along the Beerwerks Trail: Stable Craft Brewing Co.: This beautiful horse farm offers everything from stable tours to visits in the hop fields, all of which are accompanied by the resident horses, who will watch curiously as you make your way around the farm. As you arrive at Stable Craft, you’ll be greeted by Morocco the Cyldesdale, a personable, nine-year old stallion who loves attention. Make your way into the Draft Room for a taste of beer from Head Brewer, Christopher Fann. The sixteen beers on tap include an Oatmeal Stout, Wet Hop American Pale Ale, Smoked Soral Ale, American Blonde, Saison, and more. Amp up your brew with a taste of Stable Craft’s Savory Fare from a Southern-inspired menu—French toast sliders, turkey biscuits, haystack potatoes, grilled seasonal veggies, and a whole lot more. Basic City Beer Co.: This brother-owned business is located in what many residents will recognize as the old (but renovated) Virginia Metalcrafters building. Basic City will quench your thirst with a sip or two of their Grand Coutre Tripel (a winter seasonal inspired by Belgian golden ale), the Frying Pan Imperial Stout (crafted with Belgian malt and boasting a rich chocolate flavor), a Foggy Lager (light, refreshing, and unfiltered), Ray’s Pale Ale, and their own take on the classic IPA. As with any new brewery, their tastes will shift with small improvements over time, so even if you enjoy a tasting in their opening months, you’ll have to return later to see how the beverages have reached their full potential. Click here to see all of the breweries along this Shenandoah Valley excursion. We’re only a quick drive away from the breweries along this trail, so all you have to do is grab your cabin, cottage, or room at the Iris Inn, and you’re ready for the perfect Beerwerks Trail getaway! We look forward to seeing you soon.