Two New Brews to Choose!

From the Brew Ridge Trail to the Shenandoah Beerwerks trail, the Iris Inn is located to some wonderful (and-award-winning) local breweries with a huge array of offerings. (Click here for our last blog, which featured Seven Arrows Brewery in Waynesboro.) We’re celebrating the recent opening of two new breweries who have joined the ranks of delicious Virginia craft beer. Keep reading to learn more.


Random Row Brewing Company, Charlottesville: This new Cville brewery is the product of two former healthcare employees. While healthcare and beer brewing don’t seem particularly interchangeable, the transition from one to the other was seamless and resulted, especially after owner Kevin McElroy placed 2nd out of 500 Dominion Cup Homebrewing competition. Not too long after that, their passion for brewing could spread into the professional realm. Now Kevin and his wife Shannon strive to “make high quality, locally brewed beer accessible, interesting, and enjoyable, by providing a unique, educational, family-friendly and ever-changing taproom experience.


Basic City Beer Company, Waynesboro: Located in Waynesboro’s historic Virginia Metalcrafters’ building, this brand new brewery is open for business. “Conceived in the ruins of a lost time,” Basic City Beer has a unique goal that includes both discovery and reclamation, blending the bygone eras of Waynesboro with new brewery discoveries. It really is the perfect combination for a brewery located in a historic, abandoned building! Click here to take a look at their lagers, IPAs, and stouts they have available to quench your thirst.

Click here to reserve your room at the Iris Inn, where you can rest and refresh during your beer-based adventures. We’re ideally located only a short drive away from both of these breweries, and we look forward to seeing you soon.