Love Virginia Craft Beer?
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Afton Mountain Brewery[/caption]
You're in luck! You can find Virginia craft beer in many fine breweries here in Central Virginia. Even beer and wine lovers nationwide
have taken note. Virginia has become a wine and craft beer travel destination.
In fact, Virginia's craft beer scene has exploded in the last decade. Breweries have emerged providing exceptional brews and something more. The craft beer scene has sparked a whole new social scene. Now craft beer and wine stores highlight Virginia's own brews and spirits with regularly scheduled tastings.
Here in Central Virginia, you can take advantage of the Brew Ridge Trail
. This is a self-guided tour, which allows you to visit some of the finest of the 120 breweries in Virginia such as:
- Blue Mountain Barrel House, Colleen
- Blue Mountain Brewery, Afton
- Devils Backbone Brewing Company, Wintergreen
- South Street, Charlottesville
- Starr Hill Crozet
- Wild Wolf Brewing Company, Wintergreen
You can visit these breweries in any order you wish during their regular business hours.
Craft Beer Trail: Nelson 151 Tour
Or check out the Nelson 151 Tour.
This tour includes 3 craft beer breweries, 5 wineries, and one cidery. All are located along the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains with the views to go with it.
You'll also find locally sourced food, restaurants and outdoor recreation. It's all within easy access of the Blue Ridge Parkway, too.
Here's the line up for the Nelson 151 Tour:
- Afton Mountain Vineyards
- Blue Mountain Brewery
- Bold Rock Hard Cidery
- Cardinal Point Vineyard & Winery
- Devils Backbone Brewing Company
- Flying Fox Vineyard
- Hill Top Berry Farm & Winery
- Veritas Vineyard & Winery
- Wild Wolf Brewing Company
Make sure you plan your tour accordingly. Make reservations at one of our accommodating StayVA bed and breakfast inns. On the Valley side of the mountain, the Iris Inn
is an excellent choice.
Right in Charlottesville and on South Street, you'll find 200 South Street Inn.
How convenient is that to the South Street brewery?
Warm weather is here. Enjoy it with a Virginia bed and breakfast inn and Virginia craft beer. It's an unbeatable combination!