August is Craft Beer Month in Virginia but that shouldn’t stop you from exploring our statewide craft beer scene year-round! Take part in a brewery tour or experience one of the many delightfully fun and fulfilling craft beer themed itineraries below.
Patsy Cline & the Bottling Line, Winchester, Prince William & Manassas, Fredericksburg
Discover some of what Virginia has to offer on a tour of four great destinations – Winchester, Fredericksburg, Prince William and Manassas. Visit the hometown of an iconic country music legend, uncover the rich history of the Shenandoah Valley, enjoy locally inspired cuisine and libations, take in nature’s beauty, and explore quaint American towns. Read more.
Lavender, Beer and Hurricanes, Oh My!, Arrington
Stroll through fragrant lavender fields. Take a scenic drive along country roads to the Blue Mountain Brewery’s Barrel House where tradition meets innovation. Enjoy a tasting flight of the available beer selections. Then take a complementary tour if you’d like to learn about their special brewing process. Read more.
Brats, Burgers, and Beers, Harrisonburg
Brats, Burgers, and Beers takes you on a foot tour of Downtown Harrisonburg where you meet the locals and enjoy live music while sampling local craft brews on the Shenandoah BeerWerks Trail. Dig into a house-made bratwurst topped with weeping radish mustard or choose from a vast selection of burger joints offering local Virginia buffalo creek and Japanese wagyu beef built high with just about any crazy topping you can think of! Get adventurous… walk off and repeat! Read more.
Red, White and Brew Trail, Lovingston
With ten wineries, four breweries, one hard apple cidery, and a new distillery, Nelson County offers lots of choices for many memorable tours. Take in great views at Afton Mountain Vineyards, enjoy award-winning food, and craft beer at Devil’s Backbone Brewing Company and more. Read more
Brew Ridge Trail Virginia Craft Beer Trail, Nellysford
The Brew Ridge Trail offers a regional tour where you can visit and taste craft brews nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains at Blue Mountain Brewery in Afton, Devil’s Backbone Brewing Company and Wild Wolf Brewing Company in the Wintergreen area, Blue Mountain Barrel House in Colleen, Starr Hill in Crozet and South Street in Charlottesville. Read more.
Burgers and Brews City Trail, Norfolk
Come hungry! Come thirsty! Just don’t come on a diet! The Burgers & Brews City Trail includes historic diners, innovative burger bars, and the Norfolk’s region’s finest craft breweries. Looks at your calendar and plan your trip around one of Norfolk’s beer festival during the spring or summer, which pairs nicely with any type of burger! Read more.
Northern Virginia Brewery Trails
Experience the rich history of Northern Virginia and Washington, DC in an entirely new way. Spend the day with City Brew Tours as you sample your way through the district along a journey filled with craft breweries and artisan beers, complimented by delicious food! Read more.
Nelson’s Craft Adventure Tour
Hop on board the bus for an all-inclusive public tour and tasting of the best beverages crafted in Nelson County. Guided by an expert local, you’ll be introduced to other craft beverage enthusiasts as you visit a distillery, winery, brewery, and cidery. Read more.
Shenandoah Valley Wine or Beer Lovers Tour
The Shenandoah Valley boasts numerous vineyards and micro-breweries all of which have its own distinctive flavor. Take a three-hour chauffeured tour of three wineries and/or micro-breweries while enjoying the splendor of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Read more.
Richmond Brewery Tours
Take the edge off your weekend plans in this quirky river city and ride the brew bus in Richmond. Richmond Brewery Tours offers public brewery tours on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Tours are predetermined from a list of Richmond breweries ranging from award-winners to up-and-coming breweries. Read more.
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