The Brew Ridge Trail has taken the craft brewing world by storm. Visit Blue Mountain Brewery in Afton, Devils 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.

The Brew Ridge Trail – More Breweries Than Stop Lights

The Brew Ridge Trail celebrates the craft beer industry in Nelson and Albemarle Counties. To plan your trip along the Trail, contact the Nelson County Visitors Bureau at 434-263-7015 or

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Starr Hill and Devils Backbone Win Gold at 2014 World Beer Cup(R)

Posted on 15. Apr, 2014 by admin in Breweries, News

Congratulations to both Starr Hill Brewery and Devils Backbone Brewery who each won a Gold Medal at the recent 2014 World Beer Cup (R), presented during the World Beer Cup(R) award ceremony in Denver, Colorado on April 11, 2014.  Starr Hill Brewery won a gold medal in the American-Belgo-Style Ale category for its Whiter Shade [...]

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Posted on 07. Apr, 2014 by admin in Breweries, News

In recent years, craft beer has been transformed from the preserve of ale connoisseurs into a viable consumer market, replete with its own thriving app market. In the past we’ve written about Untappd, which lets beer fans find the nearest bar selling craft ales, and now a new iOS app called Craft Check is enabling [...]



Posted on 31. Mar, 2014 by admin in Breweries, News

Hosted by DRAFT Magazine And this year is BIGGER and BETTER than ever! The winning brewery takes home the DRAFT Cup, a custom trophy that will become the centerpiece of any taproom, and $1,000 for its charity of choice. Our pick - The Chesapeake Bay Foundation. We need your votes so lending a helping hand by voting daily and [...]


Bill Allowing Brewery on a Farm License Passes

Posted on 28. Feb, 2014 by admin in Breweries, News

Senate Bill 430, a bill which legally defines breweries located on a farm, passed both houses of the Virginia General Assembly and is awaiting the Governor’s signature.  The Virginia Craft Brewers Guild has led the business coalition supporting this bill, which will grant breweries located on a farm similar privileges as farm wineries.  The farm [...]