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 Announces New Brewmaster Robbie O’Cain

Posted on 20. Feb, 2015 by admin in Breweries, News

Starr Hill Brewery is proud to announce the promotion of Robbie O’Cain to Brewmaster. Robbie succeeds Mark Thompson as Starr Hill’s Master Brewer following Mark’s recent retirement after 23 years in the craft beer industry. “To lead such a highly dedicated team here at Starr Hill is a fantastic opportunity,” said Robbie. “Charlottesville is a [...]


Wild Wolf’s American Stout Takes Top Honor at USBTC

Posted on 16. Feb, 2015 by admin in Breweries, News

Nellysford, VA – February 13, 2015 – Wild Wolf Brewing Company’s American Stout style ale took top honors at the 2015 Winter United States Beer Tasting Championship as the National Champion in the Stout category. “We are very proud of our American Stout. It is a seasonal beer for us, so we don’t have the [...]

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Posted on 16. Feb, 2015 by admin in Breweries, News

It seems like only yesterday Devils Backbone Brewmaster Jason Oliver and brewing friends Ryan Brooks (Coronado Brewing Co.), Matt Cole (Fat Head’s Brewery) and Jamie Floyd (Ninkasi) were right here in Virginia brewing Collaboration Sampler beers.  The new Adventure Pack boxes are in and the bottle labels too!  Next we’ll package these brews at the [...]

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Starr Hill Brewery Expands To Knoxville, Tennessee

Posted on 04. Feb, 2015 by admin in Breweries, News

Starr Hill Brewery is expanding its distribution into Knoxville, TN, in early February 2015. “Based on Starr Hill’s success in Central and Eastern Tennessee, we’re focused on satisfying the customers’ growing demand for quality craft beer in Knoxville,” said Brian McNelis, Starr Hill’s President and CEO. “We’re also encouraged to see the Volunteer State move [...]