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Celebrate Virginia Craft Beer Month with InnVirginia

Monday, August 17th, 2015

 

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“I ordered a beer and then I ordered another beer, because why finish one when I can finish two?” — Jarod Kintz, Xazaqazax

Picture yourself sitting on the front porch of a luxurious bed & breakfast. The heat of summer’s end is in the air, and though the morning hinted of autumn, the day has quickly grown muggy, and you’ve found yourself parched. Luckily for you, you’re only a few minutes away from a local Virginia microbrewery where you can quench your thirst with sips of carefully-crafted and award-winning brews.

Did you know that August is Virginia Craft Beer Month? Sounds like a great excuse for a brewery excursion! Whether you’re heading down the Brew Ridge Trail, the LoCo Ale Trail, the Red, White, and Brew Trail, or Nelson 151, there’s a Virginia brewery out there to suit your tastes. As Virginia.org says, “It appears that Virginians and visitors passing through our beautiful Commonwealth are enjoying the liquid love on tap.”

The Trails:

Nelson 151 Trail– This scenic brewery trail (which also includes wine, hard cider, and a distillery) features three breweries with award-winning beverages: Blue Mountain Brewery, Devils Backbone Brewing Company, and Wild Wolf Brewing Company. (InnVirginia Lodging: http://www.innvirginia.com/central-region-virginia.html.)

Virginia’s Blue Ridge Beerway– Enjoy a self-guided tour at one or more (or all!) of the eight breweries along this trail. The Beerway is also offering a number of prizes, gift certificates and merchandise in honor of Virginia Craft Beer Month. (InnVirginia Lodging: http://www.innvirginia.com/blue-ridge-highlands-region-virginia.html)

LoCo Ale Trail– This Loudon County trail features fourteen breweries and some absolutely beautiful scenery for your enjoyment. Click here to check out the breweries’ upcoming events with everything from murder mysteries to live music. (InnVirginia Lodging: http://www.innvirginia.com/northern-region-virginia.html)

We look forward to seeing you during Virginia Craft Beer Month! Don’t forget to book your reservation at one of our member B&Bs!

 

First Annual Virginia Craft Brewers Fest

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

A fine beer may be judged with only one sip, but it’s better to be thoroughly sure.” –Czech Proverb

“Virginia will be serving up love on tap for the first-ever Virginia Craft Beer Month this August. For beer lovers this means August is a great time to visit Virginia for true local flavor at more than 40 craft breweries and restaurants and bars who have local love on tap” (Virginia is for Lovers).

Virginia may be more well-known for its wine than its beer, but this is a month to celebrate the excellent local breweries. The celebration eventually leads up to the first annual Virginia Craft Brewers Fest: “Presented by the Virginia Craft Brewers Guild and the Virginia Manufacturers Association, the 2012 Virginia Craft Brewers Festival is designed to bring together all qualified and interested Virginia Craft Breweries as an opportunity to promote the Virginia Craft Brewing Industry and the Virginia Craft Brewers Guild.”

Enjoy the Virginia Craft Beer Cup competition, beer tastings, band performances, delicious food, and mountainous views.

Quick Facts:

When: Saturday, August 25, 2012 (Rain date: August 26, 2012)

Where: Devils Backbone Brewing Company, Nelson County, VA

Time: 2pm-8pm

Lodging: A BBAV inn

By Tara Stoll