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June 4, 2024

Your Summer Travel Destination Along the Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail

Summer’s here, and it’s the perfect time to explore the  Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail! With 19 craft breweries nestled in the stunning Shenandoah Valley, this trail includes a unique blend of

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June 4, 2024

Your Summer Travel Destination Along the Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail

Summer’s here, and it’s the perfect time to explore the  Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail! With 19 craft breweries nestled in the stunning Shenandoah Valley, this trail includes a unique blend of

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May 7, 2024

Water Fun Along the Beerwerks Trail

Summer is here, and it’s time to get outside. Whether you’re mowing, barbequing, exploring, or having fun outside, you’ll work up a sweat. Here’s how to cool off with a

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April 2, 2024

The Beerwerks Trail Welcomes The Alpine Goat Brewery

The Alpine Goat Brewery is the newest stop along the Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail! It joins the other craft breweries,19 total, located within an easy hour’s drive of each other in

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March 5, 2024

The Beerwerks Trail Welcomes White Oak Lavender Farm & Brewery

White Oak Lavender Farm & Brewery is now a stop along the Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail! It joins the other 17 craft breweries located within an easy hour’s drive of each

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February 5, 2024

Break for Spring Along the Beerwerks Trail

Ready to spend your spring break having a blast along the Beerwerks Trail? Avoid the crowded beach and the nosy TV crews, and find your peace with us. Whether you’re

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January 2, 2024

Winter Sports and Activities Along the Beerwerks Trail

Who says you have to huddle inside during the winter months? Venture out and enjoy bracing air, sunshine, and exercise with our favorite winter sports and activities along the Beerwerks

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December 5, 2023

Find the Perfect Gift at a Beerwerks Brewery

Beerwerks breweries are excellent sources of gift cards, growlers, and t-shirts to make the beer lovers on your list light up. Many breweries also sell holiday or winter-themed beers, perfect

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November 7, 2023

Cozy Cabins Along the Beerwerks Trail

Things are about to get crazy with the holiday spirit! If you want to hit pause and catch your breath before or during the celebrations, shopping, dining, and other fun,

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October 3, 2023

How to See Fall Foliage Along the Beerwerks Trail

The Shenandoah Valley is one of the best places in the country to enjoy autumn and the brilliant fall foliage it brings. Virginia’s long-lasting foliage season peaks in October, and

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September 5, 2023

Beerwerks Breweries with Fire Pits

If you love autumn’s bright colors, golden light, and crisp air, you’re probably spending as much time as possible outdoors, enjoying hiking, biking, camping, sporting events, and leaf peeping. When

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July 31, 2023

Mountain Towns Along the Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail

The Shenandoah Valley is tucked between miles and miles of the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains. It’s known for its beauty and proximity to Shenandoah National Park as well as

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July 3, 2023

Beerwerks Breweries with Outdoor Spaces and Music

What are your favorite summertime mood boosters? Do you love spending time outside, listening to music, and drinking craft beer? If so, you’re in luck! The Beerwerks Trail can provide

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June 6, 2023

Family Vacation Fun Along the Beerwerks Trail

Are you planning a family vacation this summer that’s full of fun activities, kid-friendly food, and plenty of chances for the adults to sip craft beer? You’re in luck because

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May 2, 2023

Beerwerks Trail Zone A Breweries

The 17 craft breweries on the Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail are all within an easy hour’s drive of each other. To guide your exploration, we’ve divided our map into three zones.

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April 3, 2023

Beerwerks Trail Zone B Breweries

The 17 craft breweries on the Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail are all within an easy hour’s drive of each other. To guide your exploration, we’ve divided our map into three zones.

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March 7, 2023

Beerwerks Trail Zone C Breweries

The 17 craft breweries on the Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail are all within an easy hour’s drive of each other. To guide your exploration, we’ve divided our map into three zones.

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February 6, 2023

Best of the Blue Ridge 

Each year, the readers of Blue Ridge Outdoors nominate and vote for their favorite businesses, attractions, adventures, and more in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. This year, over 200,000 votes

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December 21, 2022

Ring in the New Year on the Beerwerks Trail

While you’re probably still gathering last-minute Christmas presents (hats, growlers, t-shirts, and gift certificates make great presents, btw), it’s not too early to start making plans for New Year’s Eve.

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November 28, 2022

Seasonal Retreats and Cozy Cabins

Need a break from all the seasonal bustle? Want a way to celebrate the cold, crisp days and nights in the Shenandoah Valley? How about easy access to hiking trails,

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October 26, 2022

Brewery Spotlight: Skipping Rock Beer Co. 

In this month’s Brewery Spotlight, we talked to Skipping Rock Beer Co., the only brewery on the Beerwerks Trail situated on the site of a former garden center. Learn about

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October 26, 2022

Fall Foliage and Cider Along the Beerwerks Trail

Fall in the Shenandoah Valley brings crisp air, endless blue skies, and brilliantly colored trees. It’s also the peak of cider season, and fortunately, you can enjoy both fall foliage

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September 28, 2022

Fall Fun Along the Beerwerks Trail

Fall is here, so pull on a cozy sweater, grab your camera, and head outside to enjoy the cooler weather and the incredible autumn colors. Here’s your guide to the

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August 22, 2022

Virginia Craft Brewers Guild Cup Awards

The Virginia Craft Brewers Guild is “dedicated to the growth of independent craft breweries in the Commonwealth.” The annual Virginia Craft Brewers Guild Cup lets brewers face off for awards

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August 22, 2022

Brewery Spotlight: Three Notch’d Valley Collab House

This month’s Brewery Spotlight shines on Three Notch’d Valley Collab House, a dog and child-friendly brewery serving up fantastic craft beer in downtown Harrisonburg. Read on to meet their stand-out

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August 22, 2022

Mountain Towns Along the Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail

The Shenandoah Valley is tucked between miles and miles of the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains. It’s known for its beauty and proximity to Shenandoah National Park as well as

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July 26, 2022

Beerwerks Breweries with Patios and Outdoor Spaces

While most of the Beerwerks breweries boast outdoor spaces to sip your suds, some patios and porches are particular standouts, especially when they serve food made onsite. You’ll find decks,

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June 20, 2022

Brewery Spotlight: Redbeard Brewing Company

In this month’s Brewery Spotlight, we talked to Redbeard Brewing Company, a dog and child-friendly brewery serving up amazing craft beer in downtown Staunton. Read on to find out about

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June 20, 2022

Fourth of July Events Along the Beerwerks Trail

The breweries along the Beerwerks Trail as well as the surrounding areas have lots going on this 4th of July. We’ve rounded up family-friendly fun, live music, 5K races, and

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May 24, 2022

Brewery Spotlight: Basic City Beer Co.

Basic City Beer Co. is in the brewery spotlight this month, and they’re serving lots of fresh craft beer as well as lots of activities to keep you (and your

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May 24, 2022

Summer Music and Events Along the Beerwerks Trail

Are you ready for some positive energy and a guaranteed mood booster? It’s summer and the chances to hear live music are amping up. Enjoy the great outdoors and the

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April 25, 2022

Brewery Spotlight: Brothers Craft Brewing

In this month’s Brewery Spotlight, we talked to Brothers Craft Brewing, the only brewery on the Beerwerks Trail situated in an old Coca-Cola bottling factory. Learn about this year’s ambitious

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April 25, 2022

Fishing Poles and Watering Holes Along the Beerwerks Trail

With its solitude, beautiful scenery, and bodies of water boasting numerous species, the Shenandoah Valley is an East Coast hotspot for freshwater fishing. Whether you’d rather cast your line in

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March 25, 2022

March Madness Hoops and Hops on the Beerwerks Trail

We’re deep in the NCAA Tournament, and whether you’re rooting for a top seed or an underdog, there’s plenty of heart-thumping action. Will your top pick make it to the

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February 23, 2022

Brewery Spotlight: Elkton Brewing Co.

It’s hard to believe Elkton Brewing Co. is celebrating its second anniversary this month! Read on to learn what kinds of new and exciting beer they’re brewing with their unique

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February 23, 2022

Get Cozy at These Beerwerks Breweries

All the snow we’ve had this winter, plus the chilly damp weather makes gathering around a crackling fire feel awfully good. Whether you’re snuggling with your love or telling jokes

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January 25, 2022

Beerwerks Spotlight: Pale Fire Brewing Co.

The philosophy at Pale Fire Brewing Co. is that “there’s generally a great beer close by” when creativity gets sparked. Come stoke those creative fires, chill with friends at the

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February 23, 2022

A Guide to Eating at a Beerwerks Brewery

What goes best with craft beer? A tasty snack or meal, of course. Fortunately, you won’t need to leave your barstool to forage for food along the Beerwerks Trail. Many

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January 25, 2022

Winter Hikes Along the Beerwerks Trail

There’s nothing better than an exhilarating hike in the crisp winter air. Trails are less crowded, sightlines are clearer when the leaves are off the trees, insects aren’t an issue,

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December 20, 2021

Ring in the New Year Along the Beerwerks Trail

2021 is winding down, and it’s time to send it out in style. How about visiting a Beerwerks Trail brewery for festivities and some seasonal suds? If you prefer to

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December 20, 2021

Brewery Spotlight: Seven Arrows Brewing

Husband and wife team Aaron and Melissa Allen launched Seven Arrows Brewing Company on New Year’s Eve 2014 to “provide high-quality craft-brewed beers to the Shenandoah Valley.” We touched base

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November 22, 2021

Shop Local This Holiday Season

The Shenandoah Valley wouldn’t be the same without the independent businesses along the Beerwerks Trail. These companies provide unique, local goods. Every product you buy helps these businesses that are

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October 20, 2021

Brewery Spotlight: BrewHaHa Brewing Company

We talked to Pete Ballou, the owner of BrewHaHa Brewing Company in Elkton, who believes beer simply tastes better with laughter. BrewHaHa, a comedy brewhouse, just celebrated its grand opening

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October 20, 2021

Ghost Tours, Haunted Houses, Corn Mazes, and More Along the Beerwerks Trail

Giant spiders stud the decorative cobwebs, the Halloween candy tempts you from the cabinet, and the scary movies are topping your Netflix feed. But after sitting alone on your couch

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September 28, 2021

Find Your New Favorite Beerwerks Trail Brewery 

The Beerwerks Trail now includes 19 breweries, and they all serve delicious craft beer. They’re still unique in terms of beer specialty, setting, atmosphere, amenities, activities, and more. The wealth

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August 17, 2021

Celebrate Craft Beer Month with LOVEworks along the Beerwerks Trail

Lots of communities in Virginia are sharing the love. Their LoveWorks signs demonstrate creativity as well as personal interpretations of the word’s meaning. Discover the signs and their unique locations,

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August 17, 2021

Beerwerks Spotlight: Rockbridge Vineyard & Brewery

Did you know that the taproom at Rockbridge Vineyard & Brewery was once a dairy barn and that you can buy local cheese to nibble while you sip? Did you

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June 28, 2021

Brewery Spotlight: Heliotrope Brewery

Lexington’s Heliotrope Brewery serves a menu of small-batch, artisan ales and lagers created by using Virginia and North Carolina malt. Enjoy your beer in Heliotrope’s cool taproom, which features exposed

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June 28, 2021

Live Summer Music Along the Beerwerks Trail

Are you ready for some positive energy? Want a unique experience that’s proven to improve your mood? It’s summer and the chances to hear live music are amping up. Listen

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June 21, 2021

Beerwerks Trailblazers: The Granola Gals

Hey Beerwerks Trailblazers! We’ve got another new set of trailblazers in town with some decidedly selective tastes. Meet the newest Trailblazers – can you relate? Have you ever sipped a

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June 21, 2021

Beerwerks Brewery Spotlight: Great Valley Farms Brewery & Winery

Located in beautiful Rockbridge County, just down the road from Natural Bridge State Park, Great Valley Farms Brewery & Winery offers delicious beer and wine, incredible view, and lots of

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April 14, 2021

New Outdoor Adventures Along the Beerwerks Trail

Pack away the winter gear and get outside and seek a new adventure. You’ll find thrills underground, high in the sky, or watching your kids discover a new park feature

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May 18, 2021

The Beer Snobs

Hey Beerwerks Trailblazers! We’ve got some new trailblazers in town with some decidedly selective tastes. Meet the newest Trailblazer – can you relate? Marcus and Conrad are the snobbiest of

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February 26, 2021

Top 5 Ways to Be a Shenandoah Valley Trailblazer

  Local Trailblazers love exploring and trying new things. They embrace the experiences and beauty nature throws at them. They take advantage of local food and products. They revel in

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April 14, 2021

Brewery Spotlight: Skipping Rock Beer Co.

Located just outside of Staunton in Augusta County, Skipping Rock Beer Co. offers delicious beer, a fun atmosphere, and lots of room to spread out. Relax in the beer garden

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March 16, 2021

How to Celebrate St. Patty’s Day and More with a Half and Half or Blend

Most Beerwerks craft beers are meant to be enjoyed in their purest form. However, sometimes it’s fun or festive to mix things up a little. While you might not want

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January 22, 2021

9 Ways to Keep Your 2021 New Beer’s Resolutions Along the Beerwerks Trail

2021 is finally here, and not a moment too soon! You’ve probably made a list of resolutions to improve yourself and live your best life. Resolutions can be tough to

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December 21, 2020

Brewer Spotlight: Rockbridge Vineyard and Brewery

Brewery: Rockbridge Vineyard & Brewery Brewers’ Names: April Anderson & Parke Rouse How long have you worked at the brewery? (A) I’ve been working with Parke and Shep at the

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December 21, 2020

Shop Local This Holiday Season

The Shenandoah Valley wouldn’t be the same without independent businesses along the Beerwerks Trail. These companies provide jobs and local goods, and they are also dedicated to our communities. Each

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November 27, 2020

What We’re Eating on the Beerwerks Trail

The Shenandoah Valley celebrates not only craft beer but also craft food. From nationally acclaimed eateries to local food trucks, the restaurant scene along the Beerwerks Trail offers a wide

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November 25, 2020

Brewer’s Spotlight: Three Notch’d Valley Collab House

Head Brewer: Chase Kurtz How long have you worked at the brewery? I have worked at 3NB for 3 years now, but have overseen the Harrisonburg brewery for just the

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September 22, 2020

Instagrammable Spots Along the Beerwerks Trail

If you’ve been trailblazing in the Shenandoah Valley, you’re probably looking for even more places to fill your camera with stellar photos. Have we got a treat for you! Here

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September 22, 2020

Brewer’s Spotlight: Stable Craft Brewing

Brewer’s Name: Issac Peglow How long have you worked at the brewery?  4 years How did you get involved in brewing? I began homebrewing in college where I fell in

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September 9, 2020

Empty Nesters Fly Free: 48-Hour Beercation on the Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail

The kids are finally gone, so you might be thinking of dusting off your old camping gear.  Don’t bother! Stuff that tent back in the garage and make reservations somewhere

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September 9, 2020

Calling All Millennials: 48-Hour Beercation on the Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail

Are you looking for a weekend of adventure, sweet snapshots of family and friends, and the tastiest beer around? A two-day beercation on the Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail offers up all

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August 25, 2020

Brewer Spotlight: Cave Hill Farms Brewery

Brewer’s Name: Jon Bowman How long have you worked at the brewery? When did you open? Does your brewery or site have an interesting history or connection to the Valley?

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August 20, 2020

Bike the Valley, Brake for Brews

Eager to indulge your twin passions for biking the Shenandoah Valley and drinking craft beer this summer? Since nothing tastes better than a cold glass of beer when you’re tired

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July 13, 2020

Beautiful Waters: Paddling and Water Sports Along the Beerwerks Trail

It’s deep summer, and if you’ve been itching to get back on the water, now’s when to break out your paddling gear. Whether it’s a glide on a calm lake

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July 13, 2020

Brewery Spotlight: Elkton Brewing Co.

The Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail is excited to welcome three Rockingham County breweries to the trail. This month we chatted with Tristan Napotnik, Branding/Marketing Manager of family-run Elkton Brewing Co., which

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June 7, 2020

Fishing Holes and Watering Holes: Get Hooked Along the Beerwerks Trail

Fishing can be a solitary sport, and that’s perfect for practicing social distancing. With its beautiful lakes, rivers, and fresh mountain streams that boast over 30 species of fish, Virginia

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May 15, 2020

Knot Your Boots and Hit the Beerwerks Trail: Five Hiking Trail and Brewery Pairings for Spring

You’ve been housebound long enough! Now that the homeschooling portion of the year is winding down, it’s time to dust off your hiking boots and get the family out on

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April 15, 2020

13 Ways to Safely Embrace Outdoor Adventure Along the Beerwerks Trail

While we need to keep our social distance at this time, it’s healthy for our minds and bodies to get outdoors. Fortunately, there are countless ways to get outside in

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March 30, 2020

How to Get Your Favorite Beerwerks Beer

Last updated: June 9, 2020 Some Beerwerks breweries have opened indoor and outdoor seating spaces in a limited capacity under the governor’s Phase Two guidelines. Most breweries continue to offer

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March 9, 2020

Plan Your 48-Hour Beercation on the Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail

The Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail is packed with months’ worth of adventure thanks to our location in the Shenandoah Valley (1.5 hours from DC or Richmond, 3 hours from Hampton Roads,)

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March 9, 2020

Brewer Spotlight: Skipping Rock Beer Co.

Brewer: Ben Mullett How long have you worked at the brewery? I’ve been with Skipping Rock Beer Co. since April of 2018. We opened our doors to the public March

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February 12, 2020

Cozy Up at These Beerwerks Breweries 

Winter hasn’t given us much snow this year, but the chilly damp makes gathering around a crackling fire feel awfully good. Whether you’re snuggling with your love or telling jokes

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January 13, 2020

Winter Fun Along the Beerwerks Trail

Don’t let winter’s short days, freezing temps, and lack of sunlight keep you couch-bound. Beerwerks breweries have packed January with tons of fun activities to keep your spirits high. And

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January 13, 2020

Brewer Spotlight – Heliotrope Brewery

Brewer: Erik Jones How long have you worked at the brewery? The brewery opened just after Thanksgiving. It’s been a multi-year, joint effort with my super talented wife, Jenny, who’s

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December 11, 2019

Brewer Spotlight – Seven Arrows Brewing Company

Brewer:  Aaron Allen, Seven Arrows Brewing Company How long have you worked at the brewery? I have been working professionally in brewing since April of 2008 when I took a

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December 11, 2019

Beer-centric Holiday Gifts

Beerwerks Breweries are excellent sources of specialty beers, gift cards, growlers and t-shirts to make the beer lovers on your list light up. In fact, the world is full of

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November 15, 2019

Holiday Eats + Beerwerks Beer 

It’s the holiday season, and there are so many things to do!  Let us help you plan your beer-centric seasonal menus. Beerwerks breweries offer hundreds of different beers and you

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November 15, 2019

Brewer Spotlight – Redbeard Brewing Company

Brewer: Jonathan Wright How long have you worked at the brewery? Since founding Redbeard in 2012. How did you get involved in brewing? It was a combination of factors over

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November 7, 2019

Beercation Lodging Along the Beerwerks Trail

Welcome to the Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail, a stretch of 15 unique breweries in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. This fall we’ve gathered up limited time packages offered by some of our favorite

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October 25, 2019

Beerwerks Is Untappd

The Beerwerks Trail is now Untappd! If you enjoy technology as much as you enjoy beer, download the app, savor new and old Beerwerks favorites, and write your reviews. Best

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September 16, 2019

15+ Ways to Embrace Outdoor Adventure Along the Beerwerks Trail

In addition to world-class beer along the Beerwerks Trail, there are countless reasons to visit the Shenandoah Valley. One of the biggest draws is the great outdoors. Read on for

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September 16, 2019

Brewer Spotlight – Restless Moons Brewing Company

Brewer’s Name:  Jeffrey Moon How long have you worked at brewery? I’ve been brewing here since the brewery became Restless Moons, so just shy of two years. How did you

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August 8, 2019

Beerwerks Breweries Share Insight Behind Their Craziest Craft Beer Names

Along Virginia’s Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail, you can taste some of the best craft beer in the country. While a lot goes into creating the perfect brew in the most interesting

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August 8, 2019

Brewer Spotlight – Pale Fire Brewing Co.

Brewer’s Name: Ben Trumbo How long have you worked at the brewery? I’ve been here since the beginning. I had been talking with our founder, Tim Brady, about joining the

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June 20, 2019

Brewer Spotlight – Great Valley Farm Brewery

Head Brewer: Nathan Bailey, Assistant Brewer: Kevin Jones How long have you operated the brewery? We’ve been open two and a half years How did you get involved in brewing?

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May 9, 2019

Beautiful Waters: Paddling and Water Sports Along the Beerwerks Trail

Spring is here, and if you’ve been itching to get back on the water, it’s time to break out your paddling gear. Whether it’s a glide on a calm lake

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May 9, 2019

Brewer Spotlight: The Friendly Fermenter

Brewer: Shawn Gatesman How long have you operated the brewery? Since opening it on 9/22/17. But I guess you could say since starting an actual plan for the brewery in

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April 8, 2019

Fishing Holes and Watering Holes: Get Hooked Along the Beerwerks Trail

With its beautiful lakes, rivers, and fresh mountain streams that boast over 30 species of fish, Virginia is an East Coast hotspot for freshwater fishing. Now that fishing weather is

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April 8, 2019

Brewer Spotlight: Devils Backbone Outpost Tap Room & Kitchen

Brewer: Josh French How long have you worked at the brewery? 6 years How did you get involved in brewing? I got involved in craft brewing, because I love the local craft

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March 11, 2019

Brewer Spotlight: Brothers Craft Brewing

Brewer:  Chris Ward How long have you worked at the brewery?  A bit over 4 years How did you get involved in brewing?  I started homebrewing when I was 19 or

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March 11, 2019

Plan a Family-Friendly Spring Break Along the Beerwerks Trail

Looking forward to a full week with the kids during their spring break? We’ve got lots of options to keep them occupied. Better yet, these activities take place along the

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February 7, 2019

Planning a Legendary Bachelor/Bachelorette Party Along the Beerwerks Trail

Congratulations! You’ve just been chosen best man or maid of honor for your BFF’s wedding. Perhaps most important among your duties is planning the best bachelor/bachelorette party ever. Let’s celebrate

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January 4, 2019

Romantic Lodging Along the Beerwerks Trail

Colder winter nights call for cuddling, and we have some snuggle-worthy suggestions for romantic lodging. Whether your tastes lean toward cozy and quiet or elegant and glamorous, these well-appointed lodgings

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January 4, 2019

Brewery Spotlight: Basic City Beer Co.

Brewery: Basic City Beer Co. Brewer’s Name: Jacque Landry How long have you worked at the brewery?:[I] first toured the site with Bart  in the summer of 2014 and worked

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December 3, 2018

Holiday Beer Recipe: Mexican Mole Stout Cookies

Mexican Mole Stout Cookies In this recipe we will be using Basic City Beer Co. Gringo Stout brewed seasonally around the fall.  The Gringo has chocolate, vanilla, cinnamon, and habanero

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December 3, 2018

Holiday Brewery Events: Get into the Spirit!

Beerwerks breweries are festive at any time of the year, but they are especially fun during the holiday season. This year, you’ll find holiday crafts, family-friendly costume parties, rocking New

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November 5, 2018

Shop Local Along the Beerwerks Trail

Let’s talk Black Friday – we think your friends and loved ones might love you even more if you turn your trip to the Shenandoah Valley into a dream holiday

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October 24, 2018

Celebrate National American Beer Day

Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley (October 23, 2018) – There’s no better way to observe National American Beer Day on October 27 than by raising a glass and toasting the day’s namesake

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October 1, 2018

The Fall Lineup: Hearty and Complex

There’s no resisting autumn in the Shenandoah Valley. Whether you spent your day hiking and leaf peeping along the Appalachian Trail or munching apple cider donuts while solving a corn

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September 20, 2018

Cool Beans

HARRISONBURG — The Friendly Fermenter and Pale Fire Brewing are teaming up to host a new dual homebrew and chili cook-off to benefit a local nonprofit that helps homeless families

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September 5, 2018

Last Summer Splashes

It’s almost football, leaf-raking, and corn maze season, but don’t break out the pumpkin spice latte just yet: we still have a few weeks to catch the end-of-season sun and

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August 17, 2018

Beerwerks Trail brings visitors to valley breweries

WAYNESBORO, Va. (WHSV) The passport program with the Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail is helping to bring more visitors to the valley and its breweries. Since it started in December, there have

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August 2, 2018

48 Hour Beercation on the Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail

The Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail is packed with months’ worth of adventure thanks to our location in the Shenandoah Valley (1.5 hours from DC or Richmond, 3 hours from Hampton Roads,)

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July 11, 2018

15 Unique US Ale Trails

Five years ago, an ale trail was a novelty. You might visit some breweries, collect stamps in a brewery-, tourism board- or Brewers Guild-sanctioned Passport, and come home with a

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July 2, 2018

What We’re Eating on the Beerwerks Trail

The Shenandoah Valley celebrates not only craft beer but also craft food. From nationally acclaimed eateries to local food trucks, the restaurant scene along the Beerwerks Trail offers a wide

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April 30, 2018

Brews and Dancing Shoes: Outdoor Summer Music along the Beerwerks Trail

If your idea of a perfect night involves relaxing under the stars listening to some great live summer music, we’ve got you covered. From individual shows, to a festival weekend,

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April 30, 2018

Bike the Valley, Brake for Brews

Eager to indulge your twin passions for biking the Shenandoah Valley and drinking craft beer this spring? Since nothing tastes better than a cold glass of beer when you’re tired

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March 29, 2018

Knot Your Boots and Hit the Beerwerks Trail: Five Hiking Trail and Brewery Pairings for Spring

What’s better than spending a lovely spring day hiking to a great view or waterfall? How about following that hike with a cold, relaxing brew at a nearby craft brewery?

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March 1, 2018

Running and Beer: A Mighty Fine Pairing

There is no end to the selection of post-run refueling beverages on the market. Many people swear by sports drinks and water, and some prefer chocolate milk and even pickle

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March 1, 2018

Yoga

Beer Yoga Brings Peace to the Valley   Have you ever noticed how much you enjoy a beer after a relaxing yoga session? The mindfulness practiced in yoga helps you

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January 17, 2018

Chocolate-Infused Craft Beer: Our Newest Obsession

Just in time for Valentines Day, get ready for stunningly complex and creative chocolate flavors from these fine breweries along Virginia’s Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail. Cranberry Chocolate Porter • Seven Arrows

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January 3, 2018

Beer passports; new program; bus service a huge hit — The buzz

Beer passport A new program within the Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail has launched recently, which allows beer enthusiasts to collect stamps from breweries along the trail to win a free T-shirt.

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January 3, 2018

Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail issues passport to prizes

LEXINGTON, Va. (WDBJ7) The Senandoah Beerwerks Trail passport program is set up to encourage craft beer explorers to check out multiple breweries on the trail. Six stamps in the passport gets

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December 19, 2017

Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail Passport

Looking for stocking stuffers for the local beer drinker in your life?  The one-year-old Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail, a route of 14 craft breweries in the region, recently launched a passport program,

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December 18, 2017

Drink it in — the Valley, that is

WAYNESBORO — A new program encourages people to “drink in” the Shenandoah Valley through a tour of the Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail. With a “passport”-style booklet and snazzy new marketing campaign

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December 18, 2017

New Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail program to bring more tourism to Valley

WAYNESBORO, Va. (WHSV) — It’s a unique new way to explore the Valley. Not a hiking trail, but rather a beer trail. “Well it covers the area from Harrisonburg to Lexington

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December 14, 2017

Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail Passport Program Starts Today!

It’s time to hit the trail! The destination tourism offices that produced the award-winning Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail® are launching a new beer passport program today. “The passport program is designed

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November 20, 2017

Growlers To Go: Perfect For Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving just a few days away, you’ve probably already planned your menu. But what will you be drinking? Have you considered pairing your turkey and trimmings with beer instead of

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October 13, 2017

Eat, Drink, and Play Your Way Through the Shenandoah Valley

  Wheel Fun More than 700 cyclists are expected to descend in and around Staunton, October 20 through 22, for the 27th annual Shenandoah Fall Foliage Bike Festival. Saturday and Sun-day,

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October 11, 2017

Drink in the Amber Colors of Fall and Craft Beer!

Surrounded by mountains, today’s Shenandoah Valley is one of the most popular destinations in Virginia for taking in the spectacular colors of the fall foliage. Explore the Shenandoah Valley, along the

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October 6, 2017

Two Highly Anticipated Releases of Barrel Aged Stouts Coming Up

SHENANDOAH VALLEY, Va. —  The depth of flavors you’ll experience in a barrel-aged beer are complex, wonderful, and satisfying.  Join us as we celebrate exquisite craft from some of the master brewers

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September 29, 2017

Beerwerks Trail To Launch New Passport Program in Late 2017

SHENANDOAH VALLEY, Va. — Earlier this month, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail received $22,230 from the Virginia Tourism Corporation Marketing Leverage Program (MLP) grant fund. The

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August 24, 2017

Stable Craft Brewing to Expand, Tripling Production

AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. – Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Stable Craft Brewing will create thirteen new jobs and invest half a million dollars to expand their craft brewery in Augusta

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June 14, 2017

2017 Virginia Craft Beer Cup Winners Announced | The News Leader

Virginia breweries were honored Monday during the 2017 Virginia Craft Beer Cup Awards — including many along the Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail. Stable Craft Brewing was awarded second place, or silver, for

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May 10, 2017

Best Father’s Day Idea Ever: Take A Beer Adventure!

What beer adventure best describes the father figure in your life? This Father’s Day send Dad on a brewery-themed tour of the Shenandoah Valley where he can taste some of

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May 9, 2017

Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail Wins Statewide Tourism Awards

WAYNESBORO, VA May 9, 2017 – Looking for a reason to raise a cold beer? We’ll give you two! Among tough competition from some of the largest tourism bureaus in the

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April 26, 2017

Announcing #BeerwerksRoadTrip Instagram Giveaway!

With the launch of the #BeerwerksRoadTrip Instagram giveaway, now is the time to hit the road! Starting May 1st, make plans to visit any brewery on the Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail. Grab

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February 22, 2017

Devils Backbone Brewing Company Announces First Beer in the Heartland Series

Devils Backbone Brewing Company is excited to introduce its new community engagement and environmental sustainability program, the Heartland Initiative. The first major project of 2017 will be The Heartland Series,

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January 13, 2017

Full Schedule of 2017 Releases at Brothers Craft Brewing Announced

This January, Brothers Craft Brewing is celebrating their fourth anniversary. Furthermore, we are delighted to let you know they’ve also released their line-up for 2017 releases!  Look for the the

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January 11, 2017

Devils Backbone is Brewing Up A Collaborative “Adventure Pack”

Starting this month, Devils Backbone Outpost in Lexington will be hosting five Virginia breweries to brew the beers that will be featured in their Q2 collaborative “Adventure Pack” sampler. Participating

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November 20, 2016

New Restaurant To Open at Seven Arrows Brewing Company in January 2017

FISHERSVILLE, Va. November 20, 2016 — Seven Arrows Brewing Company has partnered with local award winning chefs to bring Nobos to the Seven Arrows taproom. The new dining venue is

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November 15, 2016

Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail Wins American Marketing Association Award

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA November 15, 2016 —  The Central Virginia Chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMACVA) hosted its annual Excellence In Marketing Awards on Thursday, November 10 and the Shenandoah

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November 10, 2016

Craft Brewery Options in the Virginia Mountains | Richmond Times Dispatch

With temperatures falling and leaves turning, central Virginians will soon flock to the Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah Valley to soak up everything autumn. Charlottesville and the Nelson County areas

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October 19, 2016

Farm Brewery in Natural Bridge Ready for Grand Opening | WDBJ7

There will be another microbrewery in the area soon.  The brewery is the newest addition to the Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail, which features 13 breweries in the central Shenandoah Valley. The

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October 12, 2016

Waynesboro Brewery Prepares to Open Its Doors | News Virginian

WAYNESBORO, VIRGINIA — The pool table is in place and the beer is brewed as staff at Basic City Beer Company prepare for their grand opening this weekend. The old

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October 10, 2016

Devils Backbone Wins Two Gold Medals at the 2016 Great American Beer Festival

LEXINGTON, VA October 10, 2016 – Devils Backbone Brewing Company was honored to be awarded with two Gold Medals at the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) this past weekend in

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September 21, 2016

Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail Receives $50,000 Virginia Tourism Corporation Grant for Tourism Marketing

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA — Governor Terry McAuliffe announced yesterday that the Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail received $50,000 from the Virginia Tourism Corporation Marketing Leverage Program grant fund. The objectives of the Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail

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September 10, 2016

Great Valley Farm Brewery To Open This Fall

NATURAL BRIDGE, VA (September 10, 2016) – The newest brewery along the Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail, called Great Valley Farm Brewery, will be opening its doors to thirsty visitors in fall 2016. With

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September 8, 2016

Brewery 2 Brewery Cycling Ride To Benefit National Ovarian Cancer Coalition

LEXINGTON, VA (September 8, 2016) – On Saturday, September 10, Devils Backbone Brewing Company will welcome cyclists in its first Brewery 2 Brewery ride to benefit the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition. This 75-mile recreational ride will

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September 5, 2016

Uber-Local “Farm-To-Cask” Craft Beers On Tap in September

It’s no secret. Great beers start with great ingredients. It’s harvest season in the Shenandoah Valley and master brewers along the Beerwerks Trail are feeling inspired by local produce. During the

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August 25, 2016

Stable Craft Brewing Enters Distribution Agreement With Blue Ridge Beverage

AUGUSTA COUNTY, VA (August 25, 2016) – Stable Craft Brewery has reached an agreement with Blue Ridge Beverage Company. Initial distribution will be regionally focused in Lexington, Staunton, Waynesboro, Harrisonburg and Charlottesville. “This

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July 1, 2016

August is Virginia Craft Beer Month

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA — With more than 125 breweries in place and more opening every year, Virginia has become a magnet for the craft beer industry.  And the world is taking

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May 31, 2016

Brothers Craft Brewery Is Running on Clean Energy

HARRISONBURG, VA (May 31, 2016) –Brothers Craft Brewing is pleased to announce that the brewery is running on 100% wind powered clean energy, through a partnership with Arcadia Power, a national clean energy

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May 17, 2016

Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail Is America’s Newest Beer Trail

SHENANDOAH VALLEY, VA (May 16, 2016) – Visiting breweries in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley just got easier. That’s because the area’s first official beer trail launches today, during American Craft Beer

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May 1, 2016

Stable Craft Brewery To Open in May 2016

AUGUSTA COUNTY, VIRGINIA – Hermitage Hill Farm & Stables, located in Waynesboro, is set to open a craft brewery in May 2016, says owner Craig Nargi. Craig and Nikki Nargi

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May 1, 2016

Seven Arrows Brewing Co. Eyes Growth In DC Region

AUGUSTA COUNTY, VIRGINIA – Seven Arrows Brewing Co. has announced it will now be distributing in the Washington, D.C., and Northern Virginia.  According to Melissa Allen, co-owner of Seven Arrows

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May 1, 2016

Devils Backbone Brewing Company Joins The High End’s Craft Portfolio

LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA – In April, Anheuser-Busch announced an agreement to acquire Devils Backbone Brewing Company, one of the fastest-growing craft breweries in the state of Virginia. Devils Backbone is the

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