Brewer Spotlight – Great Valley Farm Brewery

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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? Like many people in the industry, I was a homebrewer before opening our brewery.  It was a hobby that turned into a business.

What’s something people don’t know about your brewery? Many people don’t know that we also have a 6-acre vineyard on our farm.  We will begin wine production this year with sales to follow in 2020.

What’s your favorite food and beer combo? Pizza and beer.  A favorite pairing would be our Farmhouse Ale with a prosciutto and spinach pizza.

Tell us about your pets:  We have two cats (Jerry and Captain).  You might see either of them hanging around outside at the brewery trying to get patrons to pet them.  They like to terrorize the dogs at the brewery too.

What is your favorite thing to do in the Shenandoah Valley? Taking a hike or floating on one of the area rivers and then heading out to one of the other great breweries on the Beerwerks Trail.  

What’s the best way to spend time in the outdoors in the Shenandoah Valley? I would say spending time floating on one of the beautiful rivers (James or Maury) is a great way to spend the day in our area.