Brewery Spotlight: Heliotrope Brewery

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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 brick, a modern fireplace, and a welcoming atmosphere. Heliotrope also sells wine and cider and incredible gourmet sourdough pizzas.  Also on the menu are an assortment of sides and desserts. Read on for more info on touring the brewery, the brewery’s collaborations, and the fun you can look forward to in October.


Wednesday/Thursday: 5-8 p.m.

Friday: 4-9 p.m.

Saturday: 12-9 p.m.

Sunday: 12-8 p.m.

Do you offer tours?

We offer tours upon request

What’s new or what’s coming up?

  • We just tapped a new pale ale brewed in collaboration with Big Lick Brewing Company in Roanoke called Dad Bod Bike Tights. 
  • Coming up: a Mexican-style lager called Beach Blanket Bunco, made with regionally grown bloody butcher corn


What are your go to brews and what makes them unique?

Quotidian Pilsner, Neahkahnie NWIPA, New Boots and Contracts New England IPA are all regularly brewed mainstays. All three are brewed with 100% Virginia and North Carolina malt (all of our beers use 95+% local malt).


What is something unique/quirky about the brewery that most people don’t know?

All of our farmhouse and sour beers are fermented with our house culture of wild-foraged Rockbridge County microflora that was harvested off of a basil plant in my garden. All of the other yeasts we use are certified organic.

Do you distribute locally or have any local collaborations?

No local distribution at this time


Do you have any local collaborations or other items you produce?

We’ve collaborated with Seasons’ Yield Farm on two beers to date. In addition to the new beer brewed with Big Lick, we’ve also collaborated with Great Valley Farm Brewery, and with Deschutes Brewery in Roanoke. Our food menu features locally grown produce and Virginia-raised pork 


Do you allow dogs? Are you kid-friendly? And do you offer food onsite?

Yes, yes, and yes!


What events do you offer?

I’m looking forward to having our Oktoberfest celebration again this year, with live music and three new beers brewed for the occasion.