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Brew Ridge Tour Bus at the Virginia Distillery.

The Brew Ridge Trail has been “open for business” since 2008.  Have you experienced it yet?  If not, the next few weeks will be a perfect time.  The weather will start to cool, the leaves will start to turn, various fairs and festivals will be found, and the beer tastings will be delicious.

The safest way to enjoy our wineries, distilleries, breweries and ciders.

The Brew Ridge Trail is a self-guided visit to 6 breweries in Central Virginia.  You can visit any brewery, in any order, during their regular business hours.  All of the Brew Ridge Trail locations can be found on their website www.brewridgetrail.com, along with directions.  Download the map, plot your trip and hit the road.

The breweries work together to promote the trail, collaborate on unique and varied beers, present special events at the breweries and share ideas and promotions that benefit them all.  Tastings and samples are offered at each location for a variety of lagers and stouts, along with seasonal and/or monthly specials.  Hours of operation vary according to the time of year and day of the week–check out their websites or give them a call.

The breweries currently on the trail are:

  • Blue Mountain Barrel House, bluemountainbarrel.com, 434.263.4002
  • Blue Mountain Brewery, bluemountainbrewery.com, 540.456.8020
  • Devils Backbone Brewing Company, dbbrewingcompany.com, 434.361.1001
  • South Street Brewery, southstreetbrewery.com, 434.293.6550
  • Starr Hill Brewery, starrhill.com, 434.823.5671
  • Wild Wolf Brewing Company, wildwolfbeer.com, 434.361.0088

If you would like to enjoy the tastings without the hassle of driving Brew Ridge Tours may be just the thing for you.  Operating out of Lynchburg they let you do the tasting and they do the driving.  Their tour pick-up locations are in Forest at Bräuburgers and in downtown Lynchburg at The Water Dog.

Tours include:

  • All Inclusive Daily Tour:  lunch, beer/cider flights, swag, 32 oz. take-home crowler/grumbler
  • 4 Hop Tour:  Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 10-6, Saturday, 4-midnight, all inclusive
  • Sunday Short Hop:  Sunday, 11-5, all inclusive
  • Night Flight:  7-11:30, beer flight at brewery of the night included
  • Lunch Hop:  Tuesday & Thursday, 11-3, lunch & beer flight included
  • Private Tours:  personalized private tour arranged upon request, call for details

For guests staying at The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast we will drive you to/pick you up at The Water Dog.  Responsible drinking is appreciated by all.

For more information about any of the above breweries or tours contact the vendor involved.  Enjoy!