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Breweries...

Locals and visitors alike agree that experiencing the lagers, ales and hard ciders in the Blue Ridge Highlands of Virginia's many microbreweries is a new favorite hobby and a great way to meet intersting people from all over. Paired with the combination of culture, topography and climate along the Highlands makes it an ideal location for growing ingredients.

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Giles CountyBlack Lab Vodka | Pearisburg

We selected a gold medal winning domestic distillery to create a vodka we could be proud to offer our discriminating customers. Using only the finest grain and pure clear water from the Cascade Mountains of Oregon, Black Lab™ Vodka is filtered five times through charcoal and crushed lava rocks for an ultra-smooth, premium vodka that is truly "a breed apart."

website  |  (540) 921-1836


breweryFoggy Ridge Cider | Dugspur

At Foggy Ridge Cider in the Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains, Cidermaker Diane Flynt combines innovation and tradition. Over 30 American, English and French apple varieties—ugly and hard to grow but full of the tannin, acid and aroma needed for fine cider—are blended to create a traditional hard cider crafted with modern techniques.

website  |  (276) 398-2337


breweryBull & Bones |  Blacksburg

Fresh lager and ale is handcrafted and served on site and the brewery is visible through glass walls throughout the restaurant. Bull & Bones Brewhaus & Grill serves wood fired barbeque, ribs, chicken, seafood, steaks, and vegetarian entrees.

website  | ( 540) 953-2855


breweryThe River Company  |  Radford

We offer eight draft beers at any one time. These are a mixture of year round offerings and special beers that the brewer dreams up.

website  |  540-633-3940


breweryBlacksburg Brewing Company  |  Christiansburg

Quality ingredients meet competence in the brewhouse, where certified Brewmaster John Bryce puts expertise to work. Bryce, BBC’s founder, earned the title Brewmaster VLB from the renowned Versuchs- und Lehranstalt für Brauerei in Berlin. Our combination of proficiency and premium ingredients ensures that BBC stands for the quality and consistency in which we Blacksburgers take great pride.

website   |  (540) 342-3212 


  • New River Brew Fest | April 16
    First Annual New River Brewfest. The Brewfest will feature ten local breweries for tasting.  And in addition to the beer and food, bands, and DJ Skye will be there to entertain both adults and children. Guests can walk the grounds and taste beer from ten local breweries and taste their food. Or, they can sit and enjoy the fine tunes at the Sunken Garden Amphitheatre. In order to consume beer at the Brewfest you must be at least 21 years old. You can purchase an e-ticket on line in advanced for $20.
    Nesselrod on the New River

  • Giles County4th Annual BrewRidge Music Festival | May 7, 2011
    Exclusive Virginia Microbreweries and Old-Time & Bluegrass Music from Local Artists,
    at 4,000 feet in the beautiful Appalachian mountains. Beer Tasting: 1-5 pm.
    Advance: $25.00/Day of $30.00 (Includes 10 tasting tickets, a BrewRidge souvenir sample glass, & entertainment)
    website

  • Blacksburg Brew Do | October
    Craft beer festival at First and Main in downtown Blacksburg, featuring 11+ breweries from Virginia and the surrounding area, live music and delicious foods.
    website

  • Giles CountyOktoberfest | October
    Mountain Lake. A celebration of Fall with Toasting, Feasting and Music!  Biergarten German Beers, Wines and Spiced Cider Available for purchase. Der Appetitanregers Appetizer Grill with German Sausages, Fresh Baked Rolls and Condiments
    website | (540) 626-7121 x7

  • Up in Smoke Chili Cook-off and Wine and Brew Festival | Nov
    Sinkland Farms, 3020 Riner Road, Christiansburg
    website | (540) 382-4640

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