Breweries in the Blue Ridge Mountains
There are so many breweries in the Blue Ridge Mountains! Many offer free tours and tastings. Be sure to check out their year-round beers and special seasonal releases. Many focus on locally sourced ingredients and provide a family friendly environment and live entertainment. And don't forget to pick up some full pints and growlers to go!
Champion Brewing Company produces their core and seasonal beers on a 30-barrel brewhouse, at a current operating capacity of 15,000 barrels per year. The Tap Room brewery produces constantly changing and innovative seasonals, one-offs, and barrel-aged wild beers. Their 3-barrel brewhouse at the Tap Room is the "little brewery that could" where they have been brewing since day one.
324 6th Street SE
Virginia, Charlottesville 22902
Grumpy Old Men Brewing was founded by a couple of old retired guys with a great brewing philosophy: "If we don't like it, we don't drink it. If we don't drink it, we don't sell it."
1315 E Main Street
Georgia, Blue Ridge 30513
Yee-Haw Taproom hours are Sunday-Wednesday 11:30-9, Thursday-Saturday 11:30am-midnight. The tour program is currently on hold as they work through some growing pains in their brewery.
126 Buffalo Street
Tennessee, Johnson City 37604
River Company Restaurant & Brewery is near Radford University and Virginia Tech. All draft beers are produced in house. They offer a wide range of flavors on their menu, along with nightly specials. Hours are Tuesday-Thursday 4-9, Friday 4-10, Saturday 11:30-10, closed Sunday-Monday.
6633 Viscoe Road
Virginia, Radford 24141
Wicked Weed Brewing strives to be different and as a result has created a very popular beer tasting room and brewery. The restaurant offers a seasonal menus and craft beers.
91 Biltmore Avenue
North Carolina, Asheville 28801