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Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail
Virginia’s newest beer trail invites visitors to explore the commonwealth’s great outdoors and enjoy great beer, too. As of May 16, 2016, the Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail is official, incorporating 12 breweries in the Shenandoah Valley, reaching from Harrisonburg in the north down through Staunton and Waynesboro to Lexington.
For a short time, this will be both America’s and Virginia’s newest craft beer trail.
“Come tap into that authenticity you crave,” invites the trail’s promotional materials. “Real fields and farms. Pristine waters. Endless mountain views. Hiking trails. Farmers’ markets. Mountain biking. Music festivals. Fascinating small cities. And local characters. We’re all that and more. Wherever your adventures take you, we’ve got a brewery nearby to quench your thirst. Refresh yourself on the Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail.”
Breweries are friendly places to visit, providing opportunities to enjoy the beer as well as to relax and chat with friends and new acquaintances. Taprooms often host food trucks or other food options, and a few offer a full menu or local snacks or encourage guests to bring food in. Many host live music events, offer growler fills, and are kid- and dog-friendly.
The twelve Shenandoah Beerwerks breweries as of the trail’s beginning are:
Brothers Brewing, Harrisonburg
Pale Fire, Harrisonburg
Three Notch’d, Harrisonburg
Wolfe Street, Harrisonburg
Queen City Brewing, Staunton
Redbeard Brewing, Staunton
Shenandoah Valley Brewing, Staunton
Basic City Beer, Waynesboro
Seven Arrows Brewing, Waynesboro
Stable Craft Brewing, Waynesboro (the newest brewery on the list)
Blue Lab Brewing, Lexington
Devils Backbone Outpost, Lexington
Besides providing a convenient way for locals and tourists to explore an area’s breweries, beer trails provide efficient and effective tourism hooks, attracting visitors, who spend their money not just on the breweries’ products but on lodging, food and recreation. This trail in Virginia’s mountains is a cooperative effort of Staunton, Augusta, and Waynesboro Tourism; Harrisonburg Tourism; and Lexington & The Rockbridge Area Tourism.
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