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Best of the Brew Brews to Taste Charlottesville is proud to be home to a myriad of microbrewers, tap houses, distilleries and establishments that specialize in crafting or carrying outstanding handmade beers, ciders and spirits. Thomas Jefferson took great interest in creating not only wine but also beer and cider.

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A wonderful way to spend a spring afternoon or evening, local cideries, like Bold Rock, offer seasonal drinks as well as live music and other special events throughout the year. Visit the Bold Rock Cellar at Carter Mountain Orchard to pick your own apples and enjoy stunning views with your cider. Virginia also has a long history of whiskey distilleries. The distillery at George Washington’s home, Mount Vernon (in Northern Virginia), is still in operation and was once the largest in America, producing 11,000 gallons in 1799. Whiskey lovers can also tour area distilleries, like the Virginia Distillery Company. Spirits are high for the future of Virginia spirits.

“Top 100 places to drink beer in America.” Imbibe 2008

“Top 100 Beer Bars”

Draft Magazine 2014 & 2015

A farm-to-table cafe serving local, all-natural, organic food and coffee, specialty craft beer and wine store. Open 7 days a week, serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and our award winning Sunday brunch. We feature 17 rotating drafts, 800 bottled & canned beers and ciders, as well as over 400 wines with many local, organic and biodynamic offerings.

156 Carlton Road, Charlottesville (434) 984-BEER (2337) •


Spring 2017

Charlottesville Welcome Book Spring 2017  

Exploring Jefferson's Virginia

Charlottesville Welcome Book Spring 2017  

Exploring Jefferson's Virginia