place is awesome- great food, great ambiance and view- you look onto the mountains from the patio, and great beer. Really enjoyed myself there. The mostly organic menu was a treat, as I had a bratwurst made locally. The service was outstanding- we were in and out in an hour which was important as we were in a big hurry due to a wedding later that day. The inside of the place was very modern and comfortable, and the outside was killer. No hops to speak of as we went after the harvest, but donít expect a big old farm with tons of hops. this is a small operation- one of the coolest beer places I have been too.
A yuppie spot, but that isnít bad. The place is typical neo-bar with plenty of outside seating under strung lights. The service is very friendly and attentive, and the beers are well above average, with inexpensive flights. A first rate place, worth seeking out.
Blue Mountain is an amazing spot. The beer is as fresh and smooth as it gets. The brewmaster knows his stuff and is constantly experimenting, try the seasonals they are excellent. The food is as good as the beer. Like the hops, the food focuses on local ingredients from Nelson County Va. and compliments the beer well. A must-try if youíre in the neighborhood. Try sitting outside for an afternoon brew while the weather is nice.
Foxbush (120) Richmond, Virginia | March 3, 2011| Updated September 9, 2012
We have been buying growlers for many months. But lately we have had time to have lunch. The view from the dinning area is of Afton Mountain. They are planning an expansion South of their building. The food is excellent. Limited choices but all good. Bathrooms are clean and staff are very helpful. New enlarged dinning area, bar and terrace. The changes more than double area for service. We stopped by on the Saturday of UVA and VT. It was crowded with football fans getting lunch and some great beer. This a must visit if you are West of Charlottesville.
This is quite an operation. Somebody directing parking on your way in, which is a nice touch given how busy it is. Thirty minutes wait at seven on Friday, but there were spots at the bar. Friendly service, super fast. Food menu kind of cool, interesting selections. Food was quite good actually. Large outdoor seating area, partially covered. Live music. Pet friendly area separated from the rest, which is a nice touch; as much as you like him, not everybody is a fan of your dogs nose in their crotch. Yard games. Beer decent, but honestly that is not the draw here. This is a production.
Stopped by driving home from vacation on I-81. Not exactly right off the highway, maybe 20-25 mins away from Staunton. Worth the trip though, very nice rural brewpub. The weather was nice so seating was outside among the hop gardens. Beers offered were the regulars and special brewpub offerings, all were solid to excellent. Food was tasty too, mainly sandwiches/burgers/salads. Loved the mountain view while dining. Left with a bomber to go. Would love to stop by again if in the area.
Drake (671) Free Union, Virginia | April 24, 2008| Updated October 4, 2011
This brewpub is located deep in the heart of wine country, and it looks like it. Picture a beer hall combined with a wine tasting room. The staff is very friendly, and both owner and brewmaster are there all the time and are very approachable. The food is very good with a local emphasis. A bit expensive, but high quality, and there are a couple of inexpensive options. Beers range from easygoing and highly quaffable to extraordinarily good. They messed up once and it resulted in a beer that people are begging them to brew again. Six beers available at a time. They have some bottled selections to go and now offer growlers. Easy to miss when you drive by and it does get CROWDED. If you are visiting the Charlottesville area and have limited time, make sure you hit here and Devils Backbone before you do anything else.
UPDATE: The brewery has expanded a great deal. The old brewpub is now used for special events and a whole new restaurant has been added, along with a massive beer garden. The bar is longer, and has a lower feeling, giving it a more cozy feel. They are up from 6 taps to 10. The food menu has expanded along with the new kitchen, but the portions are small for the price. Probably the most beautiful place you can have a brewed on premise beer in Virginia.
Not quite what Iíd expected, the brewpub sits along a fairly busy road in Virginia mountain wine country, not from Skyline Drive and Shenandoah National Park. We visited mid-afternoon on a holiday and virtually had the place to ourselves. It was quite the cozy and inviting place and welcome respite from the crisp fall temperatures. Blue Mountains brews, some of which are availble in bottles down in southern Virginia, are all quite tasty. The food during our visit was exceptionally yummy and home made, and the excellent service topped off a great visit. Highly recommended! - Brewery #466, 11/11/2008.
This is a neat beer destination not far from the Blue Ridge Parkway. Great view, large indoor and outdoor seating, and a large and attentive wait staff. I went for lunch and they were geared up for several large parties so that may have been why all the staff was there. It would be a cool place to hold an event. Food was upscale pub fare. The beers were solid. That had hop vines that they just harvested and i would love to go back and try the wet hopped beer when it comes out. Well worth the stop.