Blue Mountain Brewery and Hop Farm | Afton, Virginia
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Blue Mountain Brewery and Hop Farm
Excellent based on 28 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

9519 Critzer Shop Rd. (Route 151)
Afton, Virginia United States 22920 [ print map ]
540 456 8020

Hours: Mon-Sat 11-10, Sun 11-9

Mayor: Drake (11) | Taps: 10 | Bottles: 8

Blue Mountain Brewery and Hop Farm

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Beer Available At Blue Mountain Brewery and Hop Farm (arranged by most recent)
Blue Mountain Steel Wheels ESB 82, Blue Mountain Daugava 79, Blue Mountain Big Blue DIPA 83, Blue Mountain English Pale Mild Ale , Blue Mountain The Rocktown Threeway , Blue Mountain RipRap 65, Blue Mountain Bluster 55, Blue Mountain Blue Reserve 85, Blue Mountain Full Nelson Pale Ale 87, Blue Mountain Kolsch 151 49, Blue Mountain Classic Lager 45, Blue Mountain Mandolin Tripel 75, Blue Mountain Dark Hollow Chocolate & Coffee Aged 95, Blue Mountain Spooky 81, Blue Mountain Sour Devil 84, Blue Mountain Marsedon , Blue Mountain Evil 8į 82, Blue Mountain Wintergreen Hibernator Doppelbock 82, Blue Mountain Mandolin (Barrel House) 83, Blue Mountain Barrel-Aged Sour Cherry Weizenbock
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28 reviews for Blue Mountain Brewery and Hop Farm
 Ambiance  89%
 Service  78%
 Selection  75%
 Food  78%
 Value  75%
 Overall  81%
 Rating  90%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
NachlamSie  (550) Denver, Colorado | March 16, 2009
man, what a weird place for a brewery. I absolutely love the building, the location, and the ambiance. It could not be more tasteful. I had some beer cheese and hummus, both of which were pretty tasty. The beers spanned a reasonable spectrum and I liked the two I had. Itís too bad that this is so far off the beaten path. I would like very much to visit again in the future.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Braudog  (697) Hampton, Virginia | January 11, 2009
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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
HoppityHop  (57) New Jersey | October 24, 2008
Not sure why I never reviewed this place until now, but this is a really great brewpub. Was referred here from Mark Thompson of Starr Hill fame when they first opened. The food is great, the beers are all very well made, the ambiance is cozy, and staff is very nice...........really, nothing bad to say about it whatsoever. It does get crowded, and the seating is family style, but that didnít bother me one bit. Iíll surely go back when in the area.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
hopson  (11) Williamsville, New York | October 6, 2008
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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
maniac  (98) Baltimore, Maryland | June 28, 2008
This place rocks, and so does their beer. Way out in scenic Afton, its a lovely location. The place is somewhat small especially for the crowd it draws. If you want to get a parking spot, you might want to show up slightly before it opens, but the crowd may be more managable during the week. Spotless location, with a spotless brewery. The tours are very interesting and the sampler is very good. Food is excellent, but somewhat slow given they only have one cook and the crowd bogs down the kitchen a bit. Certainly worth dropping by if youíre in the area.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 19/20
Drake  (453) 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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
Butters  (180) Richmond, Virginia | March 2, 2008
If you didnít see the sign out front, you would think that it was just a house up on a hill. And the interior decorations add to that effect. Very cozy lounging areas as well as solid wood tables for eating. Almost felt like a winery rather than a brewery. I didnít try the food but the group that I was with could not stop raving about the advacodo sandwiches they enjoyed. This was the first stop on the 2008 Brews Cruise, and they were very accomodating to our group of 30. Lots of free samples and very friendly staff.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
TheBeerLover  (31) DC Metro Area, | February 11, 2008
Finally made it down to Afton, VA to Blue Mountain Brewery. Well worth the time and effort. Charming little tap room/pub attached to the brewery. Small, cozy, immaculately clean place, with a small, but good menu with soups, salads, meat & cheese boards, wood fire pizzas and sandwiches. 5 taps of Blue Mountain beer pouring, along with a guest beer, and a good selection of local Virginia wines. Beer is very well done here. Good service, but very busy on the weekends. Excellent views of the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains, a wonderful day trip for beer lovers, and a good local for those in the area. Six packs and 750ml bottles of their beers to go, and Iím sure cases and kegs from the brewery.

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