From the Travel Channel;
The entire state of Virginia is so obsessed with its beer culture, it is officially naming the month of August “Virginia Craft Brew Month.” Virginia has more than 40 breweries, a 25% increase in the past 2 years alone. Head to Roseland, VA, to the popular Devils Backbone Brewing Company, home to the annual Virginia Craft Beer Fest, and Blue Mountain Brewery in Afton, VA, the state’s first countryside brewery, hop farm and tasting room. Central Virginia’s oldest and largest microbrewery, Legend Brewery, provides true premium beers to many local restaurants and is one of the few craft breweries in the entire region to produce both lagers and ales. While you’re in town, check out the Richmond, VA, skyline from the brewery’s outdoor deck, one of the best places for the view!
Not mentioned is the many bars, restaurants, coffee shops (Crossroads) that serve awesome beers. I’m curious to hear from from other beer lovers, what’s the best VA Brewery?
Right now my favorite VA Brewery is Devil’s Backbone. I would give Hardywood the nod but the don’t brew enough variety to get my vote. Don’t get me wrong I love Legend. I can talk about my favorites on a philosophical level but Legend is my go to place to have a beer and dinner and a must visit place when folks come to visit.