10 Fantastic Breweries in Virginia to Try This Summer

Summer is a fantastic time to visit the Shenandoah Valley. There are many things to do here, including various outdoor activities, shopping, live music, wine tasting, and much more. Some of the best breweries in Virginia also happen to be located in the Shenandoah Valley, particularly in the towns of Lexington and Staunton.

No matter how you spend your days, these top-rated breweries in Virginia make for an interesting place to unwind in the afternoon. Or, if you’re a true beer lover, travel along the Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail, where you’ll discover that this area is home to some of the best craft beer in the country.

One of the best things about our Shenandoah Valley cabins is that we’re located in the middle of all of it – well situated between the towns of Lexington and Staunton and close to top attractions in the area like the Blue Ridge Parkway and Shenandoah National Park. And, of course, we’re also near some of the best breweries in Virginia, not to mention some of the best wineries in Northern Virginia.

Whatever you do during the day, come home to the well-appointed, relaxing cabins co-located on the grounds with our Virginia Bed and Breakfast. We’d love to pop open a local beer with you on our deck and discuss our favorite things to do in the Shenandoah Valley this summer. Book your cabin at our top-rated luxury Shenandoah Valley Cabins today!

Waiter serving flights of beer to a couple at breweries in Virginia

10 Great Breweries in Virginia Near Us

If you think about it, it’s probably not a surprise that some of the best breweries in Virginia are located right here in the Shenandoah Valley. The area is also home to some fantastic wineries, but more than that, the Shenandoah Valley has a long and rich agricultural history. At its roots, the Shenandoah Valley is filled with artisans.

In total, at least 19 of the many craft breweries in Virginia are located right here in the Shenandoah Valley. You can find many of them along the Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail. However, if you only have a little time to dedicate to visiting breweries in Virginia, we’ve listed some of our favorites below.

  1. Queen City Brewing in Staunton is one of the oldest nearby breweries in Virginia. They claim to be the first brewery in the area in the post-prohibition area, and today offer around 30 different beers on tap. With frequent live music and entertainment, it’s a great place to visit in the summer.
  2. The Shenandoah Valley Brewing Company is another staple among the Shenandoah Valley breweries in Virginia. It, too, is located in downtown Staunton, and they feature a fun range of live music on most weekends.
  3. One of the newer breweries in the Shenandoah Valley is Red Beard Brewing, also in Staunton. They have a fantastic outdoor beer garden that pairs perfectly with a cold pint of beer on a warm summer day!
  4. If you’re in the Lexington area for the day, don’t miss one of our favorite breweries in Virginia, Devil’s Backbone Brewing Co. The Lexington location is actually the second for this outstanding Virginia brewery. They serve their flagship offerings here and unique seasonal brews in their fantastic 15,000-square-foot taproom.
  5. Heliotrope Brewery is another excellent Lexington brewery. They focus on rustic ales and lagers and offer some delicious artisan-made pizza onsite, making this a great place to grab dinner while staying at our Shenandoah Valley cabins.
  6. Rockbridge Vineyard & Brewery is another of our favorite breweries in Virginia (and wineries!). They are midway between Lexington and Staunton and offer a fantastic place to unwind on a beautiful sunny afternoon in the Shenandoah Valley.
  7. If you plan on spending any time at Natural Bridge, a great stop to make along the way is Great Valley Farm Brewery and Winery, located just south of Lexington.
  8. If you plan to explore the Shenandoah National Park, you’ll find yourself near the Waynesboro area, home to several great breweries in Virginia. The first is Seven Arrows Brewing, home to a fantastic array of craft brews. We also recommend grabbing a bit to eat in their restaurant, Nobos Kitchen, which sources many of its ingredients from local farms.
  9. Basic City Beer Co. in Waynesboro is also great for beer enthusiasts. Their craft beer is anything but basic and is worth putting this place on your map!
  10. Stable Craft Brewing is another Waynesboro brewery that offers far more than beer. This brewery is a destination, housing both a farm brewery and farm winery, and they also serve a chef-inspired menu focused on locally sourced ingredients. It’s easy to see why this is one of the best breweries in Virginia!
Grab a beer from one of the top breweries in Virginia, and enjoy a relaxing stay at our luxury Shenandoah Valley cabins this summer!

Relax at the Best Shenandoah Valley Cabins This Summer!

With so many great things to do in the Shenandoah Valley, you’ll need several days to enjoy all of it. There’s no better place to soak up the magic of the Shenandoah Valley than our luxurious Shenandoah Valley cabins. Whether it’s spending your days hiking to nearby peaks, exploring charming local towns, or visiting the many great breweries in Virginia, you’ll be glad you chose our conveniently located cabins!

Our Shenandoah Valley cabins are co-located with our Virginia Bed and Breakfast, between Lexington and Staunton, on our serene 50-acre property. Each of our five cabins is equipped with everything you need for a memorable getaway, too, including comfortable beds and sitting rooms, full kitchens, expansive decks with great views and decks for grilling, private hot tubs, and so much more.

Though each of our cabins shares many of the same amenities, they are each different in what they provide. From gorgeous sunsets and views of the distant Allegheny and Blue Ridge Mountains to picturesque views of our property and the greater Shenandoah Valley, each promises a fantastic home away from home. If four-legged pets factor into your vacation plans, you’ll want to choose our pet-friendly Pond View cabin.

We offer packages specifically designed for our cabin guests, including our Grill Your Own Steak Dinner Package and the Breakfast-Like a Local package. Guests of our cabins are also welcome to wander the grounds at Steeles Tavern Manor and enjoy other property amenities, including our fire pit and seasonal pool. Don’t miss your chance to explore the Shenandoah Valley this summer. Book your cabin getaway today!

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