Any time of year is Craft Beer season with summer lagers, fall pumpkin ales, winter stouts, and spring saisons rotating on taps throughout the Charlottesville area! In nearby Crozet, don't miss the newly renovated tasting room at Starr Hill Brewery, or try the brand new Pro Re Nata brewery on your way out to the Nelson 151 Route and the rest of the breweries on the Brew Ridge Trail. The Blue Mountain Brewery (try the apple, onion, bratwurst pizza!), Wild Wolf Brewery, and Devils Backbone on down the line await! Back in Charlottesville, you have other terrific options such South Street Brewery, Champion Brewery, and Three Notch'd Brewery new on the scene. If you just want to stay in one place and sample great beer from our region and beyond, check out the taps at Fardowner's Pub in Crozet!
Also along Nelson 151 you will find Bold Rock Cider, and just south of Charlottesville is Albemarle Ciderworks. To the east of Charlottesville, near Keswick Vineyards, you can try Castle Hill Cider.