The Brew Ridge Trail has taken the craft brewing world by storm and has become extremely popular in Central Virginia. Nelson County is proud to be the home of Blue Mountain Brewery, Devils Backbone Brewing Company, Blue Mountain Barrel House, Wild Wolf Brewing Company and Woodridge Farm Brewery. These breweries have been producing award-winning craft beers that are critically acclaimed and celebrated far beyond our region’s borders. And now open: Wood Ridge Farm Brewery in Lovingston.
Virginia Cider leads the current American cider revival, crafting many styles of fine cider. Bold Rock Hard Cider in the Nellysford area features various hard cider varieties made from Virginia apples. In Wintergreen, you can also taste a variety of ciders at Blue Toad Hard Cider at High View Farm. Bryant’s Small Batch Cider features cider tastings at its Roseland farm location.