10 CVille-Based Beers We Love!


1. Rockfish Wheat, Blue Mountain Brewery

Blue Mountain

9519 Critzers Shop Road, Afton, Virginia 22920
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An authentic Bavarian-style “Kristall Weizen” filtered wheat beer. The unique flavor created by the yeast has made this ale a summer favorite in the beer world.

2. Grateful Pale Ale, Starr Hill Brewing Company

Starr Hill

5391 Three Notch’d Road, Crozet, Virginia 22932
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Grateful creates a fresh spin on the American Pale Ale tradition. This extremely sessionable brew has a strong citrusy, hop aroma that leads into a light body with subtle malt flavor.


3. “40 Mile” IPA, Three Notch’d Brewing Company

40 Mile

946 Grady Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903
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This West Coast Style IPA has tropical, peachy, pineapple flavor with big citrus, grapefruit, tangerine notes in the nose and in the finish. The light, crisp malty body allows the complex hop flavors to stand out, and the subtle bitterness makes this IPA a refreshing, easy drinking, delicious beer

4. Ginger Lager, Wild Wolf Brewing Company

Ginger Lager

2461 Rockfish Valley Hwy., Nellysford, Virginia 22958
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This beer is extremely refreshing and pairs very well with all types of food from spicy to heavy. Crisp and effervescent, this beer will cleanse your palate and refresh you on even the hottest of summer days.

5. The Gray Ghost American Pale Ale, Three Notch’d Brewing Company

Gray Ghost

946 Grady Avenue, Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
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With an ambush of dry hops, this crisp, refreshing, summertime beer goes down smooth with a soft, rounded-out blend of hops backed with a slight caramel sweetness. What sets this beer apart from other pale ales is the highly aggressive dry-hopping method using all four hops, which gives the beer an exploding bouquet of fresh hop aroma and flavor without all the bitterness.

6. Local Species, Blue Mountain Barrel House


495, Cooperative Way, VA 22922
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This Belgian-inspired, American-hopped, barrel-aged pale ale is a hybrid beer unlike any other. Belgian fermentation, American hops, Virginia foothills deep-well water and Kentucky bourbon barrels. Bizarrely delicious.

7. Tuber IPA, James River Brewing

James River

561 Valley Street, Scottsville, Virginia 24590
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The Tuber IPA is a Dry Hopped IPA with Mosiac and Falconers hops. You will get more bitterness on the front palate and a slight pine finish. This is a very refreshing and easy drinking beer.

8. Whoa Nelly, Wild Wolf Brewing Company

Whoa Nelly

2461 Rockfish Valley Hwy., Nellysford, Virginia 22958
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Normally brewed just once a year, WolfINstein is an amped up stout that is all about more malt, more hops, and more flavor! This beer is velvety smooth and well rounded, with an abundance of chocolate, roast coffee, and malt flavors that are backed up by a seriously hoppy finish.


9. Eight Point IPA, Devils Backbone Brewing Company

Eight Point

200 Mosbys Run, Roseland, VA 22967
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This pale bronze beer is medium in body with intense hop flavor and aroma. Brewed in the style of the “west coast” with robust hop character coming from American grown varieties of hops.

10. Killer Kolsch, Champion Brewing Company


324 6th St SE, Charlottesville, Virginia 22902
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A hybrid-style beer, this ale is fermented at lager temperatures that produce a clean, bright beer, with mild hop characteristics and irresistable drinkability.

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