Harrisonburg, VA is quickly becoming a hotspot for craft beers, with September being the time to celebrate with Craft Beer Month! When you’re visiting the Shenandoah Valley you can follow up your historic and scenic adventures with a trip to a local brewery to taste the landscape of beers made in the area straight from a beer cask. The community around these often unusual, yet drinkable brews is quickly growing, and whether you’re a first time visitor, or someone who comes regularly, you’ll enjoy exploring the inviting scenes found at the breweries in Harrisonburg VA.
Here are some of the best breweries in Harrisonburg VA to check out on your visit to the area if you’re looking for the best Virginia beer.
Brothers Craft Brewing
This brewery began production in December of 2012 and was opened by the three Shifflett siblings (who previously named it Three Brother’s Brewing Company) who share a vision for making exciting and unique craft beers that celebrate and support the community they all grew up in. Their beers have already won a number of awards, and their facilities and production continues to expand as they do what they love in bringing great drinks to their fans. Their taproom is open Thursday through Monday with varying hours so be sure to check their site. They have 10 rotation draft beers on tap where you can get their staple session beers, alongside their more experimental brews. Come in for a pint, plenty of samples and even get your beer growler filled at Brothers Craft Brewing!
Pale Fire Brewing Co.
Founded by Tim Brady and Jamie Long who both went college with the intention of pursuing other careers, this brewery in Harrisonburg, VA began with nothing other than a passion for beer that far surpassed everything they found on their coming of age journeys. Their staple beers produced year round at the Deadly Rhythm Pale Ale, Salas Days American Saison, Saving Grace Table Beer, and Village Green Double IPA. The Pale Fire Brewing Co. taproom is open seven days a week in downtown Harrisonburg, and is a wonderful place to gather and hang out to taste some beers, or stop in to get your growler filled!
Three Notch’d Brewing Company
Three Notch’d Brewing began in Charlottesville and has now expanded to Harrisonburg where they continue doing what they love in bringing great beer and great people into the community. Their brewery and tap room are open Tuesday through Sunday where you can get a variety of their beers on tap, or pop in for a great night of hanging with people. Tuesday you’ll find specials for Urban Exchange Residents, while on Wednesdays you can come join a riveting Connect 4 tournament. Thursdays are live music nights so be sure to check the facebook page to see who’s playing! Friday is brewery beer release night, which is followed up by food truck Saturdays!
Wolfe Street Brewing Company
The latest addition to our list of Harrisonburg, Virginia, breweries is Wolfe Street Brewing Company. Their goal is to provide a laid-back, unpretentious environment to enjoy beers of all kinds, the perfect Virginia brewery environment for the beer aficionado!
Sadly, Cally’s Restaurant and Brewing Company is no more, but these 4 Virginia breweries are excellent options for your next craft brew pub tour of Harrisonburg! And if you’re looking for the ultimate brew pub tour of our area, be sure to take advantage of our Ultimate Getaway for All Lovers of Beer. This is the ultimate romantic weekend getaway in Virginia for any beer aficionado!
Not only will you find great draft and bottled beer at these breweries in Harrisonburg VA, but they are also some of the best places to hang out in the Shenandoah Valley. Whether you’re looking for a leisurely afternoon session with a flight of strange beers, or somewhere to get a little wild on a Friday night, these breweries in Harrisonburg VA are the place to be!