Charlottesville Brewery Spotlight: Blue Mountain Brewery

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Just outside of Charlottesville, Blue Mountain Brewery is one of the area’s most popular places to grab a drink and watch the sunset. Surrounded by the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, it’s easy to see what inspired the brewery’s name. The original Afton location opened up over 10 years ago and was the first brewery in Nelson County. Now with a … Read More

New Year, No Plans? Think Again! Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Charlottesville

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Although Christmas is right around the corner, so is the New Year! With 2020 upon us, how will you spend the evening of the 31st? Luckily, there are plenty of ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Charlottesville. Celebrate your way into the New Year! New Beers Eve at Blue Mountain Brewery Spend an afternoon with unique beers and tasty … Read More

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Charlottesville

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St. Patrick’s Day might bring up images of dancing leprechauns, pots of gold, and green beer, but do you know the real story behind St. Patrick’s Day?  The first St. Patrick’s day took place March 17, 1631, established by the Church as a day to honor St. Patrick, the Patron Saint of Ireland. St. Patrick wasn’t actually born in Ireland, … Read More

Celebrate National Beer Lovers Day at Charlottesville Breweries

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“If music be the food of love, play on.” While that famous Shakespeare quote may ring true, what if beer was really the food of love? National Beer Lovers Day is on September 6th. Are you ready for some tasty ales and scrumptious stouts? Charlottesville is the perfect place to celebrate National Beer Lovers Day, as the region is filled … Read More

Enjoy the Taste of Fall at These Charlottesville Cideries

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It’s finally fall, and you know what that means! Pumpkin patches, cool air, and beautiful shades of orange, red, and yellow on the trees. If you love all things fall, then you are ready to welcome the season. If you’re looking for some ways to celebrate, you’re in luck. With the highest concentration of cideries in the state, Charlottesville is … Read More

Best Charlottesville Wedding Venues to Tie the Knot

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A lot goes into wedding planning, from the color scheme, to the wedding cake, to the dresses and catering. Let’s not forget about one of the most important parts — the venue! Charlottesville’s scenic backdrop provides the perfect setting for tying the knot. If it’s almost you and your loved one’s special day, consider planning your wedding at one of … Read More

Fourth of July Celebrations in Charlottesville

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Friends, food, fireworks — what more could you ask for on Independence Day? If you’re looking for Fourth of July celebrations in Charlottesville, you’ve got plenty of options!  Carter Mountain Orchard Carter Mountain Orchard is throwing a Happy Birthday, America! event in honor of Independence Day. This family-friendly event offers something for everyone to enjoy with refreshing cider beverages for … Read More

Best Hiking Trails Near Charlottesville

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Charlottesville may be known for its abundance of breweries and vineyards, but did you know that some of the best hiking trails in Virginia are located near the charming town? Before you head out to taste some refreshing beer, be sure to check out some of the area’s hiking spots to enjoy the Blue Ridge Mountains first hand. The mountains … Read More