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 second location in Arrington, the brewery has grown, crafting around 10,000 barrels of beer a year. They use fresh and local ingredients to make the delicious craft beer, using hops grown in their fields in Afton and Arrington.
Not only is Blue Mountain Brewery known for their tasty ale, they also serve up some amazing food. Thrillist even included the brewery on their list of America’s 17 Best Pizzeria Brewpubs. So be sure to order a pizza to go along with your tasting flight when you visit!
One of the best parts about Blue Mountain is their outdoor seating. The brewery boasts a huge deck and patio area with plenty of tables so you can sip on your beer while looking at the breathtaking mountain views. With heating in the winter and umbrellas for shade in the summer, the deck is practically open all year round. They even have a cornhole game setup so you can play a game or two in between rounds!
Blue Mountain Brewery Events
The brewery is constantly hosting events such as live music and locals nights. You can even book the brewery for a private event if you want a stellar venue for your next party or corporate meeting.
On the first Thursday of every month, Blue Mountain Brewery offers a steal the glass event where you can buy a $5 beverage and get a free logo glass to take home with you. Supplies are limited, so be sure to get there early!
Location of Blue Mountain Brewery
Blue Mountain Brewery is just a 20-minute drive from Arden Place, the top luxury apartment community in Charlottesville. Located near several other wineries and breweries in the area, why not make it a day trip and explore more of the Brew Ridge Trail? Remember to never drink and drive; always have a designated driver!
Arden Place is a luxury apartment community located in Charlottesville, Virginia, near some of the best breweries in the area. Neither urban, nor rural, Arden Place offers the perfect atmosphere for its residents to work and play. Schedule a tour to see why recently ranked in the Elite 1% of J Turner Research ORA™ Power Ranking.