Virginia’s Blue Ridge Beerway
The local Smith Mountain Lake breweries in Virginia’s Blue Ridge are celebrating the growing culture of craft beer with the new Virginia’s Blue Ridge Beerway. Several of these are minutes from our rentals at Smith Mountain Lake. The region also hosts some fantastic craft beer events throughout the year, which attracts many of the finest breweries from around the country that bring their unique flavors to Virginia’s Blue Ridge. We have a section of our calendar of events that’s devoted specifically to all the beer-related events in the Roanoke Valley in Virginia’s Blue Ridge.
Our fantastic local Smith Mountain Lake breweries have joined up to create a trail that provides you the opportunity to enjoy some of the great local beer in the region and learn about the process behind making the beer. This self-guided tour is one of the best things to do near Smith Mountain Lake and includes five breweries and is the perfect way to experience the flavors of Virginia’s Blue Ridge and meet the people who are bringing these great beers to life.
Some of these are listed below.
White Rock Vineyard and Brewery
2117 Bruno Dr. Goodview, VA 24095
At White Rock Brewery we take pride in basing our brewing on the styles from the Old Worlds of Belgium, Germany and Ireland. Brewing beer in Belgium dates back at least to the age of the first crusades in the 12th century and has continued to prosper to this day. The average Belgian drinks 84 liters of beer a year and it is our goal to get our White Rock customers to keep up with the Belgians and drink more beer.
1100 Celebration Avenue, Moneta, VA 24121
Collections of local and national brews, Brew Knows is Smith Mountain Lake’s largest craft beer and wine shop! We offer over 400 different varieties of craft beer.
Sunken City Brewing Company
40 Brewery Dr. Hardy, VA 24101
Sunken City Brewing Company is a 25-barrel, four-vessel brewhouse, featuring a tasting room and pub, retail store, and beer garden. Friday live music nights as well.