September 24, 2021: This blog post, which was originally published in April 2021, was updated to reflect current information about the breweries on this list.
New River Valley, VA – Virginia’s New River Valley has an ever-expanding assortment of breweries throughout the region. Try these eleven breweries and explore everything the NRV’s craft beer scene has to offer!
Just outside Blacksburg, Beliveau Farm Brewery is a truly unique experience because it is the only gluten-free brewery in Virginia. Beliveau Farm also features a winery, bed and breakfast, and wedding/event space.
Buffalo Mountain Brewery and McDaniel’s Tavern is a small batch brewery in Floyd County. It opened in April 2018 and features tavern fare alongside pretzels, flatbread, and cookies from local Grateful Bread Bakery.
Bull & Bones brews six craft beers on site in a ten-barrel brewhaus. While the Christiansburg location is temporarily closed, the Blacksburg location in First & Main is serving brews such as the ever-popular Lunch Pale Ale.
Eastern Divide Brewing Company is located in the Blacksburg Industrial Park. The building has a modern feel and features a tasting room, event space, and a large outdoor area. Eastern Divide serves unique brews and delicious food.
Iron Tree Brewing Company is the NRV’s newest brewery. It opened in May 2021 on Roanoke Street in Downtown Christiansburg. The tasting room is a former furniture store!
Photo courtesy of Long Way Brewing
Named after Mary Draper Ingles’ long journey home to the NRV in the 1700s, Long Way Brewing is the first brewery located within the city limits of Radford. It opened in December 2020 in a preserved former church.
Photo courtesy of The Maroon Door / Off the Mall Brewing
The Maroon Door / Off the Mall Brewing is a gastropub and brewery located just across from Virginia Tech’s campus in Downtown Blacksburg. It is one of the NRV’s newest breweries and opened to the public in October 2020.
Moon Hollow Brewing Company is located in the revitalized Old Prices Fork Elementary School. In addition to beer, Moon Hollow also features a selection of non-alcoholic brews. Make sure to bring Fido with you since the patio is pet friendly!
Located in Lefty’s Main Street Grille on South Main Street in Blacksburg, Right Mind Brewing is temporarily closed. While you wait for Right Mind Brewing to reopen, the brewery’s creations can still be enjoyed while dining at Lefty’s.
Rising Silo Farm Brewery is located in a barn on the farm of Glade Road Growing. The brewery uses green energy to help brew their beers and non-alcoholic drinks; the barn has 113 solar panels and a solar hot water system.
Located in Pulaski County just across the New River from the City of Radford, The River Company Restaurant & Brewery offers a selection of seasonal and year-round beers. Enjoy a brew and a view while watching the beautiful sunsets from the balcony overlooking the river.
Breweries like these are just some of the specialty beverage makers that contribute to the growing Food Processing & Agribusiness Industry in Virginia’s New River Valley. Learn more here.
Virginia’s New River Valley: Virginia’s New River Valley is an eclectic mix of interconnected small towns that each offer their own unique vibe and appeal. The region provides an abundance of cultural and social offerings due to the presence of three world-class universities, while retaining the charm and benefits of small-town living. The NRV is home to a diverse and innovative business community with companies that range from high-tech startups to foreign-based corporations to specialty agribusiness. These organizations benefit from the collaborative spirit of our region and a loyal, highly skilled, and educated workforce. The scenic beauty of the region also fosters a deep connection to nature, which is deepened by access to outdoor recreation and the preservation of our natural environment. It’s clear why Virginia’s New River Valley is “A Natural Fit.”
Onward NRV: Onward NRV is a public/private, regional economic development organization whose mission is to attract and retain world class jobs, investment, and talent in Virginia’s New River Valley. It’s also a movement where leaders from business, government, and higher education work together to promote the economic vitality of the region.