Hike to a scenic view or waterfall
Shenandoah National Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway offer a wide array of hikes for all experience levels with breathtaking views of the valley and incredible natural waterfalls. Thirsty after your hike? Head to Basic City Brewing to enjoy a freshly brewed beer and a variety of arcade games.
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Stroll along a classic small town main street
What embodies traditional americana more than a small town main street? The Shenandoah Valley’s Main Streets are full of boutique storefronts, art galleries, and even a world-class Shakespearean theater. Once you’ve had your fill of shopping stop by one of the downtown breweries and watch the world pass by with a beer in your hand.
Take a dip in a swimming hole
Relax in the water while surrounded by some of the country’s most beautiful scenery. There’s nothing better than taking a refreshing dip in the cool water of Goshen Pass in the height of a Virginia summer. Slowly get acclimatized back to civilization with a cold beer on your way home or your next swimming hole stop.
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Explore a natural wonder
It’s rumored that George Washington visited the Natural Bridge in 1750 as a young surveyor and carved his initials into the impressive stone archway. Be a part of that history and visit the Natural Bridge and some of the Shenandoah’s most impressive geological features. Just a few minutes down the road from the Natural Bridge is Great Valley Farm Brewing where you can enjoy one of George Washington’s favorite beverages: Beer!
Visit a pick your own field
The Shenandoah Valley is home to four of the top five agricultural producing counties in the state of Virginia. Experience the rich tradition of growing in the valley with a stop at one of our “pick your own” orchards, including Sunrise Orchard in Staunton, Virginia. Stop by Queen City Brewing after you’ve picked your bushel and find a beer that pairs well with your freshly picked apples. There’s always something in season in the Valley – see what’s growing on the Fields of Gold Farm Trail before planning on your trip!
Visit a music festival in the mountains
Join some of the biggest names in folk music at the Red Wing Roots Music Festival in July in the heart of the Shenandoah. Spend the weekend taking in the world class music, the beautiful scenery, and still find time to escape from the campsite with a stop at Stable Craft Brewing just a short drive away.
Stop at a quirky roadside attraction
On your way from one brewery to the next, why not stop at some of Virginia’s quirkiest roadside attractions? Feed llamas from your car window at the Virginia Safari Park or stop for some food at Edelweiss German Restaurant where they serve authentic German specialties in a German lodge.
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Experience the valley from a new perspective
Hop on a mountain bike or take a seat in a kayak to see the Shenandoah Valley from a whole new perspective. Rent out equipment for the day from Massanutten River Outfitters or join them on a guided trip down the river. At the end of your adventure stop by Brothers Craft Brewing in the heart of Harrisonburg as a reward for all your hard work.
COMPLETE THE SHENANDOAH BEERWERKS PASSPORT CHALLENGE
Collect stamps from 8/15 participating breweries to complete the Shenandoah Beerwerks Passport challenge. The icing on the cake? When you complete your passport you can submit it to us to earn a Beerwerks t-shirt (aka bragging rights).
MORE GETAWAY IDEAS
In addition to great beer, you’ll also find vibrant, walkable downtowns buzzing with farm-fresh dining, cool independent shops and live music. Start planning your beer getaway to the Shenandoah Valley!