Beer lovers, unite! Whether you are a craft beer aficionado looking for the next best thing or want to enjoy a casual cold one, you’ll love the breweries near Natural Bridge, VA. Virginia’s Blue Ridge offers tasty brews served with spectacular mountain views. And, when you stay at Natural Bridge Hotel, you’ll be just minutes away from the best local hangouts.
Check out some of our favorite Natural Bridge breweries below. Then, use our exclusive Vacation Guide to map out the rest of your trip. Our guide has local recommendations for restaurants, shops, outdoor recreation, and more. It’s the perfect vacation planning tool!
7 of the Top Breweries Near Natural Bridge, VA
1. Halcyon Days Cider Co.
The first and closest brewery to us isn’t quite a brewery – it’s a cidery! Halcyon Days is a great place to start your beverage tour. Their vibrant, naturally gluten-free ciders are made from 100% Virginia–grown apples and have no artificial flavors, sweeteners, or colors. You can sip your cider while walking through the apple orchard and take in the sights and smells. Be sure to stop by the pavilion for incredible 360-degree views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Drive time: 8 minutes | Directions
2. Great Valley Farm Brewery & Winery
Great Valley Farm is just a mile down the road from Halcyon and should be the next stop on your list. Here, you’ll find top-quality Belgian ales, IPAs, German lagers, and more. Choose your brew from the tasting room, then head outside to the patio where food trucks and live music await.
Tip: If there’s a wine lover in your group, they’ll be happy to know that Great Valley also produces Cabernet Franc, Gruner Veltliner, Lemberger, and Vidal Blanc varietals. There’s something for everyone!
Drive time: 10 minutes | Directions
3. Devils Backbone Brewing Company
Next up is Devils Backbone Brewery, a local haunt that was recently acquired by Anheuser-Busch. This state-of-the-art brewery is known for its award-winning lagers brewed right here in the heartland of Virginia. Check out the Outpost Taproom & Kitchen where you can indulge in handcrafted brews and delicious food. The hillside views don’t hurt, either!
Drive time: 20 minutes | Directions
More Options Nearby
If you’re willing to drive a little further for some unique flavors, check out these breweries less than an hour away from Natural Bridge:
- Heliotrope Brewing | Lexington, VA | 22 minutes
- Rockbridge Vineyard & Brewery | Raphine, VA | 30 minutes
- Beale’s Brewery | Bedford, VA | 48 minutes
- Loose Shoe Brewing Company | Amherst, VA | 50 minutes
Come Home to Natural Bridge Hotel
After you’ve (responsibly) tasted your way through Virginia’s Blue Ridge, return to your home base at Natural Bridge Hotel. Our Main Inn Rooms, Second-Floor Balcony Rooms, Guest Rooms on Cottage Hill, and Veranda Rooms have everything you need to relax and unwind. Plus, if you’d prefer not to leave the hotel, you can enjoy a cold beer and tasty meal at our casual, onsite Tavern. There’s nothing better than ease and convenience while on vacation.
Check our availability and start planning your trip to Natural Bridge today. We look forward to hosting you soon