No free ads. I’ve had a pretty unique trip thought life so far. I’ve had the honor of living in a place they call the High Country in Boone, NC which is also part of the breathe taking Appalachian Mountains. I grew up in another beautiful place in Tampa, FL called Oldsmar which is basically a peninsula on a peninsula (Florida is a peninsula) on the Old Tampa Bay which then flows into Tampa Bay and then finally into the Gulf of Mexico. Now life has taken me down another weird path that is in Western Virginia right next to the Shenandoah Valley which is considered Western Virginia and Eastern West Virginia. Kinda weird to say and think about. All places have their benefits and I can say there is nothing wrong with any besides the meth addicts in Boone.
This new place in Western Virginia is right next to the Shenandoah Valley which has these things called beer passports. The official name of this passport like thing is called “Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail”
If you don’t know the Shenandoah Valley, it has an elevation between 500-1500 ft, it stretches 200 miles across the popular Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains. It is more of a small town vibe as the cities around here are the opposite of sky scrapers and in my opinion more of an old school theme. It seems to me that they embrace their roots and they do not stray too far from it. Great small town vibes opposed to the fast paced city life.
Anyways, this beer passport thing is very interesting and the reason for this blog is to let you know if you’re interested in the outdoors and would like to get away for a week somewhere, this is one of the places to do it. After a long day of hiking, tubing, fly fishing, and or just sightseeing, grabbing a fresh pint is a must. This passport gives you some incentive to go out and try all these different beers from a radius that stretches from Harrisonburg all the way to Lexington with Augusta County in the middle of it.
The passport gives you 15 different breweries to choose from and once you get eight stamps from any of the 15 different breweries, you can get a “Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail” T-Shirt. Yeah, It’s just a shirt and that isn’t really something to get pumped about after spending all that money on beer, but having that would be a nice little memory to have.
The 15 different breweries that stretch from those three counties are as follows:
- Brothers Craft Brewing
- The Friendly Fermenter
- Pale Fire Brewing Company
- Restless Moons Brewing Company
- Three Notch’d Valley Collab House
- Bedlam Brewing
- Queen City Brewing
- Redbeard Brewing Company
- Shenandoah Valley Brewing Company
- Skipping Rock Beer Co.
- Basic Beer Company
- Seven Arrows Brewing Company
- Stable Craft Brewing
- The Devils Backbone Outpost Tap Room & Kitchen
- Great Valley Farm Brewery
Now that you know some of the names of the Breweries, look for some of them at your local grocery store of liquor store and think of my beautiful face as you sip some uniquely brewed craft beer. Or, if you want come visit your boy and we can try to visit them all. Everyone have a great day and have a beer for me.