You Better Werk It

Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail Makes Enjoying a Brew Easy

One of the nation’s newest beer trails has forged a path in the Shenandoah Valley.
The Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail opened in spring 2016, creating the area’s first official beer trail and linking folks with more than a dozen breweries all located within an hour’s drive from one another.

But it’s more than just beer: the trail pairs the craft beer experience with a combination of activities and attractions that uniquely reflect the region’s recreational and cultural activities, organizers say.

Sheryl Wagner, director of tourism for the city of Staunton, says the Shenandoah Valley’s many offerings all pair perfectly, noting that craft beer drinkers love the outdoors, and after a day of hiking, biking and exploring the region, they can now sit down and raise a frosty mug.

We love this area of Virginia; in addition to the outdoor adventures, there is history and culture to explore, tons of festivals and a great farm-to-fork food scene. And speaking of down on the farm: four of the breweries on the trail use locally-grown hops.

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Written By

Chris Murphy