THE HELLTOWN BEER TRIAL IS THE EASIEST WAY TO LEARN ABOUT AND VISIT ALL OF THE REGION’S BEST BREWERIES.

Take advantage of our interactive map and create your own personalized route to explore some of the newest breweries in the Commonwealth as well as the history of beer in Virginia at the Virginia Beer Museum.

Alesatian Brewing Co. is a local nanobrewery that brings fresh, unique, and classic brews to the heart of Old Town Winchester, VA. Hungry? Check out their wood-fired pizzas, salads, and appetizers.

Backroom Brewery is a boutique farm brewery nestled in the heart of the Shenandoah River Valley. They began as a herb farm, growing culinary and medicinal herbs for the garden center trade. By late spring 2013, Backroom Brewery became the first farm brewery in the Northern Shenandoah Valley.

This brewery started out as a winery and expanded to include beer. If you’re traveling with friends that don’t consider beer their go-to drink, this is the perfect stop to find something everyone can enjoy.

A Premier Nano Brewery specializing in a wide variety of craft beers located in downtown Winchester, Broken Window is the newest of the breweries on the Helltown Beer Trail. Make sure to stop by for a flight and ask them about how they got their name

Everything at Escutcheon carries a nautical theme, from the brand name to the beer names, even down to the tap room design. With over a dozen different beers to their name, it’s easy to find a beer that you’ll like here

Front Royal Brewing Company brings you artisan-inspired beers paired with their hand-crafted, locally-inspired entrees to create a true craft-brewing experience. With their adventurous experimentation, coupled with their expertise and knowledge of the craft, they strive to bring you the best in beer and food. FRB infuses art, passion, adventure and community into their core business beliefs, and seeks to share this energy and culture with the Town of Front Royal.

This brewery features several beers on regular rotation. Pilot recipes and seasonal beers are frequently on tap as well, and they use visitor feedback to decide which ones to promote to a full 5-barrel batch. Hakwsbill uses local ingredients in their beer wherever they can, starting with the hops grown in Luray, Virginia.

Hopkins Ordinary is a bed and breakfast in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Not only is it a great place to stay while you visiting the other breweries on the Helltown Beer Trail, it’s also a great place to grab a beer. Thier beers are made with local barley that is malted by our neighbors at Copper Fox Distillery, and feature local, seasonal ingredients whenever possible, such as hops, honey, fruit, and herbs.

Pen Druid Brewing focuses on wild fermentation, barrel fermenting and aging, spontaneous fermentation and naturally carbonated beers. If you’re looking for some wild, spontaneous, barrel-fermented beer, this is the place for you.

Not only can you get some great beer here, but there is a fantastic farm market here as well. A lot of what they grow will find its way into the beer and on the shelves of the market. Not only is the beer farm-fresh, the food here is as well.

Siblings’ Rivalry runs on a one-barrel system, has seating for approximately 40 patrons, and its initial menu features three styles of brews: a honey cream ale named “The Favorite;” an Irish red named “Stepchild”; and a double IPA named “Eldest.” For those new to craft beers, try the “Favorite.”

Swover Creek Farms & Brewery is where you want to take the kids and dogs to relax and play while you enjoy great craft beer and food from scratch! Their taproom and brewery are located in their converted barn. The front porch and much of the wood inside was milled right on the farm. The farm store provides food that can be delivered ready to eat at the brewery.

No other state can claim as lengthy a history of brewing and beer consumption as Virginia. The Virginia Beer Museum tells this fascinating story through artifacts, displays, and an interactive tasting tour, which promotes Virginia breweries. Each room represents a different historic era of Virginia’s history of beer, from the beginning of the Virginia Colony in 1607, through our Founding Father’s recipes, Virginia’s failed efforts of Prohibition, the introduction of the first beer can in America, to the craft beer Renaissance of today. With 18 taps of [mostly] award-winning Virginia Beers, along with a few personal favorites, the Beer Museum is a must see for all beer-lovers and history-lovers.

Currently the only majority woman-owned and -brewed establishment in the state of Virginia, Winchester Brew Works serves a variety of beer styles including IPAs, browns, stouts, etc – plus plenty of other options that maybe you’ve never had before!

Located just off Main Street in historic Woodstock, VA, the Brewhouse is housed in a recently renovated industrial-age gem of a building. Originally known by long-time residents of Woodstock as the Casey Jones work clothes factory, the venue provides a grand experience from the moment you walk through the doors. Painstaking effort has been made to restore the structure to its original glory, from the grand 14-foot ceilings to the aged and worn wood flooring, the goal has been to keep the structure as authentic as possible. While you admiring the beautiful architecture, don’t forget to check out their full-menu and beer offerings. With 12 different beers on tap as well as local wine offerings, there is easily something for everyone here.