Thomas Jefferson wrote, “I am lately become a brewer for family use”; he took great pleasure in crafting his own beer at Monticello. And the tradition continues. Charlottesville's love of locally crafted beer thrives at our, award-winning microbrewers like Starr Hill, Devil's Backbone, South Street, Wild Wolf and Blue Mountain breweries. Here you can enjoy tours, beer tastings, live music and festivals. A local cidery uses Jefferson’s favorite apple, the Albemarle Pippin, to create its hard cider, rounding out the range of local, artisanal beverages. Be sure to visit the following breweries on your next trip to Charlottesville.
Above photos credited to and including all rights reserved to (from left to right): 3. Monticello: Leonard Phillips, courtesy Thomas Jefferson Foundation. 5. UVA's Scott Stadium, courtesy Virginia Athletics Media Relations. 7. Blue Ridge Parkway, Robin Bethke.
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