If Virginia is for Craft Beer Lovers, then the Brew Ridge Trail is the cradle for this craft civilization. The original beer destination of Virginia showcases a self-guided tour of six breweries crafting local libations in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Since 1999, founding member Starr Hill Brewery has helped to pioneer the state’s craft beer scene, playing a key role in its growth and impact.
Born in a music hall, Starr Hill Brewery came together in Charlottesville out of a passion for bringing people together through great beer and live music. Working to establish the Virginia Craft Brewers Guild and pass the landmark bill allowing breweries to sell beer from their own Tap Rooms, Starr Hill helped open the door to the now 200 breweries operating in the Commonwealth, contributing nearly $10 billion in annual economic impact. Starr Hill is also the state’s largest independent craft brewery and shares the love for Virginia beer across the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions.
Virginia Craft Beer Month is a celebration of the passion, creativity and local values that make the craft beer scene in the Commonwealth so unique and exciting. Starr Hill Brewery is hosting several events throughout the month of August at their Crozet Tap Room with a unique combination of beer, music and community outreach.
National IPA Day kicks off Virginia Craft Beer Month at Starr Hill on Thursday, August 3rd. Known for their hoppy offerings and the IPA JamBEERee festival, the brewery will feature a diverse lineup of new and limited release India pale ales in an exclusive sample flight. Hop heads can try the dank, yet silky Resinate Imperial Red IPA, the hopped-up saison-style Debut Farmhouse IPA, or an exclusive cask IPA brewed just for the event.
Music fans, don’t miss Starr Hill’s LOCKN’ Rewind events on Thursday nights in August beginning August 3rd. The Tap Room will screen past performances from some of the most exciting past LOCKN’ artists, including My Morning Jacket, Gov’t Mule and Phish. The LOCKN’ crew will be on-hand as attendees cast their votes on Starr Hill’s new official beer name for the festival as well as ticket giveaways.
Starr Hill will also host Color Crozet on Sunday, August 6th. This community-focused event invites local residents to help paint a mural of the Blue Ridge Mountains both inside and outside the brewery. Volunteers will put their own personal touch on the walls of Starr Hill while supporting local non-profit, The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative.
As part of Starr Hill’s ongoing Cheers for Charity program, one dollar for every pint sold throughout the month of August in the Tap Room will support the Women’s Initiative and their work to provide vital mental health services to women regardless of ability to pay. Each month, the Cheers for Charity program partners with a different local non-profit organization to support the essential work they do in the community.
For more information on Starr Hill Brewery and Virginia Craft Beer Month events, visit www.StarrHill.com.