Blue Mountain BreweryOpened in 2007 as the first brewery in Nelson County, Blue Mountain Brewery is a unique destination in the heart of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. All our ales and lagers are brewed, bottled, canned and kegged onsite in Afton or down the road in Arrington at our new Blue Mountain Barrel House. We have made our home for both facilities in beautiful, friendly Nelson County and are proud to be the pioneers of the Virginia rural brewery. Our two breweries will craft 10,000 barrels (310,000 gallons) of Virginia’s finest beer this year, made from deep well water and the best barley malt and hops the world has to offer.

We serve lunch and dinner – and our menu includes a great selection of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, and our famous pizzas! Please stop by and sample our fine, small-batch beers, enjoy something from our kitchen, see our hops vines, and tour our brewing facilities.

9519 Critzers Shop Road
Afton, Virginia 22920


Monday-Saturday | 11 AM to 10 PM
Sunday | 11 AM to 9 PM


Our sampler features eight to ten 2.5 oz samples of Blue Mountain Brewery and Blue Mountain Barrel House beer. Samplers range from $7-$9 each depending on how many beers we have on draft during your visit. Tax & gratuity are additional.


We do not take reservations. Groups of 24 or less are accommodated on a first come, first served basis. Please note that we can ONLY accommodate groups of 25 or more with PRE-REGISTERED approval. Groups of 25+ that are not pre-registered cannot be accommodated.


Brewery tours are offered on Saturdays from 12pm-4pm and are complimentary. They last about 20 minutes and reservations are not required. Please let the host or your server know that you would like a tour and they will take you back to the brewery as soon as a brewer is available.


We have a pet friendly section outdoors next to our patio. All pets must be on a leash and outside at all times.


Please call the Brewery at 540-456-8020 or email us.