Living in Crozet, I can attest to how nice it is to have good local beer close to home (not to mention the plethora of vineyards, too!) More at the Washington Post:
BEER TRAIL DETAILS: Monticello (931 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy., 434-984-9822, http:/
/ www.monticello.org) is open daily 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. November-February. Admission $15 adults, $8 ages 6-11. Starr Hill Brewery (5391 Three Notched Rd., Crozet, 434-823-5671, http:/ / www.starrhill.com) welcomes visitors only on Saturdays; tastings noon-5 p.m., tours at 1 and 3 p.m. There are plans to charge a tasting fee this spring. Charlottesville’s South Street Brewery (106 South St., 434-293-6550) is open Monday-Saturday 4:30 p.m. till last call. Blue Mountain Brewery (9519 Critzers Shop Rd., Afton, 540-456-8020, http:/ / www.bluemountainbrewery.com) is open Wednesday-Saturday noon-9 p.m. and Sunday noon-8 p.m. Its owners sometimes give informal tours of its brewing area. Devils Backbone Brewing Co. (200 Mosbys Run, Roseland, 434-361-1001, http:/ / www.dbbrewingcompany.com) serves food and brews daily from 11:30 a.m. until last call (usually 11 p.m.).
One of the many neat things about living in the Charlottesville area.