There are more than 15 craft beer trails in Virginia and most of them welcome dogs on their patios and outdoor seating areas. The largest—in terms of participating breweries—is the Beltway Beer Trail which showcases more than 20 brewmasters in the northern Virginia area.
If you want to head into the Blue Ridge Mountains, you’ll find the Brew Ridge Trail, the Nelson 151 Trail —which maps out breweries, cideries and wineries with great sips and scenic views—and the Red, White and Brew Trail . There are several breweries along these trails like Blue Mountain Brewery and Devils Backbone that serve great food and make a perfect stop for lunch or dinner.Lola and I love hanging out in the Biergarten at Wild Wolf Brewing Company in Nellysford. The restaurant is great and it’s a beautiful 10-acre property. For more mountain scenery, check out the Virginia’s Blue Ridge Cheers Trail .
For historic pints, you may want to visit the Fredericksburg Area Brew Trail or check out the more than 20 craft breweries in the state capital of Richmond .
And if you want a bit of salty air with your suds, try the Coastal Virginia Beer Trail that covers most of the Eastern Shore, including Norfolk—home of an annual craft beer festival.