One of the most awarded breweries on the East Coast, Virginia’s Starr Hill is the largest independent craft brewer in the state. The regional brewery distributes mostly in the mid-Atlantic and Southeast, and stays close to its historic roots. Founded in Charlottesville's Starr Hill Music Hall in 1999, live music plays a big role in the brewery's story.
Though the facilities have since moved to a larger industrial property, Starr Hill Brewery still has a stage for performers and now hosts food trucks every weekend on its patio area. The brewery has been recognized as a leader in the growing craft beer scene, with 16 different beers on tap—and many of them award-winning.
Tour this brewery and many more on a private or hop-on, hop-off bus tour of Crozet's breweries and wineries, which include beer tastings and round trip transportation from Charlottesville.
Starr Hill Brewery is located in Crozet, Virginia, just a few miles west of Charlottesville at the edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Together with other local breweries it forms part of the Brew Ridge Trail.
The taproom is open Tuesday to Friday from noon to 9pm; Saturday from 11am to 9pm; and Sunday from noon to 6pm. It is open Monday from 9am to 5pm, but only for purchasing beer to-go. Free tours take place on the hour between 1pm and 4pm on weekends.
The taproom features food items from local restaurants, and there are food trucks available in the patio area on weekends.
If in need of a designated driver, private tours offer round trip transportation to the brewery from Charlottesville, with included hotel pickup and drop-off.