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Blue Mountain Brewery

9519 Critzers Shop Road
Afton, VA 22920
540-456-8020
www.bluemountainbrewery.com

CUISINE Bar/Pub Grub, Beer Joints

PRICE Under $12

HOURS Open for weekend lunch, dinner, Tuesday through Sunday; closed Monday.

DELIVERY No

TAKEOUT Yes

NVM AWARDS None

NEARBY METRO None

SPECIAL FEATURES

Lunch
Dinner
Great View
Outdoor Dining
Takeout
Accepts Credit Cards



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NVM Review

(June/July 2008)

By Warren Rojas

Love beer? Then head for the mountains.

Better yet, skip the scenic rock formations and head over to Blue Mountain Brewery.

Co-founder Matt Nucci said he and his partners modeled their nascent brewery after the surrounding vineyards, building a cozy, lodge-like tasting room with an adjoining bar/microbrewery and a wraparound patio out front. “We didn’t really want to build a bar in downtown Charlottesville,” he stated.

Nucci said they keep six homemade beers on tap, which rotate seasonally, including: Blue Mountain Lager, Full Nelson Pale Ale (big hoppy flavor), Rockfish Wheat, Irish dry stout (strong chocolate-coffee overtones); their “Evil 8” dubbel (rich, sugar beet sweetness) and Dark Hollow (residual bourbon hits you right away).

Nucci noted that they expect to unveil a strawberry-infused brew later this summer, with a Christmas beer to follow this winter.

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