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Blue Mountain Brewery

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Blue Mountain BreweryBlue Mountain Brewery
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

101 Ratings
Ratings: 101
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 8.06%
Active Beers: 79
Beer Ratings: 3,354
Beer Avg: 3.78
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

9519 Critzers Shop Road
Afton, Virginia, 22920
United States
phone: (540) 456-8020

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(Place added by: Jason on 10-15-2007)
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Thrashsquatch, Nov 13, 2013
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4.11/5  rDev -2.6%

Went on a Saturday and the place was absolutely packed. Luckily with indoor and outdoor options we were able to get a beer and a table rather quickly. There were lots of outdoor tables, an outdoor bar, lots of indoor tables and an indoor bar. They also had some cornhole boards set up which was pretty cool. The mountain view at sunset was pretty amazing too. So on to the beer...about 6-8 standard offerings, a couple seasonals, a couple barrel aged options and some affordable 750 ml bottles. Definitely worth stopping by as the beer was very good, the food was good and the atmosphere was very nice.

stephenjmoore, Oct 11, 2013
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3.98/5  rDev -5.7%

Stopped in on the way back from Devils Backbone. Have had a few of their beers in the past, so had to stop.

The atmosphere was great outside. Music, cornhole, lots of people. The weather was great. Inside it was ok. A bunch of wooden booths, etc. The bar was packed.

The quality of the brews was great. We got a flight of everything. Really enjoyed the Red Zepplin and the Kolsch. Grabbed a growler of RZ to go.

Service was meh...ok. I would ask a waitress a question and she would just say she wasn't my waitress...blah blah blah. Our waitress was sitting in the booth behind us jabbering with some blue hairs.

Beer selection was good. I think 12 or so on tap, not to mention a bunch of stuff in bottles.

The vaule was good, but they really jack up the prices of their growlers. A regular growler was like $10 and if you wanted the swing top it was an extra $10. Figure growlers shouldn't be where you make your money, but I don't own a brewery.

dvmin98, Sep 27, 2013
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4.15/5  rDev -1.7%

Visited here last Sunday with Da Boss for lunch and a couple of pints.

Atmosphere was awesome as we were seated outside with a view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Inside was nice as well. As you first walk in there is a small bar that was on the right and a retail area was on the left. I did not go in any further although i could see a decent number of dining tables.

Quality of the beer is good. I had the Full Nelson and the Impy Red Zeppelin which are good brews. Da Boss had the Kolsch which was very clean from what she said.

Service was friendly and pretty prompt for a busy last lunch crowd. I did not test the knowledge of the server so i cannot really comment on that.

Selection of beer was good as there were a wide range from wheat and kolsch brews to imperial reds and stouts.

Food was tasty. Da Boss had a wrap of some sort and i had the crab cake sandwich. Sides were solid as well as the Slaw and fries were tasty.

Overall it was pretty reasonable (Less than $40) for two sandwiches and three pints.

Definitely visit if you are in the area...you will not be disappointed.

arizcards, Sep 20, 2013
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4.28/5  rDev +1.4%

Great place for lunch or dinner when the weather's nice. Lots of outdoor seating, and there's a fantastic view. Beer selection is good, and there's frequently stuff on tap that Blue Mountain doesn't bottle and distribute elsewhere. The food's great as well. Highly recommended.

McBraniel, Sep 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Great beers and also a great view of the mountains from the fantastic beer garden. Also a nice hop garden is visible. The food here is very good and the beers are great. Flights are reasonably priced so you can try everything they have to offer. Also part of the Brew Ridge trail.

Shall6815, Aug 23, 2013
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4.45/5  rDev +5.5%

This is my favorite restaurant and watering hole. I have visited often and have never been disappointed. The food is always hot and fresh. The burgers are always perfectly cooked to order and flavored to compliment their wonderful brews. The staff was always able to articulate the different styles of beer they offered and how they differ from other brands.

Be forewarned, parking gets short around dinner time in the evening.

You can order a beer sampler.

The fries are the BEST ...Must have!

JMUbrewz has a more detailed review... Thank you JMUbrewz

nofunyons, Aug 04, 2013
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4.34/5  rDev +2.8%

Finally getting around to reviewing this place after many, many visits.

The atmosphere/location is incredible and really what makes Blue Mountain special in my mind. The brewpub is tucked away into a serene little nook in the Shenandoah Valley, about half way in between Harrisonburg and Charlottesville. There is a huge patio with tons of outdoor seating, and plenty of seating inside to boot. I highly recommend sitting outside if it's nice though - the views of the surrounding Blue Ridge mountains are quite spectacular and the patio is located right next to BMB's hop garden, which is a nice touch.

The quality of the beer is excellent, and BMB does a great job rotating beers and keeping a brewpub one-off or two on tap at all times. I really enjoy a few of the barrel aged offerings, the double ipa, and always end up drinking at least one pint of full nelson (pale ale). Beers are served in proper glassware and I'm rarely disappointed by any of their offerings.

The service is nothing to write home about, but really isn't bad considering how crowded this place can get. The waitresses aren't always the most knowledgeable but are usually willing to find someone who can better answer questions. I've never had bad service here, but every now and then my wait for another round of beers is longer than I'd like.

In terms of selection, Blue Mountain has about 10 beers on tap, all BMB beers of course. They do an excellent job varying styles and offer flights that include a taste of all their beers, in order from light to dark (for around 7 bucks I think).

The food at BMB is fantastic - the quality is always a pleasant surprise. I enjoy a pretzel with mustard or their wonderful cheese sauce for a snack. If I'm eating a meal, the fish tacos are delicious and I've also enjoyed the Thai burger and Bratwurst on separate occasions. They focus on local ingredients, which may drive the price up a fraction on the food, but I think it's worth a few extra bucks.

In general, the prices are more than reasonable. BMB fills growlers of all there beers, ranging from 7.50 for the Full Nelson (I rarely pass on this deal) to $20 for the barrel aged offerings. Sixers to go are only 7.99 and the to-go cooler also has a decent selection of bombers.

This is a great local brewery focusing on local ingredients and sustainability. It's exciting to see them expanding to other states, but in my opinion, most of the beers are much better straight from the source.

JMUbrewz, Jul 29, 2013
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4.19/5  rDev -0.7%

Great place to meet, have some great pub food, and enjoy some great beer. They have plenty of seating inside and out and views of mountains are unbeatable. Also have hops growing in a small plot outside. I have tried several of their beers and really like the Mandolin.

jep4vt, Jul 29, 2013
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4.98/5  rDev +18%

There really is not much to say outside of; this place is amazing. My wife and I went up on Memorial Day weekend, and it was well worth the almost 2 hours drive. The views from the outside eating were just astounding. Everyone was extremely nice and welcoming.

The atmosphere was great, relaxing and beautiful.

The quality of the food and everything was tremendous. The food was all fresh and local, and it wasn't the run of the mill brewery/pub food.

They had a great amount of options. And everything we tried tasted amazing.

The beer, the most important part, was awesome. A great selection of their brews on tap, and their sampler was very well thought through as they showed you the best order in which to drink them and had plenty of information about the beers.

I recommend that anyone who wants good beer, and good food go to Blue Mountain.

ZachKelly, Jun 23, 2013
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4.06/5  rDev -3.8%

Hard to beat on a nice spring or fall day looking at the mountains from the patio. Nice feel in winter as long as close to the fire place and away from the doors. Excellent pizza selections, soft pretzels. Barrel house selections are nice addition. Family friendly. Definitely a great place on a nice day to drink local beer,

Quafftastic, Jun 21, 2013
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4.05/5  rDev -4%

The wife and I passed through the area to visit a friend on our way back home from TN. I had sampled some Blue Mountain beers before, but since it was one of the only brewpubs in the area, we figured we stop in for a visit. It was definitely worth it, and not only that, but we also stopped in again for lunch the next day before heading home.

Good vibe to the place, a smaller bar seats maybe 10 people, and there was plenty of table space, including a huge outdoor area. It was a beautiful day, so we decided to sit outside, with the Blue Ridge Mountains in the background, and a lush verdant hop garden in the foreground. They are pet-friendly as well, fyi.

There was a very good selection of beer available, with a good variety of styles. The beer wasn't out of this world tremendous, but they did have some solid options, in addition to some tamer mass-pleasing light beers. They also had some selections from their sister brewery, the Barrel House in Arrington. We ended up taking home a couple bottles of the Chocolate Coffee Dark Hollow, and a Sour Devil stout. They have a lot of other beers available for take-out, and a huge merch stand with tons of glassware (!).

Service was fine. Most of the waitresses were young, and not exactly experienced in beer knowledge, but enough to get by and give good recommendations. Food was tasty indeed. The wife got an artisan meat & cheese & fruit plate that was extraordinary, I had a pulled pork one day and a turkey wrap the next, both of which were very good, and our friend got a chili dog that was no joke. Prices were decent all around.

This was a great stop. Definitely worth checking out when in the area, and I hope to return someday.

Rifugium, Jun 18, 2013
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4.2/5  rDev -0.5%

Overall atmosphere was fantastic; indoor seating gave a traditional spin on a tavern, outdoor seating was gorgeous thanks to the blue ridge mountains. Also a very family friendly restaurant.

Quality of the establishment was excellent, you could tell everything they did was their best. Especially the beer, for we learned from the tour that all their beer is made using fresh well water from 2-3 different wells on the property.

Service was great. Our server did a good job on keeping us waited even though it was a busy saturday.

Selection of beers and food was great. I believe the tap had a selection of about 10-15 beers, of course all were Blue Mountain Brewery selections. Food was quite diverse from brats to pizzas.

Food was amazing. I personally had the beer soaked brat covered in sauerkraut and spicy mustard, and it was phenomenal. I didn't want it to end!! From the quality of my one meal, I could tell the rest of the food was probably on an equal plain.

Value was reasonable for the quality food you received, my meal was about 9.99 and the beer was about 5. Most of the meals were around 9.99 unless you went to a steak or something on that field.

Overall I was quite pleased with the brewery, with great atmosphere and scenery, amazing food, great beers, and suburb quality. If you're ever on the Brew Ridge Highway, you can't pass this one up!!

sdsimkins, Apr 08, 2013
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4.1/5  rDev -2.8%

I think the venue of the brewery and the restaurant/pub are really quite nice - located in the rolling hills of VA there are amazing views and a wonderful outdoor seating area including space to place games. The atmosphere was definitely laid back and the people working in the brew pub were quite friendly. The interoir has a bunch of light colored wood paneling but also has great natural light.

Beers were very fresh and served at the proper temperature and in proper glassware. Good pours with the correct amount of head left in the glasses.

Our server as well as the front of house staff were friendly, pleasant, and helpful. I found the staff to be attentive and willing to engage in conversations about the beer - they wanted to know where I was from, how I heard about the place, and if I had tried any of their beers before (NJ/NYC, BA forums, and Yes).

There were 10 beers on tap as well as several others available in bottles - growlers, 6 packs, and bombers were also available as well as some pre-packaged selections for the holiday season.

Far better food than I normal encounter at a brew pub/brewery's restaurant and I loved the fact that it highlighted local ingredients. I had one of the flatbread pizzas they offered and really enjoyed it - I would definitely recommend the food.

I found the prices to be quite reasonable and might stop by again on another one of my drives between NJ and NC.

dbrauneis, Dec 19, 2012
Blue Mountain Brewery in Afton, VA
94 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.