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Blue Mountain Brewery

Not Rated.
Blue Mountain BreweryBlue Mountain Brewery
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

95 Ratings
Ratings: 95
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 7.55%
Active Beers: 74
Beer Ratings: 3,055
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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Photo of Tucquan
4.18/5  rDev -1.4%

I stop in here on my travels to Lynchburg, VA.

The building is situated on a nice hillock locking across at mountains. There's a very nice outdoor area for sipping and enjoying the view.

The interior of the building is light and roomy; a very good vibe. In addition to the bar and tables and chairs, there are a few easy chairs.

There have always been 6 - 8 of their brews on draft as well as specialty bottles and cans in the cooler. Note, this is one of a few breweries that are canning their beer; the Full Nelson to be exact. Also recommended is the Dark Allow Bourbon Ale in the 750ml bottle.

They were featured in the Issue 12, Volume 1 of Mid-Atlantic Brewery news.

They have some gear you can purchase like hats, shirts, hoodies and glasses.

I've always been treated great by everyone in this establishment. I always look forward to breaking up my travels with a stop at Blue Mountain.

Tucquan, Mar 10, 2010
Photo of sholland119
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

This was our first stop on our way to the Sexual Chocolate release. What a great discovery!

From the road, this reminded us of a Napa/Sonoma winery. An unassuming building with a small sign on a lightly populated country road. Inside we were greeted by more of the same. A nice 12 stool bar, a bunch of high top tables, a fire in the hearth. Very warm and welcoming.

BMB has a nice lineup of well made beers. My favorite was the Full Nelson pale. Vickie loved the Chocolate Pumpkin Porter. The rest of the lineup was solid.

We had a great meat and cheese plate, all fresh and local and tasty. The rest of the menu looked very nice, though I was a bit put off by the fact that all pizzas were $20.

Service was pleasant. I look forward to stopping in again. Great place!

HV

sholland119, Feb 12, 2010
Photo of shutupdoodah
4.35/5  rDev +2.6%

Have been here on two separate occasions, once for their "steal the glass" night (pay a dollar more per draft, keep your glass every round) and once for a friend's birthday. The atmosphere was nice, at the foot of the mountains, so a beautiful view out of the front of the place. A decent-sized one room venue, with a mix of tables and some other couch-type seating areas. The service both times was great, and it seemed like the staff knew both the beer and the food. The pizzas are great. Overall, at $4-5 a beer and menu items ranging from $8-20 (with $20 for a pizza that will serve 2-3), you can escape after a nice tasting a meal without feeling robbed.

shutupdoodah, Feb 03, 2010
Photo of SteveDykstra
4.03/5  rDev -5%

Since the signs only say "Brewery" and "Tasting Room" I wasn't sure whether or not they served food. But indeed, there's a tidy little bar with a simple menu, some tables, a few leather couches and arm chairs, a fireplace and other bland decor. It's about the beer and not even trying to be a bistro, club or hangout.

It works ! A steady stream of customers stopped in to fill growlers and buy six packs while I enjoyed a sampler and a ham sandwich. They had six taps, but not exactly what was listed on their web site as "on draft."

After the sampler my malt appreciating friend enjoyed another glass of their Hibernator - a very tasty and respectable dopplebock. He also liked Pumpkin Porter - with roasted pumpkin darkening the mash and all the pie spices left out.

I like hops and Full Nelson did not disappoint. Blue Mountain Lager was a big surprise. I expected a brew for the Bud guzzler but found a crisp pilsner in a league with the Czech favorites.

We'll be back with our growlers !

SteveDykstra, Jan 15, 2010
Photo of Hovellord
4.35/5  rDev +2.6%

I didn't eat here, so the "inexpensive" rating is based on beer prices, which are great. Also, since I sat at the bar, the "service" rating is based on interactions with an experienced bartender. All that being said, I am ambivalent about Blue Mountain Brewery's pub. I am not about the beer: it is great, at least what I have had bottled--Full Nelson IPA (hops galore) and Mandolin, their Tripel. The Kolsch I had at the bar was decent, but I am not a big fan of the style. The atmosphere is the issue: somewhat uptight on the afternoon I was there. If I want to just go have a beer, I'll go to Miller's in downtown Charlottesville.

Hovellord, Nov 21, 2009
Photo of bmanning
3.85/5  rDev -9.2%

Blue Mountain Brewery has a very small bar and restaurant area, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in their beer.
It's a very industrial building with not much going for it in terms of atmosphere.
All their beers are fantastic with the highlight of the evening being the Chocolate Pumpkin Porter which was not spiced like most Pumpkin beers but has a nice chocolate and pumpkin flavor. The service at the bar was fine - the bartender was attentive and knew the beers eventhough he looked only 18. My only complaint with the brewery is the food. It's not bad, but it's mostly bland and way overpriced for what it is. I would suggest only going to Blue Mountain for their fantastic beers, and eat somewhere else before or after.

bmanning, Oct 26, 2009
Photo of blackie
4/5  rDev -5.7%

just about a 20 minute drive from Charlottesville, Blue Mountain is relatively easy to find, looks a bit like a house from the road, the dining hall/barroom are combined into one square spacey room with a small nook offering a couple couches, modern decor and a feel that the place hasn't quite been broken in, there's a bit of the echo chamber effect in here but I'm comfortable enough, feels at times like a living room that has been converted into a restaurant, pretty sunny with windows spread around - but not large enough to take advantage of the mountain view, outside on the porch is the place to be - great vista of a big east coast mountain across the two-lane highway, but even there though I don't find anything unique in the atmosphere to really set the place apart

on tap at the time of my visit were 6 house beers and a couple specialties available in bottle, no issues with quality to speak of, pricing was very fair with nothing breaching the $5 price placed on large serving sizes

service was good but certainly not great, the basics were provided for without really ever reaching above

the cheese plate on my first visit was healthily portioned if a bit on the tame size as far as the cheeses were concerned, regardless it was a hearty snack for two with three cheeses, three meats, bread, and a couple fruits; on a later visit I had the daily special - curried chicken wrap with potato salad, it was pretty delicious and very filling

I haven't been, but fyi, Devil's Backbone - another brewpub - is just 30 minutes past Blue Mountain.

blackie, Aug 02, 2009
Photo of Polskator
4.2/5  rDev -0.9%

A must visit place! Only a few minutes off I-64 or Rte 250. Sitting on their deck with it's great view of the mountains and one of their fresh beers in hand you can just feel the stress melt away. They have three small hop fields growing and when they get larger as the season progresses I'm sure the aroma will only add to the experience.

Service is casual but good and the food the same. The local-made brat is excellent! It looks like they have live entertainment on occasion.

They have 6 -9 beer available with the Full Nelson and Dark Hollow as my favorites.

Polskator, Jul 07, 2009
Photo of hchinaski
4.2/5  rDev -0.9%

My in-laws live 5min away from this place, so the wife and i have visited several times on trips to the area.

Blue Mountain Brewery is quickly gaining notoriety as a good brewer in the area. Their styles tend to lean heavily on hops.

The atmosphere is quaint. Nice wooden bar with 10-12 seats-people are always friendly and willing to move to make way at the bar. They quickly added outdoor seating, which provides nice views of the Mountains and of the farm located across the street.

The quality of their food and brews is top-notch in my opinion. They claim to use local produce and meats on their menu and the food is known for its hearty, rustic flavors.

I have tried most of their beers and find them very enjoyable. Full Nelson is very good, the Evil8 is an interestingly hoppy Dubbel and their nitro porter and stouts are always a good choice.

We tend to go on Sunday afternoons, which is always a busy time there. The service is taxed a bit, but understandably and they have always been nice and helpful as well.

I highly recommend stopping in to Blue Mountain, as we always enjoy their beers and food.

hchinaski, May 04, 2009
Photo of argock
4.2/5  rDev -0.9%

The atmosphere at Blue Mountain Brewery is exceptional -- a beautiful patio with foothill-mountain views and a relaxed attitude. The quality of the all-malt brews is top-notch and the basis of Blue Mountain's success. Their all-year brews including Full Nelson and BM Lager are both excellent and will satisfy any discriminating beer lover and will give everyone an option. They also present plenty of other great offerings including Dark Hollow and Kellerbier. The service is routinely good and attentive. The selection is good but could be a little wider. The food is above-average but the menu is a bit limited -- they do look out for vegetarians though. Prices are $4/pint and food prices (other than for the pizzas) are reasonable-to-pricey.

argock, Apr 28, 2009
Blue Mountain Brewery in Afton, VA
94 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.