Blue Mountain Brewery

BEER AVG
3.81/5
Blue Mountain BreweryBlue Mountain Brewery
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

9519 Critzers Shop Road
Afton, Virginia, 22920
United States

(540) 456-8020 | map
bluemountainbrewery.com

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Added by Jason on 10-15-2007

BEER STATS
Beers:
89
Reviews:
1,153
Ratings:
4,536
PLACE STATS
Score:
92
Reviews:
56
Ratings:
146
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
3.62%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews by mgbickel:
Photo of mgbickel
4.55/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

This was our first stop on a mini beer-cation throughout VA and NC. Turns out that this was also my favorite stop!

The setting of this place is pretty much ideal. An inlaid patio for outside seating is situated right next to the hop-yard. Across the street, the Blue Ridge Mountains (I think that is the right range) carve out a serene setting. The inside of the pub is rustic in decor, but still crisp and new. Very high ceilings with lots of natural, exposed wood mix with new steel to give this a "modern lodge" like setting.

We ordered a cheese plate and a flight which included all of their offerings (9). I also ordered a tulip of their BA pumpkin beer, called Spooky I think. Everything was superb!

Our waiter paid just enough attention to us, without being pushy. He knew lots about their beer, and about the cheese plate, which is what most of our questions were centered around!

They sell beer to go at the front counter. They also have a number of brewery products (glasses, shirts, etc.) available.

I would highly recommend this place to anyone! They seem to really do things the right way, using all local products where they can. I really wish it wasn't 5 hours and many winding roads away...

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More User Reviews:
Photo of JaminStov
5/5  rDev +20.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of avisong
4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of mistermoosey413
4.26/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of swelch1976
3.79/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of SoccerSeuss
4/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of dbl_delta
4.45/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Stopped by for lunch on a cold, rainy Monday. Unfortunate, in that Blue Mountain's claim to fame is the unparallelled view of the Blue Ridge Mountains from their outside seating area. So we sadly sat inside (which is not unpleasant at all) and were served by pleasant, knowledgeable wait staff. The food was great - huge portions; reasonable prices. (Lunch was 7 hours ago and I'm STILL full.) Their bratwurst and fries will fill you up for weeks.
Order a flight - ten 2.5 oz samples for $9.00. Can't beat it!

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Photo of SSGCujo
4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of Riff
3.93/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

This is a nice brewpub to while away an afternoon. Gorgeous setting in Nelson county, VA with inside and outside tables. There is a section outside where dogs are welcome and room for kids to run around. The food is fairly good with a heavy emphasis on local ingredients. The service was good, very fast despite being busy during dinner rush. Decent selection at the bar, you can always find something to drink but it isn't as wide a selection as other places.

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Photo of krbrevard
4.56/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

This is the best brew pub in Virginia. There are a lot of great breweries that are warehouses with the food truck model, but that doesn't work too well for non beer drinkers. Still, BMB has some of the best food to rival a restaurant and the beer is outstanding. Will always swing by...

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Photo of Boone757
4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of vabeerguy
4.01/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of LeeeMare
4.01/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of cbdouglass
3.71/5  rDev -10.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Clay9117
4.81/5  rDev +16.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Iamjeff6
4/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of SportsandJorts
3.39/5  rDev -18.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3 | food: 3.25

Atmosphere: the outdoor patio is second to none. great mountain views and lots of space. games and occasional musicians. Inside I can't speak for but the its a great place to have a drink and for seasonal vistas/events.

Quality: not the top tier in the area and certainly not the country but you can always find something good to drink on the menu. last time I was there is was a wee heavy which was nice on the cool fall day.

Service: not bad service but when it gets busy things can slow down quite a bit. while the lots of seating is a good thing it can really jam up the food wait.

Selection: as I said you can almost always find something to drink but still not an extensive everything under the sun selection.

Food: the food menu varies from good to poor. I have had a few bland and borderline uneatable things (hummus platter and black bean burger respectively) but I've also had some good items as well.

Overall: a must try if only for events that you want to be outside for and have a good beer. everything from fall colors with mountain vistas to oktoberfests and beautiful summer afternoons/evenings. If you are exclusively looking for top notch beer ticking I'd look elsewhere.

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Photo of orrison76
4.46/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Barracudas
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of zp6167a
4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of kajunwaybright
3.68/5  rDev -11.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5

Photo of brocktune
4.09/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of fastestmanalive
3.65/5  rDev -11.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of PA-Michigander
3.85/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of PaulH67
3.86/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.25 | food: 2.5

Excellent beer, great view, good service, above average food. Good value on beer variety and price.

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Blue Mountain Brewery in Afton, VA
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