Blue Mountain Barrel House

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Blue Mountain Barrel HouseBlue Mountain Barrel House
Bar, Beer-to-go

495 Cooperative Way
Arrington, Virginia, 22922-3305
United States

(434) 263-4002 | map

Notes: Beers listed at original location:
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Ratings by SoccerSeuss:
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Rated by SoccerSeuss from Virginia

3.43/5  rDev -17.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3

Oct 01, 2018
More User Ratings:
Rated: 3.65 by avisong from Virginia

Oct 11, 2021
Rated: 4.76 by beerrat from Virginia

Nov 21, 2019
Rated: 3.95 by Yeeuh from Virginia

Aug 05, 2018
Rated: 4.03 by tbryant21 from North Carolina

Jun 04, 2017
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Reviewed by Riff from Virginia

4.07/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4
Nicely setup place with gorgeous views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Small facility, primarily revolves around brewing, bottling, and of course, barrel storage. Staff was friendly despite a very busy day (Concealed Darkness release). Decent selection of beers on tap, theirs and South Street.
Dec 04, 2016
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Reviewed by JMay419 from Virginia

3.71/5  rDev -11%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5
Small facility. Didn't get to try the food truck when there. Good selection of beers from both Blue Mountain and South Street. Friendly staff and good pricing. Definitely worth stopping by when in the area!
Aug 16, 2016
Rated: 3.78 by Boone757 from Virginia

Jul 30, 2016
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Reviewed by Kubishark from Maryland

4.41/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 3.75
One of the most beautiful places you can drink beer from the tap. Gorgeous mountain views with hops growing out front. Was there at sunset during a beautiful summer evening. Great quality beers and fantastic service by the bartender lady. Selection here is limited, but there's something good in that selection no doubt.
Jul 02, 2016
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Reviewed by DoctorZombies from Florida

4.36/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25
Beautiful setting with large indoor restaurant pub space and large outside seating. We had tasty fish tacos and the place was packed on a Tuesday afternoon - and this brewery is in the middle of nowhere. The beer is outstanding. Make your own flight, and be sure to take a bottle or two home!
Mar 16, 2016
Rated: 3.59 by fthegiants from California

Nov 11, 2015
Rated: 4.25 by VABA from Virginia

Sep 06, 2015
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Reviewed by BillRoth from Maryland

3.61/5  rDev -13.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25
Finally had a chance to stop by Barrel House. Quiet rainy Saturday afternoon. Not much happening in brewery or tasting room. Offered a tour, but had come for beer this trip. Everything was fine, but very poor selection of barrel aged beers...only Local Species and Dark Hollow. Pretty disappointing. Nothing special and no one offs, etc. Would suggest you check ahead before visiting. At least on this day...waste of time.
Mar 16, 2015
Rated: 4.93 by DrinkDrankPunk from Virginia

Feb 09, 2015
Rated: 5 by Clay9117 from Virginia

Nov 03, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by atrocity from Virginia

Oct 20, 2014
Rated: 2.88 by Rmbr2 from Virginia

Oct 02, 2014
Rated: 4.75 by jaswilson2 from South Carolina

Sep 04, 2014
Rated: 4 by HookemHoos from Virginia

Aug 11, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by lupercmda from North Carolina

Jul 31, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by JFear from Virginia

Jul 29, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by smithj4 from New York

Jul 23, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by illeagle05 from Virginia

May 29, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by VeganUndead from Virginia

May 05, 2014
Rated: 4 by AGB from District of Columbia

Apr 15, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by RonJeezy from Virginia

Mar 13, 2014
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Reviewed by bigkingken from North Carolina

4.73/5  rDev +13.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4
I had the pleasure of visiting this new operation in the Blue Ridge Mountains during a recent camping adventure. Blue Mountain Barrel House is an offshoot of the original Blue Mountain brewpub about 30 minutes north in Vinton. It’s mostly a production facility, but the care they take with their beer here is noteworthy, as is the effort they’re putting forth into the space.

Every beer I tried here was of extremely high quality. Even the kolsch had a pleasant full-bodied mouthfeel to it. It wasn’t thin and sweet like so many American versions tend to be. The hoppier options were a bit on the bitter side for my tastes, but you could definitely taste the love that went into the craft. My favorite part about the operation has to be the barrel-aging program. They’ve created some really nice, interesting, unique beers through the use of bourbon and oak barrels.

On the day we visited, there was a live jazz band from Charlottesville entertaining the small crowd and a pretty decent food truck specializing in properly made pizza. I was told by a local sharing a picnic table that they’re trying to host such events most weekends during the summer and to be a part of the community. Kudos.

They’ve made the tasting room space quite attractive as well. A lot of woodwork has gone into the bar and tasting area – including some awesome tables and chairs. Plus, there is no nicer setting than the valley at the foot of the national forest. And to top it all off, all of the draft pours are $4, with the lone exception of the bourbon stout, which is $5. It’s a great value for an awesome place with exceptional beers.
Jan 19, 2014
Rated: 5 by PaulsBrew from Virginia

Dec 09, 2013
Blue Mountain Barrel House in Arrington, VA
Place rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 28 ratings