NY BAer headed to Winchester VA

Discussion in 'South-Atlantic' started by ThePorterSorter, Feb 1, 2013.

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  1. ThePorterSorter

    ThePorterSorter Aug 10, 2010 Oregon
    Beer Trader

    My plan is to head down to the Shenandoah valley region mid feb and I'm looking for any upcoming special releases, breweries with limited distro that's available in your (the) area, and the best bars/pubs/gastropubs/bottle shops I should stop at along the way.

    Thanks for your help

  2. jmw

    jmw Feb 4, 2009 North Carolina

    This is not exactly a beer hot-spot that you are heading into. Maybe some others can comment more on gems along your route, but I know there are a couple of breweries in the Harrisburg area that may be worth looking into. Appalachian and Lancaster come to mind.
    As far as VA goes, keep eyes peeled for Blue Mountain/Barrel House releases. Devil's Backbone, DC Brau and Wild Wolf are also a regionals that you may find. The Union Jack in Winchester is a fairly neat place to have a bite and find a good pint.
  3. dbrauneis

    dbrauneis Dec 8, 2007 North Carolina
    Site Editor Subscriber Beer Trader

    Unfortunately, DC Brau does not seem to get distributed any further west than Leesburg, VA (I picked it up at the Wegmans there). I recommend checking their website as it has the specific stores that get their distribution.
  4. El_Zilcho

    El_Zilcho May 3, 2012 Virginia

    There is a small brewery kinda between Winchester and Leesburg called Corcoran Brewing, I've never been but I had their double ipa at a brewfest and that memory may be blurry but I remember it being good
  5. dbrauneis

    dbrauneis Dec 8, 2007 North Carolina
    Site Editor Subscriber Beer Trader

    Thanks for letting me know about that place - I have family in Loudon County and now I have someplace new to check out when visiting.
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