I am from the charlottesville area and there is a local brewery here, Starr Hill. They brew a beer called Monticello Reserve. You might try something like that. Here's a link: http://www.starrhill.com/brews/brew_...lo-reserve-ale. I have had it, it is ok. Other things to mention about central VA: Go to Blue Mountain Brewery, The beer is top notch. Food and service not so much. Beer Run in Charlottesville is a fun place, half bottleshop half taproom. Champion brewery is another good one in cville, it is a bit off the beaten path but they have solid brews. Fifth Season is the LHBS in cville, it is a cool place and the staff is pretty laid back, worth a visit. Enjoy the trip, my family is from MA and I live here so I thought I ought to comment. Monticello is a good time and there is alot of fun outdoor stuff to do in the area. Another link for you brewridgetrail.com. Lemme know if you have any more questions, Cheers.