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Old 02-15-2013, 05:17 PM   #1
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I'm hanging out in Charlottesville for a few days and need a suggestion or two.

This area is one of my favorite go to spots when it comes to a weekend getaway.

I think we have exhausted all the wine trails and are ready to move onto something more sophisticated- beer.

Last night we check out Blue Mountain Brewery which had fantastic views of the mountain tops and a fairly good oaked IPA.

Tonight we are looking to stay a little closer to town.

Any suggestions for a place to hangout and enjoy local brews on tap along with live music? It doesn't have to be a brewery but local beer and live music is a must. Thanks!
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Old 02-15-2013, 05:28 PM   #2
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Starr Hill is right outside C-ville in Crozet, and is worth a visit. Their beers are now available all over the area too. Also check out Devil's Backbone. Their "8-point IPA" is one of my new favorites. Have fun!
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Old 02-15-2013, 05:41 PM   #3
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Starr Hill is right outside C-ville in Crozet, and is worth a visit. Their beers are now available all over the area too. Also check out Devil's Backbone. Their "8-point IPA" is one of my new favorites. Have fun!
Devils backbone sounds like a great place. You are the second person that raved about it.
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Wild Wolf is down the road from Blue Mountain, decent beers and a cool little home brew shop (shack) on the premises. Check it out if you have time.

As for hard cider - Albermarle Cider Works and Bold Rock are right around there too.
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really like Starr Hill's Northern Lights IPA and their bock, The Gift is tasty, tho I've only had it on tap

need to try some Devil's Backbone. they actually have it (& some Starr Hills) at Walmart here in Sterling
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really like Starr Hill's Northern Lights IPA and their bock, The Gift is tasty, tho I've only had it on tap

need to try some Devil's Backbone. they actually have it (& some Starr Hills) at Walmart here in Sterling
I just looked into Starr Hill. Sounds like a fun place with live music etc but is a 30 min drive from where I am staying.

Would like to keep it local tonight so I don't have to drive as far. Staying at the southern tip of the city. Wouldn't mind just going to a local pub in the city with good beer and live music.
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not my town, just hear "Charlottesville" and think, "Starr Hill"

Pavlovian reaction, I guess
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South Street Brewery is right in downtown C-ville:
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South street is a good brewpub, I like their beers. And I love devils backbone vienna lager and 8 point ipa, but I've never been to the brewery.

 
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Old 02-16-2013, 12:33 AM   #10
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My wife went to school in Lynchburg, so whenever I was there I loved the Vienna and 8point IPA. Also if you are willing to take a trip to Lynchburg... Check out Jefferson Street Brewery at Waterstone Pizza. I think its about a 45 to an hour drive. I always flew into Charlottesville and drove to Lynchburg.
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