Virginia's Blue Ridge


From the Virginia Blue Ridge Beerway celebrating the local craft beer scene and the Roanoke Craft Beer Tours, to the announcement of Deschutes Brewery to Roanoke, Virginia's Blue Ridge is the place to get your hops on and celebrate the extraordinary growth of the craft beer industry in the region!

Go Behind The Scenes!

Discover beer with flavor brewed by passionate local brew masters! Grow your Beer IQ and go behind the scenes on a craft beer adventure!

The Craft Beer Tour was created for fun and to expand your appreciation of this ancient craft. Discover our hopping local craft beer scene as we visit 3 local microbreweries where we’ll go behind the scenes to explore their brewing facilities, learn the basics of brewing beer (“Beer Brewing 101”), examine traditional ingredients, and uncover the roots of the national and local craft beer movement while tasting fresh, delicious craft beer!

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Blue Ridge Beerway at Hotel Roanoke in Roanoke Viriginia

Experience the Blue Ridge Beerway

Jump on the Beerway and experience the blossoming culture of craft beer in Virginia's Blue Ridge! This self-guided tour includes travels to Hotel Roanoke neighbors Big Lick Brewing Company and Soaring Ridge Craft Brewers, and features just down the road breweries of Flying Mouse, Sunken City Brewing Company, Chaos Mountain Brewing Company, and regional favorite, Parkway Brewing Company

The Beerway is the perfect opportunity to experience the flavors of Virginia's Blue Ridge and meet the people who are driving the scene!

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Located within walking distance or close proximity to The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center


Located within walking distance to Hotel Roanoke in downtown, Big Lick Brewing Company specializes in a rotating selction of beers with an emphasis on quality and variety. Rarely will they feature the same beer twice and recently announced major expansion plans just down the street. 

Big Lick Brewing Company is located just across the tracks at 135 Salem Ave SW #100, Roanoke, VA 24011

Open:  5-9pm Thursday    4-9pm Friday    1-9pm Saturday

Soaring Ridge Craft Brewers

Soaring Ridge Craft Brewers was downtown Roanoke's first craft brewery. They are a family and pet friendly brewery featuring six flagship beers available year round and a rotating selection of seasonals.  With their wide variety of hand crafted brews, special events and open air brewery, we believe there's something for everyone at Soaring Ridge.

Soaring Ridge Craft Brewers is located at

Wednesday through Friday  4pm – 9pm, Saturday  2pm – 9pm, Sunday 12pm - 6pm