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downtown Roanoke at night
VA'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!

Roanoke craft beer tours

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!

Book your craft beer adventure and plan your craft beer tour!

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!

Book your next adventure and experience the Virginia Blue Ridge Beerway!


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

Big Lick Brewing Company sign


Originally Roanoke’s first Nano Brewery, their success has blossomed and has been built slowly through the development of quality beers, brewed with the best ingredients, by people using state of the art equipment.

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.

Big Lick Brewing Company is located just across the tracks at 409 Salem Avenue, Roanoke, Virginia 24016.

OPEN: WED - THU: 4PM - 9PM FRI: 4PM - 10PM  SAT: 1PM - 10PM SUN: 12PM - 6PM

Soaring Ridge Brewery tap room

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

Starr Hill Pilot Brewery & Side Stage

Born in a music hall in 1999, Starr Hill Brewery is an independent, regional craft brewery founded in Charlottesville, Virginia. The Roanoke Tap Room features 23 rotating beers on tap,a stage for live music performances and local food trucks on the patio.

The Starr Hill Pilot Brewery and Side Stage is located at 6 Old Whitmore Avenue Roanoke, Virginia 24016

Monday-Thursday: 3 – 9PM
Friday-Saturday: 11AM – 9PM
Sunday: 12 – 7PM

Deschutes Brewery logo

Deschutes Brewery and Tasting Room

Deschutes Brewery has landed on Roanoke's City Market!! After visiting many amazing communities over the past few years in our search for an East Coast location, Deschutes has joined Roanoke’s emergent brewing community.

315 Market St. SE
Roanoke, VA 24011 (540) 259-5204

Monday              Tuesday
1pm-9pm            1pm-9pm

Wednesday        Thursday
1pm-9pm            1pm-9pm

Friday                 Saturday
1pm-10pm           11am - 10pm



Breweries located in and around the Roanoke Region


This laid-back brewery located in Salem, Virginia offers craft beers by the pint or growler, plus food trucks & live music. 739 Kessler Mill Rd, Salem, VA 24153

Wednesday - Saturday: 12:30p - 8:30p          Sunday & Monday: 2p - 8p


Vinton Virginia's first micro-brewery offering quality craft ales and lagers.

111 S Pollard St, Vinton, VA 24179

Thursday & Friday: 5p - 9p      Saturday: 12p - 9p     Sunday: 2p - 6p

Hammer & Forge Brewing Company

Located in Boones Mill, Hammer & Forge beers are hand crafted in small batches using only the finest ingredients to create high quality delicious beer.

70 Main St, Boones Mill, VA 24065

Thursday: 5p - 10p     Friday: 4p - 10p     Saturday: 1p - 10p

Ballast Point Brewing

Ballast Point Brewing Company has opened its new Tasting Room & Kitchen at the Botetourt Center at Greenfield in Daleville. With 128 taps featuring a variety of Ballast Point beers, a full-service restaurant, growler filling station, and unique merchandise & swag, it’s a one-stop shop for everything Ballast Point Brewing.

555 International Pkwy, Daleville, VA 24083

Monday - Saturday: 11:00a - 11p     Sunday: 11a - 9p

Chaos Mountain Brewing

Chaos Mountain Brewing is a craft beer brewery located in Callaway, Virginia just south of Roanoke Virginia.

3135 Dillons Mill Rd, Callaway, VA 24067

Wednesday: 4p - 9p     Thursday & Friday: 4p - 9p     Saturday: 1p - 9p     Sunday: 1p - 7p