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Virginia This Morning Top 6 Picks: Virginia breweries

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Posted at 11:10 AM, Jul 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-07 12:24:11-04

RICHMOND, Va. — There is so much to see and do in Central Virginia! Every Tuesday, members of the Virginia This Morning team are sharing a list of six of their favorite things.

Each week, the topic changes, but the goal remains the same — to inspire you to try something new!

Today, our team is sharing their favorite Virginia breweries to visit...plus, their top pick for a pour!


1. Jessica Noll, co-host

Jessica has many favorite spots, but she recently explored Rising Silo Brewing in Blacksburg. She fell in love with the Ginger Hare Carrot -- after trying a few mighty fine other brews.


2. Bill Bevins, co-host

Bill’s top choice is Devils Backbone Brewing Company. Devils Backbone's 'Basecamp Brewpub & Meadows' is their pilot brewery nestled at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Roseland. You’ll find their 'Outpost Tap Room & Kitchen' on a beautiful hillside in Lexington, Virginia just over the Blue Ridge Mountains from Basecamp. Bill likes ordering their popular Vienna Lager.


3. Stacy Sacra, creative services senior producer

Stacy says there are a lot of excellent breweries in the area, but hands down the best one is Final Gravity Brewing Co. on Lakeside Avenue near Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. They have multi-award-winning brews and one of the widest selections and varieties Stacy has seen at one brewery. His favorite beer from Final Gravity is the “beautifully robust” Montpelier Train Station Porter. It’s so good that Stacy calls it “perfection in a glass.”


4. Matt McClain, creative services director

Matt’s favorite brewery to visit is Strangeways Brewing on Dabney Road. They have another Richmond location in Scott’s Addition and a location in Fredericksburg.


5. Evanne Armour, associate producer

Evanne’s pick for favorite brewery is The Veil Brewing Co. in Scott’s Addition. Her go-to pour is Master Shredder, but she also likes to try whatever else is on tap.


6. Andrias White Murdaugh, guest manager & Friday guest co-host

Hardywood Park Craft Brewery is Andrias' top choice. Hardywood has two locations – one in Richmond and another at West Creek.


Check back next Tuesday when the Virginia This Morning team shares another Top 6 Picks list!