Craft Beer & Cider

Harrisonburg’s five craft breweries have a strong tradition of friendly service, exciting events, and award-winning libations. Sip, sit back and relax at The Friendly Fermenter, a small nanobrewery with an intimate gathering space that feels like home. Settle into a sofa by the fireside at Pale Fire Brewing Company, where you can browse their lending library or tune into the rich tones of vinyl records. Try inventive releases at Restless Moons Brewing and watch live bands play under sparkling string lights. Enjoy the work of local artists at Three Notch’d Valley Collab House and stop by for one of their special events. Gather together with your friends at Brothers Craft Brewing, where their highly anticipated festivals and limited edition releases are cause for celebration.

Best Brews in the Nation

From home brew inspired beers to meticulously crafted mainstays, Harrisonburg’s craft breweries offer some of the best brews in the nation. Sample award-winning flagships or savor small batch seasonal varieties made fresh on site. A continually changing tap list and locally sourced ingredients add variety to the flavors you will experience here.

Dog Friendly Taprooms

Many of Harrisonburg’s breweries are dog friendly. Dogs always welcome at Three Notch’d Valley Collab House, Friendly Fermenter, and Pale Fire Brewing Company, where they can rest by your feet and be welcomed with a cold bowl of water and friendly pats. Relax on their shaded outdoor patios or lounge indoors in their contemporary taprooms. Dogs are also welcome at Sage Bird Ciderworks, Harrisonburg’s first cidery.

Festivals and Events

Add some excitement to your beercation by attending events at any of our breweries. Each has a willingness to share their passion for beer with others and frequently host food trucks, live bands, and exciting festivals at their locations, allowing you to eat, drink and savor the best that Harrisonburg has to offer.

Food & Brews

Bite into a slice of crispy, Detroit-style pizza at Pale Fire Brewing Company, settle in with an extensive menu of comfort foods at The Friendly Fermenter, or get a glimpse into Harrisonburg food truck scene at Outskirts Food Truck, servin’ up outta this world hot dogs, loaded fries, and cider donuts in Sage Bird Ciderworks parking lot. Several of our breweries will also allow you to bring takeout from local restaurants into the taproom.

Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail

Each of Harrisonburg’s Breweries are within walking distance if each other, making it easy to begin your journey on the Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail. 

Visit any 8 of 17 Breweries. Pick up your passport at any of our participating breweries or visitor’s centers (Harrisonburg, Staunton, Lexington and Rockbridge, or Rockfish Gap). Once you have your passport it’s time for the fun part to begin.

Collect 8 stamps at any brewery on the Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail, but visit at least two zones. Mail in your completed passport for a FREE t-shirt.

Crisp Hard Cider

As you explore Harrisonburg’s craft brewing scene, add variety to your experience with a flight of hard apple cider from Sage Bird Ciderworks. Their cider is made exclusively from Virginia-grown apples and locally sourced fruit.