13 Things To Check Out At James River Brewery!

By Jerry Miller, Publisher

1. On Location And Behind The Scenes At James River Brewery

2. The Building

561 Valley St., Scottsville, Virginia
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James River Brewery first opened in 2012. It is located in a 19th century brick tobacco warehouse in historic Scottsville just up the road from the beautiful James River. Reopening in 2015 under new management, James River Brewery sports a renovated taproom and beer garden!

3. The Outdoor Beer Garden

561 Valley St., Scottsville, Virginia
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The only thing better than drinking beer is drinking beer outside! James River Brewery has a beautiful and spacious beer garden and it’s the perfect place to end an afternoon of rafting or just grab a pint of beer after work!

4. Community Tap Night

561 Valley St., Scottsville, Virginia
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Join James River Brewery for fun events like their May 17th Community Tap Night! There will be raffles for shirts, pint glasses, patches and more! 20% of the proceeds will be donated to the Virginia Beer Museum! There will also be a book signing by Lee Graves, author of “Beer History Of Charlottesville”! Don’t Miss this event!

5. Live Music

561 Valley St., Scottsville, Virginia
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Every weekend James River Brewery hosts great live music. Fridays are Open Music Jam Night where anyone can get on stage. Saturdays and Sundays they are host to live music events; check out their Events Page to see who is scheduled to play!

6. Award Winning Brewery

561 Valley St., Scottsville, Virginia
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James River Brewery won the 5th annual Virginia Craft Brewers’ Cup, scoring Best in Show for its River Runner ESB. They also won Gold in the 2015 Virginia Beer Cup for their Fluvanna Fluss and Bronze for their Green Eyed Lady!

7. Awesome Beer

561 Valley St., Scottsville, Virginia
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James River Brewery features a delicious rotating tap of ten great beers. They have 5 staple beers and an ever-changing list of seasonal craft beers. Visit their Beers Page for the full list of seasonal beers! The Taproom Manager and Bartender, Liam Kelly (above), is always a delight and knows this beer inside and out!

8. Skilled Brewers

561 Valley St., Scottsville, Virginia
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Head Brewer Blake Sherman and Assistant Brewer Chris Stevens (above) know how to brew a damn fine beer. The big trophy in the window of James River Brewery is certainly proof!

9. The Mug Club

561 Valley St., Scottsville, Virginia
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For $40 you can join the James River Brewery Mug Club! You are given your own mug each time you visit which holds an extra 4 ounces and costs $1 less! This deal is clearly a no-brainer for James River Brewery regulars!

10. Dine In

561 Valley St., Scottsville, Virginia
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James River Brewery keeps a list of great local eateries where you can grab a bite to bring back with you as you hang out all night! Just ask Liam for the restaurant binder!

11. Family Friendly

561 Valley St., Scottsville, Virginia
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The Brewery has fun board games to play and they are certainly child and dog friendly! So bring your family, listen to some music and play a game with your kids!

12. Fill A Growler

561 Valley St., Scottsville, Virginia
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Grab a growler at James River Brewery and get it filled with your favorite beer or just bring your own growler to fill! Stop in and stock up on some delicious beer today!

13. Pre And Post Rafting Drinks

561 Valley St., Scottsville, Virginia
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James River Brewery is a great spot to meet up before and after your next rafting trip! Grab a beer before you hit the James River for an afternoon of rafting fun, then stop in for a drink on your way back! The beer will not disappoint!

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Jerry Miller, Publisher

Jerry Miller is the president of VMV Brands and the publisher of Scoutology.com and I Love CVille, which are all head-quartered on The Historic Charlottesville Downtown Mall. Jerry is passionate about the #ShopLocal movement and supporting local merchants, restaurants, breweries and wineries. Get to know Jerry at JerryMillerNow.com.
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