Blue Ridge Trail

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Blue Ridge Trail

The Blue Ridge Trail winds through the town of Purcellville, located in the shadows of Virginia’s iconic mountain range. The trail offers an excellent assortment of breweries and tasting rooms that will certainly have something for everyone in your party. On the Blue Ridge Trail you’ll mix small town hospitality with country road charm for a satisfying brewery experience.

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Always a good crowd at the Belly Love bar

Stop 1:

Belly Love Brewing Company takes its name from the ritual of the owners who rub their bellies together (similar to Eskimo kisses) as a peace offering after a disagreement. Those arguments may have been sparked by the names of some of their more prominent beers like the Shut the Fook Up Pale Ale or My Bitter X American IPA. If you are looking for a beer to really spice up your life, have the bartenders whip up a 50 Shades of Gold, a seasonal Belgian Golden Strong.

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A tasting at Corcoran

Stop 2:

Corcoran Brewing Company has been operating in Loudoun since 2011. The Corcorans are well established in the county’s alcohol production community with a vineyard and cidery also under their belts, the brewery offers an excellent complement. For the frequent LoCo Ale Trail patron, make sure to sign up for their mug club to have your own beer stein awaiting your arrival. Keeping true to the area’s history is important at Corcoran’s, so be sure to get a taste of their Mosby’s Raider Double IPA.

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Serving up inventive beers at Adroit

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Adroit Theory Brewing Company is the most experimental brewery on the LoCo Ale Trail, having produced 174 distinct beers in their first year of business. There is a heavy emphasis on barrel aging, and with a tap line-up that changes weekly, you are always in for a new experience. At any given time you may be enjoying a flight with a Cucumber Melon Saison, a Bloody Mary inspired Imperial Pale Ale, Bloody Roots, and if you are feeling really adventurous a Coconut Curry Peanut Butter Porter

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Old 690 Brewing Company utilizes Virginia malts and hops grown from their own farm to deliver craft ales with a uniquely local touch. Their Old 690 Beer and Pot Hole Porter pay homage to the road that connects Hillsboro and Purcellville.