Celebrate Richmond West Trail Craft Beverage Producers

By Annie Tobey | August 24th, 2023

An easy way to connect with all the producers

Sept. 10, 2023, the Craft Beverage Showcase will serve craft beers, wines, ciders, and spirits from the Richmond West Trail at Dover Hall in Manakin Sabot, Virginia.

Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth. ~ Henry David Thoreau ~

The breweries, wineries, distilleries, and cidery that make up the Richmond West Trail make it easy to follow Thoreau’s advice. They partnered to form a craft beverage trail, promoting the more rural character of their tasting rooms and the drinks that each one crafts.

Scattered through Powhatan and Goochland counties, these craft producers offer delightful beverages in rural tranquility, about 30 minutes west of downtown Richmond. Even the drive to get there, down River Road or Huguenot Trail, can begin the process of soothing the soul.

Richmond West Trail members are Byrd Cellars, Courthouse Creek Cider, Crazy Rooster Brewing Company, Elk Island Winery, Fine Creek Brewing, Grayhaven Winery, Hardywood Park Craft Brewing, Hilltop Distillery, Kindred Spirit Brewing, Lickinghole Craft Brewery, and Three Crosses Distilling Company.

Follow the trail online at RichmondWestTrail.com

This web page was originally published in August 2023. It was updated on April 4, 2024, to remove a time-dated entry on the Inaugural Craft Beverage Showcase Which was held on Sept. 10, 2023, to promote the Richmond W trail and all of its beverage producers.

Richmond Region Beer Trail Mobile Passport

In the spring of 2024, Richmond Region Tourism rolled out a mobile passport to support its Richmond Region Beer Trail. Residents and visitors can download the passport for free and check in at breweries along the trail to collect points and earn prizes. After checking in at five trail breweries, users can win a free Richmond Region Beer Trail hat or beanie.

Listings for participating breweries include a photo, description, map link, contact information, website, and hours, along with the check-in option.

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