Richmond Craft Beverage Trails

By Annie Tobey | April 17th, 2024

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.

Richmond localities have made it easier for locals and visitors to find their favorite craft beverage maker. The Richmond Beer Trail and the Richmond West Craft Beverage Trail list businesses of interest, provide an overview and directions, and even offer branded swag for check in.

Richmond West Trail

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 Cellar Vineyard & Winery, Courthouse Creek Cider, Crazy Rooster Brewing Company, Elk Island Winery, Fine Creek Brewing, Grayhaven Winery, Hardywood Park Craft Brewery West, Hilltop Distillery, Kindred Spirit Brewing, Lickinghole Craft Brewery (temporarily closed), and Three Crosses Distilling Company.

Trail maps are available digitally as well.

Follow the trail online at

This web page was originally published in August 2023. It was updated on April 17, 2024, to remove a time-dated entry on the Inaugural Craft Beverage Showcase, which was held on Sept. 10, 2023, to promote the Richmond West Trail and its beverage producers, and to include other relevant updates.

Richmond Region Beer Trail Mobile Passport

The Richmond Beer Trail has been guiding beer lovers for many years now, directing consumers to more than 30 local craft breweries, with a print map and swag.

In the spring of 2024, Richmond Region Tourism rolled out a mobile passport to support the 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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