Some call it an adult field trip: Microbrewery tours are becoming a growing trend in Virginia.

Far from a snoozy factory excursion, tours typically offer requisite beer geekery plus the built-in permission to imbibe.
They’re the least expensive way to experience Virginia’s booming craft beer movement. The route from one stop to the next takes the faithful on some of the region’s most scenic roadways as they sip, savor and snack.

Are they flocking to the world-renowned Wine Country? Nope. They’re in Craft Beer Country.

Each tour differs based on its respective brewery’s personality and product, but on the whole, the tours are reasonably priced three- to four-hour parties where like-minded enthusiasts can enjoy homegrown Virginia’s flavor.
With so many new breweries cropping up, it’s reasonable to wonder where to start. Here is a rundown of some of Virginia’s best brewery tours to help you decide when, where and how often to visit. If you can, try them all.

Brewery’s Fredericksburg VA
 
Blue & Gray Brewing Co.
Adventure Brewing Co.
A Smith Bowman Distillery
Maltese Brewing Co.
Spencer Devon Brewing
Rusty Beaver Brewery
 
Brewery’s Culpeper VA
Beer Hound Brewery
Far Gohn Brewing Company
Belmont Farm Distillery
Adroit- Theory Brewing
 
Brewery’s Richmond VA
Strangeways Brewing
Center of The Universe Brewing
Ardent Craft Ales
Isley Brewing Company
Star Hill Brewery 
Legend Brewing 
Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery
Triple Crossing Beer
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
 
Brewery’s Northern VA
Capital City Brewing Company
Lost Rhino Brewing Company
Mad Fox Brewing Company
Port City Brewing Company
Forge Brew Works
Beltway Brewing Company
Heritage Brewing Company
BadWolf Brewing Company
 
Brewery’s Charlottesville VA
Three Notch’d Brewing Company
Champion Brewing Company
C”Ville-Ian Brewing Co
South Street Brewery
James River Brewing
Wild Wolf Brewing Company
Devils Backbone Brewing Company