The Roanoker - January/February 2018 - 56

written by SHARI DRAGOVICH
photographed by JOHN PARK

Local Breweries
The cheap beer and bar scene is dead (can I get an
'Amen!'). Today's beer lovers yearn for great, handcrafted brews in a family-friendly, community-focused
place. Not surprisingly, Roanoke has such places in
spades. Compliments of The Roanoker staff and some
friends from the craft brew community, here's a list
of current (and forth-coming) craft breweries in and
around our valley; along with stand-out features for
each. By the time this issue hits newsstands, no doubt
there will be more to add and enjoy. We recommend
checking their websites for hours. -SD
BIG LICK BREWING COMPANY
biglickbrewingco.com
409 Salem Ave,
Roanoke, VA 24016
(540) 562-8383
Rustic and fun, hearty brews, beer
society membership
CHAOS MOUNTAIN BREWING
chaosmountainbrewing.com
3135 Dillons Mill Rd,
Callaway, VA 24067
(540) 334-1600
Rural, award-winning, Agents of
Chaos, peaceful (ironic?)
DESCHUTES BREWERY
TASTING ROOM
deschutesbrewery.com
315 Market St SE,
Roanoke, VA 24011
(540) 259-5204
IPAs, reclaimed wood, great
location--downtown vibes, Black
Butte
FLYING MOUSE BREWERY
flyingmousebrewery.com
221 Precast Way,
Troutville, VA 24175
(540) 992-1288
cozy, dark-moody-smoky #8, hiking,
the epic Bartleby Hopsworth

OLDE SALEM BREWING
COMPANY
oldesalembrewing.com
21 E Main St,
Salem, VA 24153
(540) 397-0018
PARKWAY BREWING COMPANY
parkwaybrewing.com
739 Kessler Mill Rd,
Salem, VA
(540) 404-9810
Awesome seating--leather couches,
Battlefield Trail, Get Bent, Raven's
Roost
RISING SILO FARM BREWERY
risingsilobrewery.com
2351 Glade Rd,
Blacksburg, VA 24060
(540) 750-0796
Farm brewery, family friendly,
gorgeous setting, fresh farm foods
SOARING RIDGE CRAFT
BREWERS
soaringridge.com
523 Shenandoah Ave NW,
Roanoke, VA 24016
(540) 339-9776
Garage doors, downtown's first,
great for events, family friendly

HAMMER AND FORGE
BREWING COMPANY
hammerandforgebrewing.com
70 Main St,
Boones Mill, VA 24065
(540) 909-3200
small-town, patriotic brews, inviting
atmosphere

STARR HILL PILOT BREWERY &
SIDE STAGE
starrhill.com
6 Old Whitmore Ave,
Roanoke, VA 24016
(540) 685-2012
Historic building, unique brews, The
Love gives back locally, another
winner

JACK MASON'S TAVERN
BREWERY
jackmasonstavern.com
400 E Ridgeway St,
Clifton Forge, VA 24422
(540) 862-5624
European-style beers, Great food,
cozy pub feel

TWIN CREEKS BREWING
COMPANY
twincreeksbrewing.com
111 S. Pollard St,
Vinton, VA 24179
(540) 265-8062
Downtown Vinton, surprisingly
modern, neon lights

LEFTY'S RIGHT MIND BREWING
leftysgrille.com
1410 S. Main St.,
Blacksburg, VA 24060
(540) 552-7000
Great beer, always consistent,
tasty food

OPENING SOON:
AFOG BREWING (OLD
SOUTHWEST)
Facebook: @AFOGBrewing
515 8th St SW Ste 228,
Roanoke, VA 24016
*Follow AFOGBrewing on Facebook
for updates on opening

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JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2018

Beale's Brewery:

A HIDDEN

TREASURE
As breweries become known for more than their craft
beers, food becomes a distinct attraction that enriches
the entire experience. Beale's is no exception.

I

N 1818, 30 Virginia huntsmen, led by the charming but mysterious Thomas
J. Beale, were on expedition to the vast western plains of Texas. Quite
by accident they discovered veins of gold and silver somewhere in the
Rocky Mountains.
The men abandoned their hunt and spent the next many years mining and
hauling their loot home, burying it somewhere in the mountains surrounding Bedford, Virginia. Beale created three ciphers pinpointing the treasure's
location, and entrusted the ciphers to Mr. Robert Morris, an inn-keeper in
Lynchburg. Beale promised to send the key for decoding the ciphers, then
left once again for the untamed west. He was never heard from again, leaving
in his wake a mystery that continues today.
Fast forward nearly two centuries. A different kind of treasure hunter, Dave
McCormack, stumbles upon the sleepy town of Bedford. McCormack-a
New Jersey native with a physics degree from Virginia Tech, who is a writer
by trade and real estate developer by practice-is always looking for creative
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http://www.biglickbrewingco.com http://www.oldesalembrewing.com http://www.parkwaybrewing.com http://www.chaosmountainbrewing.com http://www.risingsilobrewery.com http://www.deschutesbrewery.com http://www.soaringridge.com http://www.flyingmousebrewery.com http://www.starrhill.com http://www.hammerandforgebrewing.com http://www.jackmasonstavern.com http://www.twincreeksbrewing.com http://www.leftysgrille.com http://www.TheRoanoker.com

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