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LITTLE SIPPER
The legend says that beer and whiskey were
so popular on the frontier because they
were safer than the water. You don't need
an excuse to imbibe at any of our region's
award-winning wineries, breweries and
distilleries. So eat, drink, be merry and enjoy
the drink the mountains have to offer.




DEVILS BACKBONE BREWING COMPANY

The Devils Backbone taproom includes a firepit
for cool times and extensive outdoor seating for
warmer seasons.

Where to Stay?

Oenophiles will enjoy spending a few nights
at The Glass House Winery Bed & Breakfast
in Free Union, Virginia. Each of the four rooms
overlooks the winery or vineyard, with beautiful views of the Blue Ridge mountains in the
distance. The winery also boasts a chocolatier
(don't leave without trying a chocolate-coated
salted caramel) and a genuine commitment to
sustainability.

The Glass House
Winery Bed &
Breakfast at Free
Union, Virginia,
features great views
and fine furnishings.

What to do?

Weathered Ground Brewery in Ghent, West
Virginia, is a classic community hangout featuring a huge outdoor area and live music.
Rely on the bartenders to guide you through
the beer list and help you plan the rest of your
time in southern West Virginia. Call ahead to
ask about touring the brewery.
Moonshine is an essential part of Blue
Ridge drinking culture. A booming industry
has brought the liquor out of the mountains
and onto Main Street, though moonshine
purists might not approve of what most distilleries have to offer. Rest assured that Route
52 Distillery in Ravenna, Kentucky, is no tourist trap. Distiller Howard Arvin, who's also
a dentist, works with his family to produce

small batches of corn whiskey and teach visitors the science and lore of white lighting.
For a different kind of tour, stop by Pretentious Glass Co. in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Actually, start next door at Pretentious Beer
Co., grab a local pint and bring it into studio
where you can watch the glassblowers do
their magic. With abundant free parking just
a hundred yards away, Pretentious Glass and
Pretentious Beer are an easy and worthwhile
stop off I-75 and I-40.

Throwback Thursdays
aLL week LoNG

Come explore Patrick County, Virginia. Picnics at a covered bridge or along the Blue Ridge Parkway,
canoe rides, traditional mountain music, artisan studios, local wineries, bed and breakfasts, camping,
hiking, mountain biking, and fishing are just a few of the attractions awaiting you. There is so much
to discover in Patrick County. Visit us and experience the simple life.
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