Virginia Craft Beer Month Comes To Local Roots Restaurant In Roanoke
In celebration of Virginia Craft Beer Month, the Virginia Tourism Corporation created an interactive map located on their website to help the craft curious find events happening all month throughout the state. If you’re like myself and live in Roanoke however, you could celebrate by trying several beers from around the state and still manage to stay within city limits. As a matter of fact, how about being able to do so without leaving your barstool? Roanoke’s Local Roots Restaurant, already known for dedicating their draft line up to craft beer selections, is putting the Tourism Commission’s tag line of “Love On Tap” to practice. For the month of August, the restaurant will be serving up plenty of Virginia craft beer pride by keeping at least five or their eight taps devoted to Virginia made craft beer throughout the month.
Celebratory events are happening throughout the month at various Virginia breweries and restaurants, culminating in the first Virginia Craft Brewers Festival being held on the grounds of Devils Backbone Brewing in Nelson County. The event will be held over an entire weekend, and utilizes the sizable grounds there to offer camping for festival attendees.
But just in case you’d like to do a little celebrating in the name of Virginia craft beer, and live in Roanoke, all you truly have to do is plan a night out – and make it down to Local Roots for some great food, paired up with some great Virginia craft beer from breweries located throughout the state. Currently, the beer styles are also wide ranging, from an IPA to a lighter Cream Ale. They are from Wolf Hills Brewing in (Abingdon), Legend Brewing (Richmond), Devils Backbone (Roseland/Lexington), Blue Mountain Brewing (Afton), and Williamsburg Alewerks. The current list is below. Cheers, Virginia!
Wolf Hills White Blaze Honey Cream Ale
Devils Backbone Azrael Belgian Style Ale
Blue Mountain Barrel House Isabel (Chocolate Orange Bourbon Barrel Stout)
Williamsburg AleWerks Caledonia (“Scottish IPA”)