The Best Breweries in Fredericksburg, VA

Are you a craft beer enthusiast looking to explore the brewing scene in the Fredericksburg area? Look no further than the newly launched Fredericksburg Area Breweries Trail, a collaborative effort between twelve local breweries and three tourism offices. Whether you’re a Fredericksburg local resident or a visitor, this trail is a fun journey through the craft beer industry of Fredericksburg, Stafford County, and Spotsylvania County.

Photo by Roberta Keiko Kitahara Santana.

Navigating the Trail

The Fredericksburg Area Breweries Trail is designed to be accessible and enjoyable for all. Visitors can obtain a trail map from the participating breweries or local tourism offices, guiding them through each brewery’s unique offerings and ambiance. The breweries stretch across Fredericksburg, Stafford County, and Spotsylvania County, but it’s easy to visit 2-3 in one afternoon!

There’s an official map that can help you plan your route for the 9 breweries that are closest to Fredericksburg. We included a few additional breweries in the list below to capture a few great spots in Stafford County and Spotsylvania County.

Photo by Louis Hansel

The Breweries on the Trail

  1. 6 Bears & A Goat Brewing Company: Known for its friendly atmosphere and diverse beer offerings, 6 Bears & A Goat Brewing Company is a must-visit destination on the trail. This veteran-owned spot is named after its founders (and the mascots of their respective military services). Address: 1140 International Pkwy, Fredericksburg, VA 22406
  2. 1781 Brewing Co.: Experience farm brewing at this historic spot in Spotsylvania, VA, where they craft farmhouse ales from scratch using local grain and the finest hops. Their commitment to quality and creativity shines through in every sip. Address: 11109 Plank Rd, Fredericksburg, VA 22553
  3. Adventure Brewing Co.: Not only is this dog-friendly spot a favorite among locals, but it also has a unique history. Prior to Adventure Brewing Co.’s opening in May 2014, the only brewery previously in the area was the Marlborough Brewery, which opened in 1766 and closed by 1767. Read the whole story from The Cultural History of Marlborough, Virginia. Address: 33 Perchwood Dr. #101, Fredericksburg, VA 22405
  4. Barley Naked Brewing Co.: Embrace the naked truth about great beer at Barley Naked Brewing Co. This brewery is known for its commitment to brewing with high-quality, unfiltered ingredients, providing a pure and authentic beer-drinking experience. Address: 15 Tech Pkwy, Fredericksburg, VA 22556
  5. Highmark Brewery: Elevate your beer expectations at Highmark Brewery, where quality meets creativity. With a dedication to producing top-notch brews, this brewery offers a diverse selection that caters to seasoned beer connoisseurs and newcomers. Address: 390 Kings Hwy, Fredericksburg, VA 22405
  6. Maltese Brewing Company: With a focus on traditional brewing techniques and a passion for innovation, this brewery crafts beers that celebrate both history and creativity. Address: 11047B Pierson Dr, Fredericksburg, VA 22408
  7. Waters End Brewery: This brewery actually has two taprooms, one in Prince William County, VA and one in Historic Downtown Fredericksburg. It’s a great spot for a drink! Address: 525 Caroline St, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
  8. Red Dragon Brewery: Enter the realm of mythical flavors at Red Dragon Brewery. Known for its unique and captivating beer selections, this brewery invites you to experience a taste adventure like no other. Address: 1419 Princess Anne St., Fredericksburg, VA 22401
  9. Strangeways Brewing: Embrace the unexpected at Strangeways Brewing, where tradition and innovation meet. This brewery is a haven for those seeking eclectic and unique brews that redefine the craft beer experience. Address: 350 Lansdowne Rd., Fredericksburg, VA 22401
  10. Full Distance Brewery: Full Distance Brewery, a veteran-owned and award-winning establishment, pays a tribue to the challenge of training and racing, be it in triathlon, running, cycling, or daily life challenges. Savor their finely crafted beers that raise a glass to the dedication and satisfaction of going the full distance. Address: 650 Corporate Dr #101, Stafford, VA 22554
  11. Log Home Brewing Company: This brewery is nestled in the heart of Lake Anna in Spotsylvania, but it’s worth the short trip outside of Fredericksburg to enjoy their tasty brews! Address: 5727 Courthouse Rd, Spotsylvania Courthouse, VA 22551
  12. The Port Oysteria and Brewery: Seafood and beer are a surprisingly delicious pairing — and The Port excels at both. They’re creating a modern raw bar that pairs fresh seafood with craft beer brewed onsite in the 10-barrel brewhouse. (*This brewery is set to open in 2024*) Address: 106 George St, Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Trail Partners

This exciting collaboration wouldn’t be possible without the support of the local tourism offices. The Fredericksburg Area Tourism Office, Stafford Tourism, and Spotsylvania Tourism have joined forces to showcase the rich and diverse beer culture that the region has to offer.

Plan Your Visit

Whether you’re a seasoned beer drinker or just starting your craft beer journey, the Fredericksburg Area Breweries Trail promises a unique and fun experience. Plan your visit, explore the beers, and discover the stories behind each brewery on this trail. Cheers to a memorable adventure in the heart of Virginia’s craft beer country!

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