Backroom Brewery is Virginia's first farm brewery nestled in the heart of the Shenandoah River Valley. We began as a herb farm, growing culinary and medicinal herbs for the garden center trade.
Our herb farm, Sunflower Cottage, grows 120,000 potted herb plants each spring from seeds and cuttings to sell to other garden centers and to our own customers.
In the fall of 2012, we built our hops field. After all, hops are the herbs that flavor beer. Hops provide the bitter balance to the sweet malt that feeds yeast, which ferments beer.
In 2013 we began the process of creating an ordinance in Warren County to accommodate farm breweries. By late spring, the process was complete and Backroom Brewery became the first farm brewery in Virginia.
Our first hop harvest in August of 2013 was bountiful. We were brewing in small batches and planning our brewery construction. In the spring of 2014 we began construction and finished our brewery building plus equipment installation by July of 2014.
Life is good and we are living the dream.
In 2019 we built a 10,000 sf brewery, tasting room, event center. In early 2021 we will add larger brewing equipment and a canning line so that we can put our delicious beer in a store near you!
We now have more than 25 beer recipes approved by the State of VA.
Our tasting room bustles and our scratch kitchen cranks out delicious dishes prepared with our own fresh herbs and farm grown produce in season.
In the spring , summer and fall, gardens abound, families enjoy the farm and the scenery. Dogs are welcome on a leash (please clean up for them and bring their water bowl).
We host 5 annual events, BRB Craft Beer Fest (January) The Virginia Herb Festival (June), Brewstock! (August) BRB Hop Harvest Party (September) and BRB Holiday Market (November).
You are cordially invited to come drink our beer, eat, play and spend some time.