Breweries in Roanoke Va are a year round, all weather activity which is important around these parts.
Roanoke gets 120 days of rain every year according to Best Places so why not have a backup plan when the hiking trails look like mudslides.
While the list below all share in common great beer, each one brings a unique experience when your visit their brewery.
Some of the breweries are downtown and others are a scenic drive away. Some of the breweries are dog-friendly and others have seltzer and gluten free options.
Whether you're looking for things to do in Roanoke when it's raining or places to get a craft beer, you can't miss with these 10 breweries.
Editor's Note: This list is in no particular ranking order. We try hard to be accurate in our reporting but please always call the establishment beforehand as offerings can change without notice.
1. Big Lick Brewing Company
Downtown Craft Beer Tasting Room
Downtown Roanoke's Big Lick Brewing Company has a microbrewery, taproom, beer garden, craft beer and new flavors on a regular basis.
2. Three Notch'd Brewing Company
Craft Kitchen Downtown Locally Sourced
Three Notch'd is located across from Center in the Square in Downtown Roanoke. Their locally sourced dishes complement what's on tap with seasonal new flavors.
3. Starr Hill Brewery
Tap Room 23 Beers on Tap Since 1999
Located near the Roanoke River Greenway and Carillion, Starr Hill Brewery has live music, trivia nights, and plenty of year-round and seasonal beer to choose from.
4. A Few Old Goats Brewing
Downtown Roanoke Craft Beer Dog Friendly
A Few Old Goats Brewing (AFOG for short) is located in Downtown Roanoke with 14+ taps, indoor and outdoor games, pet friendly and lots of beer.
5. Chaos Mountain Brewing
Taproom Gluten Free Beer
Chaos Mountain Brewing is located in Callaway, Va making them a great brewery destination trip from Roanoke. Their taproom has 20-22 Craft Beers on tap along with live events and indoor games.
6. Twisted Track Brewpub
Beers Seltzer Events
Twisted Track is Roanoke's newest brewpub. In addition to craft beer and cider they host trivia night, bingo night and open mic comedy night.
7. Parkway Brewing Co
Tasting Room Music IPA
Parkway Brewing Co is a microbrewery located in Salem Va that offers ales, distinctive beers, live music, and food truck cuisine.
8. Twin Creeks Brewing Company
Two Locations Live Music
Roanoke County's first craft brewery, Twin Creeks Brewing Company has live music, craft beer and a second location in Explore Park. Check out their popular weekly events including Give Back Tuesdays, Bingo Wednesdays and Trivia Thursdays.
9. Olde Salem Brewing Co
Beers To Go Events
Located on Main St in Salem Va, Olde Salem Brewing Co crafts every beer in house, hosts live events and is a short drive from Roanoke.
10. Hammer & Forge Brewing Co
Craft Beer Live Music
Located in Boones Mill Va, Hammer & Forge Brewing Co has small batch brews, a tap room & live music located just a short scenic trip down 220 from Roanoke.