Your Guide to Craft Heaven.
Craft Beverages of the Blue Ridge (CBBR) is a detailed guide to all the excellent craft beverage producers in the Charlottesville region.
Craft Beverages of the Blue Ridge includes a beautiful, comprehensive map, locally reported stories and an exciting regional passport program.
Our companion mobile website, BRCraftBev.com, works on 100% of smartphones and tablets and does not require any app to install or manage. BRCraftBev.com gives visitors a full suite of way-finding tools such as GPS directions, photos, descriptions, operational hours, click-to-call plus reviews.
The newest addition to the CBBR guide is the Passport Program, which aims to promote local breweries, cideries and distilleries while rewarding patrons with a free gift.
The passport is free and can be found in the CBBR guide. Passport participants can purchase a serving at a craft beverage passport business and ask to have their passport stamped. On the sixth stamp, they can exchange their completed passport to an employee to redeem glassware. Participants must be at least 21 years old; only one stamp per person per visit is permitted and completed passports require six different stamps.
Please see our full CBBR Passport Program Rules Page.
History of CBBR
In the fall of 2014 as Craft Breweries of the Blue Ridge, and was designed specifically for the purpose of providing area craft breweries a means to market themselves as destinations. The goal was to increase traffic to all area breweries and give guests a guide that was worthy of repeat use.
City Select printed 40,000 brochures and they flew out of displays in about seven months. The second edition production run increased in size by 70%, and the layout went from a “pamphlet” to a “booklet” that included more clients and information about local Visitor Centers. These brochures are available in custom-created CBBR displays located at every brewery in the area, most wineries as a cross-promotion, over 70 hotels, and visitor sites, Visitor Centers, as well as specialty beverage retailers.
In December 2016, the Map & Guide had been renamed to Craft Beverages of the Blue Ridge to incorporate the growing number of cideries, distilleries, and other craft beverage producers.