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Backroom Brewery

150 Ridgemont Rd, Middletown, VA 22645-3817
+1 540-869-8482
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A local country beer spot

A great little craft beer spot that loves to mix it up... they experiment plain and simple. Lemon... read more

Reviewed November 8, 2017
Jmuracn
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Middletown, Virginia
Unique

The Backroom Brewery was a nice find. Incorporating the Herb Farm with the Brewery was quite unique... read more

Reviewed November 5, 2017
Arrowhuntr
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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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A boutique craft brewery located on Sunflower Cottage Herb Farm in the heart of the Shenandoah River Valley. Tasting room Is open every day from 11 until 9. Restaurant is open Wednesday through Sunday from 11 until 8. Light fare is available on Mondays. Eight beers on tap at all times. Scratch kitchen uses farm grown herbs and produce. Family friendly and pet friendly. Indoor and outdoor dining. Greenhouses, gardens, labyrinth, corn hole, music, events.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good32%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“lemon basil” (8 reviews)
“oatmeal stout” (3 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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150 Ridgemont Rd, Middletown, VA 22645-3817
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+1 540-869-8482
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Reviewed November 8, 2017

A great little craft beer spot that loves to mix it up... they experiment plain and simple. Lemon Basil Wheat... or maybe Lager... they mix it up and keep a good amount of beer on tap. The food is simple and good... nothing complicated. Some...More

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Reviewed November 5, 2017 via mobile

The Backroom Brewery was a nice find. Incorporating the Herb Farm with the Brewery was quite unique with some interesting beers. I enjoyed their basil beers and hot pepper beers, the IPAs not so much. It is a nice place with a big outdoor area...More

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Reviewed October 11, 2017

Farm brewery with strange but interesting set up. Easy to miss the small road sign, due to the main buidling looking like a residence. The inside bar is narrow and small. Their is a outside patio that is more expansive. Liked the Lemon Basil Wheat...More

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Billie C, Owner at Backroom Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2017

Thank you for the 4 star review. We think our prices are pretty competitive ..$6 per glass. Others in our area charge $7 and Houlihan's, right around the corner, charges $8. As for our manequins, they are actually scarecrows. We have learned that our bears...More

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Reviewed October 9, 2017

Down a dirt road onto somebody's farm. Drove past some mannequins, one headless, with a potted plant in place of the head. Walked by probably half a dozen farm cats hanging out. A weird bar with government warnings printed on 8.5x11 sheets of paper pinned...More

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Billie C, Owner at Backroom Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2017

We are a farm brewery. It's Ok if you didn't care for the farm setting. It's not Ok for you to criticize our wonderful chef, David,who is bravely battling throat cancer. Hence the bald head and loss of all of his teeth. He has chemo...More

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Reviewed August 16, 2017

We ordered the pulled pork with baked beans and cole slaw. I took along a gluten free English muffin which they toasted for me in a separate pan. My husband ordered samples of 4 different beers. We ate outside under a tree in the breeze....More

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Billie C, Owner at Backroom Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2017

Thank you. We appreciate your kind words and hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed August 4, 2017

We found this because there was a brochure for it in our rental cabin in the mountains nearby. We did a "flight of 4" so we could sample several of their offerings with our lunch. We each got a sandwich. The food was good, the...More

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Billie C, Owner at Backroom Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2017

Awesome. Glad we could be a part of your visit to the valley. Thanks for the great review.

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Reviewed June 21, 2017

We had gone to a number of wineries (and there are a bunch here in northern Virginia). We wanted to do something different, so our host headed to the Backroom Brewery. He had heard that it was a little different from other breweries. And he...More

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Billie C, Owner at Backroom Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2017

Thanks for finding us! We would love to show you our brewery the next time you're here. Hope that's soon.

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Reviewed May 30, 2017 via mobile

We found Backroom Brewery on a map when looking for a rainy day activity. It's down a country road but not too difficult if you are near Front Royal, VA. We checked the beer list ahead of time and since they had many that looked...More

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Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

Found this while stopping for the night in Middletown Va. It is a working herb farm, so they have some interesting flavors. You can get flights of 4, and even a quick taste of a brew if you want. Nothing fancy, but nice views and...More

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Reviewed April 14, 2017 via mobile

While on a college tour for our son we stopped by the Backroom Brewery. Tucked away off the beaten path, this gem of a brew cafe really shines. They have 8 or so beers on tap including a Lemon Basil Wheat Beer that is tops....More

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Billie C, Owner at Backroom Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2017

Hope your son chose a school near by and that you'll visit us again. Really appreciate the kind words.

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