Breweries with Heated Outdoor Seating - Virginia's Stable Craft Brewing at Hermitage Hill

October 21, 2021

When it comes to the quintessential outdoor winter craft beer experience, nobody does it better than Central Virginia’s
award-winning Stable Craft Brewing at Hermitage Hill.  

Surrounded by the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains, Stable Craft Brewing is a destination, 20-acre, sustainable farm brewery and winery located in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley.  Stable Craft Brewing’s rural location offers acres of open farmland with multiple covered and uncovered outdoor locations to keep guests physically distant while enjoying craft beer, cider, wine and food.

Stable Craft Brewing has embraced their spacious farm setting throughout the pandemic by proactively creating new outdoor spaces including tripling their covered patio space, adding an outdoor bar, adding more dining decks and firepits, outdoor dining igloos, outdoor pavilion space with newly added permanent outdoor hanging heaters - to keep outdoor dining a viable option for their guests throughout the winter and a new 9-hole cornhole golf course course to allow folks to enjoy the great outdoors while enjoying cider or beer.

Stable Craft Brewing is the first brewery on the East Coast to launch a zero food waste initiative for its award-winning brewery, restaurant and wedding and banquet facility. The sustainable brewery also grows its own hops, utilizes the brewing wastewater to water their hops, co-ops with a local farmer to use the spent grain for food for the cattle and has planted 1,100 trees on the farm to help with erosion and air quality. Stable Craft offers a sustainable tour by reservation only for guests to get a first-hand look at all of its sustainable initiatives.

The brewery was recently awarded the 2021 Ordinary Award for ‘Brewery of the Year in Virginia’ by the Virginia Restaurant, Lodging & Travel Association and was also voted the 2021 ‘Best Patio and Outdoor Dining’ in Virginia by the readers of Virginia Living magazine.

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