The Richmond region has always been known for history. In the lead up to the American Revolution, Patrick Henry declared “liberty or death” from Richmond’s St. John’s Church. Recently, beer has also taken center stage and Richmond is quickly becoming one of the best craft beer regions in the country. This is one reason we are excited to bring the Beer Marketing & Tourism Conference to Richmond, February 23 – 25 in 2021. Register now for the lowest possible price.
Nearly 40 craft breweries make up the Richmond Beer Trail. Local breweries like Hardywood, Triple Crossing, Strangeways and the Veil are racking up awards and fans nationwide. Stone Brewing Co. Richmond opened its doors in 2016. Richmond has breweries on farms (Lickinghole Creek), with beer gardens (Center of the Universe), and on the strip in Carytown (Garden Grove).
There have been a few more revolutions in what locals call “RVA.” RVA is home to some of the best restaurants in the country, a booming craft beverage scene, and murals that have quite literally painted the town. The James River is front and center in Richmond and is home to class III & IV rapids – the only place in the country where you’ll find these kinds of thrills in an urban setting.