Williamsburg, VA, USA
Sipping on the Williamsburg Tasting TrailCome along as we explore the Williamsburg Tasting Trail in Virginia. The Williamsburg area is home to a number of excellent craft breweries, including the newest kid in town: Virginia Beer Co. The microbrewery focuses on a small core line-up of high-quality beers and rotating limited-edition brews designed using a custom pump system. Brewing on a larger scale is Williamsburg's first microbrewery, AleWerks, wehre you can find up to 16 beers on tap at a time. AleWerks also focuses on historical beers like Old Stitch (a brown ale) and Dear Old Mum (a yummy spiced wheat) that are brewed exclusively for sale at Colonial Williamsburg (but can be tasted and purchased at the brewery). For something different pay a visit to the area's first meadery, one of the earth's most historic fermented drinks. Mead is made by fermenting sugars found in honey then adding additional herbs, spices and fruits to create unique flavors. Tours begin with a guided honey tasting followed by a mead tasting. Williamsburg really has it all when it comes to producing local spirits. Along with beer, wine and mead, you can pay a visit to the just opened Copper Fox Distillery, the only distillery in North America to hand malt their own barley, and the only distillery on the planet to use apple and cherry wood smoke to flavor that malted barley. The Williamsburg Winery is the largest winery in Virginia. Wines here are produced in the classic European style, with a few modern enhancements to improve quality consistency. Join a Tour and Tasting to learn how the wine is made also to sample some of the fine wines produced by this family-owned vineyard.