Friday, August 8, 2014

AUGUST is CRAFT BEER MONTH in VIRGINIA


In the month of August, Virginia is For Lovers BEER!
 
Did you know…….

Locally sourced beer in Virginia is a tradition that began in 1587 when Virginia colonists brewed their first ale using corn?  

And the production of craft beer stimulates economic growth in Virginia by supporting

local farmers of grains, barley, and hops?

Therefore Governor Terry McAuliffe has issued a certificate of recognition to proclaim AUGUST as Craft Brewers Month as an opportunity to celebrate the Commonwealth’s craft beer and the business and community leaders working to grow the industry!

It’s time to support and drink the local brews.  And we are lucky to have the best ones nearby.

LEXINGTON VA:  Devils Backbone Brewery and Blue Lab Brewing Company. 

DevilsBackbone location on Route 11 in Lexington is where the beer is created! Open every day at 1pm, you can buy pints of beer and sit inside or outside on their patio. Grab a lunch and bring it with you to enjoy while sipping the brew! Brewery tours are available on Saturday and Sundays. You’ll be guided through the brewing process in their working brewery.

Blue Lab, located in downtown Lexington, is open Wednesday through Saturday. What’s on tap in August: Summer Blonde Ale, Hefeweizen, Pale Ale, I.P.A, and Irish Red to name a few. Sit and enjoy a glass of beer. Or if you can’t stay then grab a growler to go. The beer is great!

Do you want to enjoy a day of beer tasting? Then go over on Route 151 and follow the BrewRidge Trail. About a 30 minute drive from our location but a very scenic one.  To get there….Follow Route 56 to the Blue Ridge Parkway heading north and then off the first “exit” to Wintergreen on Rt 664. In 10 minutes you will be at Devils Backbone – Main Camp.  You can also visit Wild Wolf Brewery and BlueMountain Brewery.

Here are some August BEER Events:

August 9  -  Summer Blues & Brew Festival @ Frontier Culture Center, Staunton

August 13 -  Annual Hop Festival @ Blue Mountain Brewery, Afton

August 23 -  Virginia Craft Brewers Fest @ Devils Backbone Brewery, Wintergreen

September 6 – Rockbridge Beer & Wine Festival @ Virginia Horse Center, Lexington

 


“Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” — Benjamin Franklin
And, as always, we will be serving the local microbrews (as well as local wines) at our 5:30 Social Hour!
 
So come and enjoy!
Ray, Melissa, and Bacchus

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Steeles Tavern Manor and Alpine Hideaway Cottages proudly approved as a Virginia Green Lodging facility!


Today is Earth Day! But now every day is earth day at Steeles Tavern Manor Bed & Breakfast and Alpine Hideaway Cottages.  We recently received our Green Certification from Virginia approving us as a Virginia Green Lodging facility. 

 

We are committed to use environmentally friendly cleaning, laundry, and bath products. 

We use locally grown products in the foods we serve both at breakfast and social hour and include local products in our Celebration Package.  We also plant our own herbs and vegetables during the summer season and use them in our breakfast entrees.

We added recycling bins for the guests to recycle bottles and cans. And we ask guests to conserve as well by reusing towels and bed linens during their stay. 

 

And, finally, we utilize a wood burning furnace during the winter months to provide heat to the first floor and to heat the water in the Manor House.

We are proud to be a VIRGINIA GREEN LODGING!  www.VirginiaGreenTravel.com



Come stay at our Virginia Green Lodging facility!
www.steelestavern.com

Ray and Melissa Alexander