Wineries and breweries can be far away. They need space after after all. So before committing to a trip to what sometimes turns out to be the middle of nowhere, it is good to know if the trip is worth taking.
Over the past weekend, we visited Stable Craft Brewing in Waynesboro, VA. As with many wineries in the remote, rural localities of Virginia, you’ll definitely pass some Trump signs to get to this location. However, once there, the trip is worth it. Stable Craft is known as a spacious event venue and brewery that offers everything from stables you can visit to corn hole. There is plenty of indoor and outdoor seating. We went around 1 on a Sunday and the inside seating area was empty when we first arrived, as most patrons were outside.
First, understand the setup. You order everything at the register area as you come in and get your drinks there, while food is brought to your table. The drink menu included beer, sours and ciders. We tried a pretty good sampling and standouts included the watermelon sour, Brazen cider and blueberry blonde ale, and Just Peachy cider. Food members of our party had included the pulled pork nachos, grilled chicken salad, pulled pork sandwich, shrimp and crab hoagie and All-American burger. First, the portions of both food and drink are substantial. The shrimp and crab hoagie and pulled pork nachos won raves. The menu also includes some unique desserts. The banana pudding was a hit, while the bread pudding was topped with too much of a cream that we found took away from the dish. However, if that’s the only thing that could be improved during this weird time of dining out, we’ve got nothing to complain about.
It was pretty hot, so we didn’t explore too much, but we did play some cornhole and walk around the property. You are also able to rent a suite to stay the night, brew your own beer and take tours of Stable Craft, which would probably be a lot of fun. All in all, this is a wonderful place to have in our neck of the woods and we recommend it if you’re looking for a brewery that has something for everyone.