Yes, there are breweries in Napa Valley, and they are growing increasingly popular as the craft brew scene grows across the nation. Napa Valley has long been a top wine destination, famous the world over for it’s Cabernet’s and Chardonnay’s. It seems that while the world’s been busy focusing on the many great varietals coming out of the Napa region, artisinal breweries have been on the rise. Though there will always be good and plentiful wine to enjoy in Napa, there may now be other delights to draw you in to this charming valley in Northern California. Book a spring getaway to our romantic Napa Inn today, and find out what you’ve been missing.
Spring is in the air in Napa, and we are loving it. The sun is shining, flowers are blooming, and a new year of vines are off to a great start. Now that breweries are finding their own spotlight, there’s no better time to visit Napa Valley. Whether you choose to enjoy a cold glass of Napa brews at a local restaurant, or whether you choose to make a day of sampling at local breweries, it’s hard to go wrong this spring. If you want to go back to the beginning of Napa’s beer scene, then the Calistoga Inn & Brewery needs to be on the top of your list. Housed here is the Napa Valley Brewing Company, which features a 7-barrel gas-fired brewhouse, and which was the first establishment after the prohibition to brew beer commercially. Since all four of their staple brews, as well as any seasonal flavors, are sold exclusively at the Inn, a tasting here should be on any beer-lovers itinerary.
The next Napa Valley Brewery on your list should be Mad Fritz Brewing, founded in 2014. The brewmasters at this classic brewery use only the finest of ingredients for the craft brews, including Napa Valley-sourced waters from artesian springs and aquifers, single-variety barleys that are custom craft-malted, and locally and organically grown hops. It doesn’t get much more local or artisinal than this. Finally, end your journey at Napa Smith Brewing Company, where you’ll find the county’s only production brewery with onsite tasting brewpub. Here, you’ll find 10 different brews on tap; perfect for a sunny spring afternoon! There also appears to be a couple of new breweries coming to the scene soon; a micro-brewery at St. Clair Brown Winery, and a small collaboration between a brewer and a chef which will open under the name Tannery Bend Beerworks this winter. Whatever your drinking pleasure is, these breweries are a wonderful place to spend a relaxing afternoon in Napa Valley this spring. Book your room at our romantic Napa Valley Inn, and start exploring the flavors of Napa’s beer scene today.