Blue Ridge Roots

My Heart Is A Blue Ridge Mountain

From the return home of Mark Thompson to establish Starr Hill in Charlottesville to the opening our Crozet production brewery in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, we’ve always had deep roots in Central Virginia. The original Starr Hill brewpub and music hall location helped to revitalize the downtown Charlottesville area and transform it into the destination it is today. Since 1999, we’ve been fortunate to brew beer for and through the support of our community members.

Cheers For Charity


$1 for every pint of beer sold in our Tap Room, every day, is donated to one of many deserving local non-profit organizations. It’s our way of spreading awareness and support for groups that do so much for our community. Check out the Tap Room Events page to see what upcoming Cheers for Charity happenings we have this month!

We’re also all about getting out into our community to volunteer and help out in any way we can! You can find us building houses with Habitat for Humanity, cleaning up our water supply at Beaver Creek, or picking up trash with Friends of 151!

Universities of Virginia

There’s more than a few Wahoos working at Starr Hill Brewery. Catch us enjoying a cold Starr Hill before a UVA football game or in the stands at JPJ. We also teach seminars to UVA students and alums on the craft beer industry and brewing practices. Our love for Thomas Jefferson doesn’t stop there – we make Monticello Reserve Ale. Brewed in the tradition of TJ himself, this beer is the closest you’ll find to the style from when Virginia beer was born.

We’d be remiss if we didn’t give a shout out to the other excellent schools in the Commonwealth that boast alums in our brewery: William & Mary, James Madison, Hampden-Sydney, Lynchburg College and even you Hokies at Virginia Tech.