Confused? Lost? Not to worry, you’re always with friends here at Starr Hill! We wrote this handy list of questions and answers to set you straight and get you where you need to be. Cheers!


When and where was Starr Hill Brewery founded?

September 1999 in the heart of downtown Charlottesville, VA.


When is the Tasting Room open?

The Tasting Room is open for tastings and pints Tuesdays through Fridays from 12 – 9 PM, Saturdays from 11 AM – 9 PM, and Sundays from 12-6 PM.


When are brewery tours?

Free tours of the brewery are given on Saturdays and Sundays at 12 PM, 1 PM, 2 PM, 3 PM and 4 PM.


When can I purchase to-go beer from the Tap Room?

To-go beer can be purchased during regular business hours (listed above) and on Mondays between 9-5 PM, by reservation only. To reserve kegs or cases to go, please e-mail


Where can I get Starr Hill Brewery beers?

Starr Hill Brewery currently distributes in Alabama, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and Washington D.C.
To find out exactly where our beer is sold in the states listed, please use our Beer Finder.


But I don’t live in any of those states listed above! How am I supposed to get Starr Hill Brewery beers now?

We suggest hopping in the car and driving to the nearest state where we distribute or you could try calling a friend who lives in one of the states above and asking them to ship some your way.


Can I order beer directly from Starr Hill Brewery?

Due to state and federal distribution laws, Starr Hill Brewery is unable to sell or ship beers to consumers over the phone or via the internet.


Is Starr Hill Brewery going to expand distribution to the Northeast or Midwest?

Starr Hill Brewery is slowly expanding into new markets as capacity allows so we can supply the freshest beer to our customers.


I heard Starr Hill Brewery is owned by (insert name of they-who-shall-not-be-named large domestic brewery here), is this true?

Starr Hill Brewery has always been independent, privately-owned and operated.


What does the date on the bottle / case mean?

The date printed on each of our bottles, cases and variety packs is the date on which the beer was packaged. For example, if the number on the bottle reads “05202015” that particular bottle was packaged on May 20, 2015. On the variety packs, the “Packaged On” date is stamped on the top of the box and is the date on which the bottles inside were packaged. “Bottled On” and “Packaged On” dates are stamped on the sides of cases.


Are Starr Hill beers vegan?

Generally, yes. We do not use animal products in the cellaring or brewing process. However, experimental beers brewed sometimes use lactose, honey or other specialty ingredients, but we call it out in the description or name.


Do Starr Hill beers have GMOs?

Our beers are made using hops, water, yeast, malted barley and wheat. The only preservatives we use are hops, and any additional ingredients we use are natural too, like cherries, coriander, cocoa nibs, grapefruit, etc. No common GMO products touch our beer, with the exception of our Monticello Reserve Ale, which is brewed in the tradition of Thomas Jefferson with corn and filtered with rice hulls.


Are Starr Hill beers gluten-free?



Are dogs or any other animal allowed inside the Tap Room?

Due to Virginia State regulations, all animals are prohibited from entering the Tap Room. Any pets visiting Starr Hill are welcome on our patio only, where we offer umbrellas for shade and doggie bowls for water. Licensed ADA service animals with proper credentials are an exception and they are the only animals allowed inside the Tap Room itself.


If your question remains, please go to the Contact Us form with your question and you will receive an answer within the week.