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Happy Birthday Blue Mountain : Nelson’s First Brewery Opened 9 Years Ago Today!

[ 1 ] October 24, 2016 |
Copyright 2006-2016 Nelson County Life Magazine / Blue Ridge Life Magazine : 10 years ago in 2006 Matt Nucci, Mandi Smack and husband Taylor Smack sit on the back of a pickup in a filed where Blue Mountain Brewery would eventually be constructed.

Copyright 2006-2016 Nelson County Life Magazine / Blue Ridge Life Magazine : 10 years ago in 2006 Matt Nucci, Mandi Smack and husband Taylor Smack sit on the back of a pickup in a field where Blue Mountain Brewery would eventually be constructed.

Afton
Nelson County, Virginia

Nine years ago today on October 24, 2007 Nelson County, Virginia’s first microbrewery opened its doors. Blue Mountain Brewery opened the first location in Afton, Virginia right along Route 151 where it still operates today.

Photo By Tommy Stafford : Mandi Smack, co-owner of Blue Mountain Brewery, prepares a sampler tray of all of the beers they make at their newly opened brewery in Afton back on October 24, 2007.

Photo By Tommy Stafford : Mandi Smack, co-owner of Blue Mountain Brewery, prepares a sampler tray of all of the beers they make at their newly opened brewery in Afton back on October 24, 2007.

In early 2007, Taylor, Mandi & Matt stand inside the what would eventually become Nelson's first microbrewery.

In early 2007, Taylor, Mandi & Matt stand inside the what would eventually become Nelson’s first microbrewery.

Since first opening in 2007, the original location underwent a major expansion back in 2010.

In October of 2011 they broke ground on their now operating Blue Mountain Barrel House.

And just two years ago in late 2014 they completed the purchase, renovation, and opening of South Street Brewery in downtown Charlottesville.

It’s been quite a ride and it keeps going!

Glad we were there to see it from the start!

Congrats guys & Happy Birthday!

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  1. Catherine wilson says:

    CONGRATS TO THE BREWERY AN WE HOPE TO VISIT IT IN 2017 WE TRAVEL IN OUR MOTOR HOME WE LOVE THE BLUERIDGE MAGAZINE AN ALL THE PHOTOS N EVENTS ECT KEEP IT COMING

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