Worth the trip!.
I had so much fun making our own brew here. The staff were really helpful, the beer was great and we all had a good time.
I love that you can really choose to make any beer you want, we chose something fairly simple, but if I were to go back I think I might get a bit more creative. At times I felt a bit unsure about what to do next, but a sheet of instructions helps guide you through the process and there is always someone you can grab to ensure you're on the right path.
You do have to return for a bottling session, which takes a bit of time, but the reward is almost 5 cases of your own beer!
Citysearch Editorial Review.
Searching for an elusive IPA with just the right hoppy kick? Frustrated with the local liquor store’s skimpy selection of stouts? The culmination of many a beer quest awaits at Shenandoah Brewing Company, where aspiring brewmasters (that's you!) get to create customized concoctions of hops and malt. Located in Alexandria, this friendly microbrewery offers brew-on-premise sessions for groups of all sizes and an in-house brewpub that serves up draft beer and grub. The knowledgeable, good-humored staff is on hand to guide novice beer makers through the entire brewing process: from selecting an ale or lager recipe to cooking the ingredients, all the way to bottling the final product, which can be up to eight long, thirsty weeks later.